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‘Poverty premiums’ making people poorer

Posted on: Wed 18 Oct 2017

South Australian Council of Social Service has released its Anti-Poverty Week Statement, which highlights the ‘poverty premiums’ paid by South Australians on the lowest incomes.

The statement gives examples of 10 poverty premiums in energy, telecommunications, banking, government charges, and in ordinary shopping.

SACOSS Senior Policy Officer, Dr Greg Ogle, joined Small Change’s Lisa Burns for a chat and explained what poverty premiums are and what they mean for people on low incomes.

Produced by Lisa Burns

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