Poverty In Australia

By: Michael Lynch – Tobin Brothers Funerals
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.”
John F Kennedy

Fifty years ago, social critic Donald Horne dubbed Australia “The Lucky Country”. Sadly for more than two million residents, including a significant number of children, life in Australia has become a very luckless existence.

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