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Ashton raises issue of high child poverty rates in the north in House of Commons

Local MP Niki Ashton spoke about the level of child poverty in the north in the House of Commons recently.

 

Ashton says 63 per cent of children in the region live in poverty according to a recent Campaign 2000 report, and it’s due to the poverty their mothers face.

 

She stated the federal government must change course and take on the factors that lead to this poverty, such as making healthy food accessible, tackling the housing crisis, ending gender-based violence, and ensuring First Nations consent to development in their territories.

 

Ashton went on to declare that she stands with the many women in the north and across the country who are demanding better for themselves, their children, and our collective futures.

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