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Tag: poverty

Pandemic welfare reduces gap between rich and poor

New University of Canberra research has discovered a reduction in income inequity during the pandemic - meaning the gap between the richest and poorest has shrunk - and they have put it down to increased welfare payments.

ACTCOSS backs Liberals’ poverty commission plan

The ACT Council of Social Service has welcomed an election commitment from the Canberra Liberals to establish a commission examining poverty in the ACT.

JobSeeker cuts to affect 23,000 Canberrans

ACTCOSS is urging the Federal Government to reconsider its proposed changes to JobSeeker rates next month, which are set to affect 23,000 Canberrans.

Women and children at highest risk of poverty

Findings taken before COVID-19 have shown women and children are at the highest risk of living below the poverty line in Australia, with fears these statistics will increase due to pressures faced...