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Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott: One in six of us live in poverty in Australia - Welfare IS THE NO.1 ELECTION ISSUE!
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Opposition Leader
Tony Abbott
Prime Minister
Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott: One in six of us live in poverty in Australia - Welfare IS THE NO.1 ELECTION ISSUE!

    1. Kerry Arch
    2. Petition by

      Kerry Arch

      Wyndham Vale, Australia

There's been no mention of it in any leader’s debates. Neither Kevin Rudd nor Tony Abbott have made any major speeches about it. And neither party have outlined a plan to address it -- yet for hundreds of thousands of Australians, working poverty is the nightmare we wake up to every day.

I'm a single mother of two beautiful boys aged 16 and 12. They're great kids and I work really hard to give them everything they deserve, and send them to a good school. But no matter how hard I work, or how simply we live, it's a struggle to make ends meet.

And I know I'm hardly alone. Recent stats say about 2.2 million Australians live in poverty and are really struggling -- and yet instead of creating a plan to tackle these kinds of issues that actually matter it seems this election is all about trading slogans and attack ads.

That's why I'm asking our political leaders how they are going to tackle poverty.

Whatever your politics, this is something our leaders need to put front and centre, and actually deal with. Please sign my petition and share it around with friends and family.

Thank you.

P.S. Click here to help share this campaign on twitter by asking @KRuddMP and @TonyAbbottMHR to debate how we can make ends meet tonight. 

To:
Tony Abbott, Opposition Leader
Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister
Poverty is the single biggest issue facing our nation, so we want to hear how you will tackle this issue.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Bruce Jackson WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA
      • 7 months ago

      no one should live in poverty in a rich country like Australia

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    • Troy Raittila MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 9 months ago

      Because billions are wasted on class welfare like Negative Gearing.

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    • Nicholas Kelly KATOOMBA, AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      I strongly agree

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    • william rewiri MADDINGTON, AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      because i too am struggling with a hip replacement due and being persecuted by govt departmentsjust to live...

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    • Ryan Raudam MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      No one gets a fair go under any of these corrupt political parties that are simply agents of the Evil Empire that we live in. Egomaniacs don't know how to look after people.

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