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.
A 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…