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Aussie growth still leaves 1 in 7 below poverty line

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 05:50

Sydney

ONE in seven Australians lives below the poverty line, even after more than two decades of economic growth, an Australian Council of Social Service (Acoss) report showed.

The poverty rate in Australia climbed to 14 per cent in 2012, or 2.55 million people, from 13 per cent