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We rise and fall together

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  Helping vulnerable Australians when times get tough and preventing people falling through the cracks is not just compassionate – it’s wise, writes Community Sector Banking CEO

Poverty in Australia is increasing as wages stagnate

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th July 2019 -  Australia’s poverty rate is on the rise, new data shows, with community groups saying this is a result of the government’s failure to properly index Newstart. The latest Household,

Report Highlights Entrenched Australian Poverty

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th October 2018 -  With millions living below the breadline in Australia, a peak welfare body is calling for a complete overhaul of the employment system, at least two days a week of subsidised childcare

ACOSS ‘Rise to the Challenge’

Contributor, Thursday, 20th September 2018 -  The 2018 ACOSS “Rise to the Challenge” National Conference will be held at the SMC Conference and Function Centre, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October. The ACOSS

Newstart Choir Could be a Campaign Masterstroke

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 27th June 2018 -  A breakthrough could be looming in the campaign to increase the Newstart allowance with the   release of a rousing jingle sung by a choir of welfare recipients – think Choir of Hard

The Bottom 100 Shines a Light on the World’s Poor

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  A global not for profit dedicated to fighting poverty has launched The Bottom 100, a list of the world’s poorest individuals who are struggling at the other end of “rich lists

Changemaker

Young People Taking Charge

Wendy Williams, Monday, 8th May 2017 -  Sashenka Worsman is the CEO of Oaktree, one of Australia’s largest youth-run organisations, which works toward ending poverty. She is this week’s Changemaker. Worsman grew up in

Australia’s Youngest Generation is the Most Vulnerable Says Report

Wendy Williams, Friday, 10th June 2016 -  A new report is calling for governments to set a clear national agenda for children as it claims Australia’s youngest generation is the most vulnerable. The report, from the Australian

Disadvantaged Aussies Living on $17 a Day – Salvos Report

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 25th May 2016 -  A new Salvation Army report revealed “disturbing new statistics on the level of poverty in Australia”, showing that some disadvantaged Australians are living on just $17 a day. “T…

Lord Mayor’s Report on Women and Poverty

Lina Caneva, Monday, 7th March 2016 -  A new Not for Profit report has revealed that three in 10 women aged over 60 live in permanent income poverty compared to just 27 per cent of single older men. The report commissioned…

Welfare Groups Urge PM to Tackle Poverty

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 12th October 2015 -  The peak welfare bodies across Australia have called for a national plan to tackle growing poverty in Australia, including setting targets to ensure the incomes of the lowest earners…

Opinion

Who’s On the Outer? Uncovering Poverty’s Many Faces

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 23rd July 2015 -  New insights into ‘disadvantage’ underpin the need to focus policies and services on the places and groups where social exclusion is concentrated, writes Francisco Azipitarte
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