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What can Australia learn from the recent UK experience with poverty and inequality?

May 22nd, 2014

Julia Unwin shares her findings on two-week tour in Australia

The challenges of poverty, inequality and the place of philanthropy in the modern economy will be features of a visit to Australia by leading UK writer, researcher and philanthropic leader, Julia Unwin CBE.  

Ms Unwin is the Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) and the author of Why Fight Poverty?, which looks as the impact of austerity measures in the UK and lessons in addressing poverty and inequality.

Ms Unwin is visiting Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra on a two-week tour arranged by the Reichstein Foundation, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and Jobs Australia.

Coinciding with her visit, Ms Unwin has also released a Discussion Paper, ‘Poverty, inequality and a modern social contract relevant for a changing world.

Find out more and download Julia Unwin’s discussion paper here

Poverty infographic prepared by Reichstein Foundation

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