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Resources Minister Madeleine King has warned that decreasing gas supply faster than demand will lead to “shortages, supply disruptions and high prices”, while also “worsening poverty and inequality”. Source: The Australian.
The new tax and welfare policy developed by the Australian National University for the St Vincent de Paul Society suggests up to 834,000 vulnerable people could be lifted out of poverty by targeted reforms to income tax, welfare and superannuation.
Pope Francis has released his message for the annual World Day of the Poor, stressing that a “great river of poverty is traversing our cities”, and that every Christian is called to become “personally involved” in the struggle against it. Source: Vatican News.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has told parliamentarians that they should place the needs of vulnerable people at the centre of the country’s culture and politics. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
One in eight Australians are living in poverty, with 60 per cent of people receiving JobSeeker support payments living on average $269 per week below the poverty line. Source: The Australian.
One in four children in Australia is living in poverty and obesity affects one in three kids, a new UNICEF report reveals. Source: The Australian.
The incoming St Vincent de Paul Society national president has called on the Albanese Government to immediately increase social security payments and address the crisis in affordable housing.
A new Anglicare Australia report has found that increasing the unemployment payment to $88 a day would help lift more than two million Australians out of poverty. Source: SBS News.