Australia is a far less equal place than it was in the 1980s

'If you are born in Blacktown in Sydney or Broadmeadows in Melbourne, showing up probably won’t do. But showing up is about all you’ll need if you are born in Pennant Hills or Glen Iris.

It’s a shocking thought, and until now there’s been no evidence for it. It is well-known that people who are born in poor suburbs do more poorly later in life, but until now it has been thought that it's because of who they are rather than where they are.'

Peter Martin, economics editor of The Age reports

 

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