Child poverty: Prevalence and progress

This presentation was delivered by Professor Alan Duncan at the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) Community Relief and Resilience Conference, on 26 July 2017 in Perth.

The conference centred on the theme of child poverty, 30 years after then Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s declaration that “by 1990, no Australian child will be living in poverty”.

Professor Duncan presented a scorecard of Australia’s progress following the declaration, sharing updated findings from BCEC research including the Centre’s Focus on the States report Falling Through the Cracks: Poverty and disadvantage in Australia.