‘We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally’: Covid hits Australia’s poor the hardest

Disadvantaged areas already ravaged by the virus will be devastated when government subsidies are cut

If the slogan of 2020 is “We’re all in this together”, perhaps it should come with an asterisk: *except for those with less, who are hurting more.

Covid-19 hasn’t torn through Australia as it has the United States, Brazil, India and much of Europe, but the economic impact has exposed gaping inequities in almost every facet of our lives.

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