New Chair of the Australian Social Inclusion Board, Ms Lin Hatfield Dodds, released the second edition of How Australia is faring today. This is the principal research report which tracks Australia’s progress against a range of social inclusion indicators.
The report highlights that while we’re a thriving prosperous nation with high rates of employment, good health and high educational attainment, there are still people who are at risk of being left behind. In particular, around 5% (or 640,000) of working age Australians continue to experience multiple and entrenched disadvantage and income inequality has grown steadily since the mid-1990s. Click here for more information.