What are the biggest challenges facing the Australian public in the coming years?
More than half the Australian population lives in remote and rural areas and has never visited a public library, according to a survey commissioned by ABC News.
The survey, commissioned by the ABC’s Catalyst, found more than 80 per cent of Australians have never visited one of Australia’s more than 1,500 public libraries.
The research found that the majority of Australians aged between 16 and 64, as well as the vast majority of Indigenous Australians, would never have access to a public institution.
The study also found that Australians were more likely to be concerned about their health than they are about the environment.
The Catalyst’s report found that many people who did not go to public libraries were unaware of the problems facing them, and that those with chronic health conditions were the most likely to face a library challenge.
The ABC spoke to people living in remote communities and rural communities who have not had access to public services for years.
One of the key problems is that libraries are often located in rural areas that are not accessible to most Australians.
They are often far from the nearest public transport.
For some of the respondents, the experience was particularly hard, and the lack of access to libraries was a major issue.
“I feel like my kids have to go to the library every day, but it’s not accessible, it’s a long walk to get to the school and the community centre,” said one person.
“It’s very frustrating.”
In rural areas, people have limited access to computers and mobile phones, so there are also limited places for information on their health, education and health issues.
For example, some people were not able to visit their GP’s office or have an online appointment, or were not familiar with local public health services.
“We are living in a world where health is really important to us, and we don’t have access, especially to primary health care,” one person said.
“But I think that’s really frustrating because there are so many different types of health issues that can affect your wellbeing.”
“We have to accept that we are a society that’s going to be affected by climate change, and I think it’s going be very difficult for our children,” said another respondent.
The findings from the Catalyst’s study were published in The Lancet medical journal.
A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found that libraries have a high impact on the quality of life of Australians.
The report found the quality and accessibility of the services available to Australians is linked to the amount of resources they have access with.
For the average Australian, accessing a library is the best way to stay informed about issues such as weather, pollution and pollution risks, climate change and access to services such as dental and medical services.
For those who do not have access libraries are one of the most important resources they can use to improve their health.
It also provides a way to access resources that might otherwise be out of reach.
The results of the Catalyst study found that for people with chronic or mental health conditions, access to the libraries is the main way they can learn about health and well-being.
The lack of information is particularly acute for people of colour, people with a learning disability, older people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the disabled, the elderly and those with limited access.
Library users can also find out more about the resources they need by visiting the library’s website, calling the library and visiting a branch.
For more information on accessing a public facility, including how to find one, contact the Library.
The ABC contacted libraries across Australia for comment.
A spokesperson from the Department of Education and Training said that libraries provided a range of information to inform their communities.
“In many cases, libraries provide a range or a range to support the communities they serve, including services such the Public Library Network, Libraries Australia, the Public Libraries of Australia, Community Libraries and Community Service Libraries,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said the libraries were not funded by government and had to make their own decision as to how much resources they should provide to their community.
“However, libraries do play an important role in ensuring access to resources, including health services, education, social services and other social services,” the spokeswoman said.