About the report
This report, published in August 2020, provides a deep insight into the perceptions of poverty in our State, and the attitudes of Western Australians towards those living below the poverty line.
The Above The Line report makes one thing clear:
Western Australians believe poverty is unacceptable.
Right now, the Federal Government is making decisions about what support is available for Australia's most vulnerable - people and families that have been lifted out of poverty overnight, and then plunged back into it just as quickly. These choices, made by our elected representatives, will impact the lives and futures of almost 250,000 people in WA alone.
We know that change can happen - but it needs your support.
What you can do
With your networks
- Share information, resources, and passion with people you know
- Follow Raise the Rate For Good (#RaiseTheRateForGood) and Above The Line (#AboveTheLine)
- Challenge misinformation about poverty when you hear it
In your community
Send a message to your Federal representative (we've put together some templates below to help you get started).
Know your electorate?
All information correct as of 26/06/2020.