Low-income Queenslanders 'need more assistance'

Friday 29 June 2012

Article by Mozo

The Queensland Council of Social Services (QCOSS) believes that many people across the state are unable to afford even a basic style of living.

A report conducted by the organisation showed that low-income households are really struggling to make ends meet, as everyday expenses continue to rise.

Chief executive officer at the QCOSS Mark Henley believes the government must target financial support at people who need it the most.

This is certainly not a problem that is exclusive to Queensland, as lot of people across Australia are feeling the pinch at the moment, with many having little choice but to use their savings accounts to cover higher costs.

QCOSS president Karyn Walsh said that between ten and 12 per cent of households in the state are struggling to achieve a basic standard of living.

"They face tough choices every day about what to go without. Unemployed people face a particular struggle," she remarked.

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Low-income Queenslanders 'need more assistance'

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