Anti-Poverty Week runs from 15-21 October 2017

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WA: Climb for a Smile

108 St Georges Terrace Perth 6000

Registrations are now open for the annual Rotary WA Climb for a Smile event. Anyone over 12 years can join the challenge to climb 50 flights of stairs and raise funds for charity. Rotary WA's guest charity this year is The Hunger Project Australia (THPA). THPA empowers people in developing countries to end their hunger and achieve sustainble self-reliance.

For more information: climbforasmile.org.au

Organised by: Rotary WA and The Hunger Project Australia

Rotary WA
Steve Weychan
P: 0417184090
E: info@climbforasmile
W: climbforasmile.org.au

NATIONAL: Poverty and social exclusion in Australia- Report

This major report on trends in poverty, child poverty, children at risk of social exclusion and households experiencing rental stress has been commissioned by UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families from NATSEM, University of Canberra. It will include trend analysis for the period between the 2006 and 2011 Censuses and data at LGA level. The report will be complemented by on-line maps and a dedicated webpage to ensure that the geographical information is accessible.

Organised by: UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families and NATSEM

UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families
Sally Cowling - Research Manager
P: 02 9407 3228
E: scowling@unitingcarenswact.org.au
W: childrenyoungpeopleandfamilies.org.au/

NT: Poverty and Homelessness

Circulation of 30,000 throughout the NT 0800

A sticker is to be distributed through the Sunday Territorian and Central Australian Advocate by NT Shelter. The sticker will identify low income + unaffordable housing =- poverty and homelessness- It can happen to anyone.

NT Shelter
Morgan Sabbith
P: 08 89815003
E: hpo@ntshelter.org.au

NSW: Nowra View Club Calls for Change

Nowra

Nowra View Club is calling on Australian governments to address inequality in education in a bid to tackle poverty

Nowra View Club

VIC: Member for Lowan encourages action on poverty

Horsham

Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty is encouraging Wimmera residents to focus attention on reducing poverty and hardship during Anti-Poverty Week

NSW: KEIRAVIEW UNITING CHURCH SERVICE FOR APW

West Wollongong

Food items donated to Keiraview Uniting Church during Anti-Poverty Week will go to the Wesley Community Care Program.

KEIRAVIEW UNITING CHURCH

VIC: MCC - Stand Against Poverty

08:30am - 11:30am143-145 Parker Street
Templestowe, Victoria 3106

Come along on Sunday 13th October to hear a local representative discuss the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship facing some in our community. Also Adrian Turner from Compassion Australia, an NGO working in some of the poorest areas in the world today will be talking on global issues. There will also we information available on ways to combat poverty in the community, giveaways and live music. It all kicks off with a FREE BBQ breakfast on the rooftop from 8:30am. Its open to individuals and families within Manningham For more information call 9846 7244 or email community@manninghamcc.org

Manningham Christian Centre
Erinruth Smith
P: 03) 9846 7244
E: community@manninghamcc.org
W: manninghamcc.org

NSW: Church Service followed by morning tea

10:00amCromer Community Centre
150 Fisher Road North
Cromer 2099

The Link Church's campus at Cromer is celebrating it's first year anniversary with a special service followed by morning tea. All clients from the church's Community Food Care Program are to be invited and will be presented with a gift marking the occasion. A donation will be taken up in support of Anti Poverty Week. More details on the Link Church and the Community Food Care Program can be found at the following websites: www.link.org.au www.linkcommunityfoodcare.org.au

For more information: linkcommunityfoodcare.org.au

Organised by: The Link Church & Link Community Food Care

The Link Church
Phil Jackson
P: 0416244428
E: phil@link.org.au
W: link.org.au

NSW: Care and respite program for Children

11-6pmBroadway Shopping Centre, Seymour centre, Newtown

Outing for the day with children aged 5-12.

St Vincent de Paul Society
Kaye Joyce
E: kayej@sydneyvinnies.org

TAS: Colony 47's Family Day of Fun in the Park

11:00am - 3:00pmSt David's Park
Hobart 7000

The Family Fun Day is a celebration of 40 years of service to Tasmanians,bringing people together, to be aware of the impact that poverty has on the community as a whole. The Park located at Davey Street Church is where Colony 47 began as a drop in Centre for the Homeless & Disadvantaged in 1973. The Fun of the Day includes a jumping castle, face painting, food & sausage sizzle and live music. Monies raised go to mental health, homelessness.

Colony 47
Louise O'Leary
P: 03 62221518
E: louiseo@colony47.com.au

NATIONAL: "Paying Attention": Anglicare Australia's Report

12:00pmAustralian Centre for Christianity and Culture
15 Blackall St, Barton 2600

We would like to invite you to the launch of Anglicare Australia’s 13th State of the Family report, Paying Attention. This year, the collection of essays from across the Anglicare network investigates why and how agencies can best work with people living in poverty and hardship. Working with thoughtfulness, drawing on a faith base; paying attention to small details, as well as facing large dilemmas; recognising courage in others—these are the strengths that emerge in Anglicare organisations.

For more information: anglicare.asn.au

Anglicare Australia
Skye Owen
P: 02 6230 1775
E: skye.owen@anglicare.asn.au
W: anglicare.asn.au

TAS: Launch of Anti Poverty Week in Tasmania

12noonSt David’s Park – Hobart

Community Services Minister Cassy O’Connor will launch APW 2013 in Tasmania during Colony 47’s day of family fun in the park. Come and join the celebrations and help launch a week of activities aimed at highlighting poverty in our state.

NSW: Rosalie Rendu Lecture 'Who is my neighbour?'

2:00pm-4:00pmSanta Sabina College
90 The Boulevarde, Strathfield

An Anti-Poverty Week event featuring a lecture by Dr Maryanne Loughry RSM, Associate Director of Jesuit Refigee Services followed by a response from Paul Power, CEO, Refugee Council of Australia All are welcome!RSVP by 7 October

For more information: vinnies.org.au/rosalie-rendu-lecture-in...

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
E: events@vinnies.org.au

VIC: Rev. Fr. Benigno P. Beltran Book Launch

3:30pm - 5:00 pmSt Francis Church Monastery Hall
Lonsdale corner Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne 3000 3000

Join us on Sunday 3:30 pm 13 October 2013 at St Francis Church Monastery Hall Lonsdale corner Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne 3000 for the launching of this inspiring book. Proceeds of sales will go to the Sandiwaan Learning Centre at Smokey Mountain.

For more information: benbeltran.com/about-the-author/

Filipino Choir of St Francis
Jose Loyola
P: 0422115909
E: joeyloyola@gmail.com

NSW: Carevan Anti-Poverty Ride In memory of Marg Fisher

7am - staggered srart times for each rideHovell Tree Park, Albury 2640

137km Walbundrie 7am start 110km Walla 8am start 52km Jindera 9.30am start 8km Family ride 11am start

For more information: antipovertyweekbikeride.com/

Carevan
E: jodie@carevan.com.au

NSW: Homeless Food and Companionship Service

9-11amPrince Alfred Park, Surry Hills

BBQ breakfast for homeless clients and others in need with conversation and service information.

St Vincent de Paul
Paul Longobardi
E: paull@sydneyvinnies.org

SA: "Church on the Streets"

9:00am - 1:00pmMain event - Seeds Church, Aberfoyle Park
42 Sunnymeade Drive
Aberfoyle Park

Other smaller events happening in a range of other locations.

On Sunday October 13, a number of local churches (from a coalition of over 200) in South Australia will be shutting down their normal Sunday services in order to join with wider community organisations to work together. Our aim is to "respond to poverty in all its forms" - in particular, social poverty in SA communities and global poverty through supporting World Vision. Originally an initiative of Seeds Uniting Church, now the Baptist, Uniting (3D net) and Churches of Christ are involved.

For more information: Facebook.com/seedsaberfoyle

Organised by: Seeds Uniting Church (with World Vision, Churches of Christ, 3D network of the Uniting Church, Baptist Union)

Church on the Streets
Matt Anderson
P: 88370 6472
E: info@seedschurch.org

NT: Community Church Service

MorningCorner Lee Point Road & Yanyula Drive Anula, NT 0810

A Church service to focus on the Anti-Poverty messages.

The Salvation Army
Adye Viney (Major)
P: 08 8945 1947
E: CorpsOfficer.Darwin@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: salvationarmy.org.au/darwin

VIC: Youth lend a hand for youth

round the clock7-9 Hosier Lane, Melbourne 3000

About 50 young volunteers will spend all weekend renovating Melbourne's CBD only free medical clinic for the homeless with materials donated by Bunnings and Grocon, worth $50,000 making an improved friendly space to see a doctor, have shower, wash clothes, use the internet etc.

Organised by: Youth Projects Ltd & Community Outreach 13

Youth Projects Ltd
Melanie Raymond
P: 0414513764
E: melanie10@me.com
W: youthprojects.org.au

Monday 14 October

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WA: Understanding Families Living in Poverty

Westminster Junior Primary School
22 Ungaroo Road
Westminster 6061

Following on from a group of staff attending 'Bridges Out of Poverty' professional workshops, an informative session will be delivered to school staff, raising awareness of why people live in poverty, different types of poverty and how we can gain an understanding of working with families and children living in poverty.

Organised by: Westminster Junior Primary School

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER

An Open Letter to the Prime Minister was published in Poverty and Hardship outlining eight things the government needs to know about poverty within Australia. The Letter can be found here: http://www.2020socialjustice.com/2013/10/anti-poverty-week-letter-to-pm/

Joan Beckwith

VIC: Mildura Food Drive

Mildura

Mildura Rural City Council will be marking this APW with a food drive

Mildura Rural City Council

NSW: Living on the Edge: Book Launch

Ballarat

Ballarat Professor John Smyth has released a major new book analysing the effect of poverty on schooling Living on the Edge: Rethinking Poverty, Class and Schooling.

VIC: Funding to Fight Poverty: Anouncement

To mark the start of Anti-Poverty Week, the Victorian Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell will announce more than $1m in funding to support the Salvation Army’s Project 614.

Organised by: Victoria Minister for Housing

NSW: Drop Off Campaign

Alexandria

The Alexandrina Council is supporting APW by conducting a drop-off campaign in the lead-up to the week – donate non-perishable items including food, personal hygiene products to any Council Library and customers service sites.

Alexandrina Council

Bring your bills day

Bendigo

St Lukes is hosting a "Bring your Bills Day" to give members of the local community an opportunity to seek advice on managing their financial affairs in times of hardship.

Anti-Poverty Week park picnic

Wangatta

A picnic is being held at King George Gardens to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship locally and abroad. The Picnic hopes to raise awareness of local services available for those struggling financially.

VIC: Preventing Homelessness Forum

09:30am - 12:30pmMelbourne Multicultural Hub
506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000

Drawing from emerging research and established practice, this forum will look at important approaches and critical points of intervention to prevent experiences of homelessness. Attendees will have the opportunity to critically reflect on their role, the role of the homelessness sector and the broader community in preventing homelessness. The forum is ideal for practitioners, team leaders and program managers working across the Victorian homelessness and allied sectors.

For more information: https://preventinghomelessness.eventbri...

Council to Homeless Persons
Bethany Johnson
P: 03 8415 6205
E: bethany@chp.org.au
W: https://preventinghomelessness.eventbri...

WA: Silver chain group morning tea

10:00am6 sundercombe street
Osbourne park 6017

A brief morning tea for head office collecting donations for local charity.

Organised by: Silver Chain

NSW: Mayoral Morning Tea

10:00amShoalhaven City Council
Bridge St,
Nowra 2541

Morning tea to recognise the work of the Anti-poverty Committee and Community Sector Workers to reduce poverty and hardship to launch the latest Perspectives on Poverty in the Shoalhaven Report 2014-17

Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services
Judith Reardon
P: (02) 4422 1299
E: ennc@sns.org.au

VIC: Donate a Can Morning Tea

10:00am

Come along and join others in raising awareness of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and within Australia.

For more information: vinnies.org.au/antiinpoverty-week-vic

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society

NT: Cost of Living Report - Launch/Morning Tea

10:00amArid Lands Environment Centre, Lindsay Ave, Alice Springs 0870

NTCOSS will launch its inaugural ‘Cost of Living’ report, “Tracking changes in the cost of living, particularly for vulnerable and disadvantaged Northern Territorians”, which shows the price of utilities in the NT are rising quickly and are a major driver of financial hardship Light Refreshments provided

Organised by: Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS)

NTCOSS
Jonathan Pilbrow
P: 0403611815
E: jonathan@ntcoss.org.au

SA: Health Consumer Alliance E-Health Forum

10:00am-12:00pm HCA, Level 1, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide

To register your attendance, please register online or contact Teresa Duncan.

Bedside computers and eHealth systems are being rolled out across SA. What does this mean for consumers and carers? Will these electronic health records improve the quality and safety of our healthcare? The purpose of the HCA e-Health Forum, convened by our eHealth Consumer Reference Group as part of Patient Centred Care Awareness Month is to raise our member's awareness, to discuss consumer engagement in eHealth in the context of the Partnering with Consumers Standard and to explore the contribution that eHealth can make to consumer centred care. Peter Brown from the Consumers eHealth Alliance (CeHA) will be presenting on CeHA and the potential for eHealth in achieving consumer centred care. He will also share learnings from his recent visit to the US. Guest speakers: Mr Peter Brown - Consumers eHealth Alliance (CeHA) Jenny Hurley - Professional Officer, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch) Dr Patricia Montanaro - SA President, Australian Medical Association (SA) Professor Paddy Phillips – Chief Medical Officer, SA Health

For more information: eventbrite.com.au/event/8183072791

Health Consumer Alliance
Teresa Duncan,
P: 08 8231 4169
E: tduncan@hcasa.asn.

VIC: Presentation: Language of the Unheard

10:30amFather Ted Harte Centre
4 Hamlin Street, White Hills (Holy Rosary Parish) 3550

New passions are coming to the surface in societies around the globe. Popular uprisings and social critiques are emerging in response to disempowerment, exclusion and the dismantling of public services and disinvestment in public goods. Martin Luther King once observed that: "a riot is, at bottom, the language of the unheard". This presentation explores some of stories that lie at the heart of the current upheavals. Change does not come from above.

For more information: vinnies.org.au/antiinpoverty-week-vic

St Vincent de Paul Society
Livia Carusi
P: 03 9895 9800
E: livia.carusi@svdp-vic.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au/home-vic

WA: Raising Awareness of Poverty

10:30am- 11:00amSwan View Senior High School
Gladstone Avenue
SWAN VIEW 6056

Swan View SHS is situated in a low SEI setting and has many students that come from disadvantaged backgrounds and experience the effects of poverty. A representative from the volunteer operated charity Manna Inc will be making an awareness raising presentation to staff regarding issues surrounding poverty. Swan View SHS students benefit directly from Manna through the provision of food for our Breakfast Program and clothing and shoe items for the Winter School Uniform Program.

For more information: mannainc.com.au/index.html

Organised by: Swan View Senior High School

NSW: Anti Poverty Week 2013 NSW Launch

11.00am74 - 80 Station Street, Fairfield

Media launch with NSW Attorney General the Hon Greg Smith, Anti Poverty Week NSW Co-Chairs Michael Perusco (CEO St Vincent de Paul) and Nazha Saad (CEO St George Community Housing) and community partners promoting the Entry STEPS to Employment program.

St George Community Housing
Louise Downe
P: 02 9001 4304
E: louise.downe@sgch.com.au
W: sgch.com.au

TAS: Anti Poverty Week

11:00am to 2:00pmOutside Woolworth's Supermarket
Nelson Street, Smithton 7330

All welcome to the sausage sizzle to highlight Anti Poverty Week

Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation
Tracey Collis, Kelly Brooks and Maxine Streets
P: 03 6452 1287
E: t.collis@chac.com.au

NSW: Critical Moment in the Fight Against World Poverty

11:00am-12:00pmCatholicCare Sydney - City Office
Level 10, 133 Liverpool St
Sydney 2000

CatholicCare Sydney is holding a series of special events during Anti-Poverty Week 2013 to strengthen staff’s understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty, and encourage discussion and action. Guest speakers Rev Dr Gerald Gleeson, Director of Mission, and Sandie Cornish, Catholic Social Justice expert, will discuss the latest Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement, "Lazarus at Our Gate: A Critical Moment in the Fight Against World Poverty".

For more information: catholiccare.org

CatholicCare Sydney
Liz Potter
P: (02) 9390 5377
E: liz.potter@catholiccare.org
W: catholiccare.org

NSW: Oxfam's An-Tea Pover-Tea Tea Par-Tea

11:00am-3:00pmUniversity of NSW, Kensington Campus
Library Lawn

Organised by: Oxfam UNSW

The Social Justice Project
Emma Bowers
P: 0293852850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

TAS: APW Colony 47 Eureka Clubhouse Soup Kitchen

11:30am to 1:00pmEureka Clubhouse
6 Florence Street
Moonah 7009

Colony 47 Eureka Clubhouse is holding a soup kitchen. All welcome. Gold coin donation (optional).

Organised by: Colony 47 Eureka Clubhouse

NT: NT Launch of Anti-Poverty Week 2013

12:00 noon - 2:00pmRaintree Park, Smith Street Mall, Darwin City 0800

A fete style outdoor event with display stalls from a range of organisations presentations, music, art work display from the Salvation Army Life Centre and a free sausage sizzle.

Organised by: NT Shelter and Australian Red Cross-NT

Australian Red Cross
Maria Viegas
P: 0889243900
E: mviegas@redcross.org.au
W: redcross.org.au

NSW: Food Science Association’s OzHarvest Food Drive

12:00-3:00pmUniversity of NSW, Kensington Campus
Commerce Courtyard

The Social Justice Project
Emma Bowers
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

NSW: "How Education Can Eliminate Poverty"

12:00pm -2:30 pmPunchbowl Boys High School
Kelly Street Punchbowl 2196

This is an interactive workshop, allowing for informal presentation and discussion around poverty in particular in Australia, and how this impacts on all aspects of our lives. The discussion will be opened up to allow students to express their views and ask questions related to poverty. The discussion will then aim to focus on looking at Education as an important way in eliminating/minimising the adverse affects of poverty. The workshop will launch a 4 week public speaking initiative.

Organised by: Arab Council Australia Inc

VIC: Linking Community Pieces

1:00pm - 3.00pmCity Library, Majorca Room,
253 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000

Heath Ducker author of A Room at the Top will speak on his experience of overcoming chlidhood adversity, his work at Youth Insearch his commitment to improving outcomes for children and young people affected by poverty and his vision of creating a more equal Australian society. Panel Discussion and afternoon tea to follow.

For more information: melbournelibraryservice.com.au

Organised by: City of Melbourne

City of Melbourne and Melbourne Library Services
Nanette Mitchell
P: 03 9658 9920
E: nanette.mitchell@melbourne.vic.gov.au
W: melbournelibraryservice.com.au

NSW: Music Performance

1:30pm99 Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo, NSW

Come and see our resident piano player perform hits from the Beatles and Elvis

Organised by: Ozanam Learning Centre

NATIONAL: Poverty in Rural Australia Report

1:30pm-4:15pmHeritage Room, Tamworth Community Centre
Corner of Peel and Darling Streets, Tamworth
afternoon tea provided

ACOSS and the National Rural Health Alliance will release a snapshot of poverty in rural and remote areas highlighting the need for a new focus on disadvantage and hardship experienced by people across the country outside our capital cities. The report will add further to the picture of poverty in Australia that ACOSS has been developing with the Poverty in Australia Report released during Anti-Poverty Week in 2012.

For more information: ruralhealth.org.au/advocacy/current-foc...

Organised by: ACOSS and National Rural Health Alliance

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)
Fernando de Freitas
P: 0419 626 155
E: Fernando@acoss.org.au
W: acoss.org.au/

SA: "Education about Budgeting and Money"

2:30pm - 4:00pm55 HUTT St Adelaide 5000

Australian Red Cross in SA is facilitating a Financial Literacy workshop to provide information to Migration Support Clients about budgeting and money matters on low incomes. The workshop aims to equip clients of Red Cross with the skill sets to be able to live on low incomes by budgeting and understanding the money systems in Australia.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross SA

NSW: Catholic Social Teaching on Poverty

3:00pm - 4:30pmJosephite Centre For Reflective Living
Barina Downs
Baulkham Hills 2153

Josephine Charbel to speak at CEO Sydney's 2nd Year Beginning Teachers' Retreat - Catholic Social Teaching regarding Poverty. Afternoon Tea provided. Venue: Josephite Centre for Reflective Living, Baulkham Hills.

Organised by: Catholic Education Office Sydney

WA: Philanthropic Leadership

3:00pm - 5.30pmAustralian Institute of Management WA
Birkdale Street
FLOREAT 6014

Join His Excellency Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC, Governor of Western Australia along with one of WA’s most active philanthropists and well known business leaders, John Poynton AM, for the opening of Leadership Week 2013 at AIM WA. Hear them talk on the power of philanthropic leadership and how you can make a difference.

Organised by: Australian Institue of Management WA

Australian Institute of Management WA
Gary Martin
P: 08 9383 8007
E: gmartin@aimwa.com
W: aimwa.com.au

NSW: NCOSS Pre-Budget Submission Launch

4:30pm-6:30pmParliament House, Macquarie Street

Organised by: NCOSS

ACT: Marginalisation Report Launch- Anti Poverty Week

4:30pm-6:30pmINSPIRE Centre
Building 25, Pantowora Street
University of Canberra, Bruce 2617

A team of researchers at the University of Canberra will launch a report of a comprehensive 10-year study of marginalisation in Australia as part of Anti-Poverty Week. The report will be launched by Andrew Barr, MLA, the Deputy Chief Minister of the ACT government, and investigates the reasons for marginalisation and the potential ways to escape it. The research aims to inform governments, service providers and other decision-makers on how to best assist Australia’s most marginalised citizens

For more information: https://apwunican.eventbrite.com/

Faculty of Health
Gabriela D'Souza
P: 0262012864
E: Gabriela.DSouza@canberra.edu.au

NSW: The Big Shift

5:45pm -7:30pmMacquarie Group
1 Shelley St
Sydney 2000

Roll up your sleeves and work alongside homeless and disadvantaged women whose lives have been directly changed through their employment with The Big Issue's Women's Subscription Enterprise. Following the shift experience, you will hear from a panel of inspiring women, who in their own ways are creating 'big shifts' for women to come. Join MC Lisa Wilkinson and panellists Marita Cheng, Moya Dodd and Louise Walsh at this unique event. Tickets $170ea or 5 for $750 (inc subscription to magazine)

For more information: thebigissue.org.au/calendar/2013/10/14/...

The Big Issue
Hope Oliver
P: 03 9663 4533
E: events@bigissue.org.au
W: thebigissue.org.au/calendar/2013/10/14/...

WA: Poverty, Homelessness and Social Justice – Forum

8:00am-10:00amEdith Cowan University
270 Joondalup drive
Joondalup
Building 32, Lecture Theatre 101 6027

ECU is proud to host a public forum on issues of Poverty and Homelessness for International Anti-Poverty Week. The event will showcase the latest research from ECU’s Social Justice Research Centre and will provide an opportunity for researchers and the audience to debate issues impacting on poverty in Australia today. The event will commence at 8:30am and a light breakfast will be available from 8:00am.

Edith Cowan University
Clare Ravasini
P: 0863045793
E: c.ravasini@ecu.edu.au

TAS: Anti Poverty Week - prayer service

9:00amSt Mary's Cathedral, Hobart. 7000

Anti Poverty Week - prayer service for St Mary's College staff and students in St Mary's Cathedral, Hobart.

St Mary's College
Matthew Williams
E: mdwilliams@smc.tas.edu.au

WA: Teaching Students from Generational Poverty

9:00am -10:00amKulin District High School 6365

Whole staff presentation and discussion on teaching students from families where Generational Poverty is all they have known.

Organised by: Kulin District High School

NSW: UNSW Arc Street Team Free Breakfast

9:00am-10:00amUniversity of NSW Kensington Campus
Outside of the Main Library

Free Breakfast!

Organised by: UNSW ARC

The Social Justice Project
Emma Bowers
P: 0293852850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

NSW: MyShout Fair Trade Coffee at Gradueat

All dayUniversity of NSW, Kensington Campus
Matthews Food Court

The Social Justice Project
Emma Bowers
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

VIC: Language of the Unheard - Dr John Falzon

Starting at 5.00pmGerald Ward House
43 Prospect Street, Box Hill 3128

New passions are coming to the surface in societies around the globe. Popular uprisings and social critiques are emerging in response to disempowerment, exclusion and the dismantling of public services and disinvestment in public goods. Martin Luther King once observed that: "a riot is, at bottom, the language of the unheard". This presentation explores some of stories that lie at the heart of the current upheavals. Change does not come from above.

For more information: vinnies.org.au/antiinpoverty-week-vic

St Vincent de Paul Society
Livia Carusi
P: 03 9895 5800
E: livia.carusi@svdp-vic.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au

Tuesday 15 October

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QLD: Local Government joins fight against poverty

25 Evelyn Street, Newstead 4006

LGAQ featured an article in their bi-monthly publication, "Council leader" to highlight Local Government's role in fighting poverty. Councillor Belinda Murphy talks openly about the effects of poverty in rural communities, like McKinlay Shire Council where she is an elected member. The article can be found on p. 24 of the Oct/Nov. Council Leader.

For more information: lgaq.asn.au/council-leader

Local Government Association of Queensland
Brett Johnson
P: 07 3000 2216
E: brett_johnson@lgaq.asn.au
W: lgaq.asn.au

NSW: Vinnies Information Service

Hay

Vinnies Services in Hay have organised an information session outside Hay Shire Council’s offices on Tuesday Oct 15 to create awareness of the effect of poverty

St Vincent de Paul Society

Food and clothing stall

Kingborough Helping Hands are putting together a food and clothing stall to help generate community awareness about Anti-Poverty Week

Kingborough Helping Hands

SA: Budget and loans day with UCWSA

Kadina

The UCWSA's Budget and Loans Day will highlight the critical importance of financial security in solving poverty on a community level.

UCWSA

SA: Budget and Advocacy Workshop

Kadina

St Vincent de Paul hosts a Budget and Advocacy Workshop to address the financial concerns and budgeting issues facing many Australians in poverty.

St Vincent de Paul Society

VIC: Homelessness Matters Conference

09:30am - 4:15pmGerald Ward House,
43 Prospect Street, Box Hill 3128

Myths, Facts, Tools & Solutions: •Provide an opportunity for members to network. • Provide an opportunity to share information and resources. • Provide an opportunity to share ideas. • Provide an opportunity to learn more about the services available to assist people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. • Identify opportunities to continue to raise awareness around the issue of homelessness.

For more information: vinnies.org.au/antiinpoverty-week-vic

St Vincent de Paul Society
Livia Carusi
P: 03 9895 5800
E: livia.carusi@svdp-vic.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au

WA: UWA Student Services Morning Tea

10:00amStudent Services
UWA
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley 6009

This year, UWA Student Services is organising a Morning Tea on the 15th Oct. At the Morning Tea, a representative from Homeless Connect Perth will be making a presentation to staff members to raise awareness about homelessness and share how we can contribute to giving a helping hand.

Organised by: The University Of Western Australia- Student Services

NSW: Morning tea to raise awareness of poverty

10:00amLevel 3, 70 Druitt Street, Sydney 2000

We will hold a morning tea to discuss poverty and raise awareness of the prevalence of poverty in Australia and what we can all do to help.

Noetic Solutions
Anthony McGinness
P: 0408550127
E: anthony.mcginness@noeticgroup.com

NSW: Poverty and Homelessness

10:00am -11:30amSt George Bank Head Office,
4-16 Montgomery Street,
Kogarah, 2217

Learn about the links between poverty and homlessness from our guest speaker Nazha Saad, CEO of St. George Community Housing, and find out how you can help the local community to make a difference.

Kogarah Community Services
Cathy Nisbet
P: 02 9587 6622
E: cathy.nisbet@kogarahcommunity.org.au
W: kogarahcommunity.org.au

VIC: Need help sorting out your bills? Free information

10:00am −2:00pmGeelong West Town Hall (in the Supper room)
153 Pakington Street, Geelong West 3218

Just bring your bills: gas, electricity, water phone, mobile, internet fines & and any other bills We do not pay bills. Free interpreters and free sausage sizzle.

Organised by: Barwon Community Legal Service, Diversitat, Wesley Centre, Good Money and various other local organisations

Barwon Community Legal Service
Jillian Chapman
P: 03 52214744
E: jillian.chapman@barwoncls.org.au

NSW: Critical Moment in the Fight Against World Poverty

10:30-11:30amCatholicCare Sydney - Bankstown Office
Ground Floor, 8 Jacobs Street
Bankstown 2200

CatholicCare Sydney is holding a series of special events during Anti-Poverty Week 2013 to strengthen staff’s understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty, and encourage discussion and action. Guest speakers Rev Dr Gerald Gleeson, Director of Mission, and Sandie Cornish, Catholic Social Justice expert, will discuss the latest Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement, Lazarus at Our Gate: A Critical Moment in the Fight Against World Poverty.

For more information: catholiccare.org

CatholicCare Sydney
Liz Potter
P: (02) 9390 5377
E: liz.potter@catholiccare.org
W: catholiccare.org

VIC: Education and disadvantage Forum

10:30am - 11:30amTreasury Theatre, 1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne 3002

To mark Anti-Poverty Week, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is hosting an event to address the question: What is disadvantage and how do we support young people to overcome it? Associate Professor David MacKenzie from the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University will share insights from his distinguished career working in the areas of youth policy and homelessness. A representative of the Create Foundation will also share her experiences.

For more information: https://overcomingdisadvantage.eventbri...

Organised by: Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Department of Education and Early Childhood Dev
Kylie McNamara
E: research@edumail.vic.gov.au
W: https://overcomingdisadvantage.eventbri...

VIC: Poverty in Victorian Schools

10:50amManuka Rd, Berwick 3806

Berwick Secondary College is hosting a function for State Schools' Relief and bankmecu to highlight the desperate situation many Victorian students face in relation to poverty. All organisations involved are committed to supporting disadvantaged students succeed in education.

Organised by: Berwick Secondary College, State Schools' Relief Inc and bankmecu

TAS: Launceston City Mission Free Sausage Sizzle for AP

10am to 2pmBurnie Central Car Park Maill 7919

All welcome for this community event at which Launceston City Mission's "Kitchen Services" will also be on display

Organised by: Launceston City Mission

Launceston City Mission
Brian Roach
P: 03 6335 0317
E: brian@citymission.org.au

WA: UWA Student Services Market Day Stall

11:00am - 2:00pmGuild Village,UWA
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley 6009

This year, UWA Student Services is holding a fundraising event on the 15th Oct. With the joint effort of staff within UWA, unwanted goods will be collected for the purpose of resale at the Market Day Stall and proceeds will go towards helping people experiencing homelessness.

Organised by: The University Of Western Australia- Student Services

University Of Western Australia- Student Services
Kelly Boh
P: 08 6488 8185
E: kelly.boh@uwa.edu.au

SA: " Family Finanical and Counselling Services"

11:00am - 3.:00pm55 HUTT St Adelaide 5000

Australian Red Cross SA will host an Open Day at HUTT St Office. The Open Day will feature childrens' activities, sausage sizzle, Red Cross pop up retail store and external agency stalls. The aim of the open day is to promote family financial and counselling services to address gender inequalities.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross SA

VIC: Anti Poverty Week BBQ Lunch

11:30am-1:30pm19 Duncans Road Werribee VIC 3030

BBQ Lunch and Facepainting to support anti poverty week.

For more information: wsh.org.au

Uniting Care Werribee Support and Housing
Lauren Perry
P: 03) 97426452
E: lauren.pery@wsh.org.au
W: wsh.org.au

NT: Raise awareness about poverty and hardship.

12 noon - 1:30pmPeko Park
Tennant Creek 0860

The public are encouraged to come along to a FREE sausage sizzle to raise awareness about the poverty and hardship that face many in our community. Barkly Shire Council proudly supports Anti-Poverty Week.

For more information: barkly.nt.gov.au/events/all-events/

Barkly Shire Council
Tracey Williams
P: 8962 0000
E: tracey.williams@barkly.nt.gov.au
W: barkly.nt.gov.au

NSW: showing support to eradicate poverty Picnic

12 noon- 1:00pmDomain park near Parliament House 2000

Staff of Mental Health Association NSW will be having lunch in the domain to show our support for Anti Poverty Week. Anyone can join us - bring along your lunch or share the food we bring ourselves.

Mental Health Association NSW
Elizabeth Priestley
P: 02 9339 6001
E: epriestley@mentalhealth.asn.au
W: mentalhealth.asn.au

NSW: Free Bike Repair Workshop

12:00-2:00pmUniversity of NSW, Kensington Campus
Outside Quad 1001

The Social Justice Project
Emma Bowers
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

NSW: Electricty and Water Ombudsman presentation

12:00pm-12:45pm3 Saber St

Woollahra 2025

The Energy and Water Ombudsman (EWON) will be giving a presentation at JewishCare regarding issues faced by clients with their utilities. The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) is the government approved dispute resolution scheme for New South Wales electricity and gas customers, and some water customers. It is important to be aware that there are options available to consumers experiencing financial hardship or receiving substandard products and/or services.

JewishCare
David Lopis
P: 1300 133 660
E: d.lopis@jewishcare.com.au
W: jewishcare.com.au

NSW: "Fair Go" Campaign

12:30pmPenrith Library, Theatrette,
601 High Street, Penrith
2751

The St Vincent De Paul Society will be launching a partnership initiative FAIR GO program with Unions NSW and TAFE Out Reach during Anti-Poverty Week. The purpose of this initiative will be to raise funds to provide education and training through the St Vincent de Paul Society Support Services. This program is aimed at providing education, training and skills to low paid workers, retrenched or unemployed and the most disadvantaged people in our community.

Organised by: Unions NSW, TAFE Out Reach

Unions NSW
Mary Yaager
P: 0408931899
E: MYaager@unionsnsw.org.au

TAS: D'Angelo's Pizza Lunch

12pm-2pm

D'Angelos's Ristorante will prepare a free Pizza Lunch for both clients of Colony 47 and the general public to help raise awareness of Anti-Poverty week.

Colony 47
Glen O'Keefe
P: 03 62141 372
E: gleno@colony47.com.au
W: colony47.com.au

VIC: St Paul's Cathedral liturgical service

1:00pmSt Paul's Cathedral
Cnr Flinders and Swanston Sts
Melbourne 3000

The Victorian Council of Churches is holding a short liturgical service at St Paul's Cathedral with a focus on the churches' response to poverty. Father Joe Caddy will deliver the homily. All are welcome.

Organised by: Victorian Council of Churches

NSW: Make Poverty History Workshop Sessions

1:00pm-2:30pmUniversity of NSW, Kensington Campus
Wurth Room and Drawing Room

o Vision Generation: Film screening of 'Girl Rising' o Oxfam: Sustainable food use

The Social Justice Project
Emma Bowers
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

QLD: Finance Fair

1:30pm - 3:30pmThe New Inala Hall (Inala Civic Centre)
corner of Corsair Avenue and Wirraway Parade
Inala

A great opportunity to learn about a range of financial options that might assist communty members and service users! Representatives dealing in no-interest loans, savings programs, financial counselling, financial education and budgeting will be available on the day to answer questions. Legal Aid, Centrelink, ASIC, SPER and various other agencies will also have stalls

Organised by: ASIC Money Smart, Brisbane City Council, Smith Family Partnership Brokers

Brisbane City Council
Cherie Hansen
P: (07) 3178-8860
E: cherie.hansen@brisbane.qld.gov.au

NSW: Critical Moment in the Fight Against World Poverty

2:00pm-3:00pmCatholicCare Sydney - Liverpool Office
Level 2, 45-47 Scott Street
Liverpool 2170

CatholicCare Sydney is holding a series of special events during Anti-Poverty Week 2013 to strengthen staff’s understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty, and encourage discussion and action. Guest speakers Rev Dr Gerald Gleeson, Director of Mission, and Sandie Cornish, Catholic Social Justice expert, will discuss the latest Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement, Lazarus at Our Gate: A Critical Moment in the Fight Against World Poverty.

For more information: catholiccare.org

CatholicCare Sydney
Liz Potter
P: (02) 9390 5377
E: liz.potter@catholiccare.org
W: catholiccare.org

NSW: Poverty, Meaning & Perception Discussion Group

2:30pmOzanam Learning Centre
99 Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo, NSW

Discussion Group on the meaning and perception of poverty.

Organised by: Ozanam Learning Centre

NSW: NSW Federation of Housing Associations and CAPMH

3:00pm

An afternoon tea and discussion during the CEOs Forum.

Organised by: NSW Federation of Housing Associations and CAPMH

WA: Film Night Fundraiser for children in need

5.30pmCentral park Theatrette 6000

Film night showing a film made in WA. Funds raised will help The Smith Family to support West Australian Children in need through education. Contact Susan for more info on 08 9265 5503

The Smith Family
Susan Schofield
P: 08 92655555
E: susan.schofield@thesmithfamily.com.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Trivia Night

5:00pmThe Roundhouse
University of NSW, Kensington Campus

The Social Justice Project
Emma Bowers
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

ACT: Let's Make It Fair

5:00pm - 7:00pmKippax Uniting Community Centre
Cnr Hardwick Cres and Luke St
Holt 2615

Information presentations and group discussions planning what can be done - here and now - to alleviate the effects of poverty in West Belconnen, ACT.

UnitingCare Kippax
Meg Richens
P: 02 6245 1733
E: eo@kippax.org.au
W: kippax.org.au

Eating for a Healthy Life

6-8pmPreston

During National Nutrition Week and Anti-Poverty Week, Ms Barnblett has urged residents to take part in events held by Darebin Council which focus on the importance of healthy eating.

NSW: Australian Health Promotion Association Panel

6:00pmKerry Packer Education Centre RPAH, Building 72

John Hopkins Drive (off Missenden Rd) Camperdown

NSW Branch of AHPA and PHAA NSW Branch are hosting an anti Poverty Week event on Tuesday 15 August. You are all invited to be inspired by two excellent speakers Stephanie Harvey (CEO Indigenous Community Volunteers) & Jacqueline Phillips (ACOSS). Both speakers will talk about the great work of their respective organisations followed by a Q&A.

For more information: healthpromotion.org.au/events/icalrepea...

NSW Branch Australian Health Promotion Association
E: nswbranch@healthpromotion.org.au

SA: Radio Adelaide

6:00pm-7:00pmRadio Adelaide 5000

An hour of radio focused on poverty and social justice issues, interviews, sharing ideas, hearing how community groups are working to stop poverty.

For more information: https://radio.adelaide.edu.au/program/s...

Organised by: South Australian Council of Social Service

W: https://radio.adelaide.edu.au/program/s...

VIC: EMERGENCY PROVIDERS NETWORK HOST AN APW DINNER

6pm

To celebrate Anti-Poverty Week, the Emergency Providers Network will host an APW dinner at Wodonga TAFE. The dinner will feature a presentation by guest speaker Fr. Bruce Duncan about Federic Ozanam.

Emergency Providers Network

NSW:

9.30 am - 10 amLevel 1, 430 Forest Road, Hurstville 2220

A morning tea will be held in the Southern Sydney Corporate Financial Services office for staff to create awareness of anti-poverty week followed by uploading the activity (what we did and reason behind it) on the Bank's internal Chatter which will create awareness amongst more staff in the Commonwealth Bank.

Organised by: Corporate Financial Services, Commonwealth Bank

NSW: Anti-Pover-Tree

All dayUniversity of NSW, Kensington campus
Library Lawn

Students raise awareness for poverty by placing personal solutions to poverty on a tree on the UNSW Library Lawn.

The Social Justice Project
Emma Bowers
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

VIC: Donation day - baby and nursery goods

MorningSt Kilda 3182

If you have baby equipment or clothing that you no longer use, St Kilda Mums will clean and service it, ensure it meets all current safety standards and then get it to someone who really needs it. Prams and cots in particular are needed. 1. Visit http://www.stkildamums.org/documents/whatcanberehomed.pdf to see if we can re-home what you have to donate. Some older items can't be accepted as they will not meet safety standards 2. Email donate@stkildamums.org to check we can accept your goods

For more information: stkildamums.org

Organised by: St Kilda Mums Inc

St Kilda Mums
Jessie
E: donate@stkildamums.org
W: stkildamums.org

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SA: Seminar to Red Cross Staff on Gender Inequality

55 HUTT St Adelaide 5000

Australian Red Cross SA is hosting a seminar on Gender Inequality and its Impact on Poverty to all internal staff. Guest speakers are from University of South Australia and Centacare. Topic themes include how gender inequlity impacts on poverty and domestic violence.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross SA

NSW: Nutritious Meals on a budget

22 Iolanthe Street
Campbelltown 2560

We offer a Wednesday night evening meal to the people of the Macarthur region who find themselves experiencing hardship or homelessness, each week . We will promote this evening meal with an acknowledgement of "Poverty Week".

Organised by: Nagle Centre - Special Works of St Vincent de Paul Society

Nagle Centre - St Vincent de Paul Society
Receptionist
P: 02 46 28 29 28
E: naglecentre@svdpwgong.org.au

NSW: Report: Two Australians

Organised by: St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul Society
Collen O'Sullivan
E: media@svdp.org.au

VIC: Poverty:Information wall and stall at local market

320 Main Street, Mornington and Mornington Street Market 3931

Information for local low-income earners about community support available from free fresh food program to free financial counselling. Also, advice to other members of the community who may wish to be informed and may wish to volunteer.

Organised by: Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Mornington Community Information & Support Centre
Lisa Elliott
P: 0359751644
E: manager@mcisc.org.au
W: morninfo.org.au

SA: Financial Help Phone-in Session

Nuriootpa

Lutheran Community Care will conduct a phone-in next Wednesday for APW the Nuriootpa based organisation is offering a "phone us" session where counsellors and staff will be on hand to assist people who have financial questions or need help in understanding and addressing their debt.

Lutheran Community Care

VIC: Eradicating Homelessness

Shepparton

St Vincent de Paul in partnership with the Hume Region Homelessness Network host a gathering to discuss how to eradicate homelessness in the region.

St Vincent de Paul Society and Hume Region Homelessness Network

NSW: CUFA MAD DAY

Gate 5, Durham Street, Rosehill 2142

Fundraising activities: Raffles, lollies, selling clay moneyboxes, possible morning tea or BBQ

For more information: cufa.com.au/madday

Organised by: Shell Employees' Credit Union

SA: Battlers and Billionaires: the Story of Inequality

Adelaide University

Andrew Leigh’s book “Battlers and Billionaires: the Story of Inequality in Australia” will be launched at Adelaide University during Anti-Poverty Week.

Andrew Leigh

VIC: Asylum Seekers Living in Poverty

Melbourne

Various advocacy groups are using APW to shine a spotlight on the financial plight of asylum seekers living in the community.

FECCA and NSW Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association

ACT: ACT Food Security Forum 2013

Communities@Work
Tuggeranong Community Centre
245 Cowlishaw St
Greenway 2900

ACT Health, Australian Red Cross and Nutrition Australia together with Anglicare and Communities@Work invite all community organisations and anyone interested in Food Security issues affecting people in the ACT to the 2013 Food Security Forum. Organisations are encouraged to set up a stall promoting their work.

For more information: https://actfoodsecurityforum.eventbrite...

Organised by: ACT Health, Communities@Work, Nutrition Australia, Anglicare, Australian Red Cross

ACT Health
Sommer Sherwood
P: 02 6205 7348
E: sommer.sherwood@act.gov.au
W: https://actfoodsecurityforum.eventbrite...

VIC: Anti- Poverty Week Stall - Mornington Market

09:00am - 3:00pmWednesday Mornington Market, Main Street, Mornington 3931

Every Wednesday, Mornington has a market along the Main Street. We will have a stall that will promote Anti-Poverty Week, provide community education about poverty and its impact, and have information available about the services that Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service provides in the local community

For more information: goodshepvic.org.au/anti_poverty_week_20...

Organised by: Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service

VIC: Live on less than $5 Challenge

09:00am - 5:00pmVarious venues across northern metropolitan Melbourne and northern Victoria. 3072

The staff in the northern Melbourne area at Mission Australia will be challenging themselves to live on less than $5 for a day, to raise awareness and increase our understanding of the challenges faced by those living in poverty.

Organised by: Mission Australia

WA: presentation by

1.30pm - 4.00pmWillam Langford Community House,
82 Langford Avenue
Langford WA 6147

South East Metropolitan Emergency Relief Forum (SEMERF) is marking APW by having a Department of Commerce WA provide a presentation on Consumer Rights - Guarantees/Refunds/Warranties/Scams. SEMERF is made up of agencies from the cities of Armadale, Gosnells and Canning.

Organised by: Gosnells Community Legal Centre Inc

VIC: Donate a can morning tea

10.30amConnections@Craigieburn
59 Craigieburn Road
Craigieburn 3064

Our workplace has organised a morning tea to recognise Anti-Poverty Week. We are all bringing something to share for morning tea and have asked everyone to bring a can of food to donate to our emergency relief cupboard

Organised by: Connections@Craigieburn

QLD: KEEP ON TARGET - making your money go further

10:00am - 1:00pmSherwood Neighbourhood Centre
38 Thallon St
SHERWOOD QLD 4075

KEEP ON TARGET - With our living costs ever increasing it becomes a juggling act to stay on top of expenses. This is an opportunity to review your financial situation with the assistance of a financial adviser and set new goals for a better lifestyle. Talk to the representative from Centrelink to gain a better understanding of government benefits. Are you entitled to apply for the NO INTEREST LOAN SCHEME.? What training opportunities are on offer and how to access them. Enjoy the morning tea.

Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre Inc
Claudia Cunningham
P: 07 33796963
E: community@sherwoodnc.org
W: sherwoodnc.org.au

WA: WA Annual Resources Overview

10:00am - 2:00pmBellevue Ballroom 2, Perth Convention Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, WA 6000

CEDA and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) are proud to once again present the WA Annual Resources Overview. This year's event features a panel discussion with some of WA's most influential minerals and oil and gas executives, plus presentations from the State Minister for Mines and Petroleum and key industry commentators.

For more information: ceda.com.au/events/eventdetails/2013/10...

Committee for Economic Development of Australia
Alicia Chambrs
P: 08 6104 7104
E: alicia.chambers@ceda.com.au
W: ceda.com.au/

TAS: "Perceptions of Poverty" Morning Tea & Display

10:00am - 2:00pm79 Hamilton Rd
New Norfolk 7140

There will be a display in our foyer which will include poetry, art, photography and live 'street' Musicians Church folk will prepare a morning tea as an expression of their Christianity to those in need. Fair Trade Display - Coffee/ Tea/ Hot Chocolate and Chocolates made and sold to encourage ethical purchase and sales.

Organised by: The Salvation Army

NSW: Poverty and Early childhood education Cake Stall

10:00am-1:00pmUNSW Kensington Campus. On the walkway in front of the library 2031

The children , families and educators at Tiggers Honeypot Early Years centre have been engaged in make poverty history events for the past 4 years on UNSW campus. Each year we choose a different charity to fundraise for with families involvement.

Organised by: Tiggers Honeypot Early Years Service

NSW: Taronga Zoo Trip

10:00am-2:00pmTaronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo Trip

Organised by: Ozanam Learning Centre

TAS: Launceston City Mission free sausage sizzle

10:00am-2:00pmDevenport Mall

All welcome for this community event at which LCM’s “Kitchen Services” will also be on display

Brian Roach
P: 03 6335 0317

VIC: Family violence: changing the conversation

10:15am for 10:30am - 12:30pmThe Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000

Violence against women and children in Victoria is one of the most serious issues facing our state. As the leading cause of homelessness, it is a significant driver of poverty and disadvantage. While the way we talk about family violence is changing, women are still too often blamed and family violence is still often regarded as a private problem. So why don’t we do more about violence against women and children – in our schools, in our workplaces, in the media and with friends and family?

For more information: vcoss.org.au/event-calendar/family-viol...

Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS)
Michelle Lane
P: 9235 1009
E: michelle.lane@vcoss.org.au
W: vcoss.org.au

QLD: Australian Red Cross combating Poverty

10:30-3:00 pm49 Park Road
Milton QLD 4064

The Queensland Divisional Advisory Board of the Australian Red Cross at its Annual General Meeting will focus on the role of Red Cross in addressing the vulnerability of Queenslanders in times of trouble.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross

TAS: Cooking Up A Storm

10:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 2:30pm 111 Elizabeth Street
Launceston 7250

The Salvation Army Launceston will be holding two cooking classes on Wednesday of Anti-Poverty Week. Fabulous Families Cooking up a Storm, a cooking class for Mum's, will be held from 10:30am - 12:00pm. Fabulous Fathers Cooking up a Storm, a cooking class for Dad's, will be held from 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Class numbers will be limited so please call to make a booking.

The Salvation Army
Jonathan Burgess
P: (03)63237500
E: jonathan.burgess@aus.salvationarmy.org

NSW: Seeking Asylum

10:30am-12:30am

We will be holding a morning tea and encouraging staff to donate goods such as tinned food and toiletries to support asylum seekers.

NSW: Hume Housing's Anti-Poverty BBQ Brunch

10:30am-12pm36 Cumberland Rd Cabramatta 2166

Hume Housing is holding a BBQ Brunch in aid of Anti-Poverty Week on Wednesday 16th October. Cost of bbq is $7 and all funds go to making hampers of essential food and household items which will be donated to our partner Catholic Care to pass onto their customers.

Hume Community Housing
Carly Jones
P: 0297224308
E: carly.jones@humecha.com.au
W: humecha.com.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty morning tea

11.00am-11.30amGovernor Phillip Tower
1 Farrer Place
SYDNEY NSW 2000 2000

Talk by a Big Issue employee (or other relevant person) as to their experience of poverty in Australia.

Organised by: Corrs Chambers Westgarth

ACT: Celebrating Community Growth

11:00am - 4:00pmMura-Lanyon Youth and Community Centre - YWCA of Canberra
Sidney Nolan Street Conder 2906

The day will consist of numerous activities including the turning of the first sod at the Launch of the Lanyon Community Garden in partnership with Salivation Army and Oasis Residential service. Lanyon cafe will open and providing light refreshments hosted by the Lanyon year 10 leadership Group. Lanyon High school Trek Program will also be demonstration a crafty workshop in partnership with Bunning’s Tuggeranong.

YWCA of Canberra
Jan Skeyhill
P: 6294 4633
E: Jan.Skeyhill@ywca-canberra.org.au

TAS: Anti Poverty Week Soup Kitchen

11:00am to 1:00pmCircular Head Aboriginal Corporation
10 King Street
Smithton 7330

Soup kitchens open to all to highlight Anti Poverty Week

Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation
Tracey Collis; Kelly Brooks and Maxine Streets
P: 03 6452 1287
E: t.collis@chac.com.au

VIC: HomeGround Women's Group

11:00am to 2:00pmCharcoal Lane
136 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065

Our organisation Mission Australia have a Social Enterprise Program for young Indigenous and other disadvantaged young people that allows them to undertake Hospitality Training at our venue Charcoal Lane. HomeGround Services are welcomed to use the restaurant facility to host a group of up to 12 Indigenous women that are disadvantaged, homeless or other. Charcoal Lane are happy to support this initiative and have been providing lunch and morning tea in the last 2 months.

For more information: missionaustralia.com.au

Organised by: Mission Australia

NSW: The Language of the unheard

11:15am-12:45pmWollongong City Library Theatrette
41 Burrelli Street
Wollongong 2500

An address by National CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society Dr John Falzon on the"New passions coming to the surface around the globe...change does not come from above. The history of social justice and social change has been written by social movements.......Our challenge is to listen to, and learn from, the people who are best equipped to understand and frame the practical policy solutions to their own exclusion." There will be an open forum and time to engage with people present. RSVP asap

St Vincent de Paul Society
Veronica Marskell
P: 02 4627 9299
E: veronica@svdpwgong.org.au

NSW: Volunteer with Organisations Fighting Poverty

11:30 - 2:30pm UNSW Library Walkway, Kensington
2031

Learn about international and domestic volunteering opportunities at the Anti-Poverty Week Volunteering Expo at UNSW! Staff from a range of NGOs will be available to discuss their work and opportunities for students to get involved.

Organised by: The Hub UNSW

Student Life and Learning
Fiona Reid
E: fiona.reid@unsw.edu.au

NSW: CELEBRITY CHEF CHALLENEGE & free community lunch

11:30am - 1:00pmWarrawong Community Centre
9 Greene St
Warrawong 2502

We’ve challenged fine dining chef Lorenzo (of Lorenzo’s diner & bar) to cook a pgourmet quality meal for $2 a head. Can YOU guess the ingredients? Come and see if Lorenzo can pull it off, enjoy a free fine-dining feed, and if you can guess the ingredients you’re in the running for awesome prizes. Lunch will be served by Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbury, prepared by celebrity chef Lorenzo and enjoyed by residents of Wollongong’s southern suburbs. And we’ll be raising awareness for Anti-Poverty Week

Organised by: Southern Suburbs Taskforce

Donna
P: (02)42751875
E: wcpwarrawong@bigpond.com

SA: Community Spring Fair

11:30am to 2:30pmFindon Community Centre
222 findon Road, Findon 5023

There will be Life. Be in it! Games, Parachute, Earthball and Giant Board Games,Craft activities, food stalls, a Balloon Man, BBQ in the park, clothing and bric-a-brac, information about local community services, story and art competitions from local schools and Mini Forums in the Speakers’ Corner: "Scams: Beware!", "Magic Harvest", Savvy Shoppers", "Energy Bill Savers", "Safe Loans" and more...

For more information: ucwb.org.au/events-courses/events.html

Organised by: Uniting Care Wesley Bowden for Western Region Anti-Poverty Forum

UnitingCare Wesley Bowden
Rosalyn Williams
P: 08 8245 7100
E: rosalyn.williams@ucwb.org.au
W: ucwb.org.au

NSW: The Hub BBQ

11:30am-2:30pmUniversity of NSW
Library Lawn

The Social Jusice Project
Emma Bowers
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

VIC: LENTARA UNITINGCARE COMMUNITY LUNCH

12 - 2pm

Lentara UnitingCare is marking Anti-Poverty Week this year with events in Sunshine and Meadow Heights. Lentara UnitingCare Sunshine Mission (32 Withers Street, Sunshine) will mark the event as part of their regular community lunch. At the lunch on Wednesday 16 October, between 12 and 2pm, members of the Brimbank community will hear from guest speaker Jessica Murrowood, Sector Manager from Emergency Relief Victoria.

Lentara UnitingCare

WA: Anti-Poverty Week Lunch

12 noonSt Mary's Parish
Busselton WA 6280 6280

In conjunction with the St Mary's Anglican Church, the Busselton City Council will fund a luncheon for community members through Cliff's Kitchen which is a charitable lunch held every Wednesday at the parish hall.

Organised by: City of Busselton

SA: Make a little go a long way - Gourmet Glandore Lun

12:00 - 2:00pm25 Naldera street
Glandore 5037

As part of the antipoverty week the Glandore Community Centre had run a recipe competition. The winner recipes will be created and served for you on this special day.We provide the lunch and you provide the good company. Please come along and support our event.

Glandore Community Centre
Ildiko Szivos
P: 08 8371 1139
E: ildiko.szivos@marion.sa.gov.au

TAS: Presentation on Poverty

12:00pm - 1:30pmInvermay Bowls and Community Club
Forster Street
Invermay 7248

The keynote speaker, Jacqui Phillips, the Director of Policy and Campaigns from ACOSS will speak on Australia's human rights future. There will also be a presentation on St Vincent de Paul Society's 'Fresh Start' program which provides life skills mentoring and budgeting support as part of their emergency assistance program.

St Vincent de Paul Society (Tasmania) Inc.
Merleen Cronin
P: 6333 0822
E: merleen.cronin@vinniestas.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au

NSW: BBQ Lunch Fundraiser

12:00pm - 1:30pmCatholic Education Office
33 Renwick Street
Leichhardt. 2040

Catholic Education Office Sydney BBQ lunch/ fundraiser.

Organised by: Catholic Education Office Sydney

NSW: BBQ lunch and Market Day at Ignite Op Shop Emerton

12:00pm - 2:00pm254 Luxford Rd
Emerton 2770

Come to Ignite Op Shop Market Day and get 'super-specials'! Get a BBQ luch for 50c. Relax and enjoy our community courtyard. Ignite Co-op Store and Op Shop will have SPECIALS during Anti-Poverty Week to help Mt Druitt residents take their dollar further.

Jesuit Social Services
Louise Redmond
P: 02 9628 2288
E: louise.redmond@jss.org.au
W: jss.org.au

NSW: SRC Free BBQ Lunch

12:00pm-2:00pmUniversity of NSW, Kensington Campus
Lower campus, Main Walkway

The Social Justice Porject
Emma Bowers
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

NSW: Poverty & Hardship in Australia

12:30pm – 2:00 pmAuburn Centre for Community
44A Macquarie Rd, Auburn. 2144

This is an informal gathering and morning tea with the Arabic Seniors Social & Information Network (ASSIN) convened by Arab Council Australia Inc. A bi-lingual facilitator will be informally presenting and encouraging discussion with seniors group around poverty in the Australian context and raising awareness of poverty related issues. As well as being an awareness raising activity, it also touches on ideas of how we can minimise or educate other people about the consequences of poverty.

Arab Council Australia Inc
Zizi Charida
P: (02) 9709 4333
E: zizi@arabcouncil.org.au

VIC: Poverty and Social inclusion in Schools

12:30pm-1:15pmBell Primary School
Oakover Rd
Preston 3072

Bell Primary School in Preston Victoria have a lunchtime social justice group. For Anti-Pverty week 75 grade 5and 6 children are participating in a discussion about how kids feel involved in their school no matter what their financial or personal circumstances are.

TAS: APW Lunch hosted by Premier Lara Giddings

12noonParliament House Reception Room
Hobart 7000

Anti Poverty Week lunch hosted by Premier Lara Giddings and Parliamentary Secretary Rebecca White to thank community sector workers and volunteers

Hosted by Premier Lara Giddings & Parliamentary Secretary Rebecca White
P: (03) 6233-3974
E: rikki.mawad@dpac.tas.gov.au

ACT: Westfield: Stop short-changing teachers and nurses

12pm-12:45pmMain Entrance of Westfield Belconnen, Benjamin Way Belconnen 2617

As United Voice members, we are troubled by reports that show that Westfield is short-changing communities across the globe through tax avoidance. As one of the largest Australian owned global corporations in the world we believe that Westfield has a responsibility to fight poverty by paying their fair share of taxes so the community can have reliable government services like hospitals and schools. Come join us this Anti-Poverty Week to tell Westfield to stop short-changing teachers and nurses!

For more information: https://facebook.com/events/70141802655...

United Voice
Sam Salvidge
P: 0282043000
E: sam.salvidge@unitedvoice.org.au
W: unitedvoice.org.au

NSW: Social Enterprise Sydney Board Meeting

2.30pmLevel 2, 96 Phillip Street, Parramatta

Afternooon tea and discuission during the SES Board Meeting

Organised by: Social Enterprise Sydney

QLD: Eat Local, Feed Global for World Food Day!

2.30pm - 4.00pmKurilpa Hall
174 Boundary St
West End


4101

Eat Local, Feed Global for World Food Day! We are raising awareness about tackling global hunger. Come and enjoy a free afternoon tea with us in West End!

Organised by: Micah Projects

Micah Projects Inc
Karyn Walsh
P: 07 3036 4440
E: info@micahprojects.org.au
W: micahprojects.org.au

VIC: Free Community BBQ

2:00-4:00pm126-128 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066

The Social Studio is committed to seeing Australian society change so that less people experience poverty and hardship. We are a social enterprise that aims to create economic change, promote employment and life opportunity, and celebrate the skills and talents of new migrant communities in Melbourne. This year the Social Studio will be joining anti-poverty week by hosting a free community barbecue on Wednesday 16th October. We hope to encourage more generosity in the community

The Social Studio
Susan
P: 03 94172143
E: thesocialstudio@gmail.com

TAS: Anti-Poverty Awareness BBQ

2:00pm-3:30pmThe Devonport Community House at 10 Morris Avenue Devonport 7310

Mission Australia and Centacare are partnering up with The Devonport Community House at 10 Morris Avenue to hold an Anti-Poverty Week event and you are invited! There will be a BBQ, activities, food shed and OP shop bus.

Organised by: Allyson Smith and Jodie Stokes

Mission Australia
Jodie Stokes
P: 03 64206800

ACT: Celebrity Chef Poh launches Mixing Bowl Cookbook

2:30pmCommunities@Work
Tuggeranong Community Centre
245 Cowlishaw St
Greenway ACT 2900

Celebrity Chef Poh will be speaking about the new resource "The Mixing Bowl - Cooking for Large Groups" which will be launched at the ACT Food Security Forum. Poh will also talk about Nutrition Australia's new initiative, Project Dinnertime.

For more information: https://actfoodsecurityforum.eventbrite...

Organised by: ACT Health, Australian Red Cross, Nutrition Australia, Communities@Work, Anglicare

ACT Health
Sommer Sherwood
P: 02 6205 7348
E: sommer.sherwood@act.gov.au
W: https://actfoodsecurityforum.eventbrite...

ACT: ACT Food Security Forum 'World Cafe' workshop

3:00-4:30pmCommunities@Work
Tuggeranong Community Centre
245 Cowlishaw St
Greenway ACT 2900

Following the presentations at the ACT Food Security Forum and Poh's launch of "The Mixing Bowl" cookbook, there will be a 'world cafe' style workshop featuring presentations on 5 central topics: - Nutrition Education - Food Rescue - Neighbourhood Gardens - Social Enterprise - Access Numbers are limited for this event so please make sure to RSVP as soon as possible.

For more information: https://actfoodsecurityforum.eventbrite...

Organised by: ACT Health, Communities@Work, Nutrition Australia, Anglicare, Australian Red Cross

ACT Health
Sommer Sherwood
P: 02 6205 7348
E: Sommer.Sherwood@act.gov.au
W: https://actfoodsecurityforum.eventbrite...

SA: SACOSS $2 Talk

3:00pm - 5:00pmJohn Fennescey Conference Room, 33 Wakefield Street Adelaide 5000

Exploring the relationship between welfare policy, deprivation and health now and in the future The aim of this session is to reflect on overarching directions in welfare policy and their human implications. The forum will bring together speakers from a range of activist and academic backgrounds who will highlight different aspects of recent welfare reforms and how these reforms impact on the experience of deprivation, on health, and on community wellbeing.

For more information: https://eventbrite.com.au/event/8237732...

Organised by: South Australian Council of Social Service

P: (08) 8305 4222
E: sacoss@sacoss.org.au
W: sacoss.org.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Conference

3:30 pm - 5:00 pmRMIT University, Building 80, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne, ground floor level, Interactive Theatre 2.2. 3000

Our diploma of business administration class of 2013 at RMIT University will be conducting a conference on Wednesday 16 October at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm at RMIT University, Building 80, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne, ground floor level, Interactive Theatre 2.2. We are, as a class, using a team effort to raise awareness for Anti-Poverty Week and raising money for: The Big Issue Red Cross Australia Vinnies Soup Kitchen World Vision Beyond Blue So, join us for a fun event with industry speakers

RMIT University Business TAFE School
Hazel Sims
P: (03) 9925 1316
E: hazel.sims@rmit.edu.au
W: rmit.edu.au

QLD: Breakfast in the Park.

7:00am-9:00amPark at Lister Street, Monto, North Burnett Regional Council township, with Bar-b-que setup and shaded area. 4630

Breakfast will be provided free of charge by Monto Community Development Council Inc, at the Park in Lister Street, Monto, opposite St Vinnies, between 7am and 9am by workers and volunteers of MCDC. The Menu is: Bacon & egg muffins; Weetbix; Cornflakes; Rice Bubbles; Tea; Coffee; Milo; and Fresh fruit - oranges, bananas, apples. Donations will be accepted.

Monto Community Development Council Inc.
Penny Stockwell or Kevin Fox
P: 07 41661733
E: cdomonto@bigpond.com

NSW: Social Justice in the Pub

7:30pm - 9pmThe Bank Hotel
(upstairs bar)
324 King St
Newtown

2042

The St Vincent de Paul Society invites you to this special ‘Social Justice in the Pub' event. Professor Julian Disney, Director of the Social Justice Project, UNSW and Chair of the Australian Press Council will be speaking on the topic of ‘Poverty in Australia today’ and reflecting on whether it is a lucky country for everyone? Everyone is welcome! Please note: The venue permits Over 18’s only. A special menu of pizzas and ‘finger food’ will be available. There is no RSVP for this event.

For more information: vinnies.org.au/home-nsw

St Vincent de Paul Society
W: vinnies.org.au/home-nsw

NSW: Prayers to end Poverty

7:45pmChrist The King Parish Hall
10 Statham Ave North Rocks 2151

Members of the 'Rock' young adults group will meet and pray for those who suffer poverty.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society - Parramatta Diocese

SA: Integrity: conference

9.15 - 5.00Glenelg Football Club 5045

Collaborative event between Australian Psychology Society and The Salvation Army Community Support Services that explores the issues of integrity including "Ethical Challenges in Faith based organisations" ; "Ethics in professions", " leading Authenitically". Participants include Kathryn Mcwen, Ross Wormsley, Libby Kosmala, Jacky Dakin, Jen Williams, Luke Broomhall etc

For more information: integrity-salvopsych.eventbrite.com.au

Organised by: The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army SA Division
Margaret Davies
P: 0419473360
E: margaret.davies@aus.salvationarmy.org

NSW: Macarthur Food Security Project - World Food Day

9:00am-1:00pmCampbelltown Civic Centre 2560

This is the Finale of the Macarthur Food Security Project which is being celebrated on World Food Day 16 October 2013. It will feature guest speakers Ronni Kahn (Oz Harvest) Rosemary Stanton (Nutritionist) and Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia) on the topic of Food Security - Healthy Food Is a Human Right. It will also showcase the many food security projects from the Macarthur regions, including community gardens, community kitchens and a community pantry.

For more information: mdsi.org.au

Organised by: Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative; Macarthur Future Food Forum/Sector Connect

Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative
Sue Gordon
P: 02 46271188
E: sue@mdsi.org.au
W: mdsi.org.au

NSW: Western Sydney Launch - "Fair Go" Campaign

9:30amUnions NSW Office - Parramatta
20 Wentworth Street,
Parramatta 2150

The St Vincent De Paul Society will be launching a partnership initiative FAIR GO program with Unions NSW and TAFE Out Reach during Anti-Poverty Week. The purpose of this initiative will be to raise funds to provide education and training through the St Vincent de Paul Society Support Services. This program is aimed at providing education, training and skills to low paid workers, retrenched or unemployed and the most disadvantaged people in our community. The programme will have measurable ou

Organised by: Mary Yaager

Unions NSW
Mary Yaager
P: 0408 931 899
E: myaager@unionsnsw.org.au
W: unionsnsw.org.au

VIC: $30 Challenge

All day52 Haig St
South Melbourne 3025

People staying at our accommodation centre are given $30 to buy the ingredients to make six meals. Residents travel to the local supermarket with our Wellbeing team to provide hints & tips on making nutritious meals on a low budget. Residents then give an overview of the meals they plan to make and share their meals with others. A great opportunity to share ideas on healthy eating and a great social occasion.

Hanover Welfare Services
Fin Bird
P: (03) 9695 8355
E: fbird@hanover.org.au
W: hanover.org.au

Thursday 17 October

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VIC: Mission Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral

St Patrick's Cathedral
Cnr Lansdowne Street and Albert Street,
East Melbourne 3008

Mission Mass is to be celebrated by Bishop of Kalay, Myanmar, Felix Thang on Thursday 17 October, 2013 at St Patrick's Cathedral at 11am.

Catholic Mission
Kevin Messe
P: 9639 1344
E: Kevin.Meese@cam.org.au
W: catholicmission.org.au

NSW: CUFA MAD DAY

Level 7, 215-217 Clarence Street, Sydney 2000

chocolates sales, morning teas, sausage sizzle

For more information: cufa.com.au/madday

Organised by: Maritime, Mining & Power Credit Union, Sydney

NSW: CUFA MAD DAY

P.O. Box 525 Burwood 1805

Holding a raffle along with other fundraising activities with funds raised going to CUFA

For more information: cufa.com.au/madday

Organised by: Australian Mutual Institute

VIC: CUFA MAD DAY

117 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn East 3123

Raffle, Gold coin donation to attend the chill out areas designated with games etc.

For more information: cufa.com.au/madday

Organised by: Victoria Teachers Mutual Bank

Salvation Army Morning Tea

Launceston

The Salvation Army is putting on a Morning Tea to spark an important conversation about the causes and consequences of poverty in Australia.

The Salvation Army

VIC: LENTARA UNITINGCARE LUNCH AND FINANCIAL ADVICE

18 Kenley Court, Meadow Heights

Lentara UnitingCare will join Coolaroo West Community House on Thursday 17 October, at their weekly lunch for some of the neediest members of their community. Lentara will man a stall at the event offering free financial advice to those in attendance.

E: LENTARA UNITINGCARE

NSW: Information and Advocacy Stall

Deniliquin

Centacare, Interreach and Early Childhood are coming together to create an information and advocacy stall as part of Anti-Poverty Week.

NSW: Inala House Luncheon

Deniliquin

An Luncheon was held to raise awareness about the progress of Deniliquin prominent community members taking part in APW challenge to live on the New Start Allowance or the Single Disability Support Pension.

FREE INFORMATION SESSION FOR APW

Tarneit and Wyndham

Early Childhood Management Services and Tarneit College are hosting a free information session to mark Anti-Poverty Week.

TARNEIT COLLEGE

NSW: CUFA MAD DAY

Laboratories Credit Union (LCU)
North Ryde

Fundraising activities

For more information: cufa.com.au/madday

Organised by: Laboratories Credit Union (LCU)

BRISBANE CHURCH LEADERS PRAYER VIGIL

Wilson Outlook Reserve, Brisbane

Coinciding with Anti-Poverty Week, Brisbane church leaders have united in prayer to achieve equality and justice for all and improve the lives of the world's poorest.

VIC: Australia's Human Rights Future

08.00am - 4.45pmFitzroy Town Hall
201 Napier Street
Fitzroy 3065

Cutting‐edge presentations by human rights experts, practitioners and discussion on human rights, inequality and poverty. An up to date analysis on how Australia fares with its human rights obligations and future policy directions. RSVP – Friday, 11 October 2013 Places are limited

For more information: vinnies.org.au/antiinpoverty-week-vic

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria, Social Policy Connections, Australian Council of Social Service, Public Interest Law Clearing House Services, UnitingCare Community Options, Catholic Social Services Victoria, Women’s Housing Limited, HomeGround Services.

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria
Livia Carusi
P: (03) 9895 5800
E: rsvp@svdp‐vic.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au/antiinpoverty-week-vic

NSW: Anti-poverty Cooking Challenge

10 am - 12 noon Teddy Burges Hall
Hollywood Street South Wenworthville 2145

Anti-poverty cooking challenge will engage the Bankstown Arabic Women's Group in a cooking exercise cooking a healthy meal for a family of 5 for $10 or under. A discussion will take place at the event next week, followed by meals presented by the women and shared with the Arabic seniors group. The challenge will be documented and an publication of healthy meals for $10 or under will be produced, with recipes provided by the women and other members of the community.

Organised by: Arab Council Australia Inc

NSW: Anti Poverty Awareness

10.00 am - 2.00pmTeddy Burges Hall
Hollywood Street South Wentworthville 2145

This activity has been designed to incorporate an art activity to engage Arabic seniors group in Holroyd - Arabic Seniors Social & Information Network (ASSIN) in creating art designs on environmentally friendly calico bags, with an Anti-poverty message or motif. The art activity will be kicked off by an informal discussion around Anti-poverty.

Organised by: Arab Council Australia Inc

NSW: Reflecting on poverty - as Vincentians

10.00am - 10.30amMerrylands 2160

Instead of using a spiritual reflection, the meeting leader asked members to reflect on what poverty means to them and how poverty has impacted on our lives.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society - Cumberland Regional Council

TAS: FINANCIAL INFORMATION SESSION & REFRESHMENTS

10:00am - 12:00 noonThe Salvation Army Citadel
180 Elizabeth Street
HOBART 7000

The Salvation Army Hobart Doorways will promote No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) and HESS (Home Energy Saver Scheme) with information on display and an on-site person to discuss eligibility for the loans scheme and affordable ways to use energy. There will be light refreshments.

Organised by: The Salvation Army Hobart Doorways, NILS Tasmania and Anglicare Tasmania

The Salvation Army
Joy Radford
P: 03 6231 1345
E: joy.radford@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: salvationarmy.org.au/hobart

NSW: Poverty

10:00am - 12:00pmView Street (directly behind 7 Hattersley Street)
Arnclifffe
Sydney 2205

We will be sharing a bbq and morning tea with all our clients and service providers at our Community FoodCare in Arncliffe. We will be giving out coin boxes with encouraging everyone to fill the boxes with coins from home and then on return to the FoodCare every cent they bring back will be given to fight poverty in the St George area. By breakfast clubs, by lunch boxes and pre-packed dinners for families and individuals doing it hard.

For more information: communityfoodcare.com.au

Organised by: Bay City Care/ Bay City Community FoodCare

Bay City Care
Janine Harris
P: 0295971477
E: jharris@baycitychurch.com

SA: Homeless Connect Expo 2013

10:00am - 2:00pmWhitmore Square
Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000

Homeless Connect aims to provide homeless people and those at risk of homelessness with information and a connection to essential and ongoing services such as housing, employment, government assistance, legal services and much more. Each year approximately 600 people and 45 agencies attend and this year there will be morning tea, a barbeque, entertainment, haircuts, street soccer and other activities in Whitmore Square.

For more information: sheltersa.asn.au

Shelter SA
Mark Shepley
P: 08 8223 4077
E: shelter@sheltersa.asn.au
W: sheltersa.asn.au

TAS: Launceston City Mission free sausage sizzle

10:00am-2:00pmWynyard Shopping Centre Main Road

All welcome for this community event at which LCM’s “Kitchen Services” will also be on display

Brian Roach
P: 03 6335 0317

NSW: Housing and poverty staff morning tea

10:30 - 11:30amSuite 301, 64-76 Kippax Street, Surry Hills 2010

Our policy team will lead a staff discussion on how people's housing circumstances relate to their experience and risk of poverty - focusing on Australia but including international research - to raise awareness of the links between housing, homelessness and poverty.

Organised by: NSW Federation of Housing Associations

NSW: Critical Moment in the Fight Against World Poverty

10:30-11:30amCatholicCare Sydney - Lewisham Office
Level 1, 2c West St (cnr Thomas St)
Lewisham 2049

CatholicCare Sydney is holding a series of special events during Anti-Poverty Week 2013 to strengthen staff’s understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty, and encourage discussion and action. Guest speakers Rev Dr Gerald Gleeson, Director of Mission, and Sandie Cornish, Catholic Social Justice expert, will discuss the latest Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement, “Lazarus at Our Gate: A Critical Moment in the Fight Against World Poverty”.

For more information: catholiccare.org

CatholicCare Sydney
Liz Potter
P: (02) 9390 5377
E: liz.potter@catholiccare.org
W: catholiccare.org

NSW: Touch Footy Game

10:30amPrince Alfred Park, Sydney

Touch Footy Game

Organised by: Ozanam Learning Centre

VIC: Australian Services Union - morning tea

10:30am3053

National Office staff will get together to mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Australian Services Union - National Office
David Smith
P: 03 9342 1400
W: asu.asn.au

NSW: Cake Stall for local community centres

10am - 12pmLaw Building, University of New South Wales
Kensington Campus 2052

Raising funds for local community centre, Kooloora, and to raise awareness of community centre's grassroots work in alleviating poverty

Kingsford Legal Centre
Denise Wasley
P: 02 93859567
E: legal@unsw.edu.au
W: kingsfordlegalcentre.org

QLD: Anti Poverty Week at QUT

10am - 2pmQueensland University of Technology
Gardens Point Campus
Main Drive 4000

Collaborative Design Student installations Stalls and information Cooking demonstrations and free food Student groups and more!

For more information: counselling.qut.edu.au/News/antipoverty...

NSW: Awareness of antipoverty and homelessness

10am-2pmMemorial Park, Banna Ave Griffith NSW 2680

The Carevan Griffith will be parked at Memorial Park in Banna Ave, Griffith on the 17th October 10am-2pm. We will be creating awareness of Poverty and homelessness and trying to recruit volunteers and businesses to help out such a good cause.

Organised by: Carevan Griffith

SA: Garage 'NO' Sale

11:00 - 2:00pm58 Dale Street
Port Adelaide 5015

Family and Support Services are hosting a Garage NO Sale and sausage sizzle. We will be asking people to provide comments about poverty that will be displayed at the site. They will be given vouchers for their assistance to take items from the tables of clothing, bric-a-brac and much more!

Organised by: UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide

UntingCare Wesley Port Adelaide
Helen Pilmore
P: 08 8440 2289
E: hpilmore@ucwpa.org.au
W: ucwpa.org.au

VIC: Preventing Poverty: Youth, Schooling & Early Years

11:00am - 12:30pmFather Tucker's Room
Brotherhood of St Laurence
67 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy 3065

Seminar Pgoram: The socially just school and 'disadvantaged' young people: what is it, and why do we need it now? Professor John Smyth, Research Professor of Education, School of Education & Arts, University of Ballarat. Education First Youth Foyer Initiative Michael Horn, Brotherhood of St Laurence 'Investing in our Future' an evaluation of the national rollout of the HIPPY Program Dr Eric Dommers, Brotherhood of St Laurence Lunch: Bowls of an Arabian rice pilaf dish for $5.00

For more information: bsl.org.au/About-the-Brotherhood/Whats-...

Organised by: Brotherhood of St Laurence Research and Policy Centre

Brotherhood of St Laurence
Jane Douglas
P: (03) 9483 1364
E: jdouglas@bsl.org.au
W: bsl.org.au/

NSW: Anti-Poverty BBQ lunch & Entertainment

11:00am - 1:00pmCrn Hoxton Park Rd and Banks Rd, Miller NSW 2168 2168

Student Association at Miller TAFE will provide with a sausages sizler & drinks and free entertainment.

Organised by: Miller TAFE Student Association

ACT: Debate: Will the poor always be with us?

11:00am-1:00pmAnn Harding Conference Centre
University of Canberra
Bruce 2617

Even in communities as affluent as Canberra, will the poor always be with us? Come and hear what Susan Helyar (ACTCOSS), Julia Holman (ABC JJJ), Richard Denniss (Australia Institute), John Falzon (Vinnies) and Ben Phillips (NATSEM) think.

Organised by: ACT Anti-Poverty Week and University of Canberra

Red Cross
P: 02 6234 7666
E: actinfo@redcross.org.au

NSW: POVERTY MATTERS Anti-Poverty Week Event

11am - 2pmMacquarie Mall, Macquarie Street Liverpool 2170

Opportunity for community services, government and non-government agencies and charities to raise awareness about poverty and services available to assist those experiencing homelessness and social disadvantage. An initiative of the Liverpool Community Kitchen and Hub and organised in collaboration with Anglicare Liverpool, Cabramatta Community Centre, Inspire Community Services, Liverpool City Council, Mission Australia and Uniting Church Liverpool.

For more information: liverpool.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/events/ev...

Organised by: Anglicare Liverpool, Cabramatta Community Centre, Inspire Community Services, Liverpool City Council, Mission Australia and Uniting Church Liverpool.

Liverpool City Council
Dany Ya
P: 1300 32 2170
E: lcc@liverpool.nsw.gov.au
W: liverpool.nsw.gov.au

QLD: Poverty- employment & corporate responsibility

12:00 - 1:30pmBrisbane Square Library
George Street
Brisbane 4001

Hosted by Greg Goebel, Chair of the Brisbane City Council, Inclusive Brisbane Board and opened by Councillor Krista Adams, Chairperson, Community Lifestyle Committee, Brisbane City Council. This conversation will feature speakers from:  Linda Parmenter (QCOSS) An overview of the indicators of disadvantage in the Australian context Jodie Gilliland (Mission Australia) The place of employment in breaking the cycle of poverty and Mission Australia’s programs in this area  Susanne Cooper SKM (Sinclair Knight Merz) Corporate social responsibility, a community partnership response to disadvantage

Organised by: Brisbane City Council, QCOSS

Donette
P: 07 3004 6936
E: Donettef@qcoss.org.au

VIC: Poverty and Exploitation of International Students

12:00pm - 1:00pmState Library Lawn
Swanston Street
Melbourne CBD 3000

Come to our public rally to stop international students being exploited, bullied and pushed into poverty in Melbourne’s office cleaning industry! These students face bullying, intimidation and underpayment of up to $15,000 a year. Cleaners want all companies to sign a new Clean Start Agreement and guarantee respect, fair pay and decent conditions for ALL city office cleaners. This rally will also call for fair pay and respect for ALL international students working in Melbourne. Speakers include cleaners, international students and community supporters, and representatives of United Voice, the cleaners’ union. Come to our public rally and let’s stand together to demand respect for all!

For more information: facebook.com/GetRespectOz

United Voice
Cyndy Connole
P: 03 92357713
E: cyndy.connole@unitedvoice.org.au
W: unitedvoice.org.au

QLD: Forum:The Lunch Box

12:00pm - 1:00pmHervey Bay Community Center
22 Charles St
Pialba QLD 4655

Using inspiring yet challenging TEDX material to engage participants from across the local health and community services sector, we hope to invite participants to think about global poverty in the local context. Following this we will host a presentation detailing our sectors role in building sustainable regional economies around principles of social inclusion. This is a free event with an open invitation across the community.

Queensland Council of Social Services
Megan Smith
P: 0448 022 908
E: central@qcoss.org.au

WA: It's all about relationship Worship Service

12:00pm - 2:00pmThe Salvation Army Perth Fortress
333 William Street, Perth 6000

A worship service hosted by the Ecumenical Social Justice Roundtable. The theme for the event will be 'It's all about relationship'. Keynote speaker Major Wayne Pittaway, Divisional Commander. There will be the Salvation Army brass band and choir. Lunch and refreshments will follow the service.

Organised by: Ecumenical Social Justice Roundtable - Salvation Army Perth

Salvation Army Perth Fortress
Kristopher Halliday
P: 0892609599
E: kris.halliday@aus.salvationarmy.org

TAS: Faces of Poverty Art and Craft Class

12:00pm-3:00pm135 Clarence Street, Howrah 7018

The Salvation Army will be running an art class and exhibiting the work created for Anti-Poverty week at our Clarence centre. The main activity will involve decorating masks, with each side of the mask reflecting two aspects of self; the outer self that the world sees, and the inner self, or how the artist sees themselves. This activity hopes to shine a light on stigmatisation, and reflect the hope that still exists in those experiencing poverty, despite all odds.

The Salvation Army
Avril Glazebook
P: (03)6244 4615
W: salvationarmy.org.au/

NSW: SJP Guest Speakers Forum: Creative Solutions to Po

1:00pm-2:00pmUniversity of NSW, Kensington Campus
Law Building

Organised by: The Social Justice Project & UNSW Law Society

The Social Justice Project
Emma Bowers
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

NSW: Poverty and Community

1:30-4:30pmMission Australias' Big Heart Social Enterprises Cnr Worrigee st and Princes Hwy Nowra 2541

This will be a whole Team approach from Mission Australia. The Brighter Futures Program, Early start Program, Gambling counsellors, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program, Therapy and Intervention Program, Employment services and Big Heart staff have combined to promote Anti poverty in the Community. There will be a Jumping castle, Helium ballooons Drumming, Footy Toss, BBQ, Face Painting and free give aways.This will be held at the Big Heart car park cnr of Worrigee St and Princes Hwy Nowra

Mission Australia
Liz O'Connell
P: 44482000
E: oconnelle@missionaustralia.com.au
W: missionaustralia.com.au

NSW: Critical Moment in the Fight Against World Poverty

2:00pm-3:00pmCatholicCare Sydney - Sutherland Office
Level 3, Kirkby House
33-35 Belmont Street
Sutherland 2232

CatholicCare Sydney is holding a series of special events during Anti-Poverty Week 2013 to strengthen staff’s understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty, and encourage discussion and action. Guest speakers Rev Dr Gerald Gleeson, Director of Mission, and Sandie Cornish, Catholic Social Justice expert, will discuss the latest Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement, “Lazarus at Our Gate: A Critical Moment in the Fight Against World Poverty”.

For more information: catholiccare.org

CatholicCare Sydney
Liz Potter
P: (02) 9390 5377
E: liz.potter@catholiccare.org
W: catholiccare.org

NSW: Oxfam Speakers Forum: Millenium Development Goals,

2:00pm-4:00pmUniversity of NSW, Kensington Campus
Civil Engineering Building

VIC: Disadvantage: the story behind the statistics

2:30pm-4:30pmThe Bishop's Parlour, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford 3067

Headline statistics on Australia’s most disadvantaged people frequently appear in the media, but little attention is given to explaining what judgment lies behind these statistics, or how much of the story they tell. A lack of understanding about disadvantage can contribute to misplaced community concerns. It can also be an impediment to good public policy. This presentation will cover the findings of a report on deep and persistent disadvantage by the Productivity Commission.

For more information: https://unpackingdisadvantage.eventbrit...

Organised by: Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service

NT: Poverty and correlation with Mental Health

3:00 pm onwards1 Percy Court, Connellan
Alice Springs 0870

Inviting key stakeholders that are associated with Mental Health Services and those that work with Post Release Suppor Services i.e. Correctional Centre and Hostels. Afternoon tea will be supplied: Presentation for PHaMs & PRSS programs will be implemented. Increase awareness within these services about Poverty in Alice Springs which can lead to mental health due to stress and worry, this could also lead people to commit crime and ends up in prison.

Organised by: Mission Australia - Alice Springs

NSW: Catholic Social Teaching on Poverty

3:00pm - 4:30pmJosephite Centre for Reflective Living
Barina Downs Road
Baulkham Hills 2153

Josephine Charbel to present on Catholic Social Teaching - Poverty - at CEO Sydneys 2nd Year Beginning Teachers' Retreat - Option 5. Afternoon tea provided.

Organised by: Catholic Education Office Sydney

NSW: Anti-Poverty in the Playground

3:00pm - 5:00pmHenley Park
Portland Street (opposite King Street)
Enfield 2136

Join us at Henley Park in Sydney's Inner West for a play date for toddlers while parents discuss what we can do, personally, to reduce poverty locally. Bring a plate to share. Donation envelopes for the St Vincent de Paul Society will be available. Please RSVP.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

VIC: Poverty and employment

3:00pm- 6:00pmShops 2 and 3 Civic place
Ringwood 3134

Part of our service delivery includes a work for the dole project entitled 'New Life Furniture' and as part of this project we have created and shop front and gallery which display unique restored and repurposed furniture and art works all created by unemployed people living on the poverty line. Our afternoon tea will provide an opportunity for guests to tour the project and hear first hand accounts of the experiences of participants.

Mission Australia
Bethany Newman
P: 0392594666
E: newmanb@missionaustralia.com.au
W: https://missionaustralia.com.au/

VIC: Supporting our Community in Tarneit & Wyndham

4.00-5.30pmTarneit P-9 College
23 Brinbrook St
Tarneit 3030

A number of organisations in the Tarneit and Wyndham community will speak about how their organisations support the local community, referral processes, and take questions and answers about the programs available. Anglicare in Wyndham, Drummond Street Services, VICSEG New futures and a poverty action worker and financial counsellor will be among the speakers.

Organised by: Early Childhood Managment Services & Tarneit College

Early Childhood Management Services
Nicole Smith
P: 9731 7948
E: nmsmith@ecms.org.au
W: ecms.org.au

QLD: After Work @ Ethos

4:30pm- 7:00pmShop 1 / 121 Shute Harbour Rd, Cannonvale 4802

Ethos is a small fair trade retail outlet. Once a month we have our event and invite a local artist to display their handicrafts. We provide, in conjunction with a local catering company, gO_yum, complimentary wine, beer, light beverages and finger food. RSVP's are strongly encouraged to ensure sufficient catering.

For more information: ethosfairtrade.com.au

Organised by: Ethos Fair Trade Gifts and Handicrafts

Ethos Fair Trade Gifts and HNDICRAFTS
Jude Mitchelson
P: +61 7 4946 7704
E: info@ethosfairtrade.com.au

SA: An evening with Judy Myers

5:30 pm - 8:00pmThe Rhino Room
13 Frome St
Adelaide 5000

Judy Myers was a Paralympic coach before she was unceremoniously thrown by AusAID into the Carribean. Her brief: start a project using sport as a medium for development: with no training, no experience, and 20 grand. Judy rose to the challenge, enabling her to create a hugely successful program. She has since spent over 15 years managing projects in over thirty countries across Asia; Africa;Middle East and the Pacific. Come & hear her amazing stories in a relaxed environment with free pizza.

Adelaide University Oxfam Group
Sophie Power
P: 0422965109
E: oxfam@auclubs.com.au
W: https://facebook.com/groups/15195997580...

TAS: Film Screening of "VDay: Until the Violence Stops"

5:45pmUTAS Law School Theatre, Sandy Bay 7005

The screening in partnership with the UTAS Law School and Hobart Women’s Shelter, aims to inspire a Hobart production of the internationally acclaimed Eve Ensler play, “The Vagina Monologues”, and other involvement in One Billion Rising and VDay 2014. Also showing “1 Billion Rising” and Zyra McAuliffe’s documentary of a production of “The Vagina Monologues” in NSW. Entry $12 full, $8 member/concession. Refreshments available.

For more information: https://facebook.com/events/13818617020...

Organised by: A Fairer World

VIC: How many more Rana Plazas? Asian Workers & poverty

6:00-8:00pmCapitol Theatre, Swanston Street, Melbourne (opposite the Town Hall) 3000

We have invited a representative of the Bangladeshi labour movement, who was involved in the Rana Plaza rescue, as well as activists from Malaysia, to talk about the plight of workers in developing Asia, and the links between poverty and labour rights.

Organised by: National Tertiary Education Union; Australia Asia Workers Links

National Tertiary Education Union
Colin Long
P: 0403920361
E: clong@nteu.org.au
W: nteu.org.au

NSW: Refugee English Language Program

6:00-8:30 pmOur Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall,
Seven Hills 2147

A volunteer program established to teach English to Refugees. Dinner is provided, along with a friendly atmosphere that focuses on interactive learning. Importantly, the teaching is done in a class format but with a one to one ratio for volunteer teachers and students, allowing for a more personalised and specialised approach.

For more information: https://facebook.com/groups/usydvinnies...

Organised by: St Vincent De Paul - Young Vinnies at Sydney University

Sydney Uni Young Vinnies
Jared Ellsmore
P: jaredellsmore1@gmail.com

NSW: Film Screening of The Human Experience

6:00-9:00pmUNSW Central Lecture Block Theatre 5, Kensignton 2031

Join us to watch 'The Human Experience' and delve into the question of what unites us as human. $3 contribution for popcorn and pizza.

Organised by: The Hub

UNSW Student Life and Learning
Sarah Roche
P: 88249905
E: s.roche@unsw.edu.au

ACT: Poverty and Homelessness

6:00pm98.3 FM 2601

An interview on community radio show "An Ethical Life" about the links between poverty and homlessness with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples and communities in Canberra

For more information: anethicallife.2xxfm.org.au/

Organised by: ACTCOSS and Community Radio 2XX

VIC: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea film

6:30pm -8:30pm2 Queen Street, Mornington 3931

Join the Mornington Peninsula Shire for a screening of 'Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea'. Join us in Anti-Poverty Week. Fight poverty and hardship! In supporting this important event, we seek to create dialogue with community and organisations of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship. When 9 year old Zainab’s parents made the heartbreaking decision to leave their home northern Afghanistan. They set out on a journey across the globe, putting the fate of their family in the hands of strangers. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea tells Zainab’s story, and the story of many others who have trodden the same path.

For more information: https://apwfilmmps.eventbrite.com.au/

Mornington Peninsula Shire
Xiaoli Ma
E: maxiao@mornpen.vic.gov.au
W: https://apwfilmmps.eventbrite.com.au/

TAS: Financial help with NiLS

9:00am - 12:00 middayColes Devonport; Woolworths Devonport; Coles Ulverstone; Coles Burnie 7310

North West Community Houses in Burnie, Ulverstone, East Devonport and Devonport will promote No Interest Loans Scheme (NiLS) with information on display and an on-site person to discuss eligibility for the scheme.

Organised by: North West Community Houses Tasmania

Devonport Community House
Kate Beer
P: 0364247060
E: devhouse@internode.on.net
W: devonportcommunityhouse.com.au

ACT: Anti - Poverty awareness Coffee and Brunch

9:00am - 1:00 pmWoden Town Centre,

Furzer Street

Woden 2606

As a part of Anti-Poverty Week, a special brunch is proposed to be held at Woden Town Centre for the homeless and people in need. It also aims to create awareness and encourage people to get more involved within their communities.

Woden Community Service Inc.
Emma Dryden
P: 02 6234 6826
E: emma.dryden@wcs.org.au
W: WWW.WCS.ORG.au

SA: OzHarvest and poverty in the inner south

9:00am to 10:30amMarion Cultural Centre
287Diagonal Road (next to Westfield Marion and SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre)
Oaklands Park 5046

OzHarvest partner with Celebrity Chef, Adam Swanson, the City of Marion, the City of Holdfast Bay and SACOSS to help raise awareness about the disturbing amount of food wasted around the world. This event will host 250 persons from not-for-profit organisations, government and local food businesses and will highlight how easy it is to reduce food waste and how individuals, producers, supermarkets and governments can feed many South Australian’s who live in poverty.

Organised by: City of Marion

NSW: Understanding the heart of poverty

9:00am-3:30pm lunch providedVinnies Centre meeting room
67 Railway Street
Corrimal 2518

A one day workshop to reflect and understand the heart of poverty, the underlying structural issues, how the experience shapes people's lives and the long term impacts for individuals, family and society. A variety of learning strategies will be utilised eg mapping the issues, exploration through data and history, small group discussion and group activities. Facilitator will work with the group present to ensure there is a respectful and engaging learning environment.Reserve your place NOW.

St Vincent de Paul Society
veronica marskell
P: 02 4627 9299
E: veronica@svdpwgong.org.au

QLD: Cooking on a budget

9:00am-5:00pm12 Wickham St Townsville 4810

A Pancake Day will be held at the office with clients and stakeholders being invited to partake. The ingredients to the pancakes as well as other easy and cheap recipes will be collated into a book for attendee's to take away with them.

Australian Red Cross
Kris Rogers
P: 07 47 530 600
E: krogers@redcross.org.au

SA: Open Day at the Centre

9:30am to 12:30pmYankalilla Youth and Community Centre 181 main south road Yankalilla 5203

During Anti Poverty week The Yankalilla Youth and Community Centre will be holding an open day on Thursday October 17th From 9.30am to 12.30pm. Come along for, Free Bacon and egg sandwiches, fincial advice, housing advice, cooking demonstration and a Pop up opp shop.

District Council of Yankalilla
Rachel Preston
P: 0433 214 682
E: rachelpreston@yankalilla.sa.gov.au

NSW: United Nations Society Model UN with High School

All dayUniversity of NSW, Kensington Campus
Scentia Building

Organised by: UN Society UNSW

The Social Justice Project
Emma Bowers
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

VIC: Donation day - baby and nursery goods

MorningSt Kilda 3182

If you have baby equipment or clothing that you no longer use, St Kilda Mums will clean and service it, ensure it meets all current safety standards and then get it to someone who really needs it. Prams and cots in particular are needed. 1. Visit http://www.stkildamums.org/documents/whatcanberehomed.pdf to see if we can re-home what you have to donate. Some older items can't be accepted as they will not meet safety standards 2. Email donate@stkildamums.org to check we can accept your goods

For more information: stkildamums.org

St Kilda Mums Inc
Jessie
E: donate@stkildamums.org
W: stkildamums.org

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QLD: CUFA MAD DAY

GPO BOX 2219, Brisbane 4001

Staff raffle, staff bake sale, branch staff members to dress as "mad hatters" to encourage members to donate, "guess the jelly beans" - TBC

For more information: cufa.com.au/madday

Organised by: Queenslanders Credit Union (Brisbane)

NSW: SHARING THE GOODIES’ DURING ANTI-POVERTY WEEK

To acknowledge Anti-Poverty Week, SDN Children’s Services and Barnardos will be hosting a morning tea on Friday 18 October in SDN’s Ngara Nanga Mai Gathering Room to celebrate three scholarships that are to be presented to three children and their families. The scholarship covers the gap in cost of the education and care of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child to attend an SDN Children’s Education and Care Centre. The morning tea event will be focussed around the theme of “Sharing the Goodies: Celebrating partnerships that ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are at the (Early Childhood Education and Care) party.

SDN Children’s Services and Barnardos

NSW: Kempsey Community Connect Day

Kempsey Showground

The Kempsey Community is holding a Connect Day at the Kempsey Showground held during Anti-Poverty Week to highlight and work toward overcoming issues of poverty.

QLD: Information Forum at Coolum Community Centre

Coolum

An Information forum on services available for community at Coolum community Centre is being organised by The Red Cross to mark Anti-Poverty Week.

The Red Cross

ACT: CUFA MAD DAY

Service One Credit Union LTD.

Friday Mufty Gold Coin Donation

For more information: cufa.com.au/madday

Organised by: CUFA

WA: Collecting 5c pieces for Red Cross.

Chidlow Primary School
Lilydale Road
Chidlow 6556

Students collect 5c pieces over a few weeks prior to the Poverty Week and on the Friday following assembly, we make a large design on the concrete outside the library, with the 5c pieces collected. The money is then counted and sent to Australian Red Cross for the African Poverty Aid Programme.

Organised by: Chidlow Primary Millennium Kids

VIC: close the gap on incarceratoin

Melbourne

Les Malezer, Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First People will speak on Indigenous offenders and prison to mark Anti Poverty Week, highlighting the special disadvantage facing many Indigenous Australians.

NSW: APW Challenge

Deniliquin

Prominent members of the Deniliquin community took part in a challenge as part of Anti-Poverty Week. Deniliquin High School Head Teacher Anthony Michael and TLC Real Estate Owner Trent Lloyd lived off New Start Allowance, and buinsess owner Vicki Meyer and Liz White Farmer lived off Single Disability Support Pension to highlight the struggles facing many Australians in poverty.

VIC: The Fluro Fightback

08:00amSouthern Cross Station 3000

Drawing the link between the increase of working people living below the poverty line and the increase in casual and insecure work. We will have three fantastic speakers: Ged Kearney (ACTU), Miriam Lyons (Centre of Policy Development) and Father Bob McGuire. There is also another musical surprise act (after Billy Bragg's appearance last year) to be announced closer to the date!

Organised by: National Union of Workers

National Union of Workers (NUW)
Emma Kerin
P: 03 9287 1872
E: ekerin@nuw.org.au

NSW: Bocce in the Park

10:00amKiwi Park Woolloomooloo
Meet at the OLC: 99 Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo, NSW

Join us for a game of Bocce in the Park.

Organised by: Ozanam Learning Centre

NSW: Raise Awareness: Lamington Drive

10:00am - 2:00pm

The Resident of Village Court are holding a Lamington Drive.

VIC: Friends make a difference Morning Tea

10:30am

Simple friendship is a powerful means of helping a person to feel whole and valued. Compeer creates and fosters intentional friendships to support those who need help to forge and maintain connections with others.

For more information: vinnies.org.au/antiinpoverty-week-vic

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society

NSW: Dog Walking/Swim

10:30amMaggies Doggie Rescue, Ingleside. Meet at the OLC.

Dog Walking/Swim at Maggies Doggie Rescue

Organised by: Ozanam Learning Centre

NSW: "Sharing the Goodies"

10:30am - 11:30amSDN Children's Education and Care Centre
Ngara Nanga Mai Gathering Room
Level 1,3 Linthorpe Street
NEWTON 2042

This event is to celebrate partnerships that ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are at the (Early Childhood Education and Care) party. The celebration will have both donors and recipients present.

For more information: sdn.org.au/2013/10/14/sharing-the-goodi...

Organised by: SDN Children's Services & Barnardos

SDN Children's Services
Ginie Udy
P: 02 9213 2400
E: g.udy@sdn.org.au
W: http//:sdn.org.au

NSW: Food & Social Support

10am-1pm18 Barney Street
North Parramatta
NSW 2152

Parramatta Community Care will be promoting anti-poverty through our FoodCare with a free BBQ and on-site baking for the disadvantaged of the local community and support networks. Please feel free to come and join us and see how our FoodCare operates while enjoying light refreshments and entertainment by our FoodCare volunteers.

Parramatta Community Care Inc.
Margaret Treanor
P: 0411656418
E: foodcare@pcc.org.au
W: pcc.org.au/community/foodcare

NSW: Job Skills Workshop in support of anti-poverty wk

10am-3pmUnit 2, 16-22 Murray Street , Camden NSW, 2565 2565

PVS Workfind are delivering a Job Skills Workshop next Friday 18th October at our Camden Office in support of Anti-Poverty Week and Mental Health Awareness Month The workshop is tailored around budgeting will include a cooking skills workshop and will heavily involve discussions on gaining/maintaining sustainable employment. The workshop will be from 10am-3pm- lunch will be provided. We have various guest speakers from a range of community organisations and also a key employer attending.

PVS Workfind
Rachel Roper
P: 0404870583
E: rroper@pvs.com.au
W: pvs.com.au/

NSW: VIEW Club luncheon with guest speaker

11:00am for 11:30am startSt Georges Basin Country Club Function Room - 11 Paradise Beach Road, Sanctuary Point 2540

Ray Beckman the local manager of St Vincent de Paul will be our guest speaker with a focus on poverty issues in the local area and the work that is being undertaken to help alleviate this poverty. This fits neatly with the work of VIEW Clubs and The Smith Family who sponsor disadvantaged children and families to help them realise their full potential.

St Georges Basin VIEW Club
Ann Laidlaw - Secretary
P: 02 4443 3430
W: view.org.au/1835.html

TAS: Meal Swap

11:00am - 1:00pmThe Salvation Army
99 Wilson Street
Burnie 7320

We will be hosting a free sausage sizzle and asking that participants swap non perishable food for a sausage sandwich

The Salvation Army
Jo-Anne Deverell-Smith
P: 0364318722
W: salvationarmy.org.au/burnie

NSW: How to Make your own Low Cost Cosmetics Workshop

11:00am - 1:00pmCrossroads Community Care Centre Inc.
Suite G108, Westfield Miranda
600 Kingsway Miranda NSW 2228 2228

This is a free workshop where you will learn how to make your own low cost herbal cleanser, moisturiser and ointment. All ingredients and equipment plus a light morning tea will also be provided for attendees on the day. Please RSVP to Crossroads by phone on 02 9525 3790 before Tuesday 15th October 2013 to reserve your place. NB Places are limited to only 15 people max.

Crossroads Community Care Centre Inc.
Linda Sabato
P: 0295253790
E: linda@crossroadscommunitycare.org.au
W: crossroadscommunitycare.org.au

ACT: Poverty Week Information & Referal Stalls

11:00am-1:00pmCentral Access Point Housing ACT
Emu Bank Drive
Belconnen 2616

organisations will provide information and referral assistance to clients accessing the ACT Housing Central Access Point.

Organised by: Supportive Tenancy Service, Woden Community Servie, YWCA,Belconnen Community Service, Care Finaincial, Housing ACT

Belconnen Community Service
Dira Horne
P: 0262640200
E: dira.horne@bcsact.com.au
W: bcsact.com.au

VIC: Celebration of Mass with Father Bruce Duncan

12 noon

Celebration of Mass with Father Bruce Duncan

For more information: vinnies.org.au/antiinpoverty-week-vic

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society

NSW: Awareness Raising

12.30 BBQ.1pm FlashMob with Soapbox to followNewtown Square
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (out the front)
1 Bedford St
Newtown 2042

To involve the local community for the purpose of raising awareness of poverty, our centre is hosting a ‘flash mob’ and providing a public ‘soap box’ for nominated people to talk about poverty facts/points – this will coincide with stalls/activities being held for ‘mental health’ month at the centre, so flash mobbers have the opportunity to take part in further learning. We will also have a free BBQ on offer for early birds. Visit our website for link to dance moves...

For more information: newtowncentre.org

Organised by: Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

NNC
Sally Chalmers
P: 02 9564 7333
E: sally@newtowncentre.org
W: newtowncentre.org

VIC: The First World Blues with Michael Connell

1:00pmFree online comedy show available at http://www.thefirstworldblues.com 3001

Comedian Michael Connell presents a free comedy show for World Vision called The First World Blues. It's a comedic look at serious issues such as poverty, affluenza, consumerism and fair trade. Taped during the Melbourne Comedy festival, the 15 minute comedy special will be free to watch online at http://www.thefirstworldblues.com on 18 October.

For more information: thefirstworldblues.com - will be live o...

Organised by: World Vision, Michael Connell

World Vision
Damien Phua
P: 13 32 40
E: info@worldvision.com.au
W: thefirstworldblues.com

TAS: Discussion on How Poverty Affects Children

1:00pm to 2:00pmParliament House, Long Room Hobart 7000

C47 will host a Discussion on How Poverty affects Children. A Panel, facilitated by Acting Commissioner for Children, Elizabeth Daly will discuss this Topic from perspectives within TAS society. The Panel members are : Hon Cassy O’Connor, Minister for Human Services / Jacquie Petrusma MP, Shadow Minister for Human Services / Rebecca White MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Cost of Living.

Organised by: Colony 47

TAS: APW Coin line

1:15 pm- 2:00pmHudspeth Hall
New Town High school
6 Midwood Street
New Town 7008

Home groups are encouraged to bring along their loose change and make a coin line in our school hall.

Organised by: New Town High School

QLD: Finance Fair

1:30pm - 4:00pmChermside Library
375 Hamilton Road
Chermside

A great opportunity to learn about a range of financial options that might assist communty members and service users! Representatives dealing in no-interest loans, savings programs, financial counselling, financial education and budgeting will be available on the day to answer questions. Legal Aid, Centrelink, ASIC, SPER and various other agencies will also have stalls.

Organised by: ASIC Money Smart, Brisbane City Council, The Smith Family Partnership Brokers, Brisbane North Housing Solutions

Brisbane City Council
Cherie Hansen
P: (07) 3178-8860
E: cherie.hansen@brisbane.qld.gov.au

VIC: The 27th Annual WJ Craig Lecture

3:00pm - 4:00pmMelbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street 3000

The 2013 Lecture will be presented by Chris Varney, Foundation for Young Australians. Chris is a passionate advocate of children’s rights. He spent 10 years at World Vision Australia and was appointed the 2009 Youth Representative to the UN. The lecture aims to stimulate and encourage debate on important social issues. RSVP required

For more information: connections.org.au/lecture

Connections UnitingCare
Carly Bisset
P: 03 8792 8999
E: rsvp@connections.org.au
W: connections.org.au/

SA: "Making a little go a long way" Recipe Competition

3:00pm-5:00pmBowden / Brompton Community Centre
19 Green St Brompton SA 5007

We are running a recipe competition in Community Centres of South Australia, where participants invent a recipe using only the ingredients provided in a free Foodbank SA Hamper. Two extra ingredients can be supplemented but only to the value of $10. Salt, pepper, herbs and spices are also allowed. These recipes, their creators and the Community Centre will then be recognised at an Awards Ceremony on Friday, 18 October 2013 and published in a online resource.

Organised by: A partnership has been formed between Foodbank SA, SACOSS, Community Centres SA, and Uniting Care Wesley Bowden to encourage Community Centre’s participation in Anti-Poverty Week 2013

ACT: The Smith Family Open Day and Fashion Show:

3:30-5:00pmThe Smith Family Building
Cnr of Launceton and Easty Streets
Phillip ACT 2606

Join The Smith Family on Friday 18 October 2013 from 3.30pm for an open day and fashion parade at The Smith Family offices in Woden. The event will feature a fashion show, “Frugal and Fabulous” to celebrate the opening of The Smith Family store. All in attendance will receive a discount voucher for the shop as well as complimentary drinks / canapes. All proceeds from the shop go back into The Smith Family’s community programs helping young Australians break the cycle of poverty.

The Smith Family
Brent Beyer
P: 02 6283 7606
E: brent.beyer@thesmithfamily.com.au
W: thesmithfamily.com.au

VIC: Presentation of Anti Poverty Awards

4:00pm - 5:00pm Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street 3000

The Connections UnitingCare Anti –Poverty Awards recognise young Australians who are working to eradicate poverty, locally, nationally or internationally. RSVP required.

For more information: connections.org.au/lecture

Connections UnitingCare
Carly Bisset
P: 03 8792 8999
E: rsvp@connections.org.au
W: connections.org.au/

NSW: Anti Poverty Week Movie Marathon

5:00pm - 11:00pmMemorial Ave St Ives the Fitz Youth Centre

$10 entry fee to watch 3 movies raising money for LIFELINE safeTALK) program as well as a High School Mufti day at St Ives High School

For more information: Will have artwork finalised next week

Organised by: Ku ring gai Council (Youth Services)

Ku ring gai Council
Jordan Howe
P: 02 92420994
E: johowe@kmc.nsw.gov.au

NSW: St Paul of the Cross Movie Night

6:00pm-9:00pm

St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School will hold a movie night fundraiser, where a donation will be made to a charity to help combat poverty in Australia. The event will combine a fun night for students and their families with an important soicla justice message.

Organised by: St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School, Dulwich Hill

VIC: Poverty and Single Parents Forum

6:30pm to 8:30 pmRecWest Footscray YMCA

Cnr Essex and Market Streets
West Footscray 3012

Join us on Friday 18th October 6:30 to 8:30 where we will be talking about poverty and the impacts on Single Parents and their children

For more information: https://facebook.com/groups/SoulParents...

United Sole Parents of Australia
Kerry Arch
P: 0400 657 962
E: sphh@hotmail.com.au
W: https://facebook.com/groups/SoulParents...

QLD: Breakfast in the Park

7:00am-9:00amPark at Lister Street, Monto, North Burnett Regional Council township, with Bar-b-que setup and shaded area. 4630

Breakfast will be provided free of charge by Monto Community Development Council Inc, at the Park in Lister Street, Monto, opposite St Vinnies, between 7am and 9am by workers and volunteers of MCDC. The Menu is: Bacon & egg muffins; Weetbix; Cornflakes; Rice Bubbles; Tea; Coffee; Milo; and Fresh fruit - oranges, bananas, apples. Donations will be accepted.

Monto Community Development Council Inc.
Penny Stockwell or Kevin Fox
P: 07 41661733
E: cdomonto@bigpond.com

ACT: Congress 2013: Charting the Future

7:30pmAustralian Catholic University
Watson 2602

Congress for Canberra/Goulburn members of the St Vincent de Paul Society, reflecting on our current efforts to help those in need and developing new strategies to address the complex needs of the communities we serve. Timed to coincide with Anti-Poverty Week 2013.

For more information: vinnies.org.au/st-vincent-de-paul-socie...

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn

NT: Anti Poverty Community BBQ

8:30am - 10:30amCentrelink
2 Maluka Street, Palmerston 0830

Providing a free community sausage sizzle, located outside the local Centrelink office. The event will be held in the morning in an effort to disseminate information on local Community Services available and raise awareness of the levels of Poverty in Australia.

Organised by: Somerville Community ServicesSomerville Com

Somerville Community Services
Leticia Dyer
P: 08 89204100
E: leticiad@somerville.org.au
W: scs@somerville.org.au

NSW: NSW Energy & Water Ombudsman Forum

9:00am - 2:00pmEWON, Level 11, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000

Featuring presentations from key organisations, this event will raise awareness about issues affecting consumers in financial hardship and discuss how you can help utility customers stay connected to essential services. Registration for this event is required

For more information: ewon.com.au/index.cfm/events/anti-pover...

Organised by: Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW

Jacqueline H
E: jacquelineh@ewon.com.au

QLD: Let's make a change

9am - 12noonCairns Esplanade, The Lagoon 4870

We (Mission Australia) are hosting a morning tea on Friday 18th October to raise awareness for Anti-poverty Week. We will be accepting gold coin donations for Street Level Youth Care.

Mission Australia
Sarah Brown
P: (07) 4037 2800
E: brownsa@missionaustralia.com.au
W: missionaustralia.com.au

WA: Free Dress Day and Food Collection

All DayBaldivis Primary School 6171

Baldivis Primary School students are invited to participate in a Free Dress Day on Friday 18 October 2013. To raise awareness of Anti-Poverty Week, they are to contribute an item of non-perishable food, that will be donated to Foodbank WA.

Organised by: Baldivis Primary School P&C Association Inc

VIC: Poverty and Education

LunchtimeWelcome Lotteries House
7 Morse Court (opp. Harvey Norman)
Karratha 6714

Bring a Shared Lunch (under $2 each), meet others. Dine at Welcome Lotteries House with The Smith Family and view a central table setting showing disadvantage. Budget showing expenditure of a disadvantaged family on whiteboard with a question posed to consider or answer. You can write anonymously of a time that you were or interacted with Disadvantage.

The Smith Family
Daphne Trevurza
P: 08 9144 1854
E: tsfkarratha@thesmithfamily.com.au

Saturday 19 October

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SA: Poverty in African Migrant Communities

11 Clearview Hall
Clearview, 5085

This one day event is aimed at raising awareness of poverty in African Migrant Communities in Australia, particularly in South Australia. We are going to organize free community barbeque, face painting and cultural dance performances at the Clearview Hall at Clearview. Everyone is welcome to take part in this free Anty-Poverty Week.

For more information: http//diompillor.org.au

Diompillor Kissia SA Inc
Sahr Bockarie
P: 0432109153
E: diompillor@yahoo.com
W: diompillor.org.au

VIC: SHOWING SUPPORT TO MAKE POVERTY HISTORY

09:00am - 3:00pmOld Store Cafe Stanley Vic
4 Main Road
Stanley 3747

Staff of of the Old Store Cafe will be donating 50c from every coffee sold to show our support for Anti Poverty Week. Anyone can join us - bring along your friends & family well bring the musicians.

For more information: oldstorecafe.com.au

Old Store Cafe
Leonie
P: 0429 499 704
E: oldstorecafe@gmail.com
W: oldstorecafe.com.au

VIC: Fairer World Bazaar

09:30 am - 1:30 pmSt Andrews Uniting Church Hall
Peart Street
Leongatha 3953

An alternative Gift Fair On Sale: handcrafted goods from Asia and Africa On Show: information displays that explore ways to change the world one step at the time Free entry: light refreshments available

Organised by: Leongatha TEAR Support & Make Poverty History Action Groups

Leongatha Make Poverty History Action Group
Johanna Haasjes
P: (03) 5662 2494
E: albert60@sympac.com.au

TAS: Hobart Human Library Community Launch

10:00am to 1:00pmParliament House Lawn, Hobart 7000

Don't judge a book by it’s cover – or a person! The Human Library is like any other library – except that the books are real, living people. Come & hear the stories of diverse Tas affected by poverty. Books inc. people with a disability, health issue or from a minority sexual group, refugees & victims of domestic violence. A joint initiative of A Fairer World in conjunction with Anglicare Tas, Amnesty International Tas Refugee Rights Action Group, Hobart Women’s Shelter & Working It Out.

For more information: https://facebook.com/events/36410386372...

Organised by: A Fairer World

NSW: Ulladulla Community Resource Centre Family Fun Day

10:00am-2:00pmCnr St Vincent Street, and Green Street
Ulladulla
(The Catholic Church Grounds) 2539

Community information stalls, Free BBQ, Jumping Castle, Velcro Wall and Balloons as well as live music

Ulladulla Community Resource Centre
Maria Mitchell
P: (02) 44540477
E: coordinator@ulladullacrc.org.au
W: ulladullacrc.org.au/

NSW: Gardening and Yard Maintenance Service

11-3pmSt Jude's, Bankstown

Assisting with wedding, pruning etc at a home/service in need of support and companionship.

St Vincent de Paul
Paul Longobardi
E: paull@sydneyvinnies.org

TAS: THE REALITY OF EVERYDAY POVERTY IN TASMANIA

11:00am to 1:00pmParliament Lawns, Hobart 7000

Enter into the world of vulnerable people - see what's for dinner - hear the stories. Human Books, displays & information.

Organised by: Salvation Army and Food Bank

VIC: Christmas Fiesta Parent Workshop

11:00am-2:00pmBorinya, Wangaratta Community Partnership
30 College St
Wangaratta 3677

The Christmas Fiesta is an opportunity for parents and carers of students from Borinya to participate in a community engagement activity in preparation for a low-budget Christmas meal. Participants will prepare and share the meal; create a Christmas gift; build relationships; and take-away produce, a recipe, seeds/plant and a gift. This event has been produced in collaboration with some of our parents/carers and local community agencies to support healthy eating and lifestyle.

For more information: borinya.catholic.edu.au

Organised by: Borinya, Wangaratta Community Partnership

TAS: Supporting education in Cambodia

2.30 - 4.30pmSt Stephen's Church, Dodgin Street, Wynyard Tasmania 7320

As a nurse and social worker we spend time working professionally and personally in Cambodia. Our aim is to assist families with education, health and to meet their social needs to assist them to become self sufficient and contribute and participate in their society. Each year we undertake a major fundraiser to raise awareness of the situation facing many Cambodians and raise funds for ongoing education projects (university, secondary and primary) to help make a difference in their lives.

Organised by: Personal - G & P Burley

Grattan and Penny Burley
P: (03) 64330575
E: grattan.penny@eftel.net.au

QLD: Songs of Roma House - live performance

2:00pm - 3:00pmQueen St Mall, Brisbane City 4000

A live performance of the Songs of Roma House CD Project. This project is a joint community project from QMusic and Mission Australia which brought 4 well known Brisbane based songwriters together with a group of residents from Roma House, a residential homeless service. They wrote songs together over an 8 week period, recorded them to a CD and now perform these wonderful songs as a live show for special events.

Organised by: QMusic and Mission Australia

TAS: financial healthy while in family court

2:00pm-4:00pmAll Saints Church
South Hobart
corner of the southern outlet, and Macquarie street

Legal fees, and the Family Law Act opinion that the more available parent should have greater residency of children, so secondary parents cant work full time if they wish their children to be allowed to see them more, contributes to children in poverty.

For more information: tasfamilycompassion facebook page

Tas Family Compassion
Kelly
P: 0434671655
E: tas.compassion@y7mail.com

SA: Women, Welfare, And Poverty

2:00pm-5:00pmUnley Community Centre, 18 Arthur Street, Unley 5061

Women, as a group, are over-represented in poverty statistics. Why is this? What makes women more vulnerable to poverty and hardship? SIMPla (Stop Income Management in Playford), SPAG (Single Parents Action Group) SA, and the South Australian Feminist Collective will be holding an Anti-Poverty Week forum exploring poverty and welfare issues that specifically affect women. Featuring an all-women panel of speakers, including Terese Edwards, CEO of the National Council for Single Mothers.

For more information: https://facebook.com/events/34503284564...

Organised by: South Australian Feminist Collective, SIMPla (Stop Income Management in Playford), SPAG (Single Parents Action Group) SA

South Australian Feminist Collective
Nijole Naujokas (phone), Pas Forgione (e-mail)
P: 0439 437 978
E: simpla.playford@gmail.com
W: https://facebook.com/groups/17233437616...

VIC: Addressing Poverty - A Dinner Conversation

5:30pm - 8:00pmDarebin Intercultural Centre, 59A Roseberry Avenue, Preston 3072

To mark National Nutrition & Anti-Poverty Week 2013, Darebin City Council is organising 'A Dinner Conversation' at the Darebin Intercultural Centre. Darebin City Council is inviting community members to come and join us for dinner and a conversation about addressing poverty in Darebin and preparing healthy food on a budget.

Darebin City Council
Faten Mohamed
P: (03) 84708552
E: faten.mohamed@darebin.vic.gov.au

NSW: Homeless Food & Companionship Service

9-11amPrince Alfred Park, Surry Hills

BBQ breakfast for homeless clients and others in need with conversation and service information.

St Vincent de Paul
Paul Longobardi
E: paull@sydneyvinnies.org

NSW: Feeding breakfast to homeless Prince Alfred Park

9:00am - 11:00amPrince Alfred Park
Surry Hills 2010

Staff from St. Mel's Campsie and St. Anne's Strathfield to provide St. Vincent De Paul Brekky Van BBQ breakfast to homeless at Prince Alfred Park Surry Hills.

Organised by: Catholic Education Office Sydney

Week Long Activities

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VIC: State School Relief You Tube Clip

Support State schools Relief's Anti Poverty week and help us raising awareness and eliminate poverty in schools across Victoria

For more information: youtube.com/watch?v=LLT-73zYfAE

Organised by: State School Relief Victoria

NSW: Christmas Hamper Appeal

The Hub
University of NSW Kensington Campus

Organised by: The Hub & The Social Justice Project

The Social Justice Project
Emma Bowers
P: 0293852850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

WA: Anti-Poverty Week liturgy

As followers of Christ Catholic schools aim to inform, educate and transform our world and are encouraged to participate in promoting the work of the Church, both globally and locally during anti-poverty week. Please click on the following link to find prayer and reflection resources produced by Caritas Australia that highlights our ‘preferential option for the poor’ and how our Church agencies promote Human Dignity.

For more information: internet.ceo.wa.edu.au/News/Pages/Anti-...

Catholic Education Office of Western Australia

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Hallway Exhibition

University of NSW Law Building
Level 1 Hallway

A display capturing the 11 years of Anti Poverty Week

The Social Justice Project
Emma Bowers
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

ACT: 100 Ways to Cope With Cost of Living in Canberra

As part of Anti-Poverty Week the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) will release a "100 Ways to Cope With the Cost of Living In Canberra" resource. Gathered from information collected from a range of community organisations and emergency relief providers in the ACT the list will contain the top tips and suggestions for all members of the ACT community, including low-income households and people experiencing disadvantage, to cope with the ever rising cost of living pressures in Canberra.

ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS)
Roy McNamara-Smith
P: 02 6202 7200
E: roydon.ms@actcoss.org.au
W: actcoss.org.au

“Do the Can Can” Drive

Brisbane Youth Service is hosting a “Do the Can Can” drive to raise donations.

Brisbane Youth Service

TAS: What does Poverty Look Like?

Archdiocese of Tasmania

An art competition for the Catholic Primary Schools of Greater Hobart

Organised by: Centacare

Maria
E: centacare.hobart@aohtas.org.au

VIC: What can't you live without?

This Anti-Poverty Week Sacred Heart Mission is asking the question "What can't you live without?" Is it your old slippers, mum, coffee, job, nice undies, company, laughter? People are asked to share a photo or tell us about what they just can't live without on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #SacredHeartMissioncan'tlivewithout

For more information: sacredheartmission.org

Sacred Heart Mission
Marika Fengler
P: 03 9536 8498
E: mfengler@sacredheartmission.org
W: https://facebook.com/sacredheartmission

SA: Static Display of low income financial products

The Port Pirie Magistrates Court
The Public Library
Geoff Brocks Office 5540

The setting up of a static display in three major locations in Port Pirie (Court house, public library and local mp's office)Displaying all financial products accessible to people on low incomes including - Financial Counselling - Home Energy Saver Scheme - Micro credit and Nils loans etc

Organised by: UnitingCare Wesley Country SA

STATEMENT BY THE AASW

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) has written an Anti-Poverty Week Statement based around the issues of income security, employment and poverty. The Statement can be viewed here: http://www.aasw.asn.au/aasw-news/anti-poverty-week-statement

AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS

WA: SIlver Hand staff initiative

Silverhand WA offices

Nomination by our staff members of clients they believe to be doing it tough and experiencing poverty. The selected clients will receive up to $500 each by way of gift vouchers, provision of equipment, transport services etc. Funds are donated personally by members of the board.

Organised by: SIlver Chain

Chris McGowan
Chris McGowan
P: 0401718111
E: Chris.mcgowan@silverchain.org.au

SA: SIlver Hand staff initiative

SA offices

Staff nominate clients/patients who are in poverty and the management/Board provide financial relief.

Silver Chain
Chris McGowan
P: 0401718111
E: Chris.mcgowan@silverchain.org.au

NATIONAL: Poverty, Human Rights and Indigenous Australians

Access on website from Oct 13th- www.concernedaustralians.com.au

Poverty, Human Rights and Indigenous Australians Free access/download of first three ’concerned Australians’ books. Launched on website from Oct 13th. Go to: www.concernedaustralians.com.au ***PLEASE NOTE FLYERS WILL BE AVAILABLE for APW EVENTS on request - contact Georgina at gegart21@gmail.com Dispossession is Poverty. Poverty is created when Culture is disregarded and when control is taken away from the people. The books allow us to hear from people who live in Aboriginal communities of the Northern Territory. 1) This Is What We Said (2010); 2) Walk With Us (2011); and 3) NT Consultation report (2012)

For more information: concernedaustralians.com.au

Organised by: 'concerned Austraians'

'concerned Australians'
Georgina Gartland
P: 0412 396 388
E: info@concernedaustralians.com.au
W: concernedaustralians.com.au

VIC: Poverty in schools- Casual Clothes day

Choose a day during Anti Poverty Week (14-18 October) to hold your own Casual Clothes Day in support of State Schools' Relief. Support the thousands of families unable to afford basic necessities such as school uniform and footwear for their children while bringing the whole school together to learn valuable lessons about poverty and how they can help.

For more information: ssr.net.au/students/ssr-anti-poverty-we...

State Schools' Relief
Sarah
P: 03 9575 7900
E: contact@ssr.net.au
W: ssr.net.au

NATIONAL: Poverty and Gender quiz

via email

A daily email quiz sent to all Red Cross staff nationally throughout Anti-Poverty Week to strengthen understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia. In particular, the quiz will highlight the negative impact of gender inequality. The daily email will encourage staff to join the wider conversation throughout Anti-Poverty Week on twitter and social media.

Australian Red Cross
W: redcross.org.au/

VIC: PIC WITH A POLLIE

National Council for Single Mothers and their Children is encouraging members of the community to meet with their local MP (or any MP), take a pic to stand against child poverty. Tweet or email the pic to ncsmc@ncsmc.org.au, along with a statement as to why they are making a stand.

National Council for Single Mothers and their Children

WA: Opening Our Eyes and Ideas on Poverty

CARITAS Prayer/Reflection on Global Poverty with Staff and Students. Anti Poverty Posters around the school. Raising awareness with staff about Social Inclusion within the school - through Anti Poverty Week Booklet. Discuss how Poverty Issues can be examined in different curriculum areas.

Organised by: Irene McCormack Catholic College

VIC: MISFORTUNE COOKIES ENTERPRISES

Port Phillip Community Group, St Kilda launches Misfortune Cookies Enterprises an exciting community partnership enterprise that will enhance public engagement with the Anti-Poverty message, create vocational pathways for people experiencing poverty locally, and forge relationships between socially responsible businesses and the community sector.

PORT PHILLIP COMMUNITY GROUP

NSW: Mildura Rural City Council Food Drive

Mildura Rural City Council are holding a food drive to support a local volunteer organisation who provide food to people in our community that are experiencing tough times.

Organised by: Mildura Rural City Council

NATIONAL: Make Poverty History School Resource Kit

Make Poverty History has put together a School Resource Kit to assist schools getting involved in Anti Poverty Week. The Resource Kit can be downloaded from the link below.

For more information: makepovertyhistory.com.au/events/event/...

VIC: LATROBE STUDENT UNION FAIRTRADE DEALS

Latrobe Student Union's Student Union Environment Office has negotiated some fantastic Fairtrade deals for anti-poverty week. Caffeine Cafe and Charlies will give 30cents off Fairtrade Coffee this week. Fuel Juice Bar will give 50 cents off Fairtrade Tea this week. Ask for FAIRTRADE coffee at the only cafes that currently sell Fairtrade coffee on campus and help promote the demand for ethically produced coffee on campus!

Latrobe Student Union

NATIONAL: Hike4Hunger

Part of the global Hike4Hunger campaign to raise funds and awareness for The Hunger Project. We are hiking for 8 days along the Cape to Cape Track, from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin, in a hike of solidarity towards ending world hunger by 2030. Fundraising of $2500 to participate.

For more information: capetocapetours.com.au/explorer/?page_i...

Organised by: The Hunger Project

ACT: Fighting Poverty One Kilowatt @ a Time

The ACT Energy Efficiency Program provides low income households with practical support and assistance to reduce their energy consumption and, more importantly, lower household energy bills. Six partner agencies deliver this program and have helped more than 4000 Canberrans to date. During Anti Poverty Week 2013 the Energy Team needs your help to get the message trending on social media channels in our region. Below are some suggested messages for each day of the campaign or if easier follow @

For more information: Check @supermum2012 on Twitter during A...

Northside Community Service
Kate Cvetanovski
P: 0261630418
E: kate.cvetanovski@northside.asn.au

VIC: biscuits with a difference

100% profits of biscuits sold at school will go towards kids who miss out on camps; excursions ; swimming and sporting programs. Biscuit buyers will be encouraged to read the Social Inclusion at School booklet which will hopefully inspire them to take some action in their school

AUSSIE RAISING AWARNESS OF POVERTY

Upstart marked Anti-Poverty Week through their website and and video clips in order to raise awareness within the Australian community about poverty and hardship. View the website here: http://www.upstart.net.au/2013/10/18/aussies-raising-awareness-of-poverty/

Upstart

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week in Qld

A range of media events, radio, TV, and web, with issues covered across the State in a partnership with ABC Queensland

Organised by: ABC, QCOSS, Australian Red Cross

NATIONAL: Anti Poverty Week & Make Poverty History

Make Poverty History are joining countries around the world in the Global Call to Action Against Poverty ‘Leave No One Behind’ campaign. This is a worldwide campaign aimed at empowering participants to make a difference in their community and stand up against poverty and inequality. This year’s theme is Together for Equality – Hands Up For Change.

For more information: makepovertyhistory.com.au/events/event/...

MAKE POVERTY HISTORY

VIC: A CALL FOR PRAYER AND ACTION

Message from the Baptist Union of Victoria – What is your church thinking about and praying about this Anti-Poverty Week? What is your church thinking about and praying about this Anti-Poverty Week? How is the mission of your church impacting your local community and bringing transformation for those at the margins?Consider some of the issues raised in this 4 Corners story on the ABC from earlier this year.How is job loss, unemployment, mortgage stress, food insecurity and financial hardship impacting those among whom you minister?

The Baptist Union of Victoria

NSW: 'Specials' at Ignite Co-op Supermarket, Emerton

8:00am - 4:00pmThe Ignite Co-op Supermarket
254 Luxford Rd
Emerton 2770

The Ignite Co-op Supermarket sells low cost food for Mt Druitt residents. During this week, there will be SPECIALS on items, to help residents to make their food dollar go even further.

Jesuit Social Services
Louise Redmond
P: 02 9628 2288
E: louise.redmond@jss.org.au
W: jss.org.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Book Display

9:00am - 6:00pmUNSW Bookshop
Quadrangle Building
UNSW
Kensington 2052

Want to learn more about poverty? The UNSW Bookshop has selected a range of recent, relevant publications to be displayed during Anti-Poverty week, all at 10% off the RRP!

UNSW Bookshop
P: 02 9385 6622
E: info@bookshop.unsw.edu.au
W: booksop.unsw.edu.au

WA: The Reality of Poverty

All day Various public Venues in the City of Vincent 6007

The City of Vincent is doing a campaign for Anti-Poverty week to raise Community Awareness about poverty. We will be printing A0 sized posters with facts about poverty on them and hanging them in public spaces between Oct 13-19, we are asking NFP organisations to contribute by helping us gain information on poverty, we will also put the contact information of various ER and financial Counselling services on the posters.

Organised by: City of Vincent

QLD: South Burnett Anti-Poverty Week Challenge

All dayKingaroy
4610

Challenging 5 community identities to live a day in the life of someone in poverty. This is done by only consuming a very limited amount of food for a 24 hour period. Their experience will be documented by local radio and newspaper.

Organised by: Centacare Community Connections (CCC)

SA: Staff donations for food, toy and book drive

All during Anti-Poverty Week55 HUTT St Adelaide and regional Pt Augusta site. 5000

Australian Red Cross SA staff will be encouraged to contribute to a food, toy and book donation drive. Donations will be distributed to families on low incomes.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross SA

VIC:

Lunchtime87 Grey Street, St Kilda 3182

Politicans will assist kitchen staff and volunteers serve more than 400 daily lunches to people who are homeless or living in poverty during the Week.

Organised by: Sacred Heart Mission

WA: Pop-Up Shop (information)

Mon 14 – Friday 18 October from 10am – 3pm daily.Bentley Plaza Shopping Centre
1140 Albany Highway
BENTLEY 6102

Australian Red Cross sponsoring Anti-Poverty Week since 2009 is holding a week long Pop-Up Shop in the Bentley Plaza Shopping Centre, 1140 Albany Highway, Perth raising awareness & providing information about negative impacts of gender inequality on human development & economic growth. Other topics will be: Nutrition Private Tenancy Support Financial Counsellor Red Cross Volunteering Poverty & gender inequality Carers A Fashion Show will be held on Thur 17 Oct. There’s something for everyone!

Organised by: Australian Red Cross

E: mkcharters@redcross.org.au

NATIONAL: No One Deserves a Life of Poverty Declaration

Ongoing- access online any timehttp://www.nopoverty.com.au/

Sign the declaration against poverty by donating $25 to help fund micro finance and education for women in the Asia pacific, one of the poorest regions in the world. Your $25 helps to break the cycle of poverty for a whole family.The 2013 signatures we collect will be used to remind Australia that we must fight poverty and can make a real difference. Visit http://www.nopoverty.com.au/ to sign now.

For more information: nopoverty.com.au/

Good Return
Joni Freeman
P: 02 9114 8111
E: joni@goodreturn.org
W: nopoverty.com.au/

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NATIONAL: #SalvosCoffeeChat hashtag campaign

What is the value in a coffee and a chat? As Anti-Poverty Week 2013 approaches (13th - 19th October), we are asking you to join the #SalvosCoffeeChat conversation to raise awareness of those currently living in social isolation.

Organised by: Salvation Army

NSW: Bags of Change 2013

10 October AGMOWN NSW Groups via
OWN NSW
87 Lower Fort Street
Millers Point 2011

Collecting spare change from Sept 13 until October 19, which will then be donated towards a charity that supports alleviating homelessness of older women. This year we will donate proceeds to the women's subscription employment project at The Big Issue.

For more information: ownnsw.org.au

Organised by: OWN NSW

OWN NSW Inc
Beth Eldridge
P: 9247 7046
E: info@ownnsw.org.au
W: ownnsw.org.au

WA: Poverty in our community morning tea

10.30am 8th October 2013Bayswater Hotel
Railway Parade
Bayswater Western Australia 6053

The Bayswater City VIEW Club has invited The Salvation Army to present a talk on Poverty from the experience of their organisation. It will include the influencing factors that lead to poverty and real stories from the community here in Western Australia.

Organised by: Bayswater City VIEW Club (Voices Interestes and Education of Women)

Bayswater City VIEW Club
Pauline Atkinson
P: (08)92753096
E: nosnikta1948@bigpond.com

SA: Swap Meet: Poverty & health

21st October 2013 from 12:00 - 5:00 pmDavoren Park Youth & Community Club
Davoren Park Shops,45 Peachey Road 5113

Bring along home grown produce (vegetables, fruit , herbs) or clothes , recipes, preserves. Lunch will be provided

Organised by: PACT & NACYS

Northern Area community & Youth Services Inc
Ann Brown
P: 08 82522474
E: abrown@nacys.asn.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Food Collection

22.10.13 to 29.10.13Community West Neighbourhood House
822 Ballarat Road
Deer Park 3023

The Community West Neighbourhood House, in partnership with the Tin Shed are asking for donations from the community of non-perishable food items. These items will be given to the Tin Shed, who will then distribute them to people in need in the Brimbank area.

Organised by: Community West

NATIONAL: CUFA MAD DAY

22/10/13

Employees of Woolworths Employees' Credit Union will get a Henna tattoo for the day to help raise money for CUFA and support people living in poor communities in Cambodia and Timor Leste.

For more information: cufa.com.au/madday

Organised by: Woolworths Employees' Credit Union