Flinders University Flinders Academic Commons

Flinders Academic Commons >
Collaborative Research Resources >
ABR - Australian Book Review >
No 254 - September, 2003 >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/529

Title: The 30/30/40 Society. "The Lowest Rung: Voices of Australian Poverty" by Mark Peel. [review]
Authors: Watts, Rob
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Rob Watts
Will Hutton
Margaret Thatcher
income inequality
shrinking middle
Michael Pusey
Professor R.F. Henderson
Geoff Sharp
Mount Druitt
Good Times, Hard Times
Gerald Graff
welfare dependants
Peter Hollingworth
Jenny Trethewey
mutual obligation
social security
Howard government
Department of Family and Community Services
McClure Committee
Issue Date: Sep-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Watts, Rob 2003. The 30/30/40 Society. Review of "The Lowest Rung: Voices of Australian Poverty" by Mark Peel. 'Australian Book Review', No 254, September, 11-12.
Series/Report no.: No 254
Abstract: In this fine book, Peel reminds us that there are Australians who experience inadequate income, misery, eviction, homelessness, distress, cold and hunger. Not having enough income is a real experience, but it does not conform to some economist’s construction of a scale of normal consumption. To understand this, we need to listen to what people having these experiences have to say. "The Lowest Rung" is a timely reminder of the value of doing so.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/529
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 254 - September, 2003

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
11-12.pdf297.57 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback