ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Disadvantage in the ACT: Report for ACT Anti-Poverty Week

Publication date: 
October 2013

This report is based on findings from research undertaken by NATSEM commissioned by the ACT 2013 Anti-Poverty Week Committee.

There is an assumption in the rest of Australia that the ACT streets are paved with gold – everyone has permanent jobs with high incomes, no-body is homeless, and we all live in middle class suburbia.

This report shows that when looking at averages, life in Canberra is good. However, there are areas and people in Canberra who are disadvantaged.