One in eight Australians living in poverty

By Dominica Sanda and Finbar O'Mallon
Updated February 21 2020 - 6:23am, first published 6:20am
New statistics show one in eight Australians are living in poverty, with housing costs a problem.

Scott Morrison has been urged to follow former prime minister Bob Hawke's lead and focus on the country's most needy after data revealed one in eight Australian adults and one in six children are living in poverty.

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