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by Marcus Strack (2019-04-24)


Rising utility costs are a concern for many including older migrants and low income earners in the general population including those in new and emerging communities: "...This is the community in general ... the increasing rising costs of electricity is a huge issue and factor.... People still will make that decision consciously not to put their air-conditioner on because they don't want the stress and the worry about getting that bill." Coordinator, AdelaideLanguage barriers and low literacyNarratives revealed that when migrants and refugees arrive they are often unable to gain employment and can face financial disadvantage.

daftar sbobetPoor educational attainment for some makes this quest more difficult. Low socioeconomic status (SES) can be linked to poor housing, and difficulty in paying utility bills. One respondent also spoke of the sense of "obligation" felt by people in his community to send monetary support to family in their home country, adding to financial stress.

Housing was mentioned by most respondents who said that usually rental accommodation for migrants is very basic with no air conditioning and often no fans. Sometimes occupants can stay in these properties as they age and their vulnerability increases.S. However, one respondent stated he drank more water now than when he was in Africa.

Another spoke of people who have built up a "resistance" to lack of water because of past experiences, and can "go for hours without water". Health care providers and others also spoke of people having insufficient fluid intake leading to health issues such as kidney stones, gall stones,Many respondents who were migrants commented that the heat in Adelaide and Melbourne was different to thatHansen et al.
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:550 website 8 ofwith which they were familiar. They spoke of the dry heat; that the temperature often does not cool down at night, and that sunburn can be an issue. Moreover, a Sydney community worker said that people in her Asian community were not used to wearing sunscreen as sunburn was rare in their country.

A newly arrived community member said he was not aware of the climate in Melbourne before coming to Australia, and compared to Bhutan he found it "extremely hot, extremely hot". Furthermore, it was mentioned by more than one respondent that Australians stereotypically make assumptions about people from hot countries and their ability to cope with the heat: "The problem we have as Africans in the heat is that the sun here you can actually feel it burning your skin where [as] ... sun [in Africa] does not burn your skin."...

"Most Australians think that, especially Africans ... are used to heat... But, as I said before, it is a different type of heat..." Health care worker, AdelaideSocioeconomic status, housing and power costsand ... don't necessarily insulate their houses for bandar judi bola terpercaya their tenants." Program Coordinator, Sydney Adelaide has hot summers and the vast majority of homes are air conditioned. In each of the interview sessions in Adelaide, the high cost of power was mentioned as a major barrier to air conditioner usage. This issue was raised to a lesser extent in Sydney, where a notable difference was the numerous clubs and gambling venues offering a cooled, welcoming environment. These are often frequented when the weather is hot, leading to financial stress for gamblers who are then unable to pay their power bills.