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Tuesday, April 21st

More than a million Australians live in poverty: report “The Committee for Economic Development of Australia has found that between 4 and  6 per cent of the population - or between 1 and 1.5 million - is classed as being in poverty, “with little to no hope of getting out of that situation”. With the Coalition talking of the need to control welfare spending and get more people into the workforce, the CEDA report - to be launched on Tuesday by Victorian Housing Minister Martin Foley - is calling on the government to "tear up the rule book" to deal with entrenched poverty.”

The Age