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26 July 2017

Why are Australian Children still living in Poverty?


Everyone remembers ex-Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s promise that by 1990 no Australian Child will be living in poverty. However, in 2017 about 17.4% of children under the age of 15 live below the poverty line. Poverty is growing in Australia with an estimated 2.9 million people (13.3%) living below the accepted poverty line. This conference delved into some of the reasons for this entrenched disadvantage and showcased some innovative programs that are helping to break the cycle.

To view resources made available from the Conference, click on the Program tab above.