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Latest news: Poverty

The walk for basic income arrives at Parliament House

Daniel Hart, founder of You B I, wants to see a world where every adult receives regular unconditional payments that covers basic needs.

Anglicare: ACT’s ‘significant crisis’ of rental affordability

Anglicare’s Rental Affordability Snapshot shows that housing in the national capital is unaffordable for many Canberrans - and worsening.

Hundreds of Australian children sleeping rough as homelessness surges

The latest Census data reveals 387 children were sleeping rough on Census night in 2021, as the overall number of people experiencing homelessness surged by five per cent.

Australian children facing disadvantage, inequality: report

One in six Australian children are living below the poverty line, a new report has found.

‘There’s no excuse’: Cost of living crisis pushes more Canberrans into poverty

Poverty, hunger, and homelessness are rising across Australia - and even affluent Canberra, the nation's capital, is not immune.

Canberra an especially hard place to be poor: Anti-Poverty Week report

To mark Anti-Poverty Week, 16-22 October, the community sector has published a grim snapshot of poverty and inequality in the ACT.

Liberals propose inquiry into ACT poverty

Canberra Liberals leader Elizabeth Lee will call today for an independent inquiry into poverty in the ACT.

Opinion: Cost of living tells a tale of two Canberras

Canberra’s cost of living puts many within our community at risk, says ACTCOSS Deputy CEO Adam Poulter, and we have a political choice.

Candidates respond to ACTCOSS call to increase income support

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) wants the next federal government to increase the rate of JobSeeker, Youth Allowance, and other income support payments to at least $70 a day, further supplement the incomes of people with disability and single parents, and index to the consumer price index and wages.

ACT ‘disastrous’ poverty levels predicted to worsen

Almost one in 10 Canberrans live below the poverty line, and a quarter of those are children. This grim statistic is predicted to increase even further if the next Federal Government fails to act, says the ACTCOSS.

Canberra’s Vital Signs are erratic: ‘The data is terrifying’

The Vital Signs report, published this week by Hands Across Canberra and the Snow Foundation, provides a snapshot of Canberra focused on Health, Education and Employment, Housing, and Belonging.