“It is time that we left behind the outmoded notion that we can actually address poverty by making life harder for people or that we can help people find jobs by kicking them when they are down.”

National President of St Vincent de Paul Society, Anthony Thornton, confronts the issue of the widening wealth gap in Australia.

Almost 3 million Australians are now estimated to be living in poverty.

Read more here about the recent evidence that exposes Australia as the ninth worst performer in the income inequality ratings of 34 developed nations, behind New Zealand, Denmark, Hungary, France, Poland, Spain and Canada.

“It is time tha…

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