An estimated 2.5 million people, or 13.9 per cent, live below the internationally accepted poverty line.http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27459178
The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) report also found 603,000, or 17.7 per cent, of all children are living in poverty.
The social problem is particularly stark in NSW, which has the highest proportion of people facing hardship with some 868,373 people living below the poverty line.
|The working Poor .... the numbers are growing.|
POVERTY IN AUSTRALIA http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/10/12/australias-poverty-problem-insidious-governor-general
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