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The prevailing method of determining poverty in a given country is to first establish a poverty line, a threshold that refers to the minimum level of income deemed adequate or sufficient to sustain a household. As such, the poverty line in the third world or developing countries tends to be significantly higher than in those countries in which there is a tremendous lack of resources to spread among the population of that country. Australia, which is one of the more wealthy developed countries, has a well-documented struggle with a persisting social and economic disparity among its people, dating back to the culmination of World War II, despite the continued economic boom experienced by many in the country. As a result, a growing percentage of the ...

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