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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. “The…

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…


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

World’s Poorest Children Left Behind- UNICEF

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 -  Despite significant achievements, millions of children are still living in poverty, dying before they turn five, being denied schooling and suffer chronic malnutrition, according…

Persistent Disadvantage Revealed – BSL Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 28th April 2015 -  Almost a quarter of people who lifted themselves out of poverty are poor again just one or two years later, according to a study by welfare Not for Profit, the Brotherhood of St Laurence.…

A Million Aussies Living in Poverty

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 21st April 2015 -  More than a million Aussies are living in poverty according to a new report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, CEDA, which has described the findings as a “disgrace”.…

High Rents Boosting Homelessness

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 22nd January 2015 -  Homelessness services in Victoria have seen a 30 per cent increase in demand over the last year, according to new figures. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released…

Income Inequality to Worsen Under Budget -Senate Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 4th December 2014 -  An all-party Senate Committee Report table in the final days of Federal Parliament has warned that inequality and poverty will worsen in Australia under the Abbott Government’s…


A Transplanted Life – For Good

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd October 2014 -  An Australian couple who left their comfortable lifestyle behind to work in the developing world are now devoting their lives to tackling smoky stoves in India's slums, writes
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