Anti-Poverty Week runs from 15-21 October 2017

Activities in 2011

Week Long Activities

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VIC: Site Unseen

An interactive multimedia theatre piece, Site UnSeen literally walks its audience through the darkened streets of St Kilda, crafting with dark humour and wit, the sensate moments that constitute a life of homelessness. For further information on times and venues visit the website.

City of Port Phillip
P: (03) 9209 6530
W: www.siteunseen.com.au

VIC: Somali Appeal

United Voice Staff to donate to APHEDA's Somali appeal (gold coin donation). 

Cyndy (United Voice)
P: (03) 9235 7777
W: www.unitedvoice.org.au

VIC: Display

Anti-poverty and youth homelessness display to be set up in reception area of Lighthouse offices. (Lighthouse Foundation) 

Kane Bowden (Lighthouse Foundation)
P: (03) 9093 7500
W: www.lighthousefoundation.org.au

QLD: Link-Up DVD and Flyer

DVD on Link-Up's work with Stolen Generation people and an accompanying brochure that talks about the link between the Stolen Generation's people's hardship and poverty will be in Westpac Bank Branches in Westend and Brisbane CBD. (Westpac Bank West End & Brisbane CBD)

Melisah Feeney (Link-Up QLD)
P: (07) 3034 8444
W: www.link-upqld.org.au

NSW: Change Boxes

Money boxes will be placed in local businesses encouraging customers to donate any spare change to benefit those living in poverty. 

Emily Price (State Student Equity Advisory Team)

NAT: Vinnies Social Justice Blog

The Vinnies Social Justice Blog is a brand new initiative to mark Anti-Poverty Week. The blog is designed to engage the public around societal issues that the St Vincent de Paul Society plays a role in, such as social justice, mental health, poverty and homelessness. Articles on social justice will be published from all States and Territories. 

Vincent Nguyen Cuu (St Vincent de Paul Society)
P: (02) 6202 1212
W: http://www.vinnies.org.au

NAT: The $35 Challenge

The $35 Challenge aims to raise awareness of poverty and raise money for a worthy charity, OzHarvest. During Anti-Poverty Week participants will have just $5 a day to spend on food. By experiencing poverty for just 7 days we can come to a better understanding of the reality of living in poverty, and raise awareness of an issue so often swept under the rug. Participants are also encouraged to donate money that they would usually spend on food to OzHarvest. 

Lauren Quinn (Corridor Kitchen)
W: www.corridorkitchen.com

NAT: Australian Volunteer Assignments

Consider making a humanitarian career move during Anti-Poverty Week. Red Cross has several overseas volunteer assignments available: from climate change to human resources, communications and community engagement. Visit the AusAID website and search for the Red Cross assignments. (Online) 

Zayne D'Crus (Australian Red Cross)
P: (03) 9345 1834
W: www.ausaid.gov.au/volunteer

VIC: Street to Home Registry Week

Homeground provides housing and support for people sleeping rough and will run its second Registry Week during Anti-Poverty Week from Monday 17th - Friday 21st October. 

Stephen Nash (Homeground)
W: www.homeground.org.au

NSW: Survey on Perceptions of Homelessness

To coincide with Anti-Poverty Week, the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW will be sending out a survey on the perceptions of homelessness. The survey findings will be released early next year at the launch of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout.

Julie McDonald (St Vincent de Paul Society)
P: (02) 9568 0225
W: www.vinnies.org.au

TAS: Anti-Poverty Week Christmas Food and Toy Drive

The food and toy drive, organised by Senator Catryna Bilyk and Colonly 47, will begin during Anti-Poverty Week and will conclude on 18 December. The drive will assist Colony 47 with Christmas Lunch and childrens' gift giving. Donations can be made at:
  • Office of Senator Catryna Bilyk, Kingston Plaza, 20 Channel Highway, Kingston
  • Colony 47, Allports Building: 432 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
  • Colony 47, Mimosa Building: 446 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
  • Eureka Clubhouse: 6 Florence Street, Moonah
  • The Aboriginal Information and Referral Service,192 Charles Street, Launceston

Bronwyn Lysaght (Colony 47)
P: (03) 6222 1518

NSW: . . . Because Children Matter

All week, UnitingCare Burnside will be highlighting stories and snapshots from the experiences of people we work with.
These stories will start a conversation about poverty, and to put a human face on the issue. We invite everyone to check out the stories and share their thoughts at www.becausechildrenmatter.org.au or via the facebook page: www.facebook.com/UCBurnside

Romola Hollywood (UnitingCare Burnside)
P: (02) 9407 3200
W: www.becausechildrenmatter.org.au

NSW: Food Drive

Food drive items will be donated to the Salvation Army who work in our school as part of the National Chaplaincy Program. (Prestons Public School, Kurrajong Rd, Prestons)

Gail McHugh (Prestons Public School)
P: (02) 9602 7435

NAT: Make a Loan and Help Us Change the Lives of 75 Women

Good Return is participating in Anti-Poverty Week by challenging our supporters to help us fully fund 75 small loans to women in the Asia Pacific. These loans help women to start or grow a small business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Joni Morris (Good Return)
P: (02) 9114 8111
W: http://www.goodreturn.org

QLD: APW Stall at Jimboomba Library

Head to Jimboomba Library to get some more information about Anti Poverty Week and a list of activities near you. You will also be able to find information about local organisations:- The Benevolent Society, YourTown, Red Cross, Link Up. (Jimboomba Library)

Marea Cantrill (The Benevolent Society)
P: (07) 3170 4600

SA: Forgotten Migrants

The Forgotten Migrants brochure will be distributed through the SACOSS network to all SACOSS members and member agencies. 

Julia McGrath (Australian Red Cross)
P: (08) 8100 4500
W: www.redcross.org.au

SA: Static Display for Consumers in Receipt of Low Incomes

This is an opportunity for us as low incomes support workers in the southern area to have a static display at the Uniting Church Corner Church. We are going to provide a range of resources for consumers who are in receipt of low incomes - lots of info from smart shopping to mortgage information and information about rights and responsibilities with debts. (Corner Church)

Sue Heathcote (Uniting Care Wesley)
P: (08) 8202 5180
W: www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

WA: YouTube Calls For Action Against Poverty

Members of the WA community are getting behind Anti-Poverty Week by recording a short YouTube clip of themselves speaking up about poverty. (APW YouTube Channel)

Dr Lucy Morris
P: (08) 9282 8600

ACT: Help for Homeless

Wanted: Big-hearted locals willing to hand over a spare sleeping bag, blanket, toothbrush or any essential items to Canberra's poorest people. Donations will be distributed through Road House, a Red-Cross affiliated place of support for the homeless. (ANU Student Place)

Rohana Prince (Red Cross Youth Action)

Sunday 16 October

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NAT: Keep The Promise

'Keep The Promise' is Make Poverty History's annual day of action. The focus of this year's event is to encourage Australians on October 15-17 to call on politicians to Keep The Promise to the world's poor and the commitment to halve global poverty by 2015. 

Joelle Auffray (Make Poverty History)
P: (03) 9251 5288
W: http://www.makepovertyhistory.com.au/

VIC: How Can We Support the Community More

The FFC board will look at ways, as a community club, it can do more in the local community for people living in poverty. (Fitzroy) 

Sharon (Fitzroy Football Club)
P: 0415 420 487

VIC: Volunteering

Volunteers from Francis Xaviert Church will be volunteering in the Meals Program of Sacred Heart Mission. (Sacred Heart Mission)

Paul Money (Francis Xaviert Church)

VIC: Volunteering

Volunteers from Temple Beth will assist serving meals in the meals program at Sacred Heart Mission. (Sacred Heart Mission)

Judy Margis (Temple Beth)

VIC: Call to Participate in Anti-Poverty Week

Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has called on Catholic communities to participate in Anti-Poverty Week. In a letter to schools, parishes and agencies, Archbishop Hart wrote that poverty attacks people's God-given dignity through inhibiting education and denying people basic privileges.

 

NAT: CAP Sunday

In just 15 minutes, CAP Sunday will make your church aware of the desperation that debt causes in people's lives in your community. Order your free resource pack today! (Churches around Australia)

Ellyce Ellmoos (Christians Against Poverty)
P: (02) 4914 0525
W: www.capaust.org

NSW: Survey

Release of survey results regarding unemployment and Newstart allowance. (Welfare Rights Centre, Lv 1 55 Holt St, Surry Hills)

Gerard Thomas (Welfare Rights Centre)
P: 0425 296 882

QLD: APW Launch

Launch event with Queensland Patron, Mayor Paul Pisasale, City of Ipswich. Join us for a free BBQ breakfast, mobile play van, face painting and live music for disadvantaged people in the Ipswich area. (Robelle Domain Parklands, 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central)

Tracey Veale (BoysTown)
P: (07) 3867 1231
W: www.boystown.com.au

QLD: Torso Art Display

Display of artwork by BoysTown clients on plaster torsos to tell their stories. (Logan City Council Chambers)

Tracey Veale (BoysTown)
P: (07) 3867 1231
W: www.boystown.com.au

QLD: Early Childhood Activity

Details to follow. (Deception Bay)

Tracey Veale (BoysTown)
P: (07) 3867 1231
W: www.boystown.com.au

VIC: Celebration of St Luke

Anti-Poverty Week will be discussed at the celebration of St Luke at Christ Church. (Christ Church, Cnr Acland and Eildon Road, St Kilda)

Fr Jim Minchin (Christ Church)
P: (03) 9534 9250

VIC: Homily for Anti-Poverty Week

A homily for Anti-Poverty Week during Mass at St. Columba's Elwood and Sacred Heart St. Kilda West Parish.

Maria George (St Columba's Elwood and Sacred Heart
P: (03) 9531 6120

WA: Saver Plus Stall

The Saver Plus Program for low income families helps parents to save for their children's education. Parents commit to 4 x 2.5hr financial literacy workshops and save a regular amount for 10 months. Their savings are then matched $1 for $1 (up to $500) to go towards their children's education costs. (Mandurah Childrens Festival)

Peta Berry (Anglicare WA)
P: (08) 9581 0531
W: http://www.anglicarewa.org.au/

WA: Poverty Sermon

Sermons on the 8th and 16th of October will cover the causes and issues around poverty. The material used in the sermon will be from the "Liberation Theology Movement" in South America and South Africa. (St. George's Church) 

Rev'd Dr Desiree Snyman (Anglican Parish of Dunsbo
P: (08) 9756 8105
W: http://www.bunbury.org.au/

VIC: Victorian Launch of Anti-Poverty Week

Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service, NAB and the Chairs of Victoria's Anti-Poverty Week will launch a new microfinance research report. At this opening event for Anti-Poverty Week the report will be launched by the Hon Jenny Macklin MP and it will also feature Simon McKeon, Australian of the Year. (Collingwood) 

Kristen (Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service)
P: (03) 8412 7342
W: www.goodshepvic.org.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Worship Service

English/Samoan congregation worships with Anti-Poverty theme promoting Tax Justice - to see Australia generate many more donor dollars for relieving poverty in our region. (St John's Uniting Church Essendon)

Rev Mark Dunn (St John's Uniting Church Essendon)
P: (03) 9375 1065
W: http://www.stjohnsessendon.org.au/

VIC: Funtasia Children's Festival

A great low cost and accessible treat for the family?

Visit FUNtasia Children's Festival, to mark Anti-Poverty Week, and meet the Saturday Disney Team, the Jitterbugs, great local talent and enjoy carnival rides, imaginative storytelling, a great range of activities all at NO CHARGE. Kids bring your teddy for the Teddy Bear's Picnic. Dress up to enter the FUNtasia costume competition and win great prizes. (The Lakes Reserve)

David Williamson (Brimbank City Council)
P: (03) 9249 4691
W: www.brimbank.vic.gov.au

VIC: Seminar on Causes of Wealth and Poverty

Christ Church are hosting a seminar on the causes of wealth and poverty. For further information please contact the community centre on (03) 9534 9250. (Christ Church Community Centre, cnr Acland and Eildon Road, St Kilda)

Fr Jim Minchin (Christ Church)
P: (03) 9534 3850

NSW: The Ansaar Project Food Bank

Al-Ghazzali Centre's Food Bank service is calling on people to donate non-perishable food items during Anti-Poverty Week. We will then package these foods into hampers and deliver to people in need on our database. (Al-Ghazzali Centre)

(Imam) Afroz Ali
P: 0412 198 729
W: http://ansaarproject.org

VIC: Mass and Homily

A homily for Anti-Poverty Week with Parish Priest-Father John Petrulis and Pastoral Associate Maria George. (Sacred Heart Church cnr Grey and Neptune Streets, St Kilda, 3182)

Maria George (St Kilda West and Elwood Parish)

TAS: APW Launch

A family fun day with BBQ, children's activities, jumping castle, lucky door prize and community choir. (Chigwell House, 2B, Myella Drive, Berriedale)

Kate Stuart (Mission Australia)
P: 03 6234 3240

VIC: Open Mind Fiesta

Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria will feature an Anti-Poverty Week information display at its 10th Anniversary Open Mind Fiesta. The hugely popular street festival, which attracts more than 25,000 people each year, is the closing event of Mental Health Week. This year it also takes place on the first day of Anti-Poverty Week. (Preston Central) 

Jennifer Collins & Lynda Watts
P: (03) 8486 4200
W: www.mifellowship.org

SA: Awareness Raising Event for the Burundian-Australian Community

This initiative is designed to educate community members about the causes and consequences of poverty, as well as, information on how to stay healthy, with a guest speaker from Primary Health Care. (Anglican Church Salisbury) 

Modeste (Assoc. of the Burundian Community)
P: 0435 877 157

VIC: Donation and Delivery of Vegetables

Veg Out is a community garden run by volunteers.  In recognition of Anti-Poverty Week we will collect vegetables and produce from member garden plots and deliver as a group to Sacred Heart Mission, for use in their Meals program. (Veg Out Community Gardens St Kilda) 

Liz Van Dort (Veg Out Community Gardens St Kilda I
P: 0413 993 737
W: www.vegout.asn.au

VIC: Film Screening: The Human Experience

As part of Anti-Poverty Week, parishes and youth groups throughout the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne will host free public screenings of the multi-award winning film, 'The Human Experience'. Winner of over 30 film festival awards The Human Experience is a true story of a group of young men who embark on a quest to discover the "true essence of the human spirit".  The men spend a week living homeless on the streets of New York, travel to Peru to work with young people abandoned by their parents, to Ghana to meet AIDS victims and to a leper colony. (Holy Trinity Parish, Queenscliff)

Kristen Toohey (Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne)
P: (03) 9926 5778

Monday 17 October

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VIC: Food Bin

We are collecting non perishable items of food for the local Uniting Care Church to hand out with their Emergency Relief Program. (Kildonan Uniting Care 188 McDonalds Rd Epping)

Lisa Stoddart (Kildonan Uniting Care)
P: (03) 8401 0100
W: www.kildonan.org.au

VIC: Food Drive

The Sydenham Community Centre aims to help fight poverty and hardship by holding a non-perishable food drive. You can donate tinned food, dried beans, pasta, grains, long life milk etc at Sydenham Community Centre. The food donated will be given to the Tin Shed in St Albans which operates a food drop for Brimbank residents. For further details contact Phyllis at the Sydenham Community Centre on 9390 3977.

David Williamson (Brimbank City Council)
P: (03) 9390 3977

VIC: Anti Poverty Week Information Display

Catholic Education Office Melbourne will be organising an information display during Anti-Poverty Week to raise awareness amongst staff about poverty issues. (Catholic Education Office, East Melbourne)

Tony Byrne (Catholic Education Office Melbourne)
P: (03) 9267 0342

VIC: Volunteering

Volunteers from NAB will assist serving meals in the Meals Program at Sacred Heart Mission. (Sacred Heart Mission) 

NAB

VIC: Volunteering

Volunteers from Star of the Sea will assist in the Meals Program at Sacred Heart Mission. (Sacred Heart Mission) 

Star of the Sea

NSW: Vinnies CEO Sleepout Video Reel Launch

To mark Anti-Poverty Week, the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW will be releasing a video montage from the Vinnies CEO Sleepout 2011 to all participating CEOs. The event, which takes place in June each year raised $4.2 million nationally to support Vinnies work with the homeless.

Julie McDonald (St Vincent de Paul Society)
P: (02) 9568 0225
W: www.vinnies.org.au

VIC: Donate a Can Morning

During Anti Poverty week, 15 Vinnies Centres will host a "Donate a Can Morning Tea". All proceeds raised will be allocated to a local conference for distribution to families in need. For further information about the times and venues for each morning tea please contact Livia Carusi.

Livia Carusi (St Vincent de Paul Society)
P: (03) 9895 5859
W: www.vinnies.org.au/vic

VIC: Reflection and Prayer

During Anti Poverty week, all 3800 Victorian St Vincent de Paul Conference Members are encouraged to reflect and pray for the elimination of poverty and suffering.

Livia Carusi (St Vincent de Paul Society)
P: (03) 9895 5859
W: www.vinnies.org.au/vic

NSW: Breakfast Seminar

An initiative by Uniting Care, the breakfast seminar will include an address by Maree O'Halloran, Director of the Welfare Rights Centre. (Uniting Care)

Tricia Brown (Uniting Care)
P: (02) 9376 1456

WA: Big Breakfast (Damper and Tea)

We are partnering with Centacare in Broome to have a Big Breakfast for the homeless clients that visit their Father MacMahon Centre for a breakfast meal every day. There will be approximately 90 clients and a number of agency representatives from Broome are also invited to come and have breakfast with the homeless to highlight awareness of poverty and engage with the clients to offer support. (Father MacMahon Centre (breakfast for homeless) Broome)

Steven Torres-Carne (Anglicare WA)
P: 0428 918 177
W: www.anglicarewa.org.au

VIC: Breakfast at St Mary's

Members from the Australian Labor and Liberal parties will be assisting in the breakfast service at St Mary's House of Welcome. (St Mary's House of Welcome) 

Liz Forsyth (Saint Mary's House of Welcome)
P: (03) 9417 6497
W: www.smhow.org.au

VIC: St Mary's House of Welcome Street Library

This event is designed to allow everyone access to a library service without a library card or having to return the book. Feel free to take, exchange or donate a book. (St Mary's House of Welcome) 

Mark Donchi (St Mary's House of Welcome)
P: (03) 9417 6497
W: www.smhow.org.au

VIC: The Big Issue Celebrity Selling Campaign

Celebrities and politicians will team up with Big Issue vendors for a day of selling in Melbourne to help breakdown stereotypes surrounding disadvantage and boost the confidence and self-esteem of vendors. (Melbourne)

Eszter Vasenszky
P: (03) 9663 9136
W: www.thebigissue.org.au

QLD: Wishing Tree Appeal

BoysTown staff to take a client's tag off the tree and purchase that client a Christmas gift. (BoysTown, Milton)

Tracey Veale (BoysTown)
P: (07) 3867 1231
W: www.boystown.com.au

VIC: Launch of RPI Report into Cost of Living

Launch of RPI Report into rising cost of living pressures and impacts on Australian households. (VCOSS)

John Kelly (St Vincent de Paul Society, VCOSS)
P: (03) 9654 5050
W: www.vcoss.org.au

QLD: Library Display

Head to Logan West Library to get  information about Anti Poverty Week as well as other supporting organisations: Benevolent Society, BoysTown, Red Cross, Link Up. Also available is flyers and timetables for the fantastic Early Years Centre, Browns Plains offering family support and playgroups for the local community. (Logan West Library) 

Marea Cantrill (The Benevolent Society)
P: (07) 3170 4600
W: www.bensoc.org.au

SA: Community Services Expo

Information, give-aways, face painting, children's activities, performances and more . . . (Centro Arndale Shopping Centre)

Western Region Anti Poverty Forum
P: (08) 8245 7136

TAS: Leon Compton's Morning Show

Join Bernadette Black for a discussion of Anti-Poverty Week on Leon Compton's radio morning show.

Bronwyn Lysaght (Colony 47)
P: (03) 6222 1518

NSW: Free Professional Portrait Photography

Open to the local community - the Ozanam Learning Centre will have available a FREE professional portrait photographer on site for people who may not have access to this kind of service. (Ozanam Learning Centre)

David (Matthew Talbot Homeless Services)
W: www.vinnies.org.au

QLD: Clothes and Toy Swap

This is a free event where members of the local community are encouraged to donate or swap clothes and toys. (Beaudesert Early Years Centre)

Jo Hayselden (The Benevolent Society)
P: (07) 5540 1500
W: www.bensoc..org.au

VIC: Donate A Can Morning Tea

All proceeds raised will be distributed to families in need. (Gerald Ward House)

Livia Carusi (St Vincent de Paul Society)
P: (03) 9895 5859
W: www.vinnies.org.au/vic

QLD: Humble Jumble

Centre parents will be able to bring in item/s to swap for ticket/s. The ticket can then be exchanged for an item of clothing, books, blankets, etc. (The Labardor Child & Family Centre) 

Brooke Hughes (The Benevolent Society)
P: (07) 5528 9691
W: www.bensoc.org.au

VIC: Morning Tea

Lighthouse will hold a morning tea for staff, volunteers and stakeholders to raise awareness of issues relating to poverty and homelessness. (Lighthouse Offices)

Kane Bowden (Lighthouse Foundation)
P: (03) 9093 7500
W: www.lighthousefoundation.org.au

NSW: Morning Tea

Morning tea with community sector workers to recognise the work that Council and community workers do to alleviate hardship and poverty in the Shoalhaven City area. (Shoalhaven City Council's reception room)  

Melissa Hedger (Shoalhaven City Council)
P: (02) 4429 3128

VIC: ASU Keeping the Promise

A morning tea and photo shoot showing our support for ending poverty in Australia and the rest of the world. (ASU Carlton building)

Brigid Marasco (ASU)
P: 0409 192 070
W: http://www.asu.asn.au/

SA: Grow Your Own Herbs

Guest Lynn from Disability Employment Services will give an address, followed by an afternoon session on how to grow your own herbs. (St Mary's Picket Fence) 

Donna Francis (Anglicare SA)
P: 0478 473 345

QLD: Clothing Drive

Centacare St Mary's Kingaroy will be donating clothes to the Kingaroy Lifeline office. (14 Mary Street, Kingaroy)

Helen (Centacare St Mary's Kingaroy)
P: (07) 4162 5096

SA: Launch of No Interest Loans Schemes Research on Households

The Good Shepard Youth and Family Services No Interest Loans Schemes (NILS) are launching their latest research on the impact of NILS for people who are excluded from safe affordable credit. (Uniting Care Wesley Adelaide Way Hall)

Julie McMahon (SA NILS Network Uniting Care Wesley
P: (08) 8202 5187
W: www.nils-sa.org.au

SA: Help plant a new garden

An invitation to the community to come and plant produce and learn about how to save money through home and community gardens. (Our Wellbeing Place, 108 Swanport Rd. Murray Bridge)

Ann Marie Garrett
W: www.ourwellbeingplace.org.au

QLD: Humble Jumble

Parents can come along and exchange an item/s for ticket/s. The ticket can then be exchanged for donated clothing, books, blankets etc. (North Gold Coast Early Years Centre) 

Carol Mortensen (The Benevolent Society)
P: (07) 5578 1346

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week NILS Handouts

We will be handing out free information packs giving local information on NILS scheme, emergency relief organisations and making people aware of Anti-Poverty Week. (Out the front of NAB branch, Wangaratta)

Ann & Julie (Anglicare)
P: (03) 5721 9088

QLD: Morning Tea & BBQ Lunch

South West Brisbane Community Options Program is holding a morning tea and BBQ lunch, as well as entertainment, painting, arts and crafts, edible gardens and massages to mark Anti-Poverty Week. (22 Melody Street, Jamboree Heights)

Kris (Centacare SWBCOP)
P: (07) 3376 3181

VIC: Launch of Anti-Poverty Week in Albury Wodonga

Silhouettes of homelessness (made by local primary school students) will be planted in Woodland Grove, a school band will play and the Week will be launched by a guest speaker (tbc). (Woodland Grove, Wodonga)

Julie Quin (Rural Housing Network Ltd.)
W: www.ruralhousing.com.au

VIC: Staff Morning Tea

Bringing together staff from across the organisation to launch APW. More to come. (Sacred Heart Mission)

Sharon Torney (Sacred Heart Mission)
P: (03) 9536 8433
W: www.sacredheartmission.org

NSW: NSW Anti-Poverty Week Launch

Launch event for Anti-Poverty Week in Western Sydney including a guest speaker from YHunger, fundraiser BBQ, art exhibition of youth art work, displays and information stalls. (Granville Youth and Community Recreation Centre)

Moana Keepa (Parramatta City Council)
P: (02) 9897 9741
W: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au

TAS: New Approaches to Alleviating Poverty in Tasmania (Panel Discussion)

A panel discussion with Cassy O'Connor, Jacquie Petrusma, and Rebecca White. Facilitated by David Adams. Refreshments to follow. Please RSVP by October 12. (Parliament House, Room 2)

Browyn Lysaght (Colony 47)
P: (03) 6222 1518

VIC: The Role Unions Play in Reducing Poverty

Shelley Marshall, Senior Lecturer of Business Law and Taxation at Monash University, labour activist and academic will speak on legal and organisational techniques for vulnerable and informal workers, as well as corporate accountability. (Victorian Trades Hall Council, corner of Lygon and Victoria St, Carlton) 

Jennifer O'Donnell-Pirisi (Victorian Trades Hall C
P: (03) 9659 3511
W: http://www.vthc.org.au/

NSW: Hip Hop Workshop

Nate Mendelsohn "Nacho Pop from So You Think You Can Dance Australia Seasons 1 & 2 will be running a free community Hip Hop workshop. (99 Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo) 

David (Matthew Talbot Homeless Services)
W: www.vinnies.org.au

TAS: We Are The 200 Photo Exhibition

WE ARE THE 200 is a Clean Start photo exhibition showcasing 10 of the 200 men and women who clean Hobart's CBD buildings every evening. These 200 have been fighting for a Living Wage for over the past 5 years. By sharing the lives of these 10 cleaners, we hope you will recognise their humanity and support them in their struggle. (Parliament Lawn, Hobart)

Kito Alvarez (United Voice)
P: (03) 6220 3222
W: www.facebook.com/CleanStartTAS

VIC: Theological Reflection

Ecumenical theological reflection on Anti-Poverty Week. (UCA Synod Centre)

Jill Ruzbacky (VCC Social Questions Commission)
P: (03) 9251 5266

VIC: Lunch at St Mary's House of Welcome

A member from the Australian Labor Party will be assisting in the lunch service at St Mary's House of Welcome. (St Mary's House of Welcome) 

Liz Forsyth (Saint Mary's House of Welcome)
P: (03) 9417 6497
W: www.smhow.org.au

VIC: Volunteering during Anti-Poverty Week

Students from Star of the Sea will be working in the Meals Program at Sacred Heart Mission to mark Anti-Poverty Week. (Sacred Heart Mission)

Star of the Sea

TAS: Free BBQ

Free barbecue to promote awareness of Anti-Poverty Week. (Colony 47, 192 Charles St)

Bronwyn Lysaght (Colony 47)
P: (03) 6222 1518

QLD: Luncheon Seminar

Social Entrepreneurism: Can It Make A Difference? Speakers Nic Bolto, The Difference Magazine, and Juliette Wright, CEO and founder of GIVIT, talk about poverty and how individuals and organisations can make a difference. (Hosted by Brisbane City Council) 

Karen Plitt (The Benevolent Society)
P: 0418 777 515
W: www.bensoc.org.au

TAS: Walk & BBQ

An invitation to the community to join the staff of Colony 47 and walk from the lawns of Parliament House to finish with a BBQ at Colony 47 Allport Building, 446 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart. The walk and BBQ will raise awareness of issues relating to poverty in Hobart and Tasmania and showcases Colony 47's contributions to poverty preventions. The walk will directly follow the New Approach to Alleviating Poverty in Tasmania Panel Discussion at Parliament House, Room 2. 

Browyn Lysaght (Colony 47)
P: (03) 6222 1518

SA: Anti-Poverty Week Installations

Come and view installations designed to inspire reflection and action on display around the church. Designed for city workers, residents and visitors. Open each day 12-2pm except Wednesday. (Pilgrim Uniting Church)

Rev Sandy Boyce (Pilgrim Uniting Church)
P: 0409 283 004
W: http://pilgrim.org.au

NT: Pack Sort and Deliver!

Come and help support Anti-Poverty Week with Mission Australia, by assisting with the packing and delivering of relief kits and blankets. Full training and support will be provided to volunteers. (2 Caryota Court, Coconut Grove, Darwin)

Mission Australia
P: (08) 8948 0523
W: www.missionaustralia.com.au

SA: Time for Living Wage for Cleaners

Shopping centre cleaners and supporters are meeting over lunch to discuss the next stop in their campaign for fair pay and fair treatment. Visit their website at www.cleanstart.org.au. (Tea Tree Plaza Shopping Centre Food Court) 

Chris Field (United Voice)
P: 0419 829 762
W: www.unitedvoice.org.au

VIC: Malvern Mothers' Group Morning Tea

To mark Anti-Poverty Week, our Malvern Mothers' Group will hold a morning tea and collect donations for St Kilda's Sacred Heart Mission. (Malvern)

Liz Van Dort (Malvern Mother's Group)
P: 0413 993 737

NSW: Volunteering Information Session

Looking for volunteer opportunities while you study? There are a number of local bodies that provide you with valuable skills an experience while you contribute to your local community. With guest speakers from Anglicare and the Salvation Army. (Morven Brown Building, Room G4, UNSW)

Xavier O'Halloran (The Social Justice Project)
P: (02) 9385 2850
W: www.facebook.com/APW.at.UNSW

NSW: Prosecutions Under Australia's Anti-People Smuggling Legislation: The Real Stories

THE EXPERIENCES OF A CAMPAIGNER & A CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER REPRESENTING
INDONESIAN BOYS CHARGED WITH PEOPLE SMUGGLING IN AUSTRALIA. The Diplomacy Training Program & UNSW Migrant Refugee Rights Project (MRRP) with the Indonesian Solidarity Network invite you to a forum with: EDWINA LLOYD Blair Criminal Lawyers, Solicitor defending Indonesian boys and adults charged with people smuggling and GERRY GEORGATOS Human Rights Alliance, Campaigner on behalf of Indonesian children in Australian jails. (G04 Lecture Theatre, Law Faculty Building, UNSW)

Amy Rogers (Australian Human Rights Centre)

VIC: Launch of Community Connect Food Relief Partnership Pilot

Event to launch the Community Connect Pilot with SecondBite and the Red Cross. (Geelong Food Relief Centre)

Toni Aslett (Red Cross)
P: (03) 83277 7888
W: www.redcross.org.au

SA: Information Session and Afternoon Tea

Australian Red Cross works with people who are made vulnerable through the process of migration to ensure they receive the humanitarian support they need while their immigration status is being resolved. We are hosting an information session and afternoon tea to provide an opportunity for migrants and support workers to meet one another face to face and to offer our thanks for such support. 

Julia McGrath (Australian Red Cross)
P: (08) 8100 4514

NT: Community Dinner

Experience the taste of Multicultural Darwin at a community dinner to mark Anti-Poverty Week. Guests will have the opportunity to chat with people from all over the world and to learn from their stories and experiences. Dinner will be catered for by My Sister's Kitchen, so tasty and authentic flavours are guaranteed. We will also have special guest performers including One Mob, One County and The Tongan Youth Group. (Darwin Community Arts, Chambers Cresent Theatre, Malak) 

Luke Gosling
P: 0488 484 689

NSW: Call & Response Documentary Screening

This documentary goes deep undercover where slavery is thriving from the child brothels of Cambodia to the slave brick kilns of rural India to reveal that in 2009, Slave Traders made more money than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined (Chemical Sciences Theatre M10, UNSW).

Xavier O'Halloran (The Social Justice Project)
P: (02) 9385 2850
W: www.facebook.com/APW.at.UNSW

Tuesday 18 October

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SA: State Conference

The Red Cross State Conference involves staff, members and volunteers and will have a focus on Anti-Poverty Week and forgotten migrants. Members of the Migration Support Team will present on current issues facing this group. The team from the Step Out project, staff and participants will also present on vulnerable young people who are in the juvenile justice system. 

Julia McGrath (Australian Red Cross)
P: (08) 8100 4500
W: www.redcross.org.au

VIC: Breakfast at St Mary's House of Welcome

Members from the Australian Labor, Liberal and Greens Parties will be assisting in the breakfast service at St Mary's House of Welcome. (St Mary's House of Welcome) 

Liz Forsyth (Saint Mary's House of Welcome)
P: (03) 9417 6497
W: www.smhow.org.au

NSW: The Big Issue Celebrity Selling Campaign

Celebrities and politicians will team up with Big Issue vendors for a day of selling in Sydney to help breakdown stereotypes surrounding disadvantage and boost the confidence and self-esteem of vendors. (Sydney)

Eszter Vasenszky
P: (03) 9663 9136
W: www.thebigissue.org.au

SA: Food Wise Workshop

An opportunity to come and learn simple ways of preparing healthy meals on a limited budget. Using the 'Go for 2 and 5' material currently being promoted in Australia and the recipes available on its website. (Mount Barker Family House)

Sean Hames (Mount Barker Family House)
P: (08) 8391 2747
W: www.mountbarkerfamilyhouse.org.au

SA: Global Poverty Project Presentation

A PowerPoint and speaker for young people to raise their awareness and get them involved in making a difference. (Kapunda High School Gym)

Elizabeth Gary-Smith (KHS)
P: (08) 8566 2203

NSW: Seminar on Insecurity of Employment in Human Services

Insecurity and casualisation of employment is contributing to a growing group of working poor. This seminar looks at Insecurity of Employment in Human Services. Speakers include: Professor Gabrielle Meagher, Professor of Social Policy, University of Sydney; Michael Flinn, Deputy Secretary, ASU NSW & ACT (Services) Branch; John Flazon, President, St Vincent de Paul Society. (Lecture Theatre 351 Education Building, University of Sydney, Camperdown) 

Margaret Hickie (ASU NSW & ACT (Services) Branch)
P: (02) 9310 4000
W: www.asu.org.au

NSW: Essential Services and Affordability Forum

Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) is holding a free forum for community workers, government and other advocates; with speakers from EWON, Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, AGL, Sydney Water and Integral Energy/Origin. See EWON's website to register for this event. (Campbelltown RSL Club Camden Rd Campbelltown)

Narelle Brown (Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON)
P: (02) 8218 5241
W: www.ewon.com.au

SA: Community Services Expo

Information, give-aways, face painting, children's activities, performances and more . . . (Centro Arndale Shopping Centre)

Western Region Anti Poverty Forum
P: (08) 8245 7136

VIC: Start of Work and Learning Centres

Event to mark start of innovative new Work and Learning Centre initiative with local employers, not-for-profit organisations and government partners. (Centre for Work and Learning, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy) 

Sheryle Luttrell (Victorian Government)
P: (03) 9096 0734
W: www.dhs.vic.gov.auEv

NSW: Food Security Training

Food security is everyone's business. Learn about the reasons for, issues associated with, and ways of tackling food insecurity. (1 Mount Annan Drive, Mount Annan, Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living) 

Benjamin Chahola (Health Promotion Service)
P: (02) 9780 2856

SA: Menzies Morning Tea

A morning tea to raise awareness about poverty and severe hardship. (15 Fullarton Road, Kent Town)

Michelle Tweddle
P: (08) 8132 6315
W: www.menzies.edu.au

VIC: Making the Difference (Morning Tea)

Making Poverty History starts with the people and agencies who are 'Making the Difference' in the lives of residents affected by poverty. The event will showcase the work of innovative local social enterprises and programs and include an interactive component to test our resilience. (St Kilda Town Hall Auditorium, Cnr of Carlisle St and Brighton Rd)

Alicia Hooper (City of Port Phillip)
P: (03) 9209 6338
W: www.portphillip.vic.gov.au

NSW: Morning Tea

Morning tea to mark Anti-Poverty Week, hosted by Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Robert Kok. (TBC)

Rod Kirkman (City of Sydney)
P: (02) 9265 9286

NSW: Bake Sale Fundraiser

Cake and information stall with funds raised going to an Indigenous charity. (UNSW Library Lawn) 

Sylvia Turner

SA: Expo

Service providers in the Playford area will be available to provide residents with information and advice on budgeting and healthy eating on a budget. (Elizabeth Downs Primary School)

Ann Brown (Northern Area Community & Youth Service
P: (08) 8252 2474
W: www.nacys.asn.au

VIC: Human Rights Workshop

RMIT, VLGA and VCOSS are hosting participatory workshops to facilitate people's understanding of human rights, the relevance of human rights to everyday life and to provide tools to develop a human rights based approach to service delivery and policy development organisations. (Wangaratta Library)

John Kelly (VCOSS)
P: (03) 9654 5050
W: http://humanrightswangaratta-eorg.eventbrite.com

SA: Financial Literacy Display

An information display on a variety of financial issues will be provided for the local community. The display is a joint initiative of Anglicare SA and UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide. (Seaford Shopping Centre)

Kylie Leffers (UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide Inc.)
P: (08) 8202 5010
W: www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

VIC: Morning Tea

Morning tea to mark Anti-Poverty Week. (40 Bellair St, Kensington)

Cyndy (Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley LLEN)
P: 0425 755 919

QLD: Big Cake Bake

Please bring a cake or two (one to eat, one to auction). It doesn't have to be a cake, a slice of dessert will do. Coffee and tea will be provided. Everyone is welcome and please bring a friend. (Red Cross Branch, Rockhampton)

Coral Raatz (Red Cross)
P: (07) 4927 3080

QLD: Gold Coin Entry

Centacare Enoggera will be raising money to donate to Rosies Friends on the Street. Live Entertainment by "Noel"  the Bush Poet. Monster Raffles all day. All donations welcome.  Beautiful hand made Doll will be raffled. (320 South Pine Road, Enoggera) 

Cassie Thompson (Centacare Enoggera)
P: (07) 3354 0999

QLD: Financial Inclusion Forum

A free forum for community sector staff designed to present options and discuss avenues for financial inclusion. This event is a facilitated discussion about how we can provide better financial support to our communities. Our special guest Noel Whittaker, Australia's money management visionary, will present some insightful and practical advice for improving financial literacy. Please join us for a social lunch from 12.15pm. (Paddington Hall, 10 Moreton St, Paddington)  

Giselle Di Paolo, Tennille Lamb and Steph Rogers
P: (07) 3851 8014
W: www.communify.org.au and www.fairfinance.com.au

TAS: We Are The 200 Photo Exhibition

WE ARE THE 200 is a Clean Start photo exhibition showcasing 10 of the 200 men and women who clean Hobart's CBD buildings every evening. These 200 have been fighting for a Living Wage for over the past 5 years. By sharing the lives of these 10 cleaners, we hope you will recognise their humanity and support them in their struggle. (Elizabeth Street Mall, Hobart)

Kito Alvarez (United Voice)
P: (03) 6220 3222
W: www.facebook.com/CleanStartTAS

QLD: Sausage Sizzle & Information Day

Centacare Caboolture and Centacare Waminda are combining to have a sausage sizzle and information day to mark Anti-Poverty Week. (Caboolture Centenary Lakes)

Fiona Smith and Debra Bonner (Centacare Caboolture
P: (07) 5490 6800

VIC: BBQ for Kids

MacKillop Family Services staff will donate children's school supplies to raise awareness of the impact poverty has on children's participation in education. (MacKillop Family Services, 118 Commercial Rd, Footscray, 3011)

Stephanie Russell (MacKillop Family Services)
P: (03) 9699 9177
W: www.mackillop.org.au

QLD: Clothes and Toys Swap

This is a free event where the community are encouraged to donate or swap clothes and toys. (Browns Plains Early Years Centre, Cnr Wineglass Drive & Middle Rd)

Judyann Towell (Benevolent Society)
P: (07) 3800 4177
W: www.bensoc..org.au

VIC: Film Screening

Lighthouse will screen The Oasis, a film about youth homelessness, in the boardroom for all staff. (Lighthouse Foundation)

Kane Bowden (Lighthouse Foundation)
P: (03) 9093 7500
W: www.lighthousefoundation.org.au

VIC: Staff BBQ

Staff are asked to contribute $5-$10 and a can of food, with all proceeds to be donated to Anglicare's Emergency Relief Funds. (Anglicare Victoria Yarraville) 

Jo Calleja
P: (03) 9396 7400

ACT: Anti-Poverty Week Lecture

The lecture will be delivered by Associate Professor Peter Butterworth from the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University. The talk will identify the social consequences of common mental health disorders, with a particular focus on employment, welfare receipt and social exclusion. (Griffith Centre, Civic)

Jeremy Halcrow (Anglicare Canberra and Goulburn)
P: (02) 6245 7128

VIC: Lunch at St Mary's House of Welcome

Members from the Australian Labor Party will be assisting in the lunch service at St Mary's House of Welcome. (St Mary's House of Welcome) 

Liz Forsyth (Saint Mary's House of Welcome)
P: (03) 9417 6497
W: www.smhow.org.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week BBQ

BBQ fun at Anglicare Victoria in support of Anti-Poverty Week. (65 Church Street)

Trent (Anglicare Victoria)
P: (03) 5133 9998

NSW: Bike Repair Workshop

With Youth Allowance payments 48% below the Henderson poverty line we know money is tight while you are studying.. Why not come down to our FREE bike repair workshop. (Quadrangle Lawn, UNSW)

Eytan Rocheta

SA: Shoestring Comfort Food

3 hands on cooking workshops using cheap cuts of meat, seasonal fruit and veg. (Aberfoyle Community Centre)

Ellen Jezierski (Aberfoyle Community Centre)
P: (08) 8270 5377
W: www.aberfoylecc.org/

NT: Pack Sort and Deliver!

Come and help support Anti-Poverty Week with Mission Australia, by assisting with the packing and delivering of relief kits and blankets. Full training and support will be provided to volunteers. (2 Caryota Court, Coconut Grove, Darwin) 

Mission Australia
P: (08) 8948 0523
W: www.missionaustralia.com.au

QLD: 'Your Looking at $5: Anti-Poverty Chef Challenge' Book Launch

Red Cross will be launching the 2011 edition of their 'You're Looking at $5' recipe book. The event will also include lunch, with meals from the book being served. (Jeays St Community Centre, 12 Jeays St, Bowen Hills) 

Kathryn Cunneen (Australian Red Cross)

VIC: Vulnerable People

Australian Red Cross shines a light on people who are experiencing poverty, homelessness and food insecurity. (Australian Red Cross) 

Roz Wollmering (Australian Red Cross)
P: (03) 9345 1859
W: www.redcross.org.au

QLD: QCOSS Annual Poverty Statement Release

QCOSS will release it's annual poverty statement at a lunchtime media and news conference. (535 Wickham Tce, Spring Hill)

Mark Jeffery (Queensland Council of Social Service
P: 0419 732 583
W: www.qcoss.org.au

WA: Ecumenical Anti-Poverty Week Service

All are invited to attend the 2011 Ecumenical Anti-Poverty Week Service. This year's service will be on the theme "Forgotten families of offenders and victims of crime". Keynote address will be given by Rev Monsignor Michael Keating. (St Mary's Cathedral, Perth)

Terry Quinn
P: (08) 9422 7900

QLD: Open Day Activities & High Tea

Centacare Resident Support Program is holding an open day activities and High Tea in support of Anti-Poverty Week. Gold coin donation for the High Tea. (1227 Logan Road, Mount Gravatt)

Jill (Centacare Resident Support Program)
P: (07) 3343 6317

TAS: Launch of $2 For Change by Premier Lara Giddings

Launch of Colony 47's new fund raising initiative, $2 for Change, by Premier Lara Giddings. (The Battery Point Steakhouse, cnr of Francis Street and Hamden Road, Battery Point) 

Bornwyn Lysaght (Colony 47)
P: (03) 6222 1518

SA: 1.4 Billion Reasons for Youth

1.4 Billion Reasons for Youth is an interactive education tool designed to raise awareness and inspire Australian youth to become local advocates for change. Designed by aid and development experts, child rights specialists, and experienced educators, the presentation is used to empower young people to 'think globally, and act locally'. (Kapunda High School)

Sandra Opoku (Global Poverty Project)
P: (03) 9654 8678
W: www.globalpovertyproject/youth

VIC: No home at the end of the road?

Launch of the 'No home at the end of the road' research followed by Coffee Shop Forum on Older Women and Housing. Why are older women becoming the emerging demographic within the homelessness and assisted housing sector? With Dr Andrea Sharam (Research Fellow Swinburne Uni), Shelley Mallett (Hanover) & Jeanette Large (Victorian Women's Housing Association). (Hamodava Cafe (Behind 69 Bourke Street, Melbourne (The Salvation Army 614 Project)

Hendrika Jooste (VIC SPPU)
P: (03) 9353 5227
W: www.salvationarmy.org.au

NSW: Live Band Against Poverty!

The Black Turtles will be playing a Live gig against Poverty! (99 Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo)

David (Matthew Talbot Homeless Services)
W: www.vinnies.org.au

VIC: 1.4 Billion Reasons for Youth

The Global Poverty Project presented to Year 10 students. 1.4 Billion Reasons for Youth is an interactive education tool designed to raise awareness and inspire Australian youth to become local advocates for change. Designed by aid and development experts, child rights specialists, and experienced educators, the presentation is used to empower young people to 'think globally, and act locally'. (Geelong Grammar School)

The Global Poverty Project

VIC: Talk on Issues of Poverty

Marika Fengler from Sacred Heart Mission will visit St Columba's Primary School to speak with children and parents. (St Columba's Primary School)

Jane Hearnes (Elwood St Kilda West Catholic Parish
P: (03) 9531 6120

NSW: Sistas for Sistas

During Girls Drop In, girls are going to make jewellery to sell at the end of year event with proceeds going to local female youth whom have been affected by poverty (via Anglicare). (Granville Youth and Community Recreation Centre)

Moana Keepa (Parramatta City Council)
P: (02) 9897 9741
W: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Afternoon Tea

Participants in the afternoon tea will bake goodies to sell for gold coin donations. Money will be donated to the Australian Red Cross. 

Bonnie (DEECD)

QLD: Family Dinner

Mission Australia RAI Deception Bay is partnering with the Deception Bay Neighourhood Centre and BoysTown Deception Bay to host a healthy eating cooking demonstration and family dinner. Participants will receive a local community agency resource sheet, a locally produced 'Cooking for Families on a Budget' recipe book and will be able to bring household items to swap at the 'Swap Table'. (RAI Deception Bay, 101 Esplanade, Deception Bay) 

Laurel Howners (Mission Australia RAI, Deception B
P: 0419 972 655

TAS: Dorothy Pearce Address

This year's speaker for the annual Dorothy Pearce Address is Dr. Cassandra Goldie, Chief Executive of the Australian Council of Social Service. The talk is in celebration of the 50th birthday of the Tasmanian Council of Social Service. (Hobart, venue TBC)

TasCOSS
P: 03 6231 0755

SA: Anglicare SA Annual Business Forum on Poverty

(Mortlock Chamber, State Library of SA)

Jackie Burman

NT: "You wouldn't read about it'

A panel of journalists and commentators examine the media's role in reporting issues of poverty. (Museum and Art Gallery NT, Darwin)

Northern Territory Council of Social Services
W: http://www.ntcoss.org.au/

WA: Conversations on Tap

Public debate on: The Morality of Climate Change - Who Cares? With speakers Dr Lucy Morris, CEO of Baptistcare, Keynote Speaker, Mike O'Leary, Coastal Marine Scientist and Jim Smith, Helath of Catholic Earth Care. Dr Lucy Morris will be talking about the links between climate change and poverty. (University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Campus) 

Tom Gannon (University of Notre Dame Australia)
P: (08) 9433 0629
W: www.nd.edu.au

SA: Cooking on a Budget

A free cooking class with all attendees cooking and eating a "home cooked" meal. There will be information about healthy and affordable eating, with tips and tricks for storage and lots more. The event will be supplemented by healthy cooking, budgeting and eating activities during the week prior. Contact the Hut for details. (Heathfield High School)

Karly Chandler and Gael Fogarty (The Hut Community
P: (08) 8339 4400 or 04
W: www.thehut.org.au

NT: The Relationship Between Health and Poverty Panel

Panel discussions will be followed by light refreshments at Cornucopia. Panelists include; Father Frank Brennan SJ AO, John Paterson - AMSANT, Jenny Clearly - NT Health and Fran Pagdin - Top End Mental Health Services and more. Moderated by Colin McDonald QC - Chair of Royal Darwin Hospital. (Museum and Art Gallery NT, Darwin) 

Luke Gosling

Wednesday 19 October

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SA: SACOSS Cost of Living Summit

An invitation only event bringing together leaders in business, university, government and community sectors to create real and achievable policy ideas in key cost of living areas. (Lakes Resort Hotel, West Lakes)

Vivian Clark (SACOSS)
P: 08 8305 4224
W: sacoss.org.au

NSW: Green Scarf Day

Wear a Green Scarf to work/school/university today and donate to the Horn of Africa Emergency Appeal. (UNSW Campus) 

Tanvir Uddin

VIC: School Presentation to Year 9 Aquinas Students

Sacred Heart Mission will be giving a presentation to year 9 Aquinas students about homelessness, the work of the Mission and to discuss what the students can do to tackle disadvantage in our community. (Sacred Heart Mission)

Marika Fengler (Sacred Heart Mission)
P: (03) 9536 8498
W: www.sacredheartmission.org

NSW: Working People in Poverty

United Voice press conference and report on "Working People in Poverty". (TBC)

Nick Osborne (United Voice)

VIC: Donor Information Breakfast

This is an interactive breakfast with people learning more about poverty and its impact on people's lives. Attendees will be asked to put themselves in other people's shoes to get a greater understanding of the issues people living in poverty face. (TBC)

Sharon Torney (Sacred Heart Mission)
P: (03) 9536 8433
W: www.sacredheartmission.org

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week BBQ Breakfast

This free community BBQ is a combined event with CQ regional Red Cross including PHaMs and other services who work with homeless people in the region. (Riverbank BBQ Rockhampton) 

Anne Meehan (Red Cross)
P: (07) 4922 8056
W: www.redcross.org.au

VIC: IFCW World Forum

The 2011 World Forum will explore the theme of education as a first priority for enabling and equipping children from across the globe to reach their potential, to participate fully in community life, and to contribute to the wellbeing of others. (Melbourne Cricket Ground) 

Andrew Yule (International Forum for Child Welfare
P: (03) 9412 6137
W: http://ifcw.org/index.php

VIC: Breakfast at St Mary's House of Welcome

Members from the Australian Labor and Liberal parties will be assisting in the breakfast service at St Mary's House of Welcome. (St Mary's House of Welcome)

Liz Forsyth (Saint Mary's House of Welcome)
P: (03) 9417 6497
W: www.smhow.org.au

NT: Arts In The Long Grass Exhibition

Darwin Larrakia Nation's HEAL 'Arts In The Long Grass Program' encourages long grassers and other homeless people to meet and work on painting, weaving and other activities. (East Point Road, Fannie Bay, 2nd BBQ)

Chandran (Larrakia Nation)
P: 0433 100 834
W: www.larrakia.com

SA: Food Security

We will highlight food insecurity by exploring local sources of affordable, fresh and nutritious food. To coincide with the launch of Wednesday trading at the Gepps Cross Markets we will invite participants and clients to visit the market and purchase food for the week. Those who wish to can attend lunch and we will disseminate information on nutrition, food storage ideas, compare purchases with supermarket prices, swap recipes and tips for making food last longer.

Julia McGrath (Australian Red Cross)
P: (08) 8100 4500
W: www.redcross.org.au

SA: Community Services Expo

Information, give-aways, face painting, children's activities, performances and more . . . (Centro Arndale Shopping Centre)

Western Region Anti Poverty Forum
P: (08) 8245 7136

SA: Anti-Poverty Morning Tea

Invitation to staff, clients and stakeholders to join a morning tea to create awareness of Anti-Poverty Week. (Therapia Physiotherapy) 

Therapia Physiotherapy
P: 0412 955 815
W: www.therapia.com.au

VIC: Youth Homelessness Presentation

A Lighthouse carer and former resident will give a presentation on poverty and youth homelessness in Australia during the all staff meeting. (Lighthouse Foundation)

Kane Bowden (Lighthouse Foundation)
P: (03) 9093 7500
W: www.lighthousefoundation.org.au

SA: Poverty Work Experience

Staff from Penrice Soda Products will visit Uniting Care Wesley at Port Adelaide to understand their operations and meet staff and clients. (Uniting Care Wesley Pt, Adelaide)

Hamilton Calder (CEDA)
P: (08) 8211 7222

SA: Poverty Work Experience

Staff from Flinders University will visit Uniting Care Wesley at Port Adelaide to understand their operations during and meet staff and clients. (Positive Life SA)

Hamilton Calder (CEDA)
P: (08) 8211 7222

QLD: Staff Anti-Poverty Week Morning Tea

Staff will share morning tea and discuss Anti-Poverty Week including the QCOSS annual Poverty Statement. (QCOSS, 20 Pidgeon Cl, West End, QLD)

Mark Jeffery (Queensland Council of Social Service
P: 0419 732 583
W: www.qcoss.org.au

SA: Anti-Poverty Week Morning Tea

A get together for members of the Office of Non Government Schools and Services to raise awareness about anti poverty initiatives.  (Level 15, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide) 

Judith Bemmer (Office of Non-Government Schools an
P: (08) 8226 0042
W: www.ngss.sa.edu.au

QLD: Free Family Fun Discussion & Swap

The Women's Health & Mother Baby Hub will be showcasing a variety of services and information to help support families who are parenting on a budget. There will be free books, a free child health nurse drop in clinic from 9.30-11.15am, free parenting class for new parents with babies up to 12 months from 11.30-12.15pm, and a free morning tea for new mums from 10.30am-11.15am. Swap shop will also be open, bring along up to 10 items of childrens' or maternity clothing, books or toys (no fluffy toys please) to swap. (Women's Health & Mother Baby Hub)  

Renee Veldman-Tentori (The Benevolent Society)
P: (07) 3205 6860
W: www.motherbabyhub.com.au

TAS: Anglicare Social Action Research Centre (SARC) Forum

This event will showcase some of the research and reports that SARC have been working on recently. These will include Anita Pryor's mental health and homelessness report, "A Big Mental Sigh", and also Jo Flanagan's recently released report "The Price of Poverty". We will also discuss recent food security research through TFARC (The Tasmanian Food Access Research Coalition). (Tailrace Centre, 32 Elouera Street, Launceston)

Ann Hughes (Anglicare)
P: (03) 6213 3567

VIC: Australians for Affordable Housing Victorian Launch

Australians for Affordable Housing is a coalition of over 60 national housing, welfare and community sector organisations established to highlight the problem of housing affordability in Australia and call on all levels of government to make sure that all Australians can find an affordable home. At the Victorian Launch research from Community Information Victoria will be released about the impact that high rents have on families seeking emergency relief. (The Long Room, Frankston Library, 60 Payne St, Frankston)

Sarah Toohey (Australians for Affordable Housing)
P: (03) 9654 5050
W: www.housingstressed.org.au

VIC: Morning Tea

Gather to meet associates and purchase goods supplied by the Good Shepard Trading Circle, Josephite Sisters Women's Employment Project and the Afghan Women's Cooking Group. (Knox Centre)

Terry O'Shannassy (Catholic Social Services)
P: (03) 9287 5570
W: www.css.org.au

TAS: We Are The 200 Photo Exhibition

WE ARE THE 200 is a Clean Start photo exhibition showcasing 10 of the 200 men and women who clean Hobart's CBD buildings every evening. These 200 have been fighting for a Living Wage for over the past 5 years. By sharing the lives of these 10 cleaners, we hope you will recognise their humanity and support them in their struggle. (Salamanca Square, Hobart)

Kito Alvarez (United Voice)
P: (03) 6220 3222
W: www.facebook.com/CleanStartTAS

SA: Free Lunch

Freshly cooked pancakes will be offered as a free lunch in the Goodwill Store. (Goodwill, Christies Beach)

Kylie Leffers (UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide Inc.)
P: (08) 8202 5010
W: www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

QLD: Trash & Treasure

Our Bundaberg HomeStay office will be holding a free BBQ and free Trash & Treasure (people are able to receive free goods that have been donated) in the park. Entertainment will be provided as well as information. (Bundaberg HomeStay Office, Hervey Bay)

Janna Purdy (Centacare)
P: (07) 4194 0172

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week 2011 Brunch

The Equity Programs and Distance Education Directorate will be hosting an event that will focus on youth homelessness by promoting a new information resource on youth homelessness and collecting donations for the OASIS Youth Support Network. (Oxford Street State Office)

Phillip Hart (NSW Department of Education and Comm
P: (02) 9266 8931
W: http://www.lowsesschools.nsw.edu.au/

SA: Community Awareness Lunch

You are invited to join the Centre for a community awareness lunch to discuss the impact of poverty on families and the community. Each participant will receive a gift bag at the event. (1 Tumbria Court, Mitchell Park)

Eileen Phan (Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre)
P: (08) 8277 8435
W: www.marion.sa.gov.au

WA: Conference Presentation

Brief presentation on Anti-Poverty Week with an emphasis on international perspectives during the Anglicare Great Southern Staff Conference. (St Johns Albany)

Tim Christie (Anglicare WA)
P: (08) 9845 6666

VIC: Staff BBQ

We are holding a staff BBQ and asking for a $10 contribution with proceeds donated to our homeless programs. We will hold an exhibition at central office of art and poetry created by our clients to help raise awareness and generate discussion. A guest speaker will talk about the impacts of poverty on the community and we will ask staff to donate any good quality clothing or shoes. (Anglicare Victoria Central Office)

Eithne Donlon
P: (03) 9412 6111

VIC: Lunch at St Mary's House of Welcome

Members from the Australian Labor and Liberal Parties will be assisting in the lunch service at St Mary's House of Welcome. (St Mary's House of Welcome) 

Liz Forsyth (Saint Mary's House of Welcome)
P: (03) 9417 6497
W: www.smhow.org.au

VIC: Community Lunch

All are welcome to Sunshine Mission's special community lunch to raise awareness about the impacts of poverty in Brimbank. (Uniting Care Sunshine Mission, 32 Withers Street, Sunshine)

Ces Martin (Uniting Care)
P: (03) 9311 5900

TAS: Sausage Sizzle

Snag yourself a sausage and find out about Anti-Poverty Week and what your rights are under anti-discrimination law. $2 per sausage. Money raised will be donated to the Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning. (Wall of Friendship, 188 Collins Street, Hobart (Sunken Garden))

Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner
P: (03) 6233 4841

NT: Pack Sort and Deliver!

Come and help support Anti-Poverty Week with Mission Australia, by assisting with the packing and delivering of relief kits and blankets. Full training and support will be provided to volunteers. (2 Caryota Court, Coconut Grove, Darwin) 

Mission Australia
P: (08) 8948 0523
W: www.missionaustralia.com.au

QLD: Sausage Sizzle

Gold coin donation to buy Christmas gifts for BoysTown clients. (BoysTown, Redlands)

Tracey Veale (BoysTown)
P: (07) 3867 1231
W: www.boystown.com.au

QLD: Board Room Luncheon

Guest speaker (TBA) and local service providers invited to discuss local APW issues. (BoysTown, Milton)

Tracey Veale (BoysTown)
P: (07) 3867 1231
W: www.boystown.com.au

QLD: Sausage Sizzle

Gold coin donation to buy gifts to put under the Christmas Tree for BoysTown's Wishing Tree Appeal. (BoysTown, Ipswich)

Tracey Veale (BoysTown)
P: (07) 3867 1231
W: www.boystown.com.au

VIC: Staff Development Event

CHP staff are conducting a staff development session with members of the Peer Education Support Program to discuss current initiatives being undertaken in assisting those who have experienced homelessness in the past year. (Council To Homeless Persons)

Council to Homeless Persons

TAS: Lunch on the Lawn

A community event to mark Anti-Poverty Week. Live music and food (by donation). (Clarence Council Lawns)

Loui's Van, Clarence and Second Bite

VIC: Staff Lunch

Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria will hold a staff lunch to raise awareness of issues relating to poverty. Staff will contribute international dishes from their cultures and raise funds towards the alleviation of poverty locally and globally. (Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria)

Lynda Watts & Linda Feenane
P: (03) 8486 4200
W: www.mifellowship.org

NSW: Volunteering Information Session

Not sure what to do with your long summer break? Want to build valuable skills, experience and travel overseas? Why not come along to hear about how you can volunteer overseas to help alleviate poverty! (Morven Brown LG2, UNSW)

Xavier O'Halloran (The Social Justice Project)
P: (02) 9385 2850
W: www.facebook.com/APW.at.UNSW

WA: Eat Greet Meet

South East Metro Emergency Relief Forum will launch a brochure at their bi monthly meeting called 'Eat Meet Greet', promoting two churches and one community agency that provide free evening meals each week. The brochure will be launched by Irina Catalina, CEO of WACOSS. (Kelmscott Church of Christ)

Shirley Glover (Gosnells Community Legal Centre)
P: (08) 9398 1455
W: www.gosclc.com.au

NT: Anti-Poverty Presentation delivered by Kevin Rudd

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, will deliver an Anti-Poverty Presentation. (Mal Nairn Theatre)

Luke Gosling
P: 0488 484 689

VIC: Mis Fortune Cookies - Be Aware and Share

You are invited to the start of something big.  Join Project Ambassadors Elbow Skin, local cafe owners, community organisations, media and political leaders for the launch of misfortune cookies.  

Free drinks, Chinese tea, sample sweets and celebratory bubbles will accompany a presentation of the project concept which will take us into Anti Poverty Week 2012. (Red Scooter, 3 William Place, Balaclava)

Tullia Gilarry (Port Phillip Community Group)
P: (03) 8598 6615
W: www.misfortunecookies.org.au

VIC: How Financial Counsellors and Schools can Work Together to Enhance Social Inclusion

Learn about practical ways that schools and financial counsellors can work together to ensure the social inclusion of vulnerable and low-income children and young people. (Good Shephard Youth and Family Service, 354 Main Rd West St Albans 3021)  

Carmel Stafford (FC.R.C.Vic)
P: 0410 001 862

NT: Presentation by Humanitarian and Mountaineer Mr Mark Squirrell

Mark Squirrell has worked for the International Rescue Committee and other NGOs before joining the United Nations World Food Program. Often conflicts and famine go hand in hand and Mark has worked in may conflicted countries trying to get support to the hungry. Whilst in Nepal Mark successfully climbed Mt Everest as part of the WFP "Fight World Hunger Campaign." Mark is author of "From Arafat to Everest". (NT Library, NT Parliament House, Darwin)

Luke Gosling

VIC: Questionnaire

The Christ Church will seek comments on poverty issues via a questionnaire. (Christ Church, Community Centre, Cnr Acland and Eildon Rd, St Kilda)

Fr Jim Minchin (Christ Church)
P: (03) 9534 3850

TAS: It Starts at Home Exhibition

This event will publicly launch the Oaktree Foundation's new campaign, It Starts at Home. The event will consist of food, drinks, good company and an exhibition of the stories of Tasmanians taking action to help eradicate extreme poverty. (Mercure Hotel, Wellington Room, 156 Bathurst St, Hobart) 

Laura McIlhenny (The Oaktree Foundation)
P: 0437 967 093
W: www.theoaktree.org

SA: Food for Thought

A community dinner to mark Anti-Poverty Week. (Holden Hill Community Centre) 

Cathy O'Loughlin (Holden Hill Community Centre)
P: (08) 8397 7425

NSW: Keeping The Lights On

You are invited to a Panel Presentation 'Keeping the Lights On: Impact of increasing electricity costs for people with physical disability' Presenters Ann-Mason Furmage (Physical Disability Council of NSW) Carolyn Hodge (Public Interest Advocacy Centre) Jim Connolly (Financial Counsellors' Association of NSW) Christine Regan (NSW Council for Social Service). (St Helen's Community Centre, Glebe)

Lachlan Hazelton (Physical Disablity Council of NS
P: (02) 9552 1606
W: www.pdcnsw.org.au

QLD: Campaign Launch - 'It Starts At Home'

We believe that current perceptions of 'who cares' about poverty are outdated. This campaign is about proving that people from all walks of life take meaningful action to reduce levels of extreme poverty every day.

It is our aim to show political leaders in Australia that the community at large supports substantive action to reduce extreme poverty. (Larouche, 680 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley)

Kieran Dowling (The Oaktree Foundation)
P: 0439 498 725
W: http://itstartsathome.com.au/

VIC: "Monsoon" a Simulation Game

Simulating life in a rural Indian village affected by global poverty and climate changes. (St Johns Anglican Church, Wodonga)

Julie Quin (Uniting Care Wodonga)
P: (02) 6055 9000
W: www.ruralhousing.com.au

WA: More 4 Me Screening

A wine and cheese supper to screen the award winning documentary "More 4 Me", a film that contrasts what people cannot live without in the poorest and richest parts of our world. (TBC, South Hedland) 

Kathy Nelson (Mission Australia)
P: 0400 828 653

Thursday 20 October

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NAT: 1$day

1$day is one day every year when we ask everyone who can, to give just $1 for those who can't. The most simple, inclusive and effective way to raise lots of money to reduce the global inequalities in children's health and education. 

Sophie Bartho (1$Day Limited)
P: 0411 191 141
W: www.onedollarday.org

VIC: Volunteering

Volunteers from NAB will assist in the Meals Program at Sacred Heart Mission. (Sacred Heart Mission) 

NAB

VIC: Breakfast at St Mary's House of Welcome

Members from the Liberal Party will be assisting in the breakfast service at St Mary's House of Welcome. (St Mary's House of Welcome) 

Liz Forsyth (Saint Mary's House of Welcome)
P: (03) 9417 6497
W: www.smhow.org.au

QLD: Delivery of Pamper Packs

Pamper packs distributed to homeless shelters/refuges in the Brisbane area.

Tracey Veale (BoysTown & The Benevolent Society)
P: (07) 3867 1231
W: www.boystown.com.au

NT: 'Picnic in the Park' followed by 'Entrepreneurs of Sound' concert

Throughout the Week the Ozanam Centre will host activities to support community awareness about people who are homeless and disadvantaged through poverty. The concert will start at 1pm. (Ozanam Community Centre, Westralia Street, Stuart Park) 

P: (08) 8981 4374

SA: Community Services Expo

Information, give-aways, face painting, children's activities, performances and more . . . (Centro Arndale Shopping Centre)

Western Region Anti Poverty Forum
P: (08) 8245 7136

NSW: Make Your Money Go Further

An Anti-Poverty expo that will be integrating education and practicality to help the community manage their money better. There will be financial planning and budgeting talks from experts, education and employment services, tips to save money  as well as nutrition and healthy eating tips, food hampers, showbags and a few hours of free childcare so that mums can bring their kids down! (Auburn Centre for Community)

Stephanie Macfarlane (Barnardos Childrens Family C
P: (02) 9646 2770

NSW: Connecting Lives

Connecting Lives is an interactive walk through exhibit that will transport you into the world of three Children struggling against incredible odds. With authentic settings, stunning visuals and real life environments you will be taken to the heart of Africa. School groups are encouraged to visit. Student workbooks and teacher's notes are available. Bookings essential. (10mins walk from Sydney CBD)

Zaniah (World Vision Australia)
P: (02) 9806 6393
W: www.connectinglives.com.au

VIC: Morning Tea

Morning tea with speaker from Somali community & APHEDA (also called Union Aid Abroad). (117 Capel St, North Melbourne)

Cyndy (United Voice Victoria)
P: 0425 755 919

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Morning Tea

A morning tea to mark Anti-Poverty Week 2011. (65 Church Street)

Kerri Sanderson (Anglicare Victoria)
P: (03) 5133 9998

NSW: Mayoral Morning Tea

The morning tea for community services workers will provide Liverpool City Council with an excellent opportunity to discuss the causes and consequences of poverty and to encourage collaborative action on alleviating poverty in Liverpool. (Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre)

Rebekah Richards (Liverpool City Council)
W: http://www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/home.htm

SA: Hands on Healthy Food Workshop

The workshop will feature a cooking display and a hands-on cooking experience for adult participants. It will include relevant information on budget cooking, portion sizes and healthy food. Children in creche will taste and learn about the different coloured fruits and vegetables. (Wandana Community Centre) 

Rille Walshe (Centacare)
P: (08) 8261 8124
W: http://www.centacare.org.au

NSW: Information Stall

Information stall on local and world poverty and Red Cross initiatives which assist those living with disadvantage. Also giving away cupcakes decorated with '1 in 10', the statistic of the number of Australians currently living in poverty. (Riverina Community College)

Maria Solecki (Red Cross)
P: (02) 6937 3140

NSW: Woodville Anti-Poverty Information Day

The day will include an information session to help reduce poverty and hardship and a cooking class on how to prepare affordable and nutritious food. Morning tea and lunch provided! (Urana St Hall, 7 Urana St, Villawood)

Jacquie Millynn
P: (02) 9724 3807
W: www.woodville.org.au

SA: Homeless Connect Expo

Homelessness, Health & Housing Expo is a free event linking homeless people and those at risk of homelessness with essential services. There will be a free BBQ lunch, entertainment, activities and giveaways. (Whitmore Square, Adelaide) 

Mark Shepley (Shelter SA)
P: (08) 8223 4077
W: www.sheltersa.asn.au

QLD: Poverty & It's Effects

BBQ lunch and some experimental activities to raise awareness and promote dialogue and conversation about poverty. (The Clubhouse 6-12 Petersen Street, Beaudesert) 

Sharon Redmond (Centacare St Mary's Community Serv
P: (07) 5541 1653

QLD: Humble Jumble Swap & Share Market

Humble Jumble is a lively mix of jumble that might be clothes, furniture, art, jewellery, plants, bric a brac, and loads more! The jumble will operate on a first come first serve basis. Anyone can turn up with armfuls of their clobber and hope to swap or share it with other jumblistas! As well as heaps of treasure and NO money required, there will be a BBQ to satisfy your rummaging hunger and some small recycling and up cycling workshops for when you are all jumbled out. (Maleny Neighbourhood Centre) 

Ali McNaughan (Maleny Neighbourhood Centre)
P: (07) 5499 9345
W: www.malenync.org.au

SA: Community Coop Expo

Want to learn how to make your dollar go further? Join use for a day of information, giveaways and fun. (Elizabeth Downs Shopping Centre) 

Linda (Playford Community Food Coop)
P: (08) 8287 4299

SA: Flat Strapped For Cash

Festival style community expo event. Positive cost saving tips and information about local community services. Face painting, balloon sculptures and free show bags. (Gum tree plaza, Woolworths car park in Gawler)

Jenni Douglas (Gawler Community House)
P: (08) 8522 4601

SA: Bon Appetit

We will be launching our Community Centre Recipe Book in conjunction with Anti-Poverty Week, this has been complied with recipes from the Mt Gambier and District Communities. (Mt Gambier Community Centre) 

Sue Watt (AC.CARE)
P: (08) 8723 0540
W: www.accare.org.au

VIC: Morning Tea at St Mary's House of Welcome

A member from the Australian Labor Party will be attending the morning tea service at St Mary's House of Welcome. (St Mary's House of Welcome) 

Liz Forsyth (Saint Mary's House of Welcome)
P: (03) 9417 6497
W: www.smhow.org.au

SA: Energy Savings

Information and tips on how to save energy, concessions and how to do your own energy home audits, Water Wise Packs, a door prize and many more energy saving ideas. (Community House) 

Monique (Families SA)
P: (08) 8735 1753

VIC: Anti-Poverty Chef Competition

Anglicare Victoria are holding an Anti-Poverty Chef Competition for primary and secondary students plus an open category for who can create the best main meal for $5. A judging panel has been established and a cook book of $5 recipes will be produced. (Ballarat High School)

Geoff Ryan (Anglicare Victoria)
P: (03) 5331 1183

VIC: 1.4 Billion Reasons for Youth

Global Poverty Project Presentation. 1.4 Billion Reasons for Youth is an interactive education tool designed to raise awareness and inspire Australian youth to become local advocates for change. Designed by aid and development experts, child rights specialists, and experienced educators, the presentation is used to empower young people to 'think globally, and act locally'.  (Kurnai College)

Sandra Opoku (Global Poverty Project)
P: (03) 9654 8678
W: www.globalpovertyproject/youth

SA: Community Expo

Financial information will be available as part of the Community Expo. (Reynella Neighbourhood Centre)

Kylie Leffers (UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide Inc.)
P: (08) 8202 5180
W: www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

NSW: An-Tea Pover-Tea Tea Par-Tea

To raise funds for Oxfam's international initiatives to eradicate poverty (Library Lawn, UNSW). 

Xavier O'Halloran (The Social Justice Project)
P: (02) 9385 2850
W: www.facebook.com/APW.at.UNSW

SA: Community Expo - Staying Healthy and Active on a Budget

RNC will be holding a community expo for Anti-Poverty Week. There will be lots of information on local services and staying healthy and active on a budget, activities for the children, a guest speaker, cooking demonstration, free lunch and a free come and try 'easy moves' session at 1.30pm. (Reynella Neighbourhood Centre) 

Kirsty Locking (Reynella@tpg.com.au)
P: (08) 8322 3591
W: www.communitywebs.org/

QLD: BBQ

Centacare Hervey Bay will be having a  BBQ lunch along the beach front Esplanade. Fun activities and give aways. (Esplanade, Hervey Bay)

Janna Purdy (Centacare Hervey Bay)
P: (07) 4194 0172

SA: Green Community Garden Unveiling

Pots have been painted by students from Gumercha Primary School and there will be recipe tastings, using produce from our garden. (Torrens Valley Community Centre)

Karen Walsh (Torrens Valley Community Centre)
P: (08) 8389 1711
W: www.ahc.sa.gov.au

VIC: NILS Program Launch

St Luke's financial counselling team will be launching the new No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS). (St Luke's Mundy Street Office)

Sam Hawkins (St Luke's)
P: (03) 5444 8130
W: www.stlukes.org.au

QLD: Brisbane Roar Players visit Mission Australia's Cafe One

Brisbane Roar players to get behind the counter at Mission Australia's Cafe One, to promote Anti-Poverty Week and raise awareness about disadvantage in the community. (Mission Australia's Cafe One on Wickham, 256 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley) 

Nicola Hazell (Mission Australia)
P: (07) 3847 8411

SA: CEDA Social Inclusion Luncheon

CEDA will host a public discussion around social inclusion with key thought-leaders and stakeholders. Includes a panel discussion. (Intercontinental) 

CEDA
P: (08) 8211 7222
W: www.ceda.com.au

VIC: Staff Pizza Day

Staff will be asked to contribute between $5-$10 and contribute a can of food. Proceeds and food cans will be donated to Anglicare Emergency Relief Funds. (Anglicare Victoria Preston Office)

Deanna Davies
P: (03) 8470 9999

VIC: Staff Lunch

Staff lunch with Japanese pancakes. Staff are asked to contribute $10 with the proceeds being donated to Anglicare's Emergency Relief Fund. (Anglicare Victoria Lilydale Office) 

Cate Airey (Anglicare Victoria)
P: (03) 9735 4188

VIC: Lunch at St Mary's House of Welcome

Members from the Australian Labor and Liberal parties will be assisting in the lunch service at St Mary's House of Welcome. (St Mary's House of Welcome) 

Liz Forsyth (Saint Mary's House of Welcome)
P: (03) 9417 6497
W: www.smhow.org.au

VIC: Launch of VCOSS State of the State Report

Media conference/launch of VCOSS State of the State Report presenting picture of the Victorian communities and disadvantage. (VCOSS)

John Kelly (VCOSS)
P: (03) 9654 5050
W: www.vcoss.org.au

VIC: Brotherhood of St Laurence Lunchtime Seminar

Home ownership, risk and the wealth-fare state by Professor Gavin Wood, RMIT University.

In this seminar we present evidence of home owner career paths in Australia, the threats confronting home ownership status and their implications for asset-based welfare initiatives. (67 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Fr Tucker's Room)   

Kristine Philipp (Research & Policy Centre, Brothe
P: (03) 9483 1364
W: http://www.bsl.org.au/

SA: The Big Issue Celebrity Selling Campaign

Celebrities and politicians will team up with Big Issue vendors for a day of selling in Adelaide to help breakdown stereotypes surrounding disadvantage and boost the confidence and self-esteem of vendors. (Adelaide)

Eszter Vasenszky (The Big Issue)
P: (03) 9663 9136
W: www.thebigissue.org.au

SA: Open Day

Food tasting, free potted herbs, veg garden box demonstration, make-your-own cleaning products, meal planning and budgeting workshop, recipe books to give away (for gold coin donation). (Port Pirie Community Centre)

UnitingCare Wesley
P: (08) 8633 3391

NT: Pack Sort and Deliver!

Come and help support Anti-Poverty Week with Mission Australia, by assisting with the packing and delivering of relief kits and blankets. Full training and support will be provided to volunteers. (2 Caryota Court, Coconut Grove, Darwin) 

Mission Australia
P: (08) 8948 0523
W: www.missionaustralia.com.au

NSW: Homelessness & the CEO Sleepout

Join us in Anti-Poverty Week when guest speakers from the St Vincent de Paul Society Dr Andy Marks (Senior Researcher) and Julie McDonald (Manger Community and Corporate Relations) talk about the Vinnies CEO Sleepout and issues around homelessness. (Customs House Library, 31 Alfred St, Circular Quay)

City of Sydney Libraries
P: (02) 9242 8555
W: http://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/

NSW: 'Our Generation' Film Screening

'Our Generation' is a powerful and upfront documentary on the Australian Aboriginal struggle for their land, culture and freedom - a story that has been silenced by the Australian Government and mainstream media. (UNSW Law Building Room 389, Kensington) 

Xavier O'Halloran
P: (02) 9385 2850

VIC: Shake Hands to Eradicate Poverty

Over 250 Australian Services Union delegates from across the Victorian and Tasmanian local government, water, travel, energy and community services industries will gather and shake hands as a symbolic commitment to do what they can to eradicate poverty. (Etihad Stadium)

Lisa Darmanin (Australian Services Union)
P: 03 9342 3470
W: www.asuvictas.com.au

VIC: Insecure Work and Poverty

An interactive round table on insecure work and how this contributes to workers in poverty will be held with representatives from the ACTU, Anglicare Victoria, Australians for Affordable Housing and the Australian Services Union. (Ethihad Stadium)

Lisa (ACTU/ASU)
P: (03) 9342 3400

NSW: Busking for Change

Open busking jammin session with special guests. Proceeds will go to local youth who have been affected by poverty. (Granville Youth and Community Recreation Centre) 

Moana Keepa (Parramatta City Council)
P: (02) 9897 9741
W: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au

NSW: UNSW LiveAid Horn of Africa Appeal

As Anti-Poverty Week winds down for another year come to the UNSW Roundhouse for live music and a BBQ with funds raised going to the UNICEF Horn of Africa Appeal. (UNSW Roundhouse) 

Xavier O'Halloran
P: (02) 9385 2850

VIC: Launch of the 'What does home mean to you?' Art Exhibition

The HomeGround art competition is open to anyone who is currently homeless or has experienced homelessness. HomeGround believes that having a safe and affordable home is the foundation that individuals and families need to escape from poverty and have posted the question 'what does home mean to you? Artworks will be exhibited all week. (The Social Studio, 128 Smith Street, Collingwood) 

Sarah Bignell (HomeGround Services)
P: (03) 9288 9600
W: www.homeground.org.au

VIC: Exhibition

Entries can be in any visual medium and it is open to people of all ages. The winning work will be reproduced on HomeGround's end-of-year card and website and selected artists will be able to offer their works for sale through a silent auction. (Collingwood's The Social Studio)

HomeGround
W: www.homeground.org.au

NT: A Panel on "Law, Justice and Poverty"

Hosted by NAJJA@NAAJA, 61 Smith Street, Darwin. Full details TBC. 

Luke Gosling
P: 0488 484 689

NSW: Address by Graham West CEO of St Vincent de Paul NSW

More details to come. 

Mary Yaager (Unions NSW)
P: (02) 9881 5999

VIC: Ageing Today: Different Perspectives on Growing Old

With the Hon. David Davis, MLC, Minister for Health and Ageing, Vic Govt. Dr John Beard, Director of Ageing and Life Course WHO, Professor Gill Lewin, President, Aust Assoc of Gerontology and  research presentations by Professor Simon Biggs, Brotherhood of St Laurence-University of Melbourne and Dr Briony Dow, NARI, together with YouthWorx. A YouthWorx Production film documenting the research will be screened. Ms Uma Thakar, writer and social commentator, to reflect on research, followed by a Panel discussion. (Zinc, Federation Square, Melbourne)

Bill Snaddon (Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation)
P: (03) 9633 0025

VIC: Film Screening: The Human Experience

As part of Anti-Poverty Week, parishes and youth groups throughout the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne will host free public screenings of the multi-award winning film, 'The Human Experience'. Winner of over 30 film festival awards The Human Experience is a true story of a group of young men who embark on a quest to discover the “true essence of the human spirit”.  The men spend a week living homeless on the streets of New York, travel to Peru to work with young people abandoned by their parents, to Ghana to meet AIDS victims and to a leper colony. (Elwood/St Kilda Parish) 

Kristen Toohey (Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne)
P: (03) 9926 5778

VIC: Film Screening: The Human Experience

As part of Anti-Poverty Week, parishes and youth groups throughout the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne will host free public screenings of the multi-award winning film, 'The Human Experience'. Winner of over 30 film festival awards The Human Experience is a true story of a group of young men who embark on a quest to discover the “true essence of the human spirit”.  The men spend a week living homeless on the streets of New York, travel to Peru to work with young people abandoned by their parents, to Ghana to meet AIDS victims and to a leper colony. (St Gregory the Great, Doncaster) 

Rev Monsignor Anthony Ireland (Catholic Archdioces
P: (03) 9848 2395

Friday 21 October

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VIC: Food Drive

Staff to collect canned food and bring it to the all staff meeting where a discussion about what we can do to help fight poverty will be held. Canned foods will then be donated to Lighthouse homes. (Lighthouse Foundation) 

Kane Bowden (Lighthouse Foundation)
P: (03) 9093 7500
W: www.lighthousefoundation.org.au

TAS: Community Education Display

A community education display to mark Anti-Poverty Week. (Devonport Polytechnic) 

Tina (Polytechnic)
P: 0400 867 481

QLD: Dress Down Day to Raise Awareness

Centacare Brisbane is inviting all staff to dress down on to raise awareness of poverty and hardship throughout our communities. All proceeds from the Gold Coin donations will be directed to Prison Ministries. (Centacare Brisbane Sites)

Kerri Lanchester (Centacare Brisbane)
P: (07) 3324 0674

VIC: Donate a Can - Because You Can!

Council staff, families and community members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food to donate to local community charities throughout 'Anti-Poverty Week' and assist those in need. (Council Offices)

Rosemary Pellegrino (Greater Shpparton City Counci
P: (03) 5832 9700

WA: Refugee

Short questionnaire of 10 multiple choice questions with answers for people to complete challenging their understanding of Refugees in Australia.  Aimed at informing people of the facts. poverty of information and community. (Social Media)

Daniel Cain (University of Western Australia)
P: 0432 898 855
W: http://amongworlds.org/2011/refugees/

VIC: Anti-Poverty Community Breakfast

St. Laurence and the Wesley Centre for Life Enrichment seek to raise awareness about poverty in the Geelong community. Two local chefs are challenged to cook a meal on a low income budget. (Wesley Uniting Church) 

Megan Peacock (St. Laurence)
P: 0415 266 150

SA: Sharing Food

This initiative is designed to raise awareness among community members about the causes and consequences of poverty, as well as, information on food security. (Adelaide Central Market)

Christine Bell (Anglicare SA)
P: (08) 8367 5437
W: www.anglicare-sa.org.au

VIC: Breakfast with the Premier of Victoria

Come join the Premier of Victoria for breakfast at St Mary's House of Welcome. (St Mary's House of Welcome)

Mark Donchi (St Mary's House of Welcome)
P: (03) 9417 6497
W: www.smhow.org.au

SA: Assembly and Poster Competition

Students will be involved in designing posters to raise awareness about poverty. The winners will be announced after Anti-Poverty Week.  Year 10 students are involved in group social action activities:can drive, gold coin donation, letters to the editor, speaking at assembly, casual day, BBQ. (Kapunda High School) 

Elizabeth Gary-Smith (KHS)
P: (08) 8566 2203

SA: Community Services Expo

Information, give-aways, face painting, children's activities, performances and more . . . (Centro Arndale Shopping Centre)

Western Region Anti Poverty Forum
P: (08) 8245 7136

TAS: Challenges & Choices: Social Work in a Changing World

Joint Conference organised by AASW Tas Branch and School of Sociology and Social Work, UTAS.  Topics include Reconciliation Action Planning, Children, Mental Health and Family Violence. (University of Tasmania, Hobart) 

Sandra Fox (AASW and School of Social Work UTAS)
P: (03) 6224 5833
W: www.aasw.asn.au

VIC: Stand Up Against Poverty

Students from year 7 to 9 are standing up against poverty. The local newspaper has published an article detailing our activity. (Marian College (Sunshine West))

Vito Milana (Marian College (Sunshine West))
P: (03) 9363 1711

VIC: Information Display

Information display at Gateway Plaza Shopping Centre showcasing our services and some of the services of Brophy Family & Youth Services.  Volunteers will be on hand to talk to shoppers. (Gateway Plaza, Warrnambool)

Helen Polack (Hopkins No Interest Loans Schemes)
P: (03) 5561 8851

VIC: Human Rights & Poverty : The State of the Nation

Keynote address to be delivered by Dr Cassandra Goldie Executive Officer Australian Council of Social Service, followed by a panel discussion and midday mass, all welcome.  (Gerald Ward House 43 Prospect Street Box Hill)

Livia Carusi (St Vincent de Paul Society)
P: (03) 9895 5859
W: www.socialpolicyconnections.com.au/?p=3348

SA: Healthy Eating On A Budget

Presentation on planning, shopping and preparing budget meals. (St Mary's Picket Fence, 11767 South Rd, St Mary's)

Donna Francis (Anglicare SA)
P: 0478 473 345

NSW: Open Guitar Session

We will be holding a massive open guitar lesson for the local community to raise awareness of poverty. Bring your guitar and come on down! (99 Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo)

David (Matthew Talbot Homeless Services)
W: www.vinnies.org.au

VIC: A Seminar on Cross-Sector Solutions to Homelessness

The seminar will highlight homelessness research about best practice in cross-sector responses to homelessness, as well as showcasing two case studies from organisations in the youth and mental health sectors about solutions to homelessness through cross-sector partnerships. (Richmond Town Hall)

Sue Fitzpatrick (Council to Homeless Persons)
P: 0409 251 076
W: www.chp.org.au

VIC: Cans For Compassion

Students from Cathedral College, faith groups and the general public will bring cans of food to spell out Anti-Poverty Week 2011 on the cathedral lawns. Food will be distributed to those in need via Christian Emergency Relief and Vinnies. Event includes meditation on issues of poverty, in the cathedral at noon. (Holy Trinity Cathedral, Wangaratta)

Margaret Brickhill (Christian Emergency Relief Wan
P: (03) 5721 9088

SA: The Smith Family Morning Tea

Morning tea to mark Anti-Poverty Week. (Ground Floor, 97 Pirie Street) 

Graham Jaeschke (The Smith Family)
P: (08) 8224 1400
W: www.thesmithfamily.com.au

VIC: Morning Tea

A morning tea to mark anti-poverty week. Participants will bring food to share that has cost less than $3.00 or contribute a gold coin donation for the Migration Support Emergency Relief fund. There will also be a discussion as to ways individuals can combat poverty in communities. (Red Cross North Melbourne Office) 

Melissa Vine (Red Cross)
P: (03) 8327 7847
W: www.redcross.org.au

VIC: Free Community Lunch and Family Fun Day

We will provide a community lunch and multicultural recipes, we will also launch a community directory with information about services in the community which provide emergency relief, housing, welfare and material aid. (18 Kenley Court, Meadow Heights) 

Maria Rivera (Coolaroo West Public Tenant Group)
P: (03) 9309 9428

NSW: Sauage Sizzle, Information Stall and Cooking and Gardening Demonstrations

A free sausage sizzle to mark Anti-Poverty Week, along with an information stall, workshops on how to make a simple vegetable patty, build small no dig gardens and planting up polystyrene boxes with vegetables to take away. (Mawson Park, Campbelltown) 

Lilieta Teaupa
P: (02) 4627 1188
W: www.mdsi.org.au

VIC: Lunch at St Mary's House of Welcome

The State Opposition Leader and Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party will be assisting with the lunch service at St Mary's House of Welcome.

Liz Forsyth (Saint Mary's House of Welcome)
P: (03) 9417 6497
W: www.smhow.org.au

VIC: Meal on a Budget

Staff will share a meal prepared on a minimal budget to help raise awareness of the challenges people in the community face on a daily basis to provide food for their families. (Anglicare Rosebud)

Steve Watkinson (Anglicare Australia)
P: (03) 5986 9900

VIC: CSSV Council Meeting

Awareness of poverty and homelessness will be discussed at the Catholic Social Services Victoria Council meeting. (CSSV)

CSSV

VIC: Lunchtime Seminar: Pakistan

Aid worker Gebru Gebreselasie presents how the Red Cross seeks to alleviate poverty and food insecurity in Pakistan. (Australian Red Cross) 

Roz Wollmering (Australian Red Cross)
P: (03) 9345 1859
W: www.redcross.org.au

VIC: Homelessness and Health

Seminar presenting Melbourne Street to Home 2011 Registry Week Survey results followed by a question and answer session with homelessness and health experts. (Richmond Town Hall)  

Sharon Nicholson (Melbourne Street to Home)
P: (03) 9005 7561
W: http://www.homeground.org.au/what-we-do/individual-services/street-to-home/

SA: Budget Information Session

Bring a Centrelink Income Statement and bank statement and talk with a financial counsellor. (St Mary's Picket Fence, 1167 South Rd, St Mary's)

Donna Francis (Anglicare SA)
P: 0478 473 345

NSW: BBQ

Holding a huge BBQ on the roof top of the Matthew Talbot Hostel over looking Sydney for all residents and guests. (99 Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo)

David (Matthew Talbot Homeless Services)
W: www.vinnies.org.au

VIC: If I Could Change The World . . .

Students are looking at what they can do to make a difference in our world. They will be listening to a guest speaker from the Dafur Network Australia to build on their understanding of the plight of others and what they can do to help. (Keysborough College, Acacia Campus)

Allison Agnello (Keysborough College, Acacia Campu
P: (03) 9798 1877

NSW: Creating Prosperity Community Event

This event is in its fourth year and brings together the community to celebrate individual and community talent, share information and connect people. (Jaycee's Park Nowra)  

Judith Reardon (Shoalhaven Antipoverty Committee)
P: (02) 4422 1299

VIC: The 25th Annual WJ Craig Lecture and Presentation of the Connections UnitingCare Anti-Poverty Awards

The WJ Craig Lecture will be presented by the CEO of the Australian Council of Social Services, Dr Cassandra Goldie. The Connections UnitingCare Awards recognise young people in Australia working towards the eradication of poverty. (Melbourne Town Hall)

Kirrilee Torney (Connections UnitingCare)
P: (03) 9271 0800
W: www.connections.org.au

NSW: Young People Belong Festival

NIYP in collaborative partnership with TAFE NSW, Illawarra Youth Housing, and Southern Youth and Family Services are hosting the "Young People Belong Festival" in support of Anti-Poverty Week and World Homeless Day. The Festival is aimed at giving young people from the Illawarra the opportunity to set up their own stalls and increase their retail abilities by selling food, arts & craft, as well as clothing stalls to members of the community. (Thirroul Neibourhood Centre, 352-360 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul)

Northern Illawarra Youth Project (NIYP)
P: (02) 4267 2500

NSW: Tackling Homelessness

A sport game with a gold coin donation from participants with proceeds collected for local youth (via Anglicare) affected by homelessness. (Granville Youth and Community Recreation Centre)

Moana Keepa (Parramatta City Council)
P: (02) 9897 9741
W: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au

NSW: We're saying NO!

We're saying NO to poverty! Celebration of a world without poverty including displays and information of how we can all play a part in saying NO to poverty! (Granville Youth and Community Recreation Centre) 

Moana Keepa (Parramatta City Council)
P: (02) 9897 9741
W: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au

NSW: Islamic Law and Social Development with Dr Salim Farrar

Dr Farrar's principal research and teaching interests are in Islamic Law, Criminal Justice and 'Human Rights', with a particular focus on Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He speaks English, Arabic, Bahasa Malaysia and French, and has just written a book on the reforms of the Malaysian criminal process. (Law Theatre, UNSW) 

Elias Attia

QLD: Staff Awareness BBQ

Staff will be asked to donate a gold coin with proceeds going to a local charity. (Belmont Respite Centre) 

Rosemary Poulgrain (Centcare)
P: (07) 3847 6074

VIC: National Justice Symposium

The National Justice Symposium is an opportunity to hear from key leaders in the justice system on the theme: What does a humane and effective justice system look like? The Symposium is jointly sponsored by Jesuit Social Services and the Public Policy Institute, Australian Catholic University. (Australian Catholic University)

Erin Bright (Jesuit Social Services)
P: (03) 9427 7388

NSW: African Anti-Poverty Trivia Night

Join the African Students Association for a fun night of Anti-Poverty based trivia! (Club Bar - UNSW Roundhouse)

Xavier O'Halloran (The Social Justice Project)
P: (02) 9385 2850
W: www.facebook.com/APW.at.UNSW

VIC: APW Trivia Night

Raising awareness of poverty issues, while also raising funds for Albury Wodonga Emergency Relief Providers. (Wodonga Tennis Centre)

Julie Quin (Rural Housing Network Ltd.)
P: (02) 6055 9000
W: www.ruralhousing.com.au

VIC: Dinner

A thanksgiving dinner will be held to be thankful for the food and life that we have.  We will discuss those people less fortunate and raise awareness of poverty issues that we don't see day to day.

Jacquie Montgomery
P: 0408 864 411

VIC: Film Screening: The Human Experience

As part of Anti-Poverty Week, parishes and youth groups throughout the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne will host free public screenings of the multi-award winning film, 'The Human Experience'. Winner of over 30 film festival awards The Human Experience is a true story of a group of young men who embark on a quest to discover the “true essence of the human spirit”.  The men spend a week living homeless on the streets of New York, travel to Peru to work with young people abandoned by their parents, to Ghana to meet AIDS victims and to a leper colony. (St Joseph's, Meredith)

Diane Ritchie (Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne)
P: (03) 5286 1230

VIC: Sleep-Out

Come and join us on Friday night to sleep outside for the night. A tiny taste of homelessness to raise awareness and money for poverty in Wangaratta. We are planning to have a great night together,learning a bit about poverty in our area, chatting about what WE can do and making the longest glow stick chain you ever did see. Adult supervised, call ahead to register. $10 per person or $20 for families. (Victory Life White Street Wangaratta)

Bec Hansted (Victory Life)
P: 0424 996 147

Saturday 21 October

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NSW: NSW Teachers Federation Statewide Meeting

Discussion of Anti-Poverty Week and issues of poverty and hardship during the meeting.

David Ferguson

VIC: Community Committee on Social Inclusion

A community committee will meet to discuss activities that can be used to engage people in the FFC community organisation, and reduce social exclusion. (North Fitzroy)  

Sharon (Fitzroy Football Club)
P: 0415 420 487

NSW: . . . Because Children Matter

All week, UnitingCare Burnside will be highlighting stories and snapshots from the experiences of people we work with.
These stories will start a conversation about poverty, and to put a human face on the issue. We invite everyone to check out the stories and share their thoughts at www.becausechildrenmatter.org.au or via the facebook page: www.facebook.com/UCBurnside

Romola Hollywood (UnitingCare Burnside)
P: (02) 9407 3200
W: www.becausechildrenmatter.org.au

QLD: Family Fun

Come to our booth at West End Markets for some family fun activities and help us support Anti-Poverty Week. (West End Markets, Davies Park)

Karen Plitt (The Benevolent Society)
P: (07) 3170 4600
W: www.bensoc.org.au

VIC: Sleepout Breakfast

Young people who have participated in sleepouts arranged by faith groups in Wangaratta will gather for a very simple breakfast and discuss the development of packs for people who are homeless, which are being put together by Christian Emergency Relief Wangaratta. (King George Gardens, Wangaratta)

Margaret Brickhill (Christian Emergency Relief Wan
P: (03) 5721 9088

QLD: Swap and Share Market

This is a market where people can come to swap goods they no longer use or need. The aim is to move away from the exchange of money and work together as a community to share resources, be inclusive as well as value and care for each other. In the last hour of the market goods that were brought to share can be taken for free without an exchange taking place. (Nambour Community Centre)

Leah Abrahamson
P: (07) 5441 4724
W: http://www.nambourcc.org/

VIC: National Justice Symposium

The National Justice Symposium is an opportunity to hear from key leaders in the justice system on the theme: What does a humane and effective justice system look like? The Symposium is jointly sponsored by Jesuit Social Services and the Public Policy Institute, Australia Catholic University. (Australian Catholic University)

Erin Bright (Jesuit Social Services)
P: (03) 9427 7388

SA: Official Close of Anti-Poverty Week

Anti-Poverty Week will come to a close in South Australia with the Gilles Street Primary School Tyco Drummers performing at the Central Market. This is a joint initiative of CEDA, the Smith Family and SACOSS. (Adelaide Central Market) 

Hamilton Calder
P: 0419 224 356

NSW: CareVan Bike Ride from Wangaratta to Albury

A symbolic bike ride, linking the new Wangaratta Carevan to the original Albury Carevan. Riders can choose between a 100/60/30km ride and will arrive in Albury by approximately 12.30pm. People from the local community are invited to join the riders at Hovell Tree Park for lunch and music as well as information stalls by local agencies. (Hovell Tree Park, Albury)

Jodie Tiernan (CareVan)
P: 0416 258 570
W: antipovertyweekbikeride.com

SA: MarionLIFE Community Festival

A celebration of local creativity, cultural diversity and community connectedness. Activities include: art/craft/produce stalls; info about local groups; kids activities; music and entertainment; cooking demos; health information; plant stall and garden workshop. (MarionLIFE, 887 Marion Rd. Mitchell Park. Enter off Allawoona Ave onto Mary St.)

Sarah Combes (MarionLIFE Community Servies Inc.)
P: (08) 8277 0304
W: www.marionlife.org.au

VIC: Op Shop Donation

The Old Bar will donate all lost property that is older than six months to a local charity shop and encourage customers to also donate. (The Old Bar)

Joel Morrison (The Old Bar)
W: www.theoldbar.com.au

NSW: Occupy Sydney we are the 99 %

We want to raise awareness and support for the 99% of ordinary people to help them to reclaim the massive power and wealth unfairly held by the super rich ''1% '' of individuals and corporations.

With the unifying  statement 'human need, not corporate greed', we are highlighting that the current system is broken, but it is still possible that the world can attain social justice. (Martin Place, Sydney) 

Occupy Sydney
W: www.occupysydney.org.au

QLD: Praying the Psalms in a World of Dispossession

Servants Australia and TEAR Australia jointly present a free prayer workshop: Praying the Psalms in a World of Dispossession. (Windsor Road Baptist Church) 

Ralph Reilly (Servants Australia)
W: https://www.facebook.com/Servants.Australia

VIC: Film Screening: The Human Experience

As part of Anti-Poverty Week, parishes and youth groups throughout the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne will host free public screenings of the multi-award winning film, 'The Human Experience'. Winner of over 30 film festival awards The Human Experience is a true story of a group of young men who embark on a quest to discover the “true essence of the human spirit”.  The men spend a week living homeless on the streets of New York, travel to Peru to work with young people abandoned by their parents, to Ghana to meet AIDS victims and to a leper colony. (Holy Child Dallas, Meadow Heights)

Paul Gleeson (Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne)
P: (03) 9302 3376

VIC: Focus on Poverty in Australia in Book Group

I intend to distribute facts and figures on poverty, in particular on the number of people who live in housing related poverty to members of my book group for discussion. (Residential Home)

Louisa Di Censo
P: (03) 9525 3832

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NSW: Bake Sale Fundraiser

Bake Sale Fundraiser will all proceeds raised being donated to Compassion. (Outside the Kingsford Legal Centre, UNSW)

Xavier O'Halloran (The Social Justice Project)
P: (02) 9385 2850
W: www.facebook.com/APW.at.UNSW

WA: Pyjama Party for Poverty

The Notre Dame Students for Social Justice will be hosting a sleep-out in their University Courtyard to raise awareness of poverty. The Pyjama Party is on 8 September, but the sleep out will be running on 6 and 7 September too. Please register your interest, all welcome! (University of Notre Dame, Maloy Courtyard, Mouat Street, Fremantle)

Sophie (Notre Dame Students for Social Justice)
P: 0439 091 915

SA: Primary Schools Music Festival

The Primary Schools Music Festival reaches 13,000 students across South Australia. Last year we invited students to nominate and vote on a song which highlights a cause to be included in our repertoire. As a result we have included 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'. Associated information will be provided to students on the plight of people living in extreme poverty. (410 schools across SA)

Suzanne Rogers
P: (08) 8261 5438
W: www.festivalofmusic.org.au

NSW: Bishop Ingham Raising Awareness

Bishop Ingham, Diocese of Wollongong, will write a letter to all schools and parishes in the lead up to Anti-Poverty Week to help raise awareness about poverty and hardship. 

Graham West
P: (02) 9560 8666

SA: Surviving the Hard Times

Times are tough out there so this display, on Tuesday 11 October, targets all consumers coming through the shopping centre - we are particularly concerned about any issues relevant to consumers in receipt of low incomes. A number of resources including  are available on local op shops, cheap meals in the southern area, centrelink, housing sa and neighbourhood house centre information. (Westfield Shopping Centre)

Sue Heathcote (Uniting Care Wesley)
P: (08) 8202 5180
W: www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

NSW: Bags of Change

An exploration of the feminisation of poverty, homelessness amongst older women and the prevention of violence against older women. The Bags of Change campaign will raise money for Rosalie House, a refuge for older women. (Customs House Library)

Beth Eldridge (OWN NSW )
P: (02) 9247 7046
W: www.ownnsw.org.au

SA: Shoestring Food and Fitness

As part of the Coromandel Community Centre Annual Festival, on Sunday 23 October, activities will be run on being active and healthy eating "on a shoe string". For example, workshops will include how to create fitness equipment with household items. (Weymouth Oval, 442 Main Road, Coromandel Valley)

Jodie Kelly
P: (08) 8370 6880
W: www.coromandelcc.org.au

NSW: Social Justice Q & A

The event is actually a joint social justice event, which will be held on Tuesday 11 October and will consist of:
1). The official launch of Court of Conscience by Nicholas Cowdery AM QC, former NSW Director of Public Prosecutions
2). The launch of the Social Justice Volunteer Network (an initiative of the Law Society's Social Justice Officers)
3). A Q&A with four panellists and a moderator who will field questions from students. The panel consists of: Professor Jane McAdam, Anthony John Billingsley, Joanne Lennan and Rebecca Welsh.
4). Lunch outside the Moot Court. (Law Building rm 389, UNSW)

Xavier O'Halloran (The Social Justice Project)
P: (02) 9385 2850
W: www.facebook.com/APW.at.UNSW

NSW: Family Day

A family fund raising get together to be held on 13 October. To mark the day children will build cardboard shelters. The funds raised will go to a Salvation Army international relief project. This is a join initiative of the Salvation Army, Warwick Primary School, Liverpool TAFE Outreach, Food Security Team - Population Health NSW, and Warwick Farm Neighbourhood Centre. (Warwick Farm Public School, Lawrence Hargrave Rd, Warwick Farm) 

Simon Gregory (Liverpool Salvation Army)

VIC: Real Estate 4 Ransom Documentary

Investigating some hard questions about housing affordability, the inefficiencies of the economic system and the impact this has on potential homeowners and small businesses. The documentary, that will be screened on 9 October, argues that with a simpler tax system, entrepreneurs have a better chance to succeed and the average Australian has a better chance of owning their own home. (ACMI Fed Square) 

Anne Schmid (Prosper Australia)
P: (03) 9670 2754

WA: The End of Polio Concert

On 28 October against the backdrop of the largest ever gathering of Commonwealth leaders, the End Polio Concert will drive polio eradication back into the international spotlight, demonstrating the mass public support required to bring an end to this debilitating disease. Tickets free, but only available through the campaign and its partners. Gates open from 3pm. (Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth) 

Michael Sheldrick (The Global Poverty Project)
P: (03) 9654 8678
W: http://www.theendofpolio.com/concert

NSW: Radio Interview

Join Anti-Poverty Week National Co-Chair Dr Lynn Arnold on Sydney community radio station, East Side FM, to hear how you can join in the fight against poverty and hardship.

Katherine McCallum (The Social Justice Project)
P: (02) 9385 2850

NSW: Poverty Bites

A dinner to raise awareness of the work of Rotary and Rotaract in helping to reduce poverty here and internationally. To be held on Saturday 15 October. (Chad Wool Stores Lot 1 Purvis Lane, Dubbo)

Mark Hortan (Rotary and Rotaract)

TAS: Start Fresh Services

To mark Anti-Poverty Week Colony 47's supported employment program Start Fresh Services will be featured on the Tasmanian 7.30 Report on October 14th where we will be highlighting what we do for the disadvantaged. Some of our employees will be interviewed as part of the segment. 

Bronwyn Lysaght (Colony 47)
P: (03) 6222 1518