More than three million Australians living in poverty, Acoss report reveals


Peak welfare body calls for overhaul of employment services and at least two days a week of subsidised early childhood care

  • Gareth Hutchens
  • The Guardian

Poverty has become a consistent feature of Australian life, with millions still living below the breadline despite 27 years of uninterrupted economic growth, the Australian Council of Social Service says.

Ftox 2bA vital circuit-breaker is needed, including a complete overhaul of Australia’s employment services, a commitment to “full employment” and a guarantee of at least two days a week of early childhood care – highly subsidised for people on low incomes – and…

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