Matching Aussies with their perfect charity

Complete the Quiz and $1 will be donated to The Smith
Family on your behalf to help those children most in need.

PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING THREE QUESTIONS

On average, how behind in English and Maths are children living in poverty when compared to their well-off peers at 15yrs old?

  • 0-1 years
  • 1-2 years
  • 2-3 years
  • 3-4 years

Reference: 1Thomson et al, 2011, Challenges for Australian Education: Results from PISA 2009.

What, on average, is the weekly budget for a lone parent with two children living in poverty?

  • $480
  • $680
  • $980
  • $1,180

Reference: 2 ACOSS & SPRC (2016) Poverty in Australia, 2016, Australian Council of Social Services, Sydney.

What are some of the consequences of not finishing Year 12?

  • A lifetime of economic and social disadvantage
  • Greater challenges finding employment
  • Dependence on welfare benefits
  • All of the above

References: 3 ‘Lamb S Huo S. (2017), ‘Counting the costs of lost opportunity in Australian education’, Centre for International Research on Education Systems, Victoria University, for the Mitchell Institute, Melbourne.