Calls for Australia to introduce poverty line to assess cost-of-living crisis

July 02, 2024 in Articles, Campaigns

Calls for Australia to implement poverty line to measure the number of people struggling to make ends meet #

By WA state political reporter Keane Bourke

  • In short: Unlike other countries, Australia doesn't set and measure a poverty line.
  • It leaves services, and the government, unclear about the exact scale of poverty and its effects on children.
  • What's next? Advocates want the government to follow in New Zealand's footsteps by introducing a Child Poverty Reduction Act.