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Friday, 29 November 2013

A snapshot of poverty in rural and regional Australia.

The National Rural Health Alliance and Australian Council of Social Service have released a joint report, A snapshot of poverty in rural and regional Australia.

The report says that people who live in poverty in rural and regional Australia face additional burdens, including reduced access to health services, transport difficulties, inadequate local infrastructure, and vulnerability to drought and other natural hazards. Limited employment opportunities, combined with the centralisation of services, are major causes of rural and remote poverty.

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