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Income inequality widens

Wednesday 12th November / presented by Tanya Bunter

Despite the mining boom that for many years seemed to keep WA’s economy strong, a recent report from Curtin’s Economics Centre has revealed that many West Australians have come out on the losing end.

With increases in rent prices, utilities and food showing the gap between high and low-income earners has grown significantly over the boom years.

Greens Senator Rachel Siewert held a series of public hearings as part of an initiative looking at the effects and consequences of this increasing divide between rich and poor in Western Australia.

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