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Salvation Army Survey

Thursday 23rd May / presented by Ed Williams

One in six children in Australia today are on or below the poverty line – this from a new Salvation Army survey.

It’s the charity’s biggest annual survey of its clients – The Economic and Social Impact survey – and the results are pretty grim.

One in seven single parents don’t have a roof to call their own, more than half the respondents are going without meals and two-thirds are having to cut down on buying basic necessities, while medical prescriptions and dental care are going unaccessed.

I spoke with the Salvation Army’s Dr Bruce Redman to look at these stats ahead of the Army’s annual doorknock appeal…

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