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Australia: working poor almost a reality

BRIAN Howe told the National Press Club yesterday that Australia is on the verge of developing a working poor. The former deputy prime minister and chair of the recent Insecure Work Inquiry spoke about a separation between those with and without permanent employment. ”Their work is not a “career”, it is a series of unrelated temporary positions that they need to pay rent, bills and food,” Mr Howe told media.

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