The Lowest Rung: Voices of Australian Poverty

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 24, 2003 - Social Science - 224 pages
This original account of the impact of growing economic inequality upon the poorest segments of Australian society lets those most harshly affected by poverty reveal their fears, hopes and dilemmas. It is largely based on the author's conversations with hundreds of individuals living in three areas commonly described as "disadvantaged" in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

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Monash University historian Mark Peel has written a wonderful book about Australia: an Australia many of us don't know much about--and don't want to. It tells the stories of Australians living in Mt ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Mark Peel is the author of Good Times, Hard Times and of A Little History of Australia. He teaches history at Monash University.

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