Putting Christmas on the table

Volunteers sorting donated food. DAVID SOUTHWELL Christmas hasn’t always been that festive for Jill*. “I actually spent one Christmas eating two-minute noodles,” she said.

Frugality and hope

Friday Forum Your views on the news A recent study by ACOSS (Australian Council of Social Service) found that more than 3 million Australians live below the poverty line.

Child poverty on the rise

Nearly 30 years ago, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke declared he wanted no Australian child living in poverty by 1990.