Poor in 'war of survival' as more face financial stress

By Tess Ikonomou
Updated August 15 2023 - 2:22pm, first published 2:17pm
An inquiry's been told any rise in welfare payments has been eaten up by the higher cost of living. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS)
An inquiry's been told any rise in welfare payments has been eaten up by the higher cost of living. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS)

Australians living in poverty are fighting a daily "war of survival" as they struggle to afford basic necessities.

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