An animation from St Vincent de Paul shows the daily reality of the Newstart Allowance.
Translating complex data about poverty and income into easily understood visuals has always been a challenge, for researchers and advocates alike. What does a decent standard of living ‘look’ like? How do we depict poverty without the stereotypical unwashed, sad faces looking up at a lens?
These were the kinds of questions faced by SilverSun Pictures when creating a video for St Vincent de Paul Canberra about the reality of living – or trying to live – on the current Newstart Allowance.