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Australia's child poverty 'national shame'

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I totally can't believe this, Australia is one of the wealthiest country in the world but it is having such a high rate of poverty. Best way for the government is to create more jobs and more jobs training for moms that have to take care of kids at home or others, so there will be less homeless people and kids.
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It is one of the wealthiest countries on Earth - enriched by the bounty of a once-in-a lifetime mining boom - but Australia remains bedevilled by a rising number of its children living in poverty.
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What are the contributing factors to the increased poverty rates? Is there a job shortage? A increase in drug abuse?
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Indigenous populations have survived off of natural resources for centuries. Removal from their native lands and destroying forest have led to these issues impacting children of this population.
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It is one of the wealthiest countries on Earth - enriched by the bounty of a once-in-a lifetime mining boom - but Australia remains bedevilled by a rising number of its children living in poverty.
Is there anything your government is doing to help these poor children?
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Just another example of how hard done by the Indigenous Australians are. This is the story of colonialism.
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Ms Russell lives well below the official poverty line, which is defined as half of Australia's median income (about A$80,000).
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It is one of the wealthiest countries on Earth - enriched by the bounty of a once-in-a lifetime mining boom - but Australia remains bedevilled by a rising number of its children living in poverty.
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No surprise!!! Just a consequence of successive governments falling over themselves to give taxpayer money to people overseas and welfare for people whose religious ideology goes against our culture!! And these politicians are supposed to be our esteemed leaders?? Bunch of freeloading wankers more like it!!
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AS someone who has worked in Public housing for the last five years I can safely say it is Rock and Roll for these people. If anyone out there is thinking the dole goes toward fresh fruit and vegetables then think again. The money goes towards alcohol, drugs and cigarettes. They have five and six kids in quick succession to jump the queue and they land in a nice house. I don't know how many backyard mountains of Jim Beam cans I have seen being picked up or yards been trashed or houses destroyed from the inside out. I don't know how or why these properties are not inspected on a regular basis. Furthermore it is generally immigrants who are the worst offenders. I recommend books of credit stamps that are worked for that with DL numbers and bar codes that can only be used in certain stores. We have enough War Vets and old age Pensioners who have worked all their lives that need caring for without worrying about looking after the don't/won't work demograph.
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no surprise there and will only get worse..unless you are from a minority group you have not got a chance....seen any refugee children living in poverty lately...no they are better dressed then most poor Aussie children..
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Sin taxes pushed through the roof to fill government coffers because of their overspending and wasteful spending.
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Money spent on the pokies , drugs alcohol gambling drugs ,
Time the welfare payments system Centrelink was abolished
It will be within 20 yrs or less those under 40 now will know what real poverty , ghettos shantytowns and slum dwellers are because if you haven't been working since the age of 21 and putting money into a superfund you will live a life in shear poverty .
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Well if we took care of our own 1st, instead of bringing refugees in2 this country & giving them everything, things would be different
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In July, the British government announced a change in the target for child poverty in the UK, moving away from a measure based on income to focusing on the “root causes” of poverty such as unemployment and family breakdown. The move, which came before.
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