Saturday, September 01, 2007

Aussie Poverty

We have commented on the poverty of the United States of America , so how do the other promised lands compare .

Using an international measure that defines the poverty line as 50 per cent of median income, the report found the number of Australians living in poverty rose from 7.6 per cent to 9.9 per cent of the population between 1994 and 2004.

That is two million Australians are living in poverty .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And they say socialism will never work - yeah like capitalism is working really well - for a tiny minority.

And then half of the workers are 'grateful to their bosses for their jobs' - when its really the bosses who should be grateful that we allow them to exploit us so easily.