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Bishops Poverty

Bishops tell Senate inquiry needs of the vulnerable must come first

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.


New figures expose depth of Australia’s poverty crisis

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.


‘Significant proportion’ of Australian kids obese, live in poverty

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.


Vinnies calls for immediate increase in social security payments

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.


JobSeeker increase would raise millions out of poverty: Anglicare

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.

In The Dioceses Poverty

Street Feast celebrates World Day of the Poor 

Sydney’s Street Feast at St Mary’s Cathedral forecourt has celebrated the inspiring work of the Church in its outreach day in and day out to those who are doing it tough. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Poverty Research

Report shows poverty growing globally

Declining access to food, greater discrimination against women and widening restrictions on religious freedom have contributed to a higher rate of poverty worldwide, said a new report by a Jesuit research university program. Source: CNS.

Opinion Poverty

Why we need a special day to see the poor

World Day of the Poor was marked yesterday. It deserves special attention because, as we all know, the rich get 364 days. There is just one for the poor, writes Michael McGirr. Source: Eureka Street.

Health Poverty Vatican

Vatican opens ‘field hospital’ in St Peter’s Square 

As part of the Vatican celebration of World Day of the Poor on November 13, a dozen doctors and nurses and 90 medical students set up shop in St Peter’s Square. Source: NCR Online.