Poverty

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‘Huge win’ for charities as Coalition declines to appeal landmark case
Decision gives sector greater freedom to engage with the political process without threat to funding, advocates say

Christopher Knaus

20, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Arsonists turned firefighters: beware the great Tory ‘building back’ deception | Frances Ryan
Rishi Sunak will talk about ‘levelling up’, but desperate communities should prepare for more funding cuts, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

20, Oct, 2021 @12:20 PM

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Pru Goward AFR column on ‘underclass’ condemned as disturbing and abusive
The former Liberal minister’s opinion piece in the Australian Financial Review shows ‘contempt’ for lower socio-economic Australians, advocates say

Amanda Meade

20, Oct, 2021 @5:51 AM

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More than 1m children in Australia went hungry in past year, report suggests
One in six adults also experienced severe food insecurity, with some parents saying their children are forced to go a day without eating at least once a week

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

19, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Youth homelessness has risen 40% in five years, says UK charity
Centrepoint estimates 121,000 homeless or at risk, with analysis showing black people disproportionally affected

Aamna Mohdin and Tobi Thomas

18, Oct, 2021 @10:37 AM

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‘I was born a fighter’: the champion boxer changing young lives in Zimbabwe
Boxing helped prizefighter Arifonso Zvenyika overcome real hardship. Now he teaches the sport he loves to aspiring fighters in a Harare ghetto

Zoe Flood

18, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Homelessness prevention is better than cure | Letter
Letter: With the end of the furlough scheme and cut to universal credit, thousands are at risk of eviction unless the government acts now, writes John Bird

Letters

17, Oct, 2021 @4:37 PM

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Extracurricular activities benefit kids from poorer families most but access a problem, Australian study finds
Children who take part in sport, arts or cultural pursuits are more likely to report positive outcomes at school, researchers say

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

17, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Meet Floki, the street barber of Perth: ‘It’s not just about the haircut’
Once a month on Fridays, Ali ‘Floki’ Bouazar takes time off work to hit the streets of Perth, providing free haircuts to those in need

Kerry Faulkner

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘The heaven of film-making’: how a Dalit orphan got to tell her own story
Gift of a camera inspired Belmaya Nepali to rise above poverty and abuse to make documentaries

Rojita Adhikari in Kathmandu

15, Oct, 2021 @2:48 PM

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Austerity in England linked to more than 50,000 extra deaths in five years
Researchers looked at 2010-2015 when Cameron cuts to NHS and social care were starting to bite

Andrew Gregory Health editor

14, Oct, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Here’s what the Covid inquiry didn’t tell you – being poor was like a death sentence | Owen Jones
If wealthy people in the Tories’ southern heartlands had died in their thousands, it would have been a very different story, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

14, Oct, 2021 @2:32 PM

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