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Anti-Poverty Week

This week (from 17 to 23 October 2010) is anti-poverty week. The following information provides Members and Senators with a brief overview of the situation with regard to poverty in Australia.What is poverty?The concept of poverty is difficult to define and, thus, to measure. While there are a number of different and frequently competing conceptions of poverty, these concepts appear to share one element in common. People who live in poverty live in a state of deprivation, a condition in which their standard of living falls below some minimum acceptable standard.Poverty can be broadly defined in absolute or relative terms. Absolute poverty refers to people who lack even the most basic of life... Read more...

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