First hearing of the inquiry into the extent and nature of poverty in Australia
The first hearing of the inquiry into the extent and nature of poverty in Australia has heard from community organisations, advocacy groups and those with lived experience of poverty in Australia.
Senator Rice said:
“Today, the Senate committee has heard story after story of Australians who can’t afford 3 meals a day or are forced to live in their cars because they can’t afford housing.
“On the same day, the Federal Government announced that their Stage 3 Tax Cuts for the wealthy are going to cost 10 billion dollars more than anticipated.