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Year 8 English

Finding Resources in Oliver


Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..


Australian Council of Social Service


In October 2014, ACOSS released a new report revealing that poverty is growing in Australia with an estimated 2.5 million people or 13.9% of all people living below the internationally accepted poverty line.


Caritas Australia has programs in place in over 30 developing countries. Our programs help break the chain of poverty and injustice. They are a beacon of hope for women, men and children in marginalised communities. Explore some of the key issues that underpin human development and impact on poverty.

You Tube

This animation explores the nature of poverty and its relationship to human well-being. Students identify the different dimensions of poverty and recognise that it is much more than a low income.

This animation examines the physical and human factors that cause poverty and impact on human well-being. It also highlights the spatial variation in human well-being through a comparison of Australia and Timor-Leste.

Australian median total wage (2011 census)


Median total family weekly income in Australia divided geographically by statistical local area, at the 2011 census

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Poverty Statistics

Poverty Images

Issues in Society- PDF

Poverty persists in Australia despite the opportunities available in such an affluent country. How is poverty in Australia defined? What is absolute poverty as opposed to relative poverty, and who are the affected groups in our community? What are the causes of poverty? At a time when the national economy has avoided the major impacts of a global recession, why do so many Australians still experience financial hardship, housing stress and income inequality?

CARE Australia

Poverty puts many children in jeopardy the second their lives begin. Every year, 7.6 million children die before they even reach age 5, many from causes that can be prevented with proper immunizations, proper nutrition and adequate water and sanitation.

CARE Australia- Child Poverty

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Making ends meet when you have very little is extremely hard work. More than one in three families in the UK today – over two million families have an inadequate income.