Deep and Persistent Disadvantage in Australia

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This paper by Rosalie McLachlan, Geoff Gilfillan and Jenny Gordon was released on 11 July 2013.

Strong economic growth is a way of increasing living standards and opportunities. Yet despite growing levels of prosperity over the last two decades, and the unemployment rate more than halving, there are concerns within the community that some Australians are being 'left behind'.

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