Rural divide remains

THE great divide between city and country may not be the cavernous stretch of inequality we believe it to be.

Northern Mallee Community Partnership executive officer Cheree Jukes says Mildura remains the third most socio-economically disadvantaged area in Victoria, despite the release of a new report into the city and country divide.

Northern Mallee Community Partnership executive officer Cheree Jukes says Mildura remains the third most socio-economically disadvantaged area in Victoria, despite the release of a new report into the city and country divide.

A Grattan Institute report  dispelled “the tale of two cities”, saying both cities and the regions had pockets of disadvantage as well as areas with healthy income growth and low unemployment rates.

However, Northern Mallee Community Partnership executive officer Cheree Jukes said the study was light on reality and painted a generic picture of regional Australia.

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