Jeremy Poxon of the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union (AUWU) talks about the harsh realities that welfare recipients face, and why those in power do not seem to care.
The government’s negative response to the country’s growing poverty figures highlights the largesse of apathy toward our most vulnerable.
Did Australia miss the point of SBS’ “Struggle Street”? Perhaps, but for Eric Thorpe, the show reflects the importance of poverty and homelessness support services in Australia.
Like many uni students converging on campuses for another year, Cindy Hoang won’t sacrifice her dreams for big end of town wages but wonders if this attitude is creating a new class of “privileged poor”?
Maria Tedeschi learns a valuable lesson about the homeless from her son Christian – that anyone can help, even a nine-year-old. #OutoftheHeartsofBabes
Like so many of us, when Erica Williams moved to the city, her profound compassion turned to apathy as homelessness just became part of the scenery.
Coalitions and coal top Michael Burrill’s Current Affairs Wrap, which also covers Abbott’s “shirtfronting,” Anbar, Gaza and figures showing one in seven Australians living in poverty.