Canberrans on low incomes hardest hit by rise to cost of living, ACT Council of Social Service report finds

Olivia Ireland
By Olivia Ireland
Updated May 6 2022 - 8:15am, first published May 5 2022 - 7:30pm
Up to 38,000 Canberrans are estimated to be living below the poverty line. Picture: Shutterstock

More low-income earners in Canberra are seeking support from community sector organisations with the rising cost of living hitting the hardest for people receiving the smallest pay cheques, a new report has found.


Olivia Ireland

Olivia is a reporter for the Canberra Times. She has covered local news, arts, education and business and is beginning her rotation with Federal Politics. Olivia started as an intern in August 2021 and began her career with the Times after completing her studies at the ANU in November 2021.

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