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Nov 24, 2020
How the government makes your mental health worse
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A landmark report has quantified the economic and social cost of Australia’s mental health crisis. It’s also pointed to poverty and unemployment as key factors behind why so many people are struggling with mental health. Today, Rick Morton how the government’s social policies are causing harm to our most vulnerable communities.


Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton.


Background reading: Big picture: Robo-debt, politics and poverty in The Saturday Paper

 

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