Australia's child poverty 'national shame'

Australia's child poverty 'national shame'
 

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.
Trapped by disadvantage are more than 730,000 youngsters, according to the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).
It laments a "national shame", and its research suggests about 13% of the population - or three million people - are living below the breadline.
Indigenous children suffer more than their non-Aboriginal counterparts. Single-parent families also endure great hardship.... read more

 
17 November 2016 in World News, Views: 54
Source: BBC
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