Plead for the poor...
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The “gap” refers to the the vast health and life-expectation inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This inequality includes:
shorter life expectancy
higher rates of infant mortality
and lower levels of education and employment
Other forms of poverty we would like help to educate people about:
Poverty in Australia 2016 report uses as the main poverty measure the number of people living below the poverty line of 50% of median household income. This is the poverty line used by the OECD, and in 2014 (the latest year for which figures are available) equated to a disposable income of less than $400 a week for a single adult. This report showed that, despite Australia’s 20 year economic growth, there are three million people living in poverty in Australia.
Of the three million people living in poverty in Australia, 731,000 are children.One in six (17.4%) of children under the age of 15 lives in poverty.
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