Dr John Falzon, CEO of the National Council of the SVDP in Australia, had this to say of a report  highlighting that 1 in 8 Australians lives in poverty. ” The truth told by those on the margins is louder than the lies told about them. Our problem in Australia is not the “idleness of the poor.” Our problem is inequality. This is a social question, not a question of behaviour… It is a matter of deep shame for a wealthy nation like ours that our unemployment benefits, for example, have been kept deliberately low as a means of humiliating the very people they were originally designed to assist…

The full report can be downloaded through the link Poverty in Australia

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