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2 Saunders, P. and Bedford, M. (2017), New Minimum Income for Healthy Living Budget Standards for Low-paid and Unemployed Australians, Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales. 3 See Mcclelland, A. (2000), No Child….child Poverty in Australia, Fitzroy:
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4 Bishop, J. (2015), 2015 UN Summit Plenary Meeting for Sustainable Development. National Statement, Canberra: Office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs. 5 For a summary of these controversies see: Anand, S., Segal, P. and Stiglitz, J. E. (eds.) (2010) Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-21; and Klasen, S. (2013), ‘Is It Time for a New International Poverty Measure?’, in Ending Poverty, OECD Development Cooperation Report, Paris: OECD, pp. 35-42. 6 World Bank (2017), Monitoring Global Poverty: Report of the Commission on Global Poverty ( The Atkinson Commission), Washington DC: The World Bank. See Aaberg et al., (2017), ‘ Tony Atkinson and His Legacy’, Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 63, No. 3, pp. 411-44 for an assessment of Atkinson’s intellectual contribution and legacy.
7 Romer, P., Revenga, A. and Ferreira, F. H. G. (2016), Monitoring Global Poverty. A Cover Note to the Report of the Commission on Global Poverty Chaired by Prof. Sir Anthony B. Atkinson, Washington DC: The World Bank.
8 Romer, Revenga and Ferreira, op. cit., p.2
9 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2017), Household Income and
Wealth, Australia, Catalogue 6523.0, Canberra: ABS.
10 Mcclelland, op. cit.; Table 1.
11 See for example, Saunders, P., Wong, M. and Bradbury, B. (2016) ‘Poverty in Australia Since the Financial Crisis: The Role of Housing Costs, Income Growth and Unemployment’, Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, Vol. 24, No. 2: 97-112.
12 Saunders, P. and Naidoo, Y. (2009) ‘Poverty, Deprivation and Consistent
Poverty’, Economic Record, Vol. 85, No. 271; pp. 417-32.
13 Callander, E., Schofield, D. and Shrestha, R. N. (2014), ‘ Towards a Holistic Understanding of Poverty: A New Multidimensional Measure of Poverty for Australia’, Health Sociological Review, Vol. 21, pp. 141-155. 14 Crawford, J., Bessell, S., Hunt, J. and Smith, S. (2014), ‘ The Future of Poverty Measurement: Introducing the Individual Deprivation Measure’, Development Bulletin, No. 76, pp. 16-21.