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Thank you so much for contributing to the Antipoverty Centre 2022 living costs survey. You will be sent a copy of your answers automatically. You can change your answers if you want to. If you have any questions about this survey or want to change your answers please email us.
If you provided contact information we may get in touch to see if you would be willing to participate in an interview.
Feedback or problems
If you noticed any errors in the survey, had problems filling it out, or experienced accessibility issues let us know and we will try to resolve it. We also welcome any general feedback. Just send an email to email@example.com.
How you can help
We need to reach as many people as possible with this survey. You can help by sharing on social media, or sending it directly to your friends or family.
Share the survey using this link: bit.ly/LivingCosts2022
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We know it’s not possible to budget your way out of poverty. People on low incomes are the best budgeters in the country. Even though they cannot provide cash, financial counsellors may be able to assist you if you are in debt. They may be able to help negotiate with your electricity provider or other organisation to waive some of what you owe or allow you to pay it off over a longer period. To find a financial counsellor contact the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007 or visit their website.
Mental health support
The Antipoverty Centre is unable to offer crisis support. We know the services below are imperfect, and that you may not feel comfortable contacting them. If you are feeling distress and do not want to access formal help please reach out to someone in your life. This could be a close friend or family member, or someone in your online community.
|Suicide Call Back Service||1300 659 467||Yes||suicidecallbackservice.org.au|
|SANE Australia||1800 187 263||Yes||sane.org|
|Headspace – youth||1800 650 890||Yes||headspace.org.au|
|Full Stop – harassment and assault||1800 385 578||Yes||fullstop.org.au|
|1800 RESPECT – harassment and assault||1800 737 732||Yes||1800respect.org.au|
|MensLine||1300 789 978||Yes||mensline.org.au|
|WellMob – First Nations||No||wellmob.org.au|
|Brother to Brother – First Nations men||1800 435 799||No||dardimunwurro.com.au|
|QLife – LGBTQIA+||1800 184 527||Yes||qlife.org.au|
|Embrace Mental Health – multilingual||No||embracementalhealth.org.au|
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This is important work. I hope the politicians give it the respect that it deserves.
Too many people living on lowest income and/or in poverty. I sure hope that finishing this survey might help to fix that on-going problem. Thank you xx