ACOSS has partnered with the University of NSW to undertake a five year collaboration to study the causes of poverty and inequality in Australia, and to find policy answers and actions to reduce these social and economic problems.
Almost 3 million people live below the internationally accepted poverty line, and over 700,000 of these people are children. The latest OECD Economic Survey of Australia reports that inequality has risen in this country, and that the level of poverty is unacceptably high.
With high quality research, policy development and advocacy, this partnership aims to focus national attention on poverty and inequality. It will monitor trends in poverty and inequality over time and explore the drivers of poverty and inequality to inform effective action to eliminate these problems.
Poverty & Inequality Partnership Launch, February 2018
ACOSS and UNSW would like to acknowledge the support of the following organisations: