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One in eight people in Australia living in poverty, report finds

More than 700,000 children among those below the poverty line, with low rate of Newstart, lack of jobs and rising housing costs the main drivers

Some 3.2 million people including more than 700,000 children in Australia are living in poverty at last count, according to a new report.

  • Luke Henriques-Gomes
  • The Guardian

The Australian Council of Social Service and University of New South Wales’s Poverty in Australia report, released on Friday, found that more than one in eight people (13.6%…

Acoss’s chief executive, Cassandra Goldie, said the low rate of Newstart, a lack of jobs and unaffordable housing were “locking people in…

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