In Australia today more than 638,000 children* are living in jobless families. For these children, the effects of their family’s financial disadvantage go beyond the pressures of not having enough money for the basics; it can prevent them from accessing the same educational and life opportunities as their peers. The Smith Family believes that every child deserves a chance no matter their circumstances and the national children’s charity works with young Australians in need helping them to create better futures for themselves, by supporting their participation in education. For more information please visit www.thesmithfamily.com.au
*Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013) Labour Force Australia: Labour force status and other characteristics of families, June 2012
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