As Australians prepare to vote, the latest Social Inclusion Index reveals a declining national identity.
Australians are identifying less with their country and community and for some, life in Australia has become a battle to belong.
The Index shows that people on a low income have lower levels of wellbeing compared with other groups, 50% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience discrimination, LGBTIQ+ people had lower levels of identification with Australia and religious and racial minorities were targeted by some of the highest levels of prejudice in Australia, although this has been declining since 2017.
Another trend emerging is the decline in our identification with our local community and our country, which has been steadily dropping since 2017.
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