Royal Society of Victoria
8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne 3000
There are a million reasons why someone can end up living below the poverty line, but there are only a few reasons they stay there. Anti-Poverty Week 2022 is an opportunity to raise awareness of what poverty looks like in Australia in 2022, and advocate for the large, systemic solutions that are required to ending it.
‘Can’t afford to live’ research was undertaken by Uniting in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University of Technology in order to better understand the impact of cost of living rises on consumers of community services. Our research provides evidence that the rising cost of living is deepening financial, housing and food insecurity and impacting mental and physical health for Uniting consumers.