2016 Election Issue – Poverty and Disadvantage

Poverty and Disadvantage

Despite our national wealth, thousands of Australians still struggle every day to meet their basic daily needs. The Australian Government provides welfare and partners with many organisations such as The Salvation Army in doing this.

We urge you to prayerfully consider your important vote this election. The Salvation Army’s Policy Statement on ‘Poverty and Disadvantage’ and the relevant policies of the main parties, listed in alphabetical order, can be found below for your consideration:

The Salvation Army Policy Statement
(esp. pages 12-13)

The Greens

The Labor Party
(note: The Labor Party currently has several different policies that come under the heading of “Tackling inequality and disadvantage”)

The Liberal National Coalition
(note: The Liberal National Coalition has no statement on Poverty and Disadvantage other than in reference to ‘Helping Families Get Ahead’)

One Comment Add yours

  1. mattpcairns says:

    Some good thoughts and helpful links. Thanks 🙂


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