The number of Australians living in poverty has increased.
That is not surprising, given the rise in casual and temporary employment, and the “race to the bottom” for salaries that the Prime Minister and his cabinet seems to believe that
The Prime Minister has dismissed the poverty figures, because, based on his logic, employment rates are up, therefore, poverty must be down, not up.
"I don't pretend for a moment that there isn't more that can be done but it's just altogether too glib for people to say, 'oh well, poverty keeps rising despite the prosperity of the country'."
I think it’s altogether too glib for the Prime Minister to have no clue whatsoever about the economic environment that his government has created and the struggles of the low-payed employed and those on welfare.
I think it is definitely altogether too glib for the Prime Minister to dismiss evidence of increased poverty under his watch based on nothing more than his personal logical fallacies.
According to Families Minister Mal Brough, poverty in
This is galling and insulting to the two million people in
(No word from the ALP yet. The poor aren’t their primary audience either.)