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Sunday 12 October

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ACT: Fighting poverty through fair trade

Living Green Festival at Albert Hall

Oz Fair Trade is a Canberra based online charity that aims to fight poverty through fair trade. It was founded by a young woman's desire to make real positive impact on people's lives. We will hold a fund raising market stall for the Anti-Poverty Week, where full profit from the sales will be donated to Hands Across Canberra, in recognition that many Australians are also doing it tough.

For more information: ozfairtrade.org/

Oz Fair Trade Pty Ltd
Qinnie Wang
P: 0410869907
E: admin@ozfairtrade.org
W: ozfairtrade.org/

SA: Food for Thought

Local churches across the State

CareWorks SA is inviting local Churches of Christ congregations to participate in an Anti-Poverty Week “Food for Thought” meal. The goals are: •to raise awareness and understanding of issues of poverty in Australia and Overseas, and •to raise funds for ministries directed to the most disadvantaged in our community.

For more information: cwsa.org.au/programs/food-for-thought

CareWorks South Australia
Mike Ogden
P: 08 8234 5802
E: mike@cwsa.org.au
W: cwsa.org.au

VIC: Stand Against Poverty Community Expo

10:00am-2:00pm143-145 Parker Street
Templestowe 3106

MCC Community Connections presents a free event on Sunday 12th October. We have three wonderful guest speakers coming to speak on difference aspects of poverty and how people in our community can be struggling with hard situations. There will be an art exhibition, heaps of activities for the kids, FREE Sausage Sizzle and a community art project we will be completing on the day. Its going to be a great day - one not to be missed!

For more information: facebook.com/MCCCommunityConnections

MCC Community Connections
Ps Erinruth Smith
P: 03 9846 7244
E: esmith@manninghamcc.org
W: manninghamcc.org

NSW: Pay as you feel vegan brunch and dinner

10:00am-3:00pm, 6:00pm-9:00pm391 King Street
Newtown 2042

Every day you can come to Lentil as Anything in Newtown and enjoy tasty vegan food, chai tea, fresh juice and cake! We run on a pay as you feel philosophy so it is up to you to decide how much to donate into the box by the door! Our restaurant is centered on the values of trust, generosity and respect. Our staff are mostly volunteers who want to help give people the opportunity to eat out and be social regardless of their financial situation. Sunday: Brunch 10am-3pm, Dinner 6pm-9pm

For more information: lentilasanything.com/sydney/

Lentil as Anything
Lucy
P: 02 82835580
E: sydney@lentilasanything.org.uk
W: lentilasanything.com/sydney/

NATIONAL: ACOSS Poverty in Australia Report 2014

10:30am-11.30amWoodville Community Services Inc. Kamira Court Villawood, Western Sydney
http://www.woodville.org.au/default.htm

The Australian Council of Social Service will release its ‘Poverty in Australia Report 2014’ on Sunday 12th October 2014. ACOSS has a strong policy focus on poverty and inequality in Australia. We are issuing a series of poverty and inequality reports, the first of which was the Poverty in Australia 2013 edition. This report found that there are approximately 2,265,000 people, or 12.8% of all people in Australia who are living below the OECD poverty line of 50% of median wage.

For more information: acoss.org.au/policy/poverty/

Australian Council of Social Service
Fernando de Freitas
P: 0293106209
E: fernando@acoss.org.au
W: acoss.org.au

SA: Community Lunch/Meeting: The Attacks On Welfare

1:00pm-3:00pmPitman Park, Off Bridge Street/Commercial Road, Salisbury 5108

Join us for an afternoon of food, drink, conversation, and networking as we chat about Abbott's attacks on welfare and the poor, and how we can fight back!! There have been moves to cut Newstart for job-seekers aged 18-30, expand Work For The Dole and Income Management, reduce Family Tax Benefits, raise the Age Pension age, and restrict access to the Disability Support Pension. Is this what we want?

Organised by: Anti-Poverty Network SA, SIMPla (Stop Income Management in Playford), and Food In The Belly

Anti-Poverty Network SA
Pas Forgione
P: 0411587663
E: antipovertynetwork.sa@gmail.com
W: facebook.com/antipovertynetworksa

NATIONAL: Governor-General Launch of Anti-Poverty Week

2:00pm-3:00pmAdmiralty House, Sydney

Launch of Anti-Poverty Week, hosted by the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove at Admiralty House, Sydney, and attended by organisations helping to reduce poverty and hardship, and their clients.

Anti-Poverty Week National Office
Amy Williams
E: apw@antipovertyweek.org.au

ACT: Eat, Pay, Love

6:00pm and 8:00pmV Spot Café, Garema Place, Civic 2600

V Spot will provide a vegetarian buffet. It will be a delicious meal, with the chance to socialise and also contribute to YWCA Canberra’s Lanyon Food Hub, a food relief centre for struggling families. V Spot are not putting a price on the meal – rather they are asking patrons to ‘pay what they feel the meal is worth’. This is a concept that has been popular in other cities for some years but this is the first time it has been trialed in Canberra, we believe. There will be a speaker from YWCA.

Organised by: YWCA Canberra

ACT: Vinnies Student Sleepout

6:00pm to 6:00amUnion Court,
ANU Campus
Australian National University
ACTON 0200

To mark the first day of Anti-Poverty Week ANU will be holding a Student Sleepout in ANU Union Court. The Sleepout is open to all ANU students. Registration is only $10 which covers the cost of a soup dinner and tea and coffee from the Vinnies Night Patrol Van. The event aims to raise awareness about poverty and homelessness in the ACT, especially amongst the student population. There will be guest speakers, live bands and opportunities for students to find out more about how they can help.

St Vincent de Paul Society
Sarah Clifton
P: 02 6234 7384
E: sarah.clifton@svdp-cg.org.au

NSW: Vinnies Night Patrol

6:30pm - 10:00pmWard Park Surry Hills and Martin Place Sydney

CEO Sydney teachers volunteering for Vinnies night patrol to provide coffee, snacks and conversation with our less fortunate in the inner city.

Organised by: Catholic Education Office Sydney

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

Various times - Refer to descriptionHovell Tree Park
Albury 2640

In memory of Marg and all that she did for our foundation, it gives the Carevan Family great pride to name our annual Anti-Poverty Week Bike Ride to the "Marg Fisher Anti-Poverty Week Bike Ride." • 137km Walbundrie 7am • 110km Walla 8am • 52km Jindera 9.30am • 8km family ride 11am

Carevan
Jodie
E: Jodie@carevan.com.au

Monday 13 October

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QLD: ABC Longreach Radio Interview / Centacare CQ

168 William Street
Rockhampton 4700

Centacare CQ, Ricki Jeffrey was interviewed by ABC Longreach on 13 October 2014. Discussed drought issues causing poverty/hardship to small businesses and producers to help raise awareness of poverty/hardship issues in Australia.

Centacare CQ
P: 1300 523 985
W: centacare.net/

QLD: Barcaldine Regional Council E-newsletter

71 Ash Street, Barcaldine Qld 4725 4725

An e-newsletter sent to all council's networks about Anti-Poverty Week

Barcaldine Regional Council
P: 07 4651 5600
W: barcaldinerc.qld.gov.au/

QLD: Mission Australia Roma House Event

Mission Australia Roma House
535 Wickham Terrace (Cnr Dark Street), Spring Hill 4000

Residents of Mission Australia’s Brisbane homeless service, Roma House, held an event to encourage Queenslanders to “share the wealth.” Residents joined with staff and other Brisbane residents experiencing homelessness to spread an important message: sharing the wealth of knowledge, experience and resilience often helps to make things a little easier for others. Queensland Council of Social Services discussed the latest data on Queenslanders living in poverty.

For more information: goo.gl/2rdTxG

Mission Australia
P: 07 3839 1826
W: missionaustralia.com.au

QLD: Relationships Australia Qld Anti-Poverty Week

119 High Street, Berserker 4701

Relationships Australia Queensland, Gambling Help Councillor Christos Aristidou was interviewed by ABC Media Rockhampton on 13/10/14. Discussed working with individuals with gambling addiction and their family to get them out of poverty/hardship.

Relationships Australia Queensland
W: raq.org.au

SA: Breaking the poverty cycle

31 Flinders Street Adelaide 5000

All office staff included in a morning tea with a presentation and discussion on breaking the poverty cycle.

Organised by: Department for Education and Child Development

SA: Bringing the community together

Community House Port Lincoln Inc.
14 Conrad Street, Port Lincoln 5606

Our competition will involve clients and volunteers. They will receive the foodbank box and fruit and veggies and work in teams to create salads and meat parcels to be served at our Anti Poverty BBQ. The object of the competition will be to create a healthy dish. The team that produces a dish with the most serves using the allocated food allowance will be the winner.

For more information: foodbanksa.com.au/Events/Simply_Healthy...

Organised by: SACOSS, Community Centres SA, Foodbank SA

QLD: Drought & Poverty in Central & Western Qld

Launch of "Drought and Poverty in Central Western Queensland: Regional Development Area Fitzroy and Central West. Short Report. Anti Poverty Week 2014" Posting of Report on http://rdafcw.com.au/ and circulation of information on the report and connecting weblink to around 3000 contacts across multiple networks.

Organised by: Regional Development Australia fitzroy Central West

ACT: Lake Ginninderra High School breakfast Club

Lake Ginninderra High School (not open to public)

Organised by: Belconnen Community Service

NSW: NSW Community Housing/Tenant Network awareness

NSW Federation of Housing Associations
Suite 301, 64-76 Kippax Street Surry Hills 2010

The NSW Community Housing Tenant Network prepared a banner as part of their awareness-raising efforts for Anti-Poverty Week. The banner reads: "Anti-poverty needs compassion/empathy. The measure of a society is how it treats the poor and disadvantaged!!!"

Organised by: NSW Community Housing Tenant Network

W: communityhousing.org.au/tenantnetwork.h...

QLD: Bring Your Bills/Service Providers Expo

09:00am - 3:00pm27 Smith Street
Goodna 4300

Bring Your Bills Day is an advocacy process that brings appropriate community, government and dispute resolution agencies together at a central location for one day for the purpose of assisting low income disadvantaged customers deal with problems arising out of the provision of energy, water and telecommunications services, housing, budgeting and other services covering problems disadvantaged customers may have.

Moneycare, The Salvation Army
Penelope
P: 0417704106
E: penelope.summersby@aue.salvationarmy.org

TAS: ENERGY AWARENESS

09:00am -2:00pmMoonah Doorways
73 Hopkins Street
Moonah 7009

Moonah Doorways will be handing out information around Energy Awareness and how best to manage your energy services and usage in the home. Documentation has been put out by the Australian Energy Regulator and explains consumer rights and obligations, financial hardship, resolving issues with energy providers, plus great tips for saving.

Organised by: The Salvation Army

NSW: Putting Food on the Table

09:00am- 4:00pm (1st day) 8:45am - 4:00pm (2nd day 14 October)Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
1 Powerhouse Rd
Casula 2170

HELP US PUT HUNGER ON THE AGENDA Over a million Australians regularly can’t put adequate food on the table to feed their families. The numbers are even higher in some areas and amongst particular populations. This hidden hunger can have serious short and long term effects on health, education, employment and productivity. This conference will explore governance, population, community and communication solutions to this major issue.

For more information: righttofood.org.au

Organised by: Right to Food Coalition

P: (02) 4627 1188
E: info@righttofood.org.au
W: righttofood.org.au/

QLD: Stand Against Poverty Information Stall

09:00am-3:00pmCanelands Central
Mackay 4740

A range of service providers will be at Canelands Central to provide information and to raise awareness of ways that you can take control and make decisions towards financial wellbeing. Resources and information on understanding energy consumption, budgeting tools and tips, Centrelink, training opportunities, gambling awareness and no interest loans will be a focus at the stall.

Organised by: George Street Neighbourhood Centre Association Inc.

George Street Neighbourhood Centre Assoc. Inc.
Natasha Syed Ali
P: 0749572626
E: mrfcs@georgestreetnc.org.au

WA: Anglicare Expo and breakfast

09:30am-12:30pmThe Good Shepherd Centre
30 Balga Ave. 6061

Expo on budgeting and saving tips, family Law, low cost recipes, tenants’ rights, nutrition advice.

AnglicareWA
Joanna Harper
P: 08-9247 9703
E: joanna.harper@anglicarewa.org.au

NSW: Glebe Assistance Partnership Program

09:30am-1:00pmCnr Glebe Point Rd and St johns Rd Glebe 2037

GAPP offers a space in the Community Garden, where people are welcome to come and chat with the volunteer team and have a cup of tea or coffee. From this space, we operate our Emergency Relief program, where we are able to offer a small amount of financial assistance to those facing hardship in our local community. This usually includes help with food or some bills.

For more information: glebechurch.org.au/gapp.php

P: 9552 4164

TAS: "WHAT'S FOR TEA ?"

10:00 am150a Bligh Street
Warrane 7018

Taster session on quick economic meals that can be frozen. Bookings essential RSVP 29th September 2014

Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre
Leanne Doherty
P: 0362446346
E: warranec@bigpond.com

NSW: Mayoral Morning Tea

10:00am - 12:00pmBridge Rd
Nowra 2541

Shoalhaven City Council in partnership with the Shoalhaven Anti-poverty Committee are holding a morning tea to recognise the work of the Anti-poverty committee and other community services who contribute to the alleviation of poverty in our area.

Organised by: Shoalhaven City Council and Shoalhaven Anti-poverty Committee

VIC: Does poverty exist in our community?

11:00am - 12:15pmDeakin Edge, Fed Square, Corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets
Melbourne VIC 3000 3000

Australia, regarded globally as a quality of life super-power for so long, seems to be having more strident national conversations around income inequality and precariousness of life, including issues around human rights. In this panel discussion, a range of public commentators are asked the question 'Does poverty exist in our community?' as a timely provocation to launch Anti-Poverty Week in Victoria. Hear their views and join the Q&A.

For more information: thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/LearnandS...

City of Melbourne
Jeff Taylor
P: 0396589965
E: conversations@melbourne.vic.gov.au
W: thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/LearnandS...

NSW: Poverty to Power

11:00am - 3:00pmHoly Trinity Church Grounds
158 Brisbane Street, Dubbo 2830

Join Anglicare at our financial services expo to find out about the NILS program, financial counselling and other services available for people to access in Western NSW. We will have local representatives discuss how microfinance services can help build financial resilience and wellbeing to reduce poverty and hardship in our community. There will also be information available about Step UP Loans, Matched Savings from Saver Plus and Money Smart tools. The event includes a FREE BBQ lunch.

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT
Evelyn Trainor
P: (02) 68820753
E: Evelyn.Trainor@anglicare.com.au
W: anglicare.com.au

WA: Closets or the Streets: Queer Homelessness

12:00 pm - 1:00 pmECU Joondalup Campus, Building 8, Room 213, 270 Joondalup Drive Joondalup 6017

"Closet or Streets" is a brief, low-key lecture on Queer Homelessness. It is presented by Lewis Price, who is one of the Co-Conveners for the ECU Queer Collective and an active participant in the ECU Student Guild's Equity & Diversity Department. The ECU Student Guild's ECU Guild Equity and Diversity Department is running a variety of events for Anti Poverty Week. The ECU Queer Collective (the acting Queer Department) aims to use this event as a forum to raise awareness about the struggles Queer-identifying people (particularly Queer youths) face when it comes to finding safe and adequate housing.

For more information: https://facebook.com/events/27191479299...

Organised by: ECU Student Guild and ECU Queer Collective

ECU Student Guild
Ngaire
E: social@ecuguild.org.au
W: https://facebook.com/events/27191479299...

WA: Queer Homelessness

12:00pm-1:00pmEdith Cowan University, Building 08, Room 08.213, 270 Joondalup Drive, JOONDALUP 6027

"Closet or Streets" is a brief, low-key lecture on Queer Homelessness. Presented by Lewis Price, a Co-Convener for the ECU Queer Collective and an active participant in the ECU Student Guild's Equity & Diversity Department. The ECU Queer Collective aims to use this event as a forum to raise awareness about the struggles Queer-identifying people (particularly Queer youths) face when it comes to finding safe and adequate housing.

For more information: go.madmimi.com/redirects/1412407188-862...

Organised by: ECU Student Guild - Equity & Diversity Department

ECU Student Guild
Tamzin Walker
E: equity@ecuguild.org.au
W: ecuguild.org.au

ACT: Learning from Philanthropic experience in the USA

12:00pm-2:00pmWESTPAC Boardroom, Level 11 AON Building 15 London Circuit Civic 2601

WESTPAC Boardroom Lunch Raising awareness of successful approaches to getting philanthopists interested in partnering to reduce poverty, and showing what fundraisers can do to get philanthropic partnerships started and then sustainable

NSW: Pay as you feel vegan lunch and dinner

12:00pm-3:00pm, 6:00-9:00pm391 King Street
Newtown 2042

Every day you can come to Lentil as Anything in Newtown and enjoy tasty vegan food, chai tea, fresh juice and cake! We run on a pay as you feel philosophy so it is up to you to decide how much to donate into the box by the door! Our restaurant is centered on the values of trust, generosity and respect. Our staff are mostly volunteers who want to help give people the opportunity to eat out and be social regardless of their financial situation. Lunch 12-3pm, Dinner 6-9pm

For more information: lentilasanything.com/sydney/

Lentil as Anything
Lucy
P: 02 82835580
E: sydney@lentilasanything.com
W: lentilasanything.com/sydney/

ACT: One Step Fairer - A Celebration

12:15pm- 12:30pmBy Invitation

Organised by: UnitingCare Kippax

NSW: Governor-General visit to TAD Disability Services

12:15pm-1:15pmTAD Disability Services Headquarters
Unit 10, 185 Briens Road, Northmead

At the TAD Disability Services Headquarters the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove will meet with clients, staff and volunteers, before helping to present a special modified bicycle to a young boy with multiple disabilities, so he can ride for the first time.

Organised by: TAD Disability Services & Anti-Poverty Week National Office

Anti-Poverty Week National Office
Amy Williams
E: apw@antipovertyweek.org.au

VIC: Pensioners and Seniors lunch

12:30pm – 1:30pmEaglehawk Community House, 19 Bright Street Eaglehawk 3556

Pensioners and Seniors lunch with Jenny Macklin, Shadow Minister for Families, Payments & Disability Reform, & Lisa Chester, Federal Member for Bendigo, for Anti-Poverty Week, Seniors and Pensioners are invited to join Jenny and Lisa in a conversation about hidden poverty. Share your thoughts, experiences and views over lunch.

Australian Labor
Shaun Rosaia
P: (03) 5443 9055
E: shaun.rosaia@aph.gov.au

NSW: Governor-General visit to Holroyd High School

1:30pm-2:30pmHolroyd High School
7 Cumberland Road, Greystanes

At Holroyd High School, the Governor-General, as Patron of the Beacon Foundation, and Lady Cosgrove will meet with students participating in the Beacon program. The Beacon Foundation works nationally with schools in low socio-economic areas, to break the cycle of welfare dependence, and recognises the powerful role that business plays in helping to support schools to prepare young people for the realities of the workforce.

Organised by: Holroyd High School and Anti Poverty Week National Office

Anti Poverty Week National Office
Amy Williams
E: apw@antipovertyweek.org.au

ACT: Financial Impact Women Living With and Leaving Domestic Violence

2:00pm-4:00pmLevel 2, Theo Notaris Multicultural Centre
180 London Circuit, Civic

The seminar will aim to strengthen local knowledge and understanding in the ACT about the links to poverty and hardship for women living with and leaving domestic violence. The seminar will also explore how financial vulnerability can put women at a greater risk of violence and provide information about what financial supports and services are available for this group of women

Organised by: ACT Domestic Violence Prevention Centre & Women's Centre for Health Matters

Women's Centre for Health Matters
P: (02) 62902166
E: admin@wchm.org.au

NSW: Governor-General visit to SGCH

3:00pm-4:00pmBankstown Arts Centre
5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown

At Bankstown Arts Centre, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove will visit St George Community Housing and meet with clients at the launch of ‘Project STAY’ – the Sustaining Tenancies Around Youth program – which aims to tackle youth homelessness by helping chronically homeless young people in Bankstown to find and maintain a private lease.

Organised by: St George Community Housing & Anti-Poverty Week National Office

Anti-Poverty Week National Office
Amy Williams
E: apw@antipovertyweek.org.au

NSW: Launch of Project STAY

3:00pm-4:00pmBankstown Arts Centre
5 Olympic Parade
Bankstown 2200

SGCH are delighted to officially launch Project STAY, our youth homelessness initiative in Bankstown.

SGCH
Ellen Marshall
P: 0290014337
E: ellen.marshall@sgch.com.au

WA: Falling through the cracks: poverty in Australia

4:15pm to 6:00pm followed by networkingGrand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Perth 6000

CEDA is delighted to partner with the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) to launch the Centre's new report, Falling through the cracks: poverty and disadvantage in Australia, to coincide with the start of Anti-Poverty Week 2014.

For more information: ceda.com.au/events/eventdetails/2014/10...

CEDA
Alicia Chambers
P: 08 6104 7104
E: alicia.chambers@ceda.com.au
W: ceda.com.au/events/eventdetails/2014/10...

VIC: Yarrunga Scouts group poverty awareness

5:45pmWarangatta Region 3677

1st & 2nd Yarrunga Scouts group will host a range of activities themed with poverty awareness (such as water games and then discussions on overseas children accessing basic necessities such as water) for the children

Anglicare Victoria Hume Region
Tennille Hall - Community Development Officer
E: tennille.hall@anglicarevic.org.au

NSW: DebSoc Debates Charity - APW Public Debate

6:00pm Law room 303, Law Building
UNSW Kensington Campus,
Sydney 2052

The UNSW Debating Society is holding a public debate on the use of graphic images of poverty by charitable organisations. This provocative event is sure to make you question your ideas about the ethics of how charitable organisations promote their causes.

Organised by: DebSoc UNSW, Social Justice Project

Social Justice Project
Ann
E: sjpintern@unsw.edu.au
W: https://facebook.com/events/14740541262...

ACT: The role of students in Community Service

7:30pm-9:00pmMarcus Clarke Theatre 5, ANU 0200

A panel discussion at ANU focusing on the role of students in the community service sector. Panellists include: Frank Brassil – President of the St. Vincent de Paul Canberra/Goulburn region Ben Duggan – Founder and President of Raising Hope Education Foundation (check title) Rebecca Prior – 180 Degrees Consulting A representative from AIME The panel interviews will be followed by wine and cheese in the foyer afterwards. Event is open to the public.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society

NT: Morning Tea with Betti Knott

9:30am-10:30amMulticultural Community Services of Central Australia
2/20 Parsons Street, Alice Springs
0870

TOPIC: Do we consider poor people in Australia blessed or cursed? How do we think they feel? Betti has worked in the faith based NGO sector for 35 years. She has worked with St Vincent de Paul for 25 of those; 25 as a paid worker and 10 as a volunteer for St Vincent de Paul.

Anglicare NT
Rebecca Tilley
P: 0889518007
E: victimsofcrime@anglicare-nt.org.au

TAS: Interview on 936 ABC Statewide radio

9:40am

Leon Compton (Mornings presenter) will interview Alison Standen, Co-Chair of Anti-Poverty Week 2014 in Tasmania (and General Manager - Tasmania, The Smith Family); Elizabeth Daly, Chair of the Tasmanian Early Years Foundation (and former Interim Tasmanian Commissioner for Children); and Mike Gaffney MLC and Inaugural Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Education in Tasmania (and former teacher)

Organised by: The Smith Family

Tuesday 14 October

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ACT: Breakfast Club

Melba Copeland High School (not open to the public)

Organised by: Belconnen Community Service

NSW: Affordable housing & tackling disadvantage

08:45am to 12:30pmNovotel Sydney Central
Port Jackson Room
169-179 Thomas Street
Sydney 2000

Join us as at this event convened by AHURI in partnership with NSW Federation of Housing Associations and St George Community Housing. Presenters will look at ways to address poverty in disadvantaged areas and explore 'place-based' programs linked with community housing. They will also examine the local impacts of policy interventions both in terms of place-improvement and service provision.

For more information: cvent.com/d/h4q5zr

Organised by: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (A
Suzie Chan
P: 03 9660 2309
E: suzie.chan@ahuri.edu.au
W: ahuri.edu.au/

VIC: Free 15min appointment with a Financial Counsellor

09.30am - 12.00pm175 Glenroy Road
Glenroy 3046

Experiencing money issues? Trouble paying bills? Hassled by debt collectors? Can't pay credit cards or loans? Don't understand your bills? Come talk to us! Free 15 minute drop in appointments with our Financial Counsellor*. *Sorry, no emergency relief or financial assistance available.

VincentCare Northern Community Hub
P: 93040147
E: homeconnect@vincentcare.org.au

SA: Kids Shoe Swap: Walk in My Shoes

09:00am Tuesday Oct 14th to 4:00pm Wednesday Oct 15thStreaky Bay Community School Library
2 Burke Street
Streaky Bay SA 5680 5680

The Streaky Bay Community School Library will be holding a Shoe-Swap on Tuesday 14th to Wednesday 15th of October to encourage parents and carers to be ethical consumers and make the most of what our community has. Babies and toddlers grow out of shoes quickly, most not 'wearing out' of them, so swapping them helps to recycle and save funds which could better be used elsewhere in the family budget.

For more information: facebook.com/#!/streakybaylibrary

Streaky Bay Community School Library
Lauren Karp
P: (08) 8626 1492
E: lauren.karp514@schools.sa.edu.au

NSW: Focus on our Community and those who struggle

09:30am64 Queen ST Warners Bay 2284

Good news stories told. Skit about the good Samaritan and a message about what we as a church can do to make a difference in the lives of those who struggle. Also start advertising a Cap money course on how to budget money.

Organised by: Food & Friendship

Food and Friendship
Helen Delaney
P: 0249474325
E: foodnfriendship@gmail.com

VIC: Free 15min appointment with a Financial Counsellor

09:30am - 12:00pm175 Glenroy Road
Glenroy 3046

Experiencing money issues? Trouble paying bills? Hassled by debt collectors? Can't pay credit cards or loans? Don't understand your bills? Come talk to us! Free 15 minute drop in appointments with our Financial Counsellor*. *Sorry, no emergency relief or financial assistance available.

VincentCare Northern Community Hub
P: 93040147
E: homeconnect@vincentcare.org.au

NSW: Governor-General recognition of Carers Week

09:50am-10:45am

At the First Fleet Park, Circular Quay, the Governor-General, as Patron of Carers Australia, and Lady Cosgrove will attend an event in recognition of Carers Week. > more

Anti-Poverty Week National Office
Amy Williams
E: Apw@antipovertyweek.org.au

SA: Cultural Awareness Forum

10:00am-2:00pmThe Otherway Centre, 80 Payneham Rd St Peters 5067

An information session exploring the world view of Aboriginal people and their culture. Hosted by leader of the Otherway Centre John Lochowiak a world renowned cultural awareness consultant. John has delivered training across communities and cultures from Virgin Airlines founder Richard Branson and his senior staff to the Jabiru people of West Arnhem land.

St Vincent de Paul Society
Tony Roach
P: 0881128731
E: troach@svdpsa.org.au

WA: Bayswater City VIEW Club - guest speaker

10:30am for a 10:45am startThe Dome Cafe – Function Room – 219-221 Railway Parade, Maylands(Cnr 8th Avenue) (The old Peninsular Hotel)

Our guest speaker on the day will be Brian Tierney from The Shopfront in Maylands. They are an organisation that provides meals and support for homeless people. We are planning to present Brian with a food hamper on the day, the contents donated from our members and their families.

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

NSW: How the Salvation Army can help

11:00am38 Humphreys Lane, Hurstville 2220

SGCH's Tenant Advisory Group (TAG) are coming together to listen to a guest speaker from the Salvation Army, who will be explaining how the Salvation Army can help social housing tenants in the local community. This event is open to SGCH tenants only.

Organised by: SGCH

ACT: Inaugural Anti-Poverty Week Oration

11:00amCanberra College Performing Arts Centre
Launceston Street
PHILLIP ACT 2606

Social Determinants of Health Alliance Inaugural Oration is to be delivered by Professor Julian Disney, the National Chair of Anti-poverty week. More information is available at SDOHA website.

For more information: socialdeterminants.org.au

Social Determinants of Health Alliance
Anne Brown / Melanie Walker
P: 02 6285 2373
E: accounts@phaa.net.au
W: socialdeterminants.org.au

VIC: Homelessness in Geelong: legal and non-legal colla

11:00am - 1:00pmGeelong City Hall, 30 Gheringhap St, Geelong 3220

This forum is an opportunity for workers across different sectors in Geelong to contribute to a discussion about the links between disadvantage and access to justice. It aims to identify current and future collaborations which would make access to legal services in Geelong easier for clients and workers. The keynote address will be presented by Richard Coverdale, Director of the Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice at Deakin University, Geelong.

For more information: justiceconnect.org.au/geelongforum2014

Organised by: Homeless Law, City of Greater Geelong

Homeless Law
Lucy Adams
P: 03 8636 4408
E: lucy.adams@justiceconnect.org.au
W: homelesslaw.org.au

NSW: Mini Volunteer Expo for Students

11:00am - 2:00pm Main Library Walkway,
UNSW Kensington Campus,
Sydney
2052

A mini volunteer expo to show university students how they can put their time and skills towards fighting poverty. The organisations that will be present include: SPARK, which supports families from refugee backgrounds; Global Village, which provides overseas volunteering opportunities for students; and the UNSW Leadership and Advantage program.

Organised by: The Hub UNSW, The Social Justice Project

The Social Justice Project
Ann Emmanuel
E: sjpintern@unsw.edu.au

NSW: Governor-General visit to Liverpool Kitchen & Hub

11:45am-1:00pmLiverpool Community Kitchen and Hub
The Uniting Church, 28 Pirie Street, Liverpool

At the Liverpool Community Kitchen and Hub, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove will meet with clients, staff and volunteers before assisting with the lunch service.

Organised by: Liverpool Community Kitchen and Hub

Anti-Poverty Week National Office
Amy Williams
E: apw@antipovertyweek.org.au

VIC: Anti Poverty Week Lunchtime Talk

12:00 - 1:00pmMeeting Room 1
Richmond Town Hall
333 Bridge Rd
Richmond VIC 3121

Prof Andrew Scott from Deakin University will talk at Council to staff on his research into child poverty and his book on policy responses to poverty, due to be released in November

Organised by: Yarra City Council

ACT: Foodbank Cooking Demonstration

12:00pm - 12:30pmLegislative Assembly Buiding
196 London Circuit, Canberra 2601

A cooking event to demonstrate the culinary possibilities with simple ingredients available from the Food Bank stores in Canberra. More details to come.

St Vincent de Paul Society
Pidor
P: 0420978768
E: apwact@gmail.com

TAS: Free Legal Advice and Lunchtime Snack

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm8 Griffith Street,
Devonport 7310

Need free legal advice? Come in for a lunchtime snack and talk to a lawyer. Or find out about our other free services, including our Telephone Advice Line, minor civil assistance, or credit/debt minor assistance. The Legal Aid Commission provides free legal advice each Tuesday and Thursday from 1.00 p.m to 2.00 p.m. at our Devonport Office.

For more information: legalaid.tas.gov.au

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
Sarah Piggott
P: (03) 6236 3800
E: sarah.piggott@legalaid.tas.gov.au
W: legalaid.tas.gov.au

VIC: Voice from the Margins

1:00pm - 2:00pmSalvation Army
69 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

A lunchtime CBD ecumenical prayer reflection and refreshments event under the auspices of the Social Questions Commission of the Victorian Council of Churches. The title is "Voice from the margins" and will be held at the Salvation Army Centre at 69 Bourke Street Melbourne. The event will begin at 1.00 pm and be concluded by 2.00 pm.

For more information: css.org.au

Organised by: Social Questions Commission of Victorian Council of Churches

Catholic Social Services Victoria
Lucia Brick
P: 03 9287 5566
E: lbrick@css.org.au
W: css.org.au

TAS: Free BBQ

1:00pm-3:30pmDevonport Community House
10 Morris Ave, Devonport TAS 7310

Centacare, City Mission and Mission Australia will hold a free BBQ, free fruit stall, free clothing stall and family interactive activities.

Centacare, City Mission and Mission Australia
Devonport Community House
P: 03 6424 7060

TAS: Saving $$ Event

2:00pm - 3:30pm10 Morris Avenue
Devonport 7310

Join us to increase awareness on poverty reduction opportunities and enjoy some giveaways. Sausage sizzle, fruit & veg and bread from SecondBite/Coles, pre-loved clothes, cooking demonstration, save a fortune cookies, hints and tips on how to reduce your bills and more. Event sponsored locally by Mission Australia, City Mission, Centacare and Devonport Community House.

Organised by: Devonport Community House

Devonport Community House Inc.
Kate Beer
P: 03 6424 7060
E: devhouse@internode.on.net
W: devonportcommunityhouse.com.au

NSW: Governor-General launch of Anglicare Report

2:15pm-3:20pmAnglicare Family Services
1 Spica Street, Sadleir

At Anglicare Family Services, (1 Spica Street, Sadleir), the Governor-General will launch Anglicare’s ‘State of the Family’ report and, together with Lady Cosgrove, will meet with participants of the ‘Reconnect’, 'Intensive Family Support' and 'Paul Street Out of Home Care' programs.

Organised by: Anglicare Family Services

Anti-Poverty Week National Office
Amy Williams
E: apw@antipovertyweek.org.au

NATIONAL: State of the Family report: Being a/part

2:20pm-3:20pm

The Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove will officially launch Anglicare Australia's State of the Family report, Being a/part. The event will be held at Anglicare Sydney, Sadleir, where he will also meet and talk informally with clients.

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

WA: Agency meet and greet

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Emergency relief agencies meet with Food Rescue and Nutrition Australia WA Division Inc.

Organised by: Food Rescue

VIC: Anti Poverty Week Lunchtime Seminar

3:00pm-4:00pmBrotherhood of St Laurence
67 Brunswick Street Fitzroy
Father Tucker’s Room

Presenter: Professor Peter Whiteford Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University Can the Budget be repaired fairly? The 2014 Budget is the most controversial for many years, with the Senate threatening to block the majority of the Government’s proposed savings measures. Criticism of the Budget has focused on the perceived unfairness of the Budget savings proposals, particularly its impacts on low income groups. The Treasurer and a range of other commentators have defended the Budget, arguing that criticisms have amounted to “class warfare” and that high income groups already bear a disproportionate share of the fiscal burden. This presentation discusses the distributional impacts of the Budget proposals and discusses the philosophy apparently underlying Budget defences. The discussion also covers alternative measures that can be considered in the path back to a Budget surplus.

Organised by: Brotherhood of St Laurence

Jane Douglas
E: jdouglas@bsl.org.au

NSW: "Face of Christ"

3:30pm - 5:00pmDomremy College Five Dock

Teachers' staff meeting, prayer and discussion for planning initiatives to meet the needs of our community.

Organised by: Catholic Education Office Sydney

ACT: Poverty and Labour Market Trends in the ACT

4:00pmOnline release of research.

The ACT Council of Social Service and Women's Centre for Health Matters are releasing data showing that outside of public sector employment, industries with growing employment opportunities that do not require degree-level qualifications offer low wage, mostly part-time work, meaning many workers struggle to earn enough to cover their costs of living.

For more information: actcoss.org.au

Organised by: ACT Council of Social Service and Women's Centre for Health Matters

ACTCOSS
Susan Helyar
P: 02 6202 7200
E: actcoss@actcoss.org.au
W: actcoss.org.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Trivia Night

5:00pmGate 2, High St, Kensington 2033

Anti-Poverty Week themed Trivia at the University of New South Wales Roundhouse from 5pm!

Organised by: Social Justice Project/Arc

Social Justice Project
Joel Wilson
P: 0432 908 917
E: sjpintern@unsw.edu.au
W: facebook.com/APW.at.UNSW?ref=br_tf

VIC: Wangaratta Community Fun Evening

5:00pm-8:00pmThe Wangaratta Region 3677

West End Community Group together with Carevan are hosting a Community Fun Evening which will include kids art and craft, music and food in the Rotunda at the end of Lowe Court

Anglicare Victoria Hume Region
Tennille Hall - Community Development Officer
E: tennille.hall@anglicarevic.org.au

VIC: Speak up about the issues that matter to you.

6:00pm - 8:30 pmAborigines Advancement League Inc
2 Watt Street, Thornbury 3071

Darebin City Council is teaming up with Connect Up, a group that utilises the age old art of conversation to help communities speak up about issues that matter. The aim of this event is to bring people together to consider and have a conversation about the growing inequalities and local actions we can take together in Darebin.

Organised by: City of Darebin

Mohammad Shahab
P: 84708552
E: mohammadreza.shahabdehkordi@darebin.vic.gov.au

ACT: Eat, Pay, Love

6:00pm and 8:00pmThe Elk and Pea
21 Lonsdale Street
Braddon ACT 2612

This is a three course meal (no alcohol) where you 'pay what you feel'. There are no set prices, but you can pay extra to subsidise a meal for someone on less income. All proceeds will go to Food Bank NSW/ACT. There are two sittings - 6pm and 8pm. You must prebook by phoning 02 6162 0222.

Organised by: The Elk and Pea, Foodbank NSW/ACT, Northside Community Service, YWCA Canberra

The Elk and Pea
Amy
P: 02 6162 0222
E: hello@elkandpea.net.au

SA: Poverty in Australia and overseas

6:00pm-7:00pmBradley Forum, Hawke Building, Level 5
55 North Tce Adelaide

Facilitated by Dr. Lynn Arnold a panel of prominent South Australians answer questions from the audience. Panel includes •Katrine Hildyard MP, Member for Reynell •Kay Matthias, Manager, Rural Business Support •Alana James, Oaktree Foundation Send your question when you book •Sarah Martin, journalist, The Australian

For more information: unisa.edu.au/Business-community/Hawke-C...

Organised by: UniSA Hawke Centre and Antipoverty week SA committee

Booking through the Hawke Centre
W: unisa.edu.au/Business-community/Hawke-C...

NSW: Investing in the Future - Youth & Education

6:00pm-7:30pmAGSM Kensington
Gate 11, Botany St,
University of New South Wales,
Samuels Avenue, Randwick NSW 2031 2031

A Youth & Education discussion panel event involving Sanghamitra Bose (CEO of Indian NFP Sshrishti) and Rebecca Harcourt (CEO - Nura Gili Indigenous Education UNSW). In India today, 4% of children never start school. 58% do not complete primary school. And 90% do not complete secondary school (Teach for India 2012). In Australia, low level of educational attainment is a key factor in the poor employment rate of employment rate of Indigenous Australians.

For more information: socialimpactagsm.com

AGSM Social Impact
Christopher Chong
E: agsmsocialimpact@gmail.com
W: socialimpactagsm.com

QLD: Guest Speaker dinner meeting Caloundra View club

6:30pmPower Boat Club
Lamerough Parade
Golden Beach 4551 4551

Two ladies from the Stepp Program will discuss the education program for teenage pregnant mums aimed at helping them stay in education and employment.

Organised by: Caloundra Evening View Club

Linda Warner
P: 54921980 must know if attending by 10/10

QLD: Guest Speakers from Stemm Program

6:45pm - 9:00pmCaloundra Evening View Club
Lamerough Parade
Golden Beach 4551 Qld. 4551

Jacqauie Deane and Janelle Logan from the Stemm Program will be talking about how the help pregnant teenage girls in the community RSVP by Friday 10th Oct.

Caloundra Evening View Club
Linda Warner
P: 07 54921980
E: caloundraview@hotmail.com

ACT: Woden Community Services BBQ

9:30amGallagher Park
Woden 2606

Woden Community Services will be holding a BBQ to mark Anti-Poverty Week.

Organised by: Woden Community Services

Wednesday 15 October

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VIC: Pangerang Neighbourhood House sausage sizze

The Wangaratta Region 3677

Pangerang Neighbourhood House are having a sausage sizze for lunch and a Vege swap table

Anglicare Victoria Hume Region
Tennille Hall - Community Development Officer
E: tennille.hall@anglicarevic.org.au

VIC: “Hands up for Anti-Poverty” Public Workshop

The Wangaratta Region 3677

Anglicare are hosting “Hands up for Anti-Poverty” Public Workshop, with CEO of Anglicare and previous co-chair of Anti-Poverty Week Paul macDonald in attendance

Anglicare Victoria Hume Region
Tennille Hall - Community Development Officer
E: tennille.hall@anglicarevic.org.au

NATIONAL: Education is part of the pathway out of poverty

The Australian Education Union Federal Office has released a statement for Anti-Poverty Week. It can be accessed on our website using the link below.

For more information: aeufederal.org.au/Campaigns/APW2014stat...

Organised by: Australian Education Union - Federal Office, 120 Clarendon St, Southbank VIC 3006

VIC: Junction and NILS sausage sizzle

The Wangaratta Region 3677

Junction will be hosting a sausage sizzle for lunch in front of the National Australia Bank. NILS (no interest loans) will be working together with Junction at the above Sausage Sizzle and providing information to people.

Anglicare Victoria Hume Region
Tennille Hall - Community Development Officer
E: tennille.hall@anglicarevic.org.au

NSW: Mufti Day - Make a Difference Day

De La Salle College
9 Ferndale Rd
Revesby Heights 2212

Our College will allow students to wear mufti for a gold coin donation as part of our Make a Difference Day.

WA: Poverty and Food Relief

07:00am - 9:15amCrown Perth
Botanical Room

Foodbank WA invites you to join us for breakfast on Wednesday 15th October at Crown Perth as we reflect on the continued problem of hunger and food insecurity – even in wealthy countries like Australia. Coinciding with World Food Day 2014, Foodbank WA will release two important documents: the Foodbank End Hunger Report 2014 and our Annual Report 2014, highlighting the scale of hunger in WA our work in providing relief to the community over the past 12 months.

For more information: trybooking.com/102812

Foodbank WA
Lee-Anne Ashley
P: 08 9463 3223
E: lee-anne.ashley@foodbankwa.org.au
W: trybooking.com/102812

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Information Stall

08:00am - 2:00pmMornington Main Street 3931

This year in support of Anti-Poverty Week 2014 the Social Planning and Community Development Unit within the Mornington Peninsula Shire has booked a Free Community Information Stall to help raise awareness of poverty issues as they exist within our community and more broadly across the Nation and Internationally.

Mornington Peninsula Shire
Kerri-Ann Blackwell
P: 03 5950 1685
E: spcd.admin@mornpen.vic.gov.au
W: mornpen.vic.gov.au/Our_Shire

TAS: Anti Poverty Week cup cake making morning

09:30am - 12.00noonGagebrook Uniting Church
28 Tottenham Rd
Gagebrook 7030

UnitingCare Tasmania will make cup cakes at it's Gagebrook/Bridgewater Emergency Relief outlet. We will give a way a cup cake baking tray to each participant along with recipe's. Participants will be involved in the preparation, cooking and icing of the cakes and will be able to take them home with them.

UnitingCare Tasmania
Lois Van Eimeren
P: 0362441144
E: lois.vane@tas.unitingcare.org.au
W: tas.unitingcare.org.au

WA: Anti-Poverty Week@Central Conference & Exhibition

09:30am - 2:00pmCentral Institute of Technology
25 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, WA 6003

""Opportunity Through Education and Training" We are honoured to have Hon. Dr Kim Hames, Deputy Premier, Minister for Health; Training and Workforce Development attending to announce the Mick Young Scholarship presentations. Also speaking at the conference are The Smith Family WA General Manager, Mr Greg Ryan-Gadsden and Mr Jethro Sercombe, the Manager of Foyer Oxford.

For more information: conferenceteam14.wix.com/antipovconfere...

Organised by: Central Institute of Technology

Samantha Johnson & Mareya Minwari
E: dipbam2014@gmail.com & conferenceteam.dba@gmail.com

QLD: Fraser coast free community event day

09:30am - 2:00pmAlexandra Park Bundaberg - Rotunda. 4670

HomeStay Centacare Fraser Coast in Bundaberg will be hosting a free community event day - Free Sausage Sizzle, Free Trash'n'Treasure , Health nurse, Children's Activity, Service Inforamtion, Target Group, Face Painter!!

Organised by: Centacare Fraser Coast - HomeStay Support Program Bundaberg

Centacare Fraser Coast - HomeStay Support Program
Jennifer, Nakayla or Debra
P: (07) 41316871
E: nakayla@centacarefrasercoast.com.au

NSW: Poverty and Housing

09:30am-11:30am

A discussion on the impacts of housing on poverty, and poverty on housing, and in particular the role of social housing rent policies.

Organised by: NSW Federation of Housing Associations in partnership with Shelter NSW and the Tenants' Union NSW

QLD: Taste Testing Quick, Easy Coles $10 Meals

10:00amColes Supermarket, Ayr 4807

In conjunction with the local Coles Supermarket and local chefs, a taste testing table inside Coles will be set up to include a variety of meals from the Coles "Feed your Family for $10" menu that are quick, easy to prepare and cost effective.

Organised by: Burdekin Community Association Inc.

NT: Anti-Poverty

10:00am - 11:00amGoyder Building Palmerston 0830

Morning tea will be held at the CatholicCare Palmerston office. The morning tea is for service providers, clients and families. The morning Tea will be held between 10am - 11am. This is a great way to network and interact with clients anf families who are facing this issue on a daily basis.

For more information: catholiccarent.org,au

Organised by: CatholicCare

CatholicCare Home Advice Program Palmerston
Shae Ailey
P: 08 8932 9977
E: Shae.Ailey@catholiccarent.org.au
W: catholicarent.org.au

NSW: Official opening of disability accommodation

10:00am - 11:00am

SGCH and Northcott will be officially launching their new 10 bed group home for young people living with a disability.

SGCH
Ellen Marshall
P: 02 9001 4337
E: ellen.marshall@sgch.com.au

QLD: Managing Money and Credit Options

10:00am - 11:30am2 - 4 Rowan St
Slacks Creek 4127

Morning tea and community education session understanding credit options and awareness of the assistance available in the local community if experiencing financial difficulties. Includes the true cost of credit and impacts on day to day budgets. Awareness of financial counsellors and their roles

Organised by: YFS

YFS Ltd
Michelle Killen
P: 07 3826 1500
E: michellek@yfs.org.au

NSW: Grace City Care Morning Tea

10:00am - 12:00noon902 Pittwater Road, Dee Why 2099

We are running a morning tea on Wednesday to highlight the week, but we are also collecting non-perishable goods on Sunday to hand out at our Community Foodcare shop which provides affordable groceries for low income earners.

For more information: gracecitychurch.net/Group/Group.aspx?ID...

Grace City Care
Mike Irving
E: office@gracecitychurch.net
W: gracecitycare.org.au

SA: Copper Coast Parenting Grp APW Morning Tea

10:00am - 12:00pm9 Hay St
Kadina South Australia

Copper Coast Parenting Group are hosing a morning tea to promote anti poverty week. This is open to the public and we are encouraging other services to bring their clients. There will displays on healthy eating and money management

Organised by: UnitingCare Wesley Country SA

NSW: Poverty and Living Skills

10:00am - 2:00pmBellbowrie Park, Bellbowrie Street, Port Macquarie 2444

Join us at Bellbowrie Park on Wednesday 15th October for a BBQ between 10.00am – 2.00pm. A gold coin donation or non-perishable food item (eg: tinned corn, beetroot, spiral pasta, rice, sugar) will be the cost. Donations will provide food parcels for families living in poverty and struggling with the cost of day-to-day living.

For more information: care.4life.org.au

4Life Care & Training Ltd
Jan Eldridge
P: 65842951
E: care@4life.org.au
W: care.4life.org.au

VIC: Women and Work - Social Enterprise

10:00am - 3:00pmMain St, Mornington, Mornington Peninsula 3931

The Mornington Peninsula Shire supports for women from non-English speaking backgrounds to participate in work. As part of the Shire's commitment to healthy, safe and connected communities council is proud to support the Sisterworks Wednesday Market, in Main St Mornington. Sisterworks is a social enterprise which helps women from asylum seeker, refugee and migrant backgrounds to work towards achieving financial independence in Australia.

Organised by: Mornington Peninsula Shire and Sisterworks

Community Access Planner
Xiaoli Ma
P: 5950 1689
E: maxiao@mornpen.vic.gov.au

QLD: Gambling, Poverty and Support Available.

10:00am -12:00pmRelationships Australia
Cnr Berseker and High Sts
Nth Rockhampton 4701

Gambling Support Counselor Christos Arisidou from Relationships Australia will be giving a presentation focused on help currently available for problem gamblers in Rockhampton and how we can best support people to overcome their challenges and regain financial and emotional stability. All Welcome - opportunity for discussion. Morning tea provided.

Relationships Australia
Aaron Kenney
P: 1300 364 277
E: AKenney@raq.org.au

VIC: St Vincent de Paul Morning Tea and BBQ lunch

10:00am morning tea; lunch 12:00pm onwards21-25 Lake Road Kyabram 3620

St Vincent de Paul information stall with morning tea at 10am (donation tin supplied) and BBQ lunch (gold coin donation). There will also be a drop off box supplied at reception for donation of tin foods to be donated to charity.

Kyabram Community and Learning Centre
Natalie McAuliffe
P: 0358520000
E: Natalie.mcauliffe@kclc.com.au
W: kclc@lyabram.com

NSW: Tiger's Honeypot Bake Sale

10:00am-1:00pm22-24 Botany St Randwick (near intersection with High Street)
Randwick 2031

Tiger's Honeypot will be carrying out a bake sale at their centre from 10am - 1pm Wednesday 15 October.

Social Justice Project
Joel Wilson
E: sjpintern@unsw.edu.au

NSW: Social Equality and Discrimination

10:30 amLevel 1, 194 Stacey St, Bankstown 2200

Guest speaker is Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner from the Australian Human Rights Commission will be speaking on “Social Equality and Discrimination”. Workers and members of the public are invited to participate in this significant event and hear about the link between social inequalities and discrimination. opportunities for questions available.

For more information: arabcouncil.org.au

Organised by: Arab Council Australia

NT: Addressing the impact of Poverty in Darwin

10:30 am - 11:15am5 Nemarluk Drive
Ludmilla 0820

Anglicare NT is holding a morning tea in our head office at Ludmilla with Special Guest Speaker Nancy Jeffrey from Save the Children Australia, who will be speaking about the Impact of Poverty In Darwin.

Anglicare NT
Daisy Clingan
P: 08 8985 0000
E: dclingan@anglicare-nt.org.au
W: anglicare-nt.org.au

TAS: Free Legal Advice and Morning Tea

10:30am - 2:00pm64 Cameron Street
Launceston 7250

Need free legal advice? Come in for some morning tea and talk to a lawyer. Or find out about our other free services, including our Telephone Advice Line, minor civil assistance, or credit/debt minor assistance. The Legal Aid Commission provides free legal advice each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.30 a.m to 2.00 p.m. at our Launceston Office.

For more information: legalaid.tas.gov.au

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
Sarah Piggott
P: (03) 6236 3800
E: sarah.piggott@legalaid.tas.gov.au
W: legalaid.tas.gov.au

NSW:

10:30am-11:30am‘The Shed’ Cnr 254 Luxford Road and Emert Parade, Emerton/Mount Druitt

At ‘The Shed’, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove will meet with volunteers and clients

Organised by: The Shed

Anti-Poverty Week National Office
Amy Williams
E: apw@antipovertyweek.org.au

NSW: Tigger's Honeypot Centre - Bake Sale

11:00am - 1:00pm Main Library Walkway,
UNSW Kensington Campus,
Sydney
2052

A fundraising bake sale, filled with delicious delights run by the Tigger's Honeypot Centre.

Organised by: Tigger's Honeypot Centre, the Social Justice Project

The Social Justice Project
Joel Wilson
E: sjpintern@unsw.edu.au

TAS: static display of what Centrelink benefits can buy

11:00am - 3:00pmLaunceston Mall 7250

Centacare and St. Vincent de Paul are combining to present a static display of what Centrelink benefits can buy. At the same time High school students and actors will perform monologues on the faces of poverty.

Organised by: Centacare Tasmania and St. Vincent de Paul.

VIC: Fight Against Poverty Rally

11:00am startOutside Victorian Parliament House
Cnr. Bourke & Spring Streets
Melbourne 3001

It's time to stand and fight. Poverty is not inevitable. Protest against the vicious cuts to our living standards by both the Federal and State Governments.

For more information: facebook.com/pages/Fair-Go-For-Pensione...

Fair Go for Pensioners Coalition Inc (FGFP)
Lew (Ms) Wheeler
P: 0439 861 885
E: fgfpcoalition@gmail.com
W: fgfpcoalition.com

SA: Community Service

11:00am-1:00pmHinks Avenue Childrens Centre
Hinks Avenue
Whyalla Norrie 5608

The Op-Shop Fashion Parade is being co-ordinated by a group of young people from program's within Mission Australia. The group of young people will be showing people in the community such as schools and community services staff and clients that you don't have to buy expensive clothes in order to look good.

Mission Australia
Mel Borlace
P: 08 86456900
E: borlacem@missionaustralia.com.au

ACT: Pop Up Op Shop

11:00am-3:00pmUnion Court
ANU Campus
Australian National University
ACTON ACT 0200

The ANU St Vincent de Paul Society student group will be running a Pop Up Op Shop in Union Court on Wednesday October 15th. The Op Shop will be selling affordable second hand clothing and accessories. All funds raised will support the emergency financial assistance that the Vinnies group provides to people in need in the local area. The stall will also be accepting donations of second hand clothing on the day.

Organised by: Katherine Carrington

VIC: So you are not you on an empty stomach

11:30am-1:00pm5/114 princes highway Pakenham 3810

Free sausage sizzle for families that would otherwise go without.

4Cs Crisis Relief Centre
Abiola Ajetomobi
P: 03 5941 2268
E: manager@the4cs.org.au

WA: Close Shave

12:00-1:00pmSt George's Cathedral
38 St Georges Terrace
Perth 6000

This event is a combined church service, followed by lunch, free hair cuts and shaves, music from a barbershop quartet and information on church agencies and their services to those living in poverty.

Anglican Social Responsibilities Commission
Claire Barrett-Lennard
P: (08)92860270
E: src@perth.anglican.org

SA: Anti Poverty Week Collaboration Project

12:00pmCountry Awards Ceremony
Milang Community Centre
24-25 Daranda Tce
Milang SA 5256

We are asking community centres of South Australia to run a Recipe Challenge where participants create a healthy recipe using the ingredients provided in a Foodbank SA hamper. The hamper will be supplied at no cost to each community centre. Each centre is free to complement the ingredients of the hamper with as many fruit and vegetables as they like. Following this, centres nominate for recognition the two recipes that best meet the overall goal of the challenge: ‘Best Simply Healthy Recipe’.

For more information: foodbanksa.com.au/events/simplyhealthy

Organised by: SACOSS Communities SA, Foodbank SA

NT: Child Poverty and Neglect with Nettie Flaherty

12:00pmRed Cross
Lot 8775 Leichardt Tce,
Alice Springs 0870

Nettie has worked in Central Australia since 1995, primarily with children and their families in the areas of child protection and maternal and child health. She has recently completed her PhD research into the issue of child protection practice in cases of child neglect. This research explored how child protection workers operationalise child neglect and how they approach issues of poverty and cultural difference in assessment and intervention. She has presented findings from this study at a number of local, national and international conferences. Nettie is currently employed as an academic at the Centre for Remote Health, a joint university department of rural health of both Flinders and Charles Darwin Universities. She also chairs the Central Australian Human Research Ethics Committee.

Anglicare NT
Rebecca Tilley
P: 0889518000
E: victimsofcrime@anglicrae-nt.org.au

TAS: Da Angelos and Colony 47 Pizza Lunch

12:00pm - 2:00pmHampden Rd Hall
Battery Point

Organised by: Colony 47

TAS: Preparing 4 Christmas on Centrelink payments

12:00pm - 2:00pmDorset Community House
3 Cameron St
Scottsdale 7260

The afternoon tea will be looking at the impact and effect preparing for christmas can have on those on Centrelink payments.How can people prepare and what can be done to be ready? There will only be 5 more ( centerlink funded) pays till christmas. This will be undertaken in conjunction with Anglicare Dorset Community House, The Salvation Army Doorways in Scottsdale and the Dorset Municipality

Organised by: Anglicare Tasmania & Doorways Scottsdale & Dorset Community House

The Salvation Army Doorways
Max Walters
P: 03 63522615 or 03 63522765
E: max.walters@aus.salvationarmy.org.au

NSW: Governor-General visit to UWS

12:00pm-1:20pmMen’s Health Information and Resource Centre at the University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury campus (Building P11, Bourke Street, Richmond)

At the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre at the University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury campus, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove will receive a briefing on the Jumna Wal program.

Organised by: Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre

Anti-Poverty Week National Office
Amy Williams
E: apw@antipovertyweek.org.au

WA: Give up a helping hand to celebrate Anti-poverty

12:00pm-2.00pmLevel 2, North Tower, St Bartholomew's House Inc.
7 Lime Street, East Perth 6004

Join us and get your hands on some lunch to Celebrate Anti-Poverty Week 2014

Organised by: St Bartholomew's House Inc.

SA: Anti-poverty Week Expo

12:00pm-4:00pmElizabeth Rise Shopping Centre, 34 Hamblynn Rd Elizabeth Downs 5113

The Anti-poverty Week Expo will feature family-friendly activities and information on services available in the area in regards to health and welfare. This will also co-incide with the launch of the Elizabeth RIse Community Centre.

City of Playford
April
P: 08 8256 0333
E: ahorn@playford.sa.gov.au

SA: Household Saving Solutions

12:30pm - 2:30pmFamily Zone Hub
Ingle Farm Primary School
2 Belalie Rd, Ingle Farm SA 5098

Are your energy and water bills too high? Would you like to save money on your energy bills? Learn about: Concessions, utility contracts & bills, how to organise payment plans, how much it costs to run appliances and Financial Counsellors Facilitated with a Farsi interpreter Registrations Essential

Organised by: Lutheran Community Care

VIC: The Great ANMF Bookswap

12:30pm-2:00pmIndigenous Literacy Foundation Library

To support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Organised by: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation

TAS: Anglicare State of the Family

1:00pm-1:30pmParliament House Reception Room 7000

Angicare Tasmania is launching the national State of the Family research.

Organised by: Anglicare Tasmania

TAS: Premier of Tasmania

1:00pm-1:30pmParliament House 7000

The Hon Will Hodgman MP, Premier of Tasmania will hold a reception at Parliament House to mark the occasion and thank community volunteers for their contribution to addressing poverty in Tasmania

Organised by: TBC

WA: Education - ending the poverty cycle

1:30pm - 4:00pmReal Life Church, 2209 Albany Highway, Gosnells WA 6110

The aim of this forum will be to promote the positive outcomes of The Foundation's School Passport Program. The program encourages attendance and engagement of students, through a points rewards system. The points can be redeemed at the school canteen, school uniform shop, stationary, excursions. The program also encourages engagement of the parents, by allowing them to also earn these points. Schools in the local area participate in the School Passport Program.

Organised by: South East Metropolitan Emergency Relief Forum

NSW: Governor-General visit to John Morony Correctional

1:30pm-2:45pmJohn Morony Correctional Complex (The Northern Road, Berkshire Park/Windsor)

At the John Morony Correctional Complex (The Northern Road, Berkshire Park/Windsor), the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove will meet with inmates participating in vocational training programs.

Organised by: John Morony Correctional Complex

Anti Poverty Week National Office
Amy Williams
E: apw@antipovertyweek.org.au

ACT: New Transitions Group

5:00pm - 7:00pmThe Corner youth centre (Cnr Chandler St & Swanson Ct Belconnen)

New transitions group (a support group for young people transitioning into independent living) will be working on art projects to demonstrate what poverty means to them.

Organised by: Belconnen Community Service

SA: Access to Information

5:00pm followed by a community mealCity Salvos
277 Pirie St
Adelaide 5000

The Salvation Army - in conjunction with DCSI - is launching a mobile app that will help people access information. The launch will be followed by a free community meal. Information on our new evening financial counselling service will also be available.

Organised by: The Salvation Army SA

The Salvation Army
E: Balance@aus.salvationarmy.org

QLD: Community Cook Off 2014

5:00pm-8:00pmVanilla-Zulu
1 Macgregor St, Wilston QLD 4051

Corporate teams of 5 are challenged to cook a delicious meal from a mystery box of ingredients for tables of six diners. Funds raised will go directly to Communify, supporting their efforts to help those in need in the community.

For more information: facebook.com/communifycookoff

Organised by: Communify in partnership with University of Queensland

Communify
E: communifycookoff@gmail.com
W: facebook.com/communifycookoff

SA: Housing for health: asylum seeker and refugee exp

5:15pm - 7:00pmFlinders in the City, Level 1 Room 1, 182 Victoria Square (cnr Flinders Street) Adelaide 5000

The Southgate Policy Club, in conjunction with AnglicareSA and the Australian Centre for Community Services Research, will explore the links between housing and health and wellbeing for asylum seekers and refugees, in the context of high levels of poverty, and will consider the key policy and research questions in this area to help support successful housing experiences and promotoe health and wellbeing. This is a free event.

For more information: flinders.edu.au/events/show/event/housi...

Organised by: Professor Fran Baum

Flinders University - Southgate Institute
Paula Lynch
P: 08 72218411
E: southgate.admin@flinders.edu.au
W: flinders.edu.au/southgate

VIC: FREE EDUCATION - Public lecture

6:00pmBuilding B (B215)
Caulfield Campus
Monash University 3145

The State Schools' Relief Public Lecture recognises the role of Government education in tackling disadvantage in Victoria and is held during Anti Poverty Week. This year author of Free Education David Gillespie is delivering the lecture. David will be signing copies of Free Education following the lecture. Admission is free but seats are limited so please

For more information: RSVP at ssr-lecture.eventbrite.com.au

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

NSW: Gilbert + Tobin Anti-Poverty Week Panel Discussion

6:00pmGilbert + Tobin
Level 37, 2 Park St
Sydney

Anti-Poverty Week is a time when we can all do something about poverty, this year Gilbert + Tobin in collaboration with the Red Cross Young Professionals has organised an Anti-Poverty Week Panel Discussion. The topic for discussion is Combating poverty – What contribution can and should the public and private sectors make in our local communities and beyond? The Panel is made up of members from different professional sectors to give a well-rounded view of what the private and public sector are currently doing to combat poverty and how they can improve on this in the future. The panel consists of: Professor Julian Disney, chair of Anti-Poverty Week and director of the Social Justice Project at UNSW; Tharani Jegatheeswaran, Partner - Not for Profits, CSR and Shared Value at Deloitte Australia; NSW Executive Director of Red Cross, Jody Broun; and A representative from the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) The event will be in the form of a Q&A and will be hosted by Gilbert + Tobin with light refreshments provided.

Organised by: Gilbert + Tobin

Susan Wnukowska-Mtonga
P: +61 2 9263 4584

ACT: Ethica Film Night - Girl Rising

6:00pm-7:00pmMerici College
10 Wise Street, Braddon, ACT 2612

"Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. Girl Rising uses storytelling to inspire action that gets girls into classrooms worldwide" (www.girlrising.com). This screening of Girl Rising, will celebrate International Day of the Girl Child and showcase the work of Ethica. Please come early and browse Ethica's beautiful range of products made by women in Peru who earn a fair income.

For more information: trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSumm...

Ethica Accessories
Gina Bradley
E: gina.bradley@sosj.org.au

VIC: Where Heaven Meets Hell

6:30pm - 8:00pmCouncil Chambers, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Cnr Main and Queen Sts, Mornington 3931

Every day before sunrise, hundreds of Indonesian sulphur miners hike into the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano. Its alien beauty is a tourist attraction, yet these workers spend their days engulfed in toxic clouds of sulphur dioxide. As they struggle to make sense of their situation, director Sasha Friedlander creates an intimate portrait of four miners determined to break out of a cycle of poverty, lack of education and exploitation so that their children will have a brighter future. Giving a voice to people who are seldom heard, Where Heaven Meets Hell shows us hope where hope seems impossible.

Mornington Peninsula Shire
Kerri-Ann Blackwell
P: 03 5950 1685
E: spcd.admin@mornpen.vic.gov.au
W: mornpen.vic.gov.au/Our_Shire

ACT: Sport: A Force for Social Justice?

7:30pmAustralian Centre for Christianity and Culture
Blackall St (corner Kings Ave), Barton, ACT

The 2014 Social Justice Statement, recently issued by the Catholic Bishops, challenges us to look at the place of sport in our lives. How can we ensure that sport can thrive and in return nourish our society, and how can we confront the influences that undermine or distort its ideals? Most importantly, how can we work to realise sport's potential to unite communities, overcome differences and be a force for social justice and reconciliation?

For more information: ces.org.au

Organised by: Christians for an Ethical Society and the Catholic Social Justice Commision

Christians for an Ethical Society
Robyn Coghlan 6254 0487
P: 6254 0487
W: ces.org.au

NSW: Anti Poverty Week

8:00pm (approximately)Parliament House, Macquarie St Sydney 2000

On Wednesday 15 October the Matter of Public Importance debate in the NSW Parliament will be Anti Poverty week. This has been proposed by Carmel Tebbutt, Member for Marrickville who will speak in the debate as will 3 other Members of Parliament. Their speeches will be recorded in Hansard.

NSW Parliament
Carmel Tebbutt
P: 02 9572 5900
E: marrickville@parliament.nsw.gov.au

NSW: Sydney Night Patrol BBQ

8:00pm-10:00pmMartin Place (Phillip St)

Come and visit Sydney Night Patrol for a free community BBQ, drinks and some friendly conversation. We will be at Martin Place (Phillip St) from 8 - 10 pm.

Organised by: Sydney Night Patrol - St Vincent de Paul Society

NSW: Station Street Hub Community Breakfast

8:30am to 9:30 amBMFSS
2 Station Street, Katoomba 2780

Anti-Poverty week 2014 will see the launch of a weekly community breakfast at Blue Mountains Family Support Service, 2 Station Street, Katoomba from 8.30 am to 9.30 am. This breakfast will also be used as an opportunity to share information about support services, groups and other organisations that may be of interest to those attending.

Blue Mountains Family Support Service Inc.
Angelique Sasagi
P: 0247821555
E: bmfss@pnc.com.au
W: bmfss.org.au

WA: Exhibition of Photos by Homeless Youth

9:30am -2:00pmCentral Institute of Technology
25 Aberdeen Street
Northbridge 6003

St Vincent de Paul Society & Passages Resource Centre will display an exhibition of photos taken by homeless youth from Passages Resource Centre, Northbridge. These are real photos of homelessness and depict the very real lives of the young people Passages Resource Centre serves. Passages supports homeless youth between the ages of 12yrs and 25yrs, the service is a joint venture with the Rotary Club of Perth and the St Vincent de Paul Society.

For more information: passagesresroucecentre.com.au

Organised by: Anti-Poverty Week @ Central Conference and Exhibition - Homelessness Photographic Exhibition by St Vincent de Paul Society

St Vincent de Paul Society
Lucinda Ardagh
P: 9475 5427
E: lucinda.ardagh@svdpwa.org.au

Thursday 16 October

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NSW: David Campbell creates 100 $2 Lunches for APW

Shoalhaven

For more information: southcoastregister.com.au/story/2628541...

WA: An Afternoon Tea for Anti-Poverty

St Bartholomew's House
7 Lime St
East Perth WA 6004

An afternoon tea event to encourage St Bartholomew's staff to discuss poverty issues. A slideshow presentation, artistic displays and a musical act will assist in raising awareness and stimulating conversation. Donations will also be collected.

Organised by: St Bartholomew's House

NSW: Big Breakfast

VCCP Office Surry Hills 2010

VCCP is hosting a staff “ little” big breakfast in support of Foodbank NSw’s Big Breakfast event in Martin Place Oct 16.

Organised by: VCCP

NSW: Big Breakfast Foodbank NSW

Smart Salary is hosting a staff “ little” big breakfast in support of Foodbank NSw’s Big Breakfast event in Martin Place Oct 16.

Organised by: Smart Salary

NSW: Big Breakfast Foodbank NSW

CISCO is hosting a staff “ little” big breakfast in support of Foodbank NSw’s Big Breakfast event in Martin Place Oct 16.

Organised by: CISCO

NSW: Big Breakfast Foodbank NSW

Ajilon is hosting a staff “ little” big breakfast in support of Foodbank NSw’s Big Breakfast event in Martin Place Oct 16.

Organised by: ajilon

NSW: Big Breakfast Foodbank NSW

Oracle is hosting a staff “ little” big breakfast in support of Foodbank NSw’s Big Breakfast event in Martin Place Oct 16.

Organised by: Oracle

NSW: Consumer energy, affordability and credit issues

A forum for frontline community workers, advocates and government workers featuring presentations on energy-related and credit issues facing consumers, as well as a mini-expo of stallholders from key agencies and services.

Organised by: Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW

NSW: KLC - BAKE SALE

Outside the UNSW Law Building,
University of New South Wales,
Kensington 2052

A fundraising bake sale run by the Kingsford Legal Centre, an award winning community legal centre which provides free legal advice and help to people who live, work or study in the Randwick and Botany local government areas in NSW.

Kingsford Legal Centre
Roselle Nunes
P: (02)9385 9566
E: legal@unsw.edu.au
W: klc.unsw.edu.au

SA: Sausage Sizzle and Anti-Poverty awareness

Port Lincoln Woolworths
Back Door/Carpark 5606

UCWCSA staff will be cooking and serving sausages and onions in bread to people in the Community. These will be FREE. Give away resources. Promote awareness of anti-poverty and services available in our community. Promote UCWSA programs

For more information: ucwcsa.org.au

Organised by: UnitingCare Wesley Country SA

NSW: The Big Breakfast - Martin Place

06:00am-1:00pmMartin Place
Sydney CBD 2000

The event will be launched by The Premier of NSW Mike Baird. The objectives of the event are : To raise awareness of the hidden problem of food insecurity in Australia… The Lucky Country…. The fact there are 2 million Aussies living below the poverty line, almost half of them children under 12 years comes as a big shock to the vast majority of the community. To launch Foodbank’s annual Hunger Report based upon a survey of our agencies To raise much needed funds for Foodbank to enable Foodbank to source & distribute much needed food supplies

For more information: bigbreakfast.org.au

Foodbank NSW
Tony Gatt
P: 0439 880 172
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Foodbank Awareness

08:30amClub Latitude
3/76 Minjungbal Dr.
Tweed Heads 2486

We will be inviting our local members and community members to a breakfast which aims to raise awareness of poverty in NSW

Organised by: On Track Community Programs

Tayla Smith or Kellie Green
P: 07 5523 9122
E: info@otcp.com.au
W: otcp.com.au

NSW: Big Breakfast Foodbank NSW

09:00am-11:00am1 Julius Avenue
North Ryde 2113

Datacom is hosting a staff “ little” big breakfast in support of Foodbank NSw’s Big Breakfast event in Martin Place Oct 16.

Organised by: Datacom

NSW: Big Breakfast Foodbank NSW

09:00am-11:00am201 Sussex St Sydney

Rabobank is hosting a staff “ little” big breakfast in support of Foodbank NSw’s Big Breakfast event in Martin Place Oct 16.

Organised by: Rabobank

NSW: Big Breakfast Foodbank NSW

09:00am-11:00am234-36 Chandos St St Leonards

Aspen Pharmacare is hosting a staff “ little” big breakfast in support of Foodbank NSw’s Big Breakfast event in Martin Place Oct 16

Organised by: Aspen Pharmacare

NSW: Big Breakfast Foodbank NSW

09:00am-11:00am168 Walker St Nth Sydney

Ferrero is hosting a staff “ little” big breakfast in support of Foodbank NSw’s Big Breakfast event in Martin Place Oct 16.

Organised by: Ferrero

NSW: Big Breakfast Foodbank NSW

09:00am-11:00am179 Elizabeth St Sydney

Willis Insurance is hosting a staff “ little” big breakfast in support of Foodbank NSw’s Big Breakfast event in Martin Place Oct 16.

Organised by: Willis Insurance

NSW: Big Breakfast Foodbank NSW

09:00am-11:00am32 Walker St North Sydney

Toll is hosting a staff “ little” big breakfast in support of Foodbank NSw’s Big Breakfast event in Martin Place Oct 16.

Organised by: TOLL

NSW: Big Breakfast Foodbank NSW

09:00am-11:00am121 Harrington St
The Rocks Sydney

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Organised by: Dimension Data

NSW: Big Breakfast Foodbank NSW

09:00am-11:00am1 julius Ave Nth Ryde

CITRIX is hosting a staff “ little” big breakfast in support of Foodbank NSw’s Big Breakfast event in Martin Place Oct 16.

Organised by: CITRIX

NSW: Big Breakfast Foodbank NSW

09:00am-11:00amMartin Place Sydney

Tal Insurance is hosting a staff “ little” big breakfast in support of Foodbank NSw’s Big Breakfast event in Martin Place Oct 16.

Organised by: Tal Insurance

NSW: FACS - poverty & health

09:00am-11:00amVarious depts throughout FACS.

Family & community Services NSW is hosting a series of staff 'Little" big breakfasts throughout the FACS department.

Organised by: Family & community Services

NSW: poverty & health

09:00am-11:00amHitachi
123 Epping Rd Nth Ryde

Hitachi is hosting a staff "little" Big breakfast to support FBNSW's Big Breakfast Event in Martin Place

Organised by: Hitachi

NSW: poverty & health

09:00am-11:00am1 york St Sydney

De lage langdon is hosting a staff "little" Big Breakfast in support of FBNSw's Big break fast event in Martin Place

Organised by: De lage langdon

NSW: poverty & health

09:00am-11:00am168 Walker St Nth Sydney

Interactive intelligence is hosting a staff "little"big breakfast in support of Foodbank NSW's Big breakfast Event in Martin place

Organised by: Interactive intelligence

NSW: poverty & health

09:00am-11:00am105 miller St Nth Sydney

MLC is hosting a staff "little "big Breakfast to support FoodbanNSW's Big Breakfast Event in martin place

Organised by: MLC

QLD: Supporting Clients in a Changing Welfare System

09:30am -Registration; 10:00am - start; 12:30pm- finishDuhig Centre,
147 West St
Rockhampton 4700

Join CCDA and the Murri Network to hear some strategic perspectives on changes and impending changes to social welfare. This event will be valuable to organisations seeking some insight into the likely impact on service users and the support that may be required. This community Conversation provides a great opportunity for an informative and interactive Community Conversation with Georgina Warrington from Qld. Welfare Rights.

Organised by: Capricorn Community Development Association (CCDA) and Rockhampton and Gladstone Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Manages Health and Human Services Network (the Murri Network)

Capricorn Community Development Association
Sandy Paton
P: 07 4939 4504
E: sandypaton@bigpond.com

NSW: Official Opening of ShoreCare Community FoodCare

09:45am-11:00amNorth Shore Christian Centre, via 175 Lower Gibbes Street (off Smith Street, near Bunnings), CHATSWOOD. 2067

Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney will officially open the ShoreCare Community FoodCare Store at 9.45am. Local MP, Paul Fletcher, plus other partners and supporters will join FoodCare members and volunteers for a special Morning Tea. Open every Thursday morning from 10am, ShoreCare Community FoodCare provides free fruit, vegetables and bread, plus affordable groceries to FoodCare members for a low recovery fee*. Membership* is available to low income earners and holders of a Centrelink benefit card. (*Conditions apply .)

For more information: facebook.com/shorecare

Organised by: ShoreCare, Chatswood, NSW

ShoreCare
Sue Davis
P: 02 9417 7377
E: Sue.davis@nscc.org.au
W: nscc.org.au/shorecare

VIC: Free 15min appointment with a Financial Counsellor

1.00pm - 4.00pm175 Glenroy Road
Glenroy 3046

Experiencing money issues? Trouble paying bills? Hassled by debt collectors? Can't pay credit cards or loans? Don't understand your bills? Come talk to us! Free 15 minute drop in appointments with our Financial Counsellor*. *Sorry, no emergency relief or financial assistance available.

VincentCare Northern Community Hub
P: 93040147
E: homeconnect@vincentcare.org.au

NATIONAL: exStream heArt

10.30am EST -12:30pm EST

Webcast live from the desert. The project will showcase some of the encouraging work of rural and remote communities to address social exclusion, increase community engagement, celebrate traditional and contemporary culture as well as providing career pathways through building skills and enabling tertiary accreditation.

For more information: ruralhealth.org.au/events/exstreamheart

National Rural Health Alliance & Barkly Regional Arts
Alice Sisley
E: Alice@ruralhealth.org.au

NSW: Beautiful Morning Tea

10:00am - 11:00amView Lane (Off Princes Hwy)
Arncliffe
(Directly behind 7 Hattersley Street, Arncliffe. The location is at the rear of
Bay City Church) 2205

Our special morning tea is on Thursday 16 October 10am - 11am during Anti-Poverty week, and everyone is welcome to join us. We would like to invite all our guests and visitors to view our Community FoodCare which is open every Thursday at 10am. Community FoodCare is available for those in hardship and that are in need of assistance, no one is refused. Our friendly team will be available to answer any of your questions and inquiries.

For more information: communityfoodcare.com.au

Bay City Community FoodCare
Janine Harris
P: 0295971477
E: jharris@baycitycare.com.au
W: communityfoodcare.com.au

ACT: Creating a Digitally Inclusive Canberra

10:00am - 11:00am Where: 46 Clianthus St, O’Connor (Office of Youth Coalition of the ACT) 2602

During Anti-Poverty Week this year ACTCOSS is facilitating a forum about the interactions between poverty, disadvantage, and digital technology, often referred to as the 'digital divide': the space between those who have access to digital technologies and those who are excluded from accessing digital technology for various reason, including cost. ACTCOSS hopes to provide an opportunity to consider the ways in which we can work together to create a digitally inclusive Canberra community.

For more information: digitally-inclusive-anti-poverty-week-o...

Organised by: ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS)

ACTCOSS
Lisa
P: 02 6202 7200
E: actcoss@actcoss.org.au
W: digitally-inclusive-anti-poverty-week-o...

NSW: "Eat Local Feed Global" Oxfam pizza stall

10:00am - 1:00pm Main Library Walkway,
UNSW Kensington Campus,
Sydney
2052

Spin the prize-wheel to see what size of pizza your luck (and $2) can buy you at the Oxfam stall, and raise money for this international organisations life-changing work.

Organised by: Oxfam UNSW, The Social Justice Project

The Social Justice Project
Ann Emmanuel
E: sjpintern@unsw.edu.au

NSW: Money Matters: Practical Financial Budgeting

10:00am - 1:00pmClub Central Hurstville, 2 Crofts Avenue, Hurstville 2220

Kogarah Community Services and SGCH are holding a free workshop to learn practical ideas for managing your finances with financial experts Ryan Porter and Aaron Gray. The workshop is free but booking is essential.

Kogarah Community Services
P: 02 9587 6622
E: info@kogarahcommunity.org.au

WA: "Within Our Reach" Murdoch University Market Day

10:00am - 2:00pmBush Court, Murdoch University 6150

In the last 20 years, extreme poverty has already been halved. 'Within our Reach' tells the stories of individuals and communities who are fighting to see the end of extreme poverty. It’s a movement that’s led from the grassroots – across our region, and here in Australia. You may not have seen it, but it’s growing larger and more active everyday. And now, more than ever, we need more Australians to join the fight.

For more information: oaktree.org/host_anti_poverty_day

Organised by: Oaktree, Passel Media, Murdoch Guild of Students

VIC: Financial, Housing and Legal Advice

10:00am - 2:00pmVisy Hub
80 Harvester Road (behind the old Sunshine Library)
Sunshine 3021

The Bring your Bills event will have representatives from a range of agencies including legal, housing, financial counselling and local government to help people sort out any issues or concerns people may have with bills, fines, housing concerns, Centrelink and rates. The event is open to Brimbank residents and a BBQ will also be provided on the day.

Organised by: Brimbank Social Justice Coalition

SA: Food Hub Open Day

10:00am - 2:30pmFood Hub
140 Florence St
Port Pirie 5540

Open day at Food Hub. Showcasing cheap and healthy cooking along with information on Financial Counselling and Low Income Support Programs.

Organised by: UnitingCare Wesley Country SA

UCWCSA
Anne Crouch
P: 08 86338600
E: anne.crouch@ucwcsa.org.au

NSW:

10:00am - 3:00pmWauchope Neighbourhood Centre
3 Waugh St
Wauchope 2446

FREE workshop on Enduring Guardianship and Powers of Attorney (10-11am) followed by FREE face to face legal advice appointments on civil law issues. Free pancakes all day!

Organised by: Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre

Wauchope Neighbourhood Centre
Melissa
P: (02) 6586 4055
E: winc@midcoast.com.au

ACT: Lollipop Children's Centre walk

10:30amWestfield Woden
Keltie St, Woden 2606

Children from Lollipop Children's Centre will walk through Westfield Woden shopping centre to raise awareness of Anti-Poverty Week.

Organised by: Woden Community Service

NSW: Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshop

10:30am - 12:00pmSt. John of God Hospital, Grose Vale

Teachers in their second year of teaching to attend workshop at St. John of God Grose Vale regarding community views on homelessness, mental health and wellbeing.

Organised by: Catholic Education Office Sydney

NSW: Mental Health & Well-Being

10:30am - 12:30amSt. John of God Hospital
177 Grose Vale Road North Richmond NSW 2753 2753

CEO Sydney teachers attending a morning tea information session Mental Health & Well-being - Poverty & Homelessness at St. John of God Hospital, Richmond, NSW.

Organised by: St. John of God & CEO Sydney

SA: Energy Information day

10:30am - 3:00pmMount Gambier Public Library Resource Room
10 Watson Drive, Mount Gambier 5290

Information sessions on how to reduce and manage energy and water bills. Presenters include: Energy Partners, Origin Energy, Alinta, & Energy Australia. There will also be information provided on Concessions, Centrepay and when and where to get help.

Organised by: Lifeline South East (SA) Inc., St. Vincent De Paul, Salvation Army, ACCare, Jubilee Community Care, Families SA, Sunset Kitchen, Uniting Care

Lifeline South East (SA) Inc.
Sonia Dickeson or Bronwyn Martin
P: 08 8723 2299
E: office@lifelinese.com.au

VIC: Finances & Hardship Workshop

10:30am-12:30pmBendigo Library 259 Hargreaves Street

The event is aimed at organisation staff and is an information session bringing together ways to create positive, sustainable outcomes for people who find themselves in tough financial situations – improve your skills, share your knowledge, discover local resources. The event will include presentations about financial counselling, emergency relief and programs. Event partners: Bendigo Family & Financial Services, Haven Home Safe, Bendigo Community Health, Coliban Water, Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre and The Salvation Army.

St Luke’s In partnership with: Bendigo Family & Financial Services Inc. Haven Home Safe The Salvation Army St Vincent de Paul Bendigo Community Health Coliban Water
Helen-Mary Dingwall
P: 03 5448 1000
E: h.dingwall@stlukes.org.au

NSW: Poverty & housing

10:30am-12:30pmNot an open event

Common Equity NSW is organising a morning tea with Boarding house Division networks through Newtown neighbourhood centre. We are inviting boarding house residents, staff and our own co-operaive members to raise awareness of poverty and its links to homelessness and the need for affordable hosing. We also want to form partnerships with those interested to discuss and develop projects over time to grow affordable housing within stable communities to reduce severe poverty.

For more information: commonequity.com.au/activities

Organised by: Common Equity NSW

TAS: Colony 47 Garden Share Market

11:00am - 2:00pm432 Elizabeth St
North Hobart 7000

Hosted in the Colony 47 community vegetable garden, open to all, there will be a produce share market where excess from gardens can be swapped or shared. Cooking and gardening workshops will be some of the activities on the day. All activities are free.

Colony 47 Inc
Wendy Bateman
P: 0362221553
E: wendyb@colony47.com.au
W: colony47.com.au

SA: 'Life on a budget'

12:00noon - 2:00pmUniting Care Wesley venue
Main Street
Peterborough 5422

A free healthy lunch will be available. Participants are welcome to share their best budgeting tips. A booklet 'Life on a Budget' has been started and will be worked on again on the day. Giveaways will be available as well as a free creche.

Uniting Care Wesley Country SA
Jenny Perrott
P: (08) 86 512 666
E: jenny.perrott@ucwcsa.org.au

NSW: Poverty awareness Sausage Sizzle

12:00pm to 2:00pmHomes Out West
139 End Street
Deniliquin 2710

We will be holding a sausage sizzle and information lunch. We are inviting all members of the business community in our town as well as our tenants. Our Board of Directors are participating in a "living on a centrelink payment for a week" challenge in the week leading up to this day and will be speaking about their experiences. We have some lucky door prizes and give-a-ways. We also will be displaying posters with poverty statistics and information to raise awareness.

Organised by: Homes Out West

VIC: Bendigo Community Health Soup Kitchen

12:00pm – 2:00pmHargreaves Mall, Bendigo 3550

BCHS will be providing an extension of their Soup Kitchen to the public in the Bendigo Hargreaves Mall. The purpose of the event is to acknowledge poverty locally, raise awareness and offer assistance from a service level. The BCHS team will offer free samples of soup, while displaying local statistics around the prevalence of poverty, and also provide information around services which may be of assistance.

Organised by: Bendigo Community Health Services

TAS: Free Legal Advice and Lunchtime Snack

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.50 Alexander Street
Burnie 7320

Need free legal advice? Come in for a lunchtime snack and talk to a lawyer. Or find out about our other free services, including our Telephone Advice Line, minor civil assistance, or credit/debt minor assistance. The Legal Aid Commission provides free legal advice each Tuesday and Thursday from 12.30 p.m to 1.30 p.m. at our Burnie Office.

For more information: legalaid.tas.gov.au

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
Sarah Piggott
P: (03) 6236 3800
E: sarah.piggott@legalaid.tas.gov.au
W: legalaid.tas.gov.au

SA: Poverty and Service Provider Information

12:30pm until 4:30pmMcRitchie Crescent Park
Whyalla Stuart 5608

Centacare Catholic Country SA is hosting a Free Party in the Park, inviting all Agencies within Whyalla to join and have a stall that promotes their services for networking and has an activity that promotes low cost recreational family fun. This Party will be free for families, with a free sausage sizzle, jumping castle and other free activities for families to enjoy whilst gaining information on poverty and financial hardship and what assistance is available from organisations.

Centacare Catholic Country SA
Steffany Woolford
P: 08 8645 8233
E: swoolford@centacarecdpp.org.au
W: centacarecdpp.org.au

SA: $10 Meal Challenge

12:30pm-1:30pm212 Pirie Street, Adelaide 5000

Staff and Volunteers are invited to participate and share in a lunch with a twist - bake, make or create a dish to feed 4 adults by using ingredients that will cost less than $10.00 in total. Donation of $2 or non-perishable food items will buy staff a tasting place on the lunch day. All donations will be shared between Australian Red Cross and Hutt St Centre clients.

Australian Red Cross

ACT: Headline Event: Pathways out of Poverty

12:30pm-1:30pmAnn Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra (Building 24) 2600

Listen to some courageous Canberrans who have experienced poverty and disadvantage. Hear how through their own efforts and with the assistance of local government, community and charitable organisations they have found pathways out of poverty. Be inspired by their stories and reflect on the nature of poverty in our local community. Presenter to be confirmed.

Organised by: Anti Poverty Week Canberra Group and University of Canberra

St Vincent de Paul Society
Pidor Kabay
P: 0420978768
E: apwact@gmail.com

NSW: Child Labour Q&A

1:00pm-2:00pmRoom 309 Matthews,
UNSW Kensington Campus,
Sydney 2052

As part of Anti-Poverty Week, VGen UNSW are holding a Q&A session on Child Labour. The session will include an informative introduction to the present issue of Child Labour, some intriguing documentaries from World Vision Bangladesh and, of course, a talk from Shabira Nupur! It’s going to be an hour long event filled with lots of engaging content so make sure you don’t miss out! If you plan on joining us, ask your friends to come along too!

For more information: facebook.com/APW.at.UNSW

Organised by: Vgen UNSW, Social Justic Project

VGen UNSW
W: facebook.com/vgenunsw

VIC: “Bring your bills day”

1:30pm-3:30pmBendigo Library
259 Hargreaves Street
Bendigo 3550

The event is aimed at individuals experiencing financial difficulties, people can bring a bill/debt they would like to discuss with a Financial Counsellor – explore financial options; discover fairer money management; discuss bills and learn about community programs. No appointment is necessary. The event will also include displays from other services and programs that may assist those experiencing financial difficulty. Event partners: Haven Home Safe; Bendigo Community Health; Coliban Water; Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre; The Salvation Army; Sherriff’s Office/Dept. of Justice; Bendigo Sustainability Group; St Vincent de Paul Society.

Organised by: St Luke’s In partnership: Bendigo Family & Financial Services Inc. Haven Home Safe The Salvation Army St Vincent de Paul Bendigo Community Health Coliban Water

St Luke's a division of Anglicare Victoria - host
Helen-Mary Dingwall
P: 03 5448 1000
E: h.dingwall@stlukes.org.au
W: stlukes.org.au

QLD: Poverty and a fair society

2:00-4:00pm‘The End Room’ – Brisbane Square Library
266 George St, Brisbane 4000

This forum explores the current challenges we face tackling poverty in our society. It will provide an opportunity to network and engage in meaningful discussions around this important topic. Speakers include: Karen Healy (University of Queensland) Mark Henley (Queensland Council of Social Services) Melissa Langsford (Welfare Rights Centre) Peter Pamment (Foresters) Richard Warner & members of Nundah Community Enterprise Cooperative

For more information: centralcdc.wufoo.com/forms/antipoverty-...

Organised by: Australian Red Cross, Communify, NCEC, University of QLD, QCOSS, Foresters & Welfare Rights Centre

Brisbane City Council
Colleen Kelly
P: (07) 3407 0804
E: Colleen.Kelly@brisbane.qld.gov.au
W: centralcdc.wufoo.com/forms/antipoverty-...

NSW: Community Fun Event - Pathways out of Poverty

2:00pm - 5:00pmHilwa Park, Hilwa Place, Villawood NSW 2163

Music, face painting, clowns, games, fairies, craft activities and animal balloons for the children. Free BBQ and 15 information stalls to help people suffering hardship by providing information on resources & pathways out of poverty through training, employment, education, English classes, family & children's services, financial counselling, family counselling, domestic violence, aged & disability services, food services, health promotion, where to go for discounted computers, glasses, etc

Organised by: Fairfield City Council in partnership with Woodville Community Services

Fairfield City Council
Fran Manusu
P: 02 9725 0877
E: fmanusu@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au

NT: Poverty and social impacts

2:00pm to 4:00pmConfalonier Park on the corner of Victoria Drive and Essington Avenue Gray, Palmerston. 0830

Free barbeque and children's activities provided. Information sharing about Somerville's services which include; free counselling, accommodation support and financial counselling. Somerville workers will be at the function to explain these services and also to provide some free gifts such as water bottles, pens and wristbands.

Organised by: Somerville Community Service Inc.

Somerville Community Services
Ruth Rogerson
P: 0889351500
E: ruthr@somerville.org.au
W: somerville.org.au/

NSW: UNSoc's Anti-Poverty Week MUN

4:00pm - 6:00pm Room 229, Old Main Building,
UNSW Kensington Campus,
Sydney
2052

UNSW's award winning UN Society will be holding a model United Nations event to explore the poverty from the global level and consider, in a practical environment, what the international community can do and the hurdles it faces in addressing the issue.

Organised by: UN Society UNSW, the Social Justice Project

The Social Justice Project
Ann Emmanuel
E: sjpintern@unsw.edu.au

SA: Food challenge (food insecurity)

5:00pm - 8:00pmUniSA City East C3-16 & Plaza 5000

Food Challenge - Solving Food Insecurity - Think Global - Act Global All Profits to go to Food Bank Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians and over 14,000 people are seeking food relief each month. In Anti-Poverty Week, YOU can help fight poverty and make a difference! Join us for the Food Challenge, UniSA's World Food Day event happening at City East. There will be short films, live music, food tasting & information stalls and a food insecurity panel and Q&A.

For more information: facebook.com/events/395671273917595/?fr...

UniSA Volunteering and Community Engagement
Cathy
P: 08 8302 7841
E: volunteering@unisa.edu.au
W: w3.unisa.edu.au/careers/volunteer.asp

VIC: Anti-Poverty Awareness Dinner

6.30pmWodonga RSL Club
Reid Street
Wodonga 3690

Albury Wodonga Emergency Relief Providers Network are hosting an Anti-Poverty Awareness Dinner is being held at the Wodonga RSL Club. Kerry Burns the CEO of Wangaratta Centre Against Violence will be guest speaker for the evening. All members of the public are welcome to this event.

Organised by: Albury Wodonga Emergancy Relief Providers Network

UnitingCare Wodonga
Catherine Byrne
P: 02 6024 2108
E: catherine.b@wodonga.unitingcare.org.au
W: wodonga.unitingcare.org.au/

ACT: Eat, Pay, Love

7:00pmParlour Wine Room
16 Kendall Lane
New Acton Pavillion
ACT 2601

A five course tapas degustation dinner as a charity fundraiser, held at Parlour Wine Room. All proceeds go to Foodbank NSW/ACT. Cost is $95 and you must prebook by phoning 02 6257 7325.

Organised by: Parlour Wine Room, Foodbank NSW/ACT, Northside Community Service, YWCA Canberra

Parlour Wine Room
Amy
P: 02 6257 7325
E: hello@elkandpea.net.au

SA: Hard Living in the Leafy Streets

7:30pm- 9:00pmClayton Wesley Uniting Church Corner Portrush Road and the Parade Beulah Park 5063

A launch of the Eastern Services Brochure and a discussion of poverty in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide. The forum will include ideas about what local government can do to alleviate poverty and improve participation in community life. Speakers include Mayor Burnside David Parkin, Manager of Eastern Services David Winderlich, Rev Paul Turley and local residents and volunteers.

Uniting Communities
David Winderlich
P: 8331 3529
E: easternservices@unitingcommunities.org
W: unitingcommunities.org

Friday 17 October

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WA: "Within Our Reach" UWA St George's College

St George's College UWA 6009

In the last 20 years, extreme poverty has already been halved. 'Within our Reach' tells the stories of individuals and communities who are fighting to see the end of extreme poverty. It’s a movement that’s led from the grassroots – across our region, and here in Australia. You may not have seen it, but it’s growing larger and more active everyday. And now, more than ever, we need more Australians to join the fight.

For more information: oaktree.org/host_anti_poverty_day

Organised by: St George's College, Oaktree, Passel Media

WA: "Within Our Reach" UWA Trinity College

UWA Trinity College

In the last 20 years, extreme poverty has already been halved. 'Within our Reach' tells the stories of individuals and communities who are fighting to see the end of extreme poverty. It’s a movement that’s led from the grassroots – across our region, and here in Australia. You may not have seen it, but it’s growing larger and more active everyday. And now, more than ever, we need more Australians to join the fight.

For more information: oaktree.org/host_anti_poverty_day

Organised by: Oaktree, Passel Media, UWA Trinity College

NT: BBQ and Swags

Ryan Park Katherine 0850

Catholiccarent Katherine is hosting a brunch at Ryan park, for anti poverty week. There will be a BBQ and swags available as part of the Backpack Bed, Swags for the homeless campaigne.

For more information: catholiccarent.org.au

Organised by: CatholicCareNT

VIC: City of Wangaratta STAFF MORNING TEA

The Wangaratta Region 3677

The rural City of Wangaratta will be holding a morning tea for their staff and have asked everyone to donate their normal coffee money to go toward relief efforts

Anglicare Victoria Hume Region
Tennille Hall - Community Development Officer
E: tennille.hall@anglicarevic.org.au

VIC: Student Falsh Mob

The Wangaratta Region 3677

30 + students “Flash Mobs” will be found in Wangaratta performing for Anti Poverty Week.

Anglicare Victoria Hume Region
Tennille Hall - Community Development Officer
E: tennille.hall@anglicarevic.org.au

VIC: “Cans of Compassion” appeal

The Wangaratta Region 3677

Cathedral College students will donate proceeds from their “Cans of Compassion” appeal

Anglicare Victoria Hume Region
Tennille Hall - Community Development Officer
E: tennille.hall@anglicarevic.org.au

NT: "Friday Footpath Frenzy"

12/32 Smith Street Mall, Darwin
32 Essington Avenue, Palmerston
84 Malak Crescent, Malak 0800

All stock outside shops $1 !!! One day only! The city shop as well as our shops in Palmerston and Malak are going to be involved. We sell recycled goods to raise funds for the everyday humanitarian work of Red Cross.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross

WA: Anti-Poverty Week Charity Jeans Day

KPMG Perth 6000

KPMG Perth will be holding an office wide charity jeans day to raise money and help develop a further understanding of the causes and hardships of poverty. We aim to raise awareness of the function and purpose of Anti-Poverty Week, and promote the activities held during the period.

Organised by: KPMG Perth

WA: Silver Hand

Silver Chain's most fundamental organisational value is 'care'. Some of our clients are disadvantaged and may not be able to afford essential services or appliances. Our employees nominate Silver Chain clients who would most benefit from a support gift. Once shortlisted, clients may receive a support gift to assist them with an essential service or appliance. All nominations are confidential.

Organised by: Silver Chain Group

TAS: Union Food Bank

07.30am - 8:30amParliament House Lawns, Hobart 7000

United Voice Tasmania will be hosting an Anti-Poverty Breakfast and Food Bank on the morning of Friday October 17th, as part of the National Anti-Poverty Week activities. Please join us and Foodbank Tasmania during Anti-Poverty week as we collect goods for Tasmania’s Foodbank and raise awareness of the increasing number of Tasmanians living in poverty

Organised by: United Voice and Foodbank Tasmania

United Voice Tasmania
Alex West
P: 03 6220 3222
E: alex.west@unitedvoice.org.au
W: unitedvoice.org.au

NSW: Rise and Shine

07:00am - 9:30am1A Kangaroo St
Raymond Terrace 2324

The rise and shine breakfast is an opportunity to bring together the community and focus on our strengths and our achievements. We are looking at the "richness" of our community by celebrating the volunteers, families and services that work together to achieve the common goal of strengthening our community. We are inviting people to share their thoughts and ideas about poverty with a "poverty window" that they are invited to look through and tell us what they see.

Organised by: Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Centre

QLD: QCOSS State Conference – Building Strength

08:00am - 5:00pmBrisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Boulevard Level, Grey Street,
South Bank, Brisbane 4000

This year Queensland Council of Social Services (QCOSS) State Conference is on building strength for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, for the sector in serving those people and in our ability as a community to see that we are making a real difference in the elimination of poverty and disadvantage. The themes will be based around children and families, outcomes and indicators, innovation and culture. Seats are limited, so please register to secure your place via the QCOSS website.

For more information: goo.gl/0NlH5O

Organised by: Queensland Council of Social Services

Marie Noy
P: 07 3004 6900
E: conference@qcoss.org.au
W: qcoss.org.au/civicrm/event/info?id=79&a...

VIC: The Springs Takes Action

09:00am - 12:30pmPakenham Springs Primary School
Livingstone Boulevard
Pakenham 3810

The Student Representative Council has organised a whole school event. The students will come to school ‘out of uniform’ and in return will donate non-perishable food items to the value of a gold coin. The words, The Springs Takes Action, will be chalked out on the playground area. Each student will place their donated food on the respective letters. All of the food will be given to Victorians who 'go without'.

For more information: pakenhamsprings.vic.edu.au

Organised by: Pakenham Springs Primary School

NSW: Poverty and Homelessness

09:00am - 3:00pmSt. Canice's Parish Elizabeth Bay and Wayside Chapel Kings Cross

Teachers to attend workshops at St. Canice's Parish Elizabeth Bay and Wayside Chapel Kings Cross to develop an understanding of causes of poverty and homelessness in the inner city and to witness aid programs provided in the local areas.

Organised by: Catholic Education Office Sydney

NT: Money Matters Informaiton Stall

09:00am-12:00pmYeperenye Shopping Centre, Alice Springs
36/38 Hartley St, Alice Springs 0870

Do you know of anyone experiencing money issues, trouble paying bills, or being hassled by debt collectors? Come and talk to us! Free 15 minute drop in appointments with a Financial Counsellor. No emergency relief or financial assistance available.

Anglicare NT
Rebecca Tilley
P: 0889518000
E: victimsofcrime@anglicare-nt.org.au

SA: Volunteer Induction Training

09:00am-12noon59 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000

The aim of the training session is to train newly recruited female volunteers in understanding the expected role and responsibilities as volunteer. The session also provides an introduction to MRCSA services. Participants are invited to get to know the staff, followed by an orientation tour to the different levels, the emergency exits and other WHS matters. Participants will be enpowered and confident in their role as volunteers. By invitations only.

Migrant Resource Centre of SA
Michelle Dieu
P: 08 8217 9210
E: michelle@mrcsa.com.au

VIC: Social Justice History Walk

10:00am - 11:30amMeet outside the Coolibah Centre at 67 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. 3065

Take part in our Social Justice Walk with the Fitzroy History Society who will guide you to locations around inner Fitzroy, and regale you with fascinating stories about the history of the area and the Brotherhood's early years. Please email events@bsl.org.au to register.

Brotherhood of St Laurence
Jessie Truscott, Events Manager
P: 03 9483 2484
E: events@bsl.org.au

SA: Spring Giveaway Day

10:00am - 12:00mdThe Salvation Army Campbelltown
Cnr Roma Grove and Florentine Ave
Campbelltown SA
PH: 8365 2301 5074

Preloved clothing, bric a brac and homewares available at no cost to healthcare card holders who reside in The Campbelltown City Council area . Pre register your entry during September/October at Campbelltown Community Support Service, 632 Lower North East Road, Campbelltown SA PH 8365 5255. Giveaway day to be held at The Salvation Army Campbelltown Cnr Roma Grove and Florentine Ave, Campbelltown. Come along for a browse, cuppa and a chat.

Organised by: The Salvation Army Campbelltown

The Salvation Army Campbelltown CSS
Wendy Richards
P: 08 83655255
E: wendy.richards@aus.salvationarmy.org.au

SA: Pt Augusta Anti Poverty Week Community Event

10:00am - 2:30pmGladstone Square
Pt Augusta SA 5700

There will be cooking demonstrations, a free lunch, op shop fashion parades, recycled art exhibition and displays on how to make a house a home using op shop and recycled goods. Schools will be engaged in a recycling challenge.

Organised by: UCWCSA, Mission Australia, Centacare, Salvation Army

NSW: Low cost groceries to those in need

10:00am-1:00pmCromer Community Centre
150 Fisher Road North
Cromer 2099

Link Community Food Care provides low cost groceries to those in need on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. To commemorate Anti-Poverty week all goods in the Food Care shop will be counted at one point each which will provide additional value to our clients. A BBQ will also be running to provide hot sustenance to all who attend on the day. Link Community Food Care has been running since April 2012 and has so far met the needs of over 700 families and individuals.

For more information: linkcommunityfoodcare.org.au

Link Community Food Care
Phil Jackson
P: 02
E: phil@link.org.au
W: linkcommunityfoodcare.org.au

TAS: Free Legal Advice and Morning Tea

10:30am - 2:30pm158 Liverpool Street
Hobart 7000

Need free legal advice? Come in for some morning tea and talk to a lawyer. Or find out about our other free services, including our Telephone Advice Line, minor civil assistance, or credit/debt minor assistance. The Legal Aid Commission provides free legal advice Monday to Friday from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. at our Hobart Office.

For more information: legalaid.tas.gov.au

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
Sarah Piggott
P: (03) 6236 3800
E: sarah.piggott@legalaid.tas.gov.au
W: legalaid.tas.gov.au

ACT: Youth Unemployment Forum & research launch

10:30am-12:00noonClub 12/25 - Corner of Cooyong Street & Scotts Crossing, Civic 2601

Anglicare is hosting a forum highlighting the needs of disengaged young people with a focus on sustainable employment pathways. The forum will include key note speakers Andrew Leigh; Member for Fraser and Jeremy Halcrow; Anglicare CEO and the launch of new research about the issues facing young jobseekers. Anglicare will also present the human stories of youth employment, with young people sharing their experiences about being jobless in a ‘Q and A’ format. The event will include refreshments.

For more information: anglicare.com.au/pages/anti-poverty-wee...

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT
Hannah McQuiggin
P: (02) 6245 7119
E: Hannah.McQuiggin@anglicare.com.au
W: anglicare.com.au

VIC: Market Stalls

11:00 am - 1:00 pmBrotherhood of St Laurence Main Entrance, 67 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 3065

A variety of delicious treats and beautiful crafts will be available for purchase from members of our Coolibah Centre, St Mary's House of Welcome and participants in our Stepping Stones program

Brotherhood of St Laurence
Jessie Truscott, Events Manager
P: 03 9483 2484
E: jtruscott@bsl.org.au

NSW: Dignity of the Human Person

11:00am - 12:30pmBenedict XVI retreat Centre, Grose Vale

Teachers to participate in workshops on the dignity of human person as explained in Catholic Social teaching. Issues regarding the causes of poverty and homelessness in Australia and worldwide will be discussed.

Organised by: Catholic Education Office Sydney

ACT: Anti-Poverty Week Sausage Sizzle

11:00am-2:00pmCheck description for participating stores.

To spread awareness of Anti-Poverty Week and the role that St Vincent de Paul stores play in helping those in need, sausage sizzles will be held at these stores; Dickson, Braidwood, Batemans Bay, Harden, Merimbula, Moruya and Young.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society

WA: Sizzle a sausage for St. Pat's!

11:00am-2:00pmKings Square, outside the Town Hall, Fremantle 6160

St. Pat's is one of the key service providers for homeless and at-risk people in the Fremantle area. This year we're holding a sausage sizzle to raise funds for our services during Anti-Poverty Week. So come on down, scoff a snagger and support one of Freo's most vital community organizations!

For more information: stpats.com.au/events/

Organised by: St. Patrick's Community Support Centre

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Lunchtime Seminar

12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFather Tucker's Room, 67 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 3065

This special Anti-Poverty Week lunchtime seminar will examine 'Women, Men and Poverty across the Life Course'. Presented by Francisco Azpitarte Henderson (Fellow Economist) and Dina Bowman (Senior Manager, Through School to Work and In and Out of Work), both from the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Brotherhood of St Laurence
Lisa Rees, Partnership Manager
P: 03 9483 1113
E: lrees@bsl.org.au

VIC: Hanover Dandenong BBQ

12:00pm - 2:00pm35 Robinsons Street,
Dandenong 3175

Hanover Welfare Services - Dandenong has organised a BBQ for staff and residents who are residing in the Hanover Dandenong crisis facility to recognize the struggle that many people faces. Networking agencies such as fiancial counselling services and real estate agencies has also been invited to event to speak with staff and residents.

Organised by: Hanover Welfare Services - Dandenong

VIC: Poverty and young people

12:30pm - 1:30pm4 Synnot Street, Werribee 3030

VCAL students are researching poverty as a project and holding a lunch working with youth, open family, local communities and recently arrived refugees in Wyndham. Tim Pallas MP was invited to the centre on Friday 17th October where the students gave him a tour of our centre and verbally spoke to him of the findings of their projects and research.

Organised by: Wyndham Community & Education Centre Inc

E: enquiries@wyndhamcec.org.au

SA: Great Chef's Challenge

12:30pm-1:30pmAdelaide Central Market
Gouger Street
Adelaide City 5000

Join celebrity chefs Simon Bryant from the TV show the Cook and theChef, Andrew Fielke founder of Tuckeroo Native Products, Mohamed Bartaouch from Marrakech Restauarants and Cheong Liew from Cheongs Kitchen demonstrate how to create great meals on a tight budget at the Adelaide Central Market. Then hear from our official tasters and judges - Premier Jay Weatherill and SA Governor Hieu Van Le - as they discuss the celebrity chef's dishes and Anti Poverty Week.

Anti Poverty Week Facilitating Group
Simon Schrapel
P: 08 82025886
E: simons@unitingcommunities.org

SA: 'Within Our Reach' doco screening + discussion

1:00pmUniSA West Bar (58 -60 North Terrace, Adelaide) 5000

'Within Our Reach: Stories of the Movement to End Poverty' is a powerful documentary that is a celebration of the progress made in the fight to end extreme poverty and a call to action so that we can see the end of extreme poverty. Features prominent Australians, experts and campaigners. Hosted by Oaktree UniSA Location: UniSA West Bar (58 -60 North Terrace, Adelaide) Time: 1pm

For more information: facebook.com/events/1482646068672333/

Oaktree UniSA
Caitlin Moore
P: 0487974053
E: caitlinellenmoore@gmail.com
W: oaktree.org

TAS: Colony 47 Anti-poverty week panel discussion

1:00pm - 2:00pmParliament House
Reception Room 7000

Panel discussion - Domestic Violence and Poverty Hon Jacquie Petrusma MP, Minister for Human Services Rebecca White MP, Shadow Minister for Human Services Cassy O’Connor MP, Greens’ Human Services spokesperson Please RSVP for Catering purposes – Louise O’Leary, Executive Officer e. louiseo@colony47.com.au

Organised by: Colony 47 Inc

Colony 47
Louise O'Leary
P: 0362221518
E: louiseo@colony47.com.au
W: colony47.com.au

NSW: International Anti-Poverty Day Film Screening

1:00pm - 2:00pm Theatre 2, Central Lecture Block (CLB)
UNSW Kensington Campus,
Sydney
2052

Oaktree, as youth run NGO, will be hosting thousands of film screenings all across the country. The film will be an inspirational documentary about the reality of poverty and what we can do to fight it. Oaktree UNSW is having its very own screening from 1-2pm in CLB Lecture Theatre 2. Come along and be part of this nationwide event!

Organised by: Oaktree UNSW, the Social Justice Project

The Social Justice Project
Ann Emmanuel
E: sjpintern@unsw.edu.au

SA: Anti Poverty Weeky Collaboration Project

2:00pmCity Awards Ceremony
Glandore Community Centre
25 Naldera Street
Glandore 5037

We are asking community centres of South Australia to run a Recipe Challenge where participants create a healthy recipe using the ingredients provided in a Foodbank SA hamper. The hamper will be supplied at no cost to each community centre. Each centre is free to complement the ingredients of the hamper with as many fruit and vegetables as you like. The more creative in sourcing the fruit and veg, the better! Then, you nominate for recognition the two best recipes to be published in a book

Organised by: SACOSS, Communites SA, Foodbank SA

NSW: Prosperity in the Park

2:00pm - 6:00pmJaycee's Park
cnr Parramatta and Hobart Streets
Nowra East 2541

Free annual family fun day in Nowra East with lots of information stalls, giveaways, activities for the kids and entertainment. Free sausage sizzle and tea tent

For more information: sns.org.au

Organised by: Shoalhaven Antipoverty Committee

Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services
Judith Reardon
P: 02 44221299
E: ennc@sns.org.au
W: sns.org.au

VIC: The 28th Annual WJ Craig Lecture

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

The Annual WJ Craig Lecture honours Connections' history and the philanthropic legacy of William John Craig (1839 - 1899) and his family that endures in the work of Connections to this day.

For more information: connections.org.au

Connections UnitingCare
Kirrilee Torney
P: 03 8792 8999
E: RSVP@connections.org.au
W: connections.org.au

SA: Food Security in Anti-Poverty Week

3:30pm212 Pirie Street, Adelaide 5000

Australian Red Cross SA will be hosting an afternoon tea / information event for it's staff and volunteers with a focus on raising awareness of the impact of poverty on the food security of the clients and communities that it works with. The event will showcase cheap and nutritious food choices and provide some cost comparisons of various meal options. An email with FAQ's will also be circulated.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross

ACT: Monthly Young Person's Soup Kitchen

4:00pm - 7:00pm“The Corner” youth centre located at Cnr Chandler St and Swanson Ct Belconnen.

Launch of our monthly young person’s soup kitchen Friday 17th (4pm - 7pm). Any young person aged 12-25 can drop in for a free meal and social engagement activities. Youth Workers are on hand to provide assistance if needed.

Organised by: Belconnen Community Service

VIC: Presentation of the Anti-Poverty Awards

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

The Connections UnitingCare Anti-Poverty Awards recognise young Australians between the ages of 16 and 30 who are making a contribution to the eradication of poverty, locally, nationally or internationally.

For more information: connections.org.au

Connections UnitingCare
Kirrilee Torney
P: 03 8792 8999
E: RSVP@connections.org.au
W: connections.org.au

WA: Expresstival

4:00pm-9:00pmForrest Place, Perth CBD 6000

The inaugural Expresstival will TAKE PLACE IN Forrest Place in the Perth CBD on Friday 17th October. This free festival featuring some of Perth’s best new artists will seek to promote diversity and educate about the hardships of the disadvantaged, while creating a new platform of hope for a better society. Expresstival is one of the headline events in support of Anti‐Poverty Week 2014 (www.antipovertyweek.org.au), hosted between 12‐ 18 October this year. The aim of this event is to empower the disadvantaged youth and homeless through music and arts.

For more information: expresstival.com

Organised by: Expresstival Committee

Aaron Young
E: aaronyoung.email@gmail.com
W: expresstival.com

SA: Stories of Movement to end Poverty

5:00pm-7:00pm212 Pirie Street, Adelaide 5000

A launch of Oaktree’s End Poverty Campaign documentary ‘Within our Reach, Stories of the movement to End Poverty’. As well as screening a Premiere of this 15 minute documentary, we'll hosting a guest speaker from Oaktree to share about the movement to end poverty and tell you how you can get involved. Exclusive to Young Humanitarian members only. Sign up is available on the night.

Australian Red Cross
Julia Goodall
P: (08) 8100 5430
E: jgoodall@redcross.org.au

VIC: Cathedral steps concert

5:00pm-8:00pmThe Wangaratta Region 3677

Cathedral steps concert; live Music, entertainment and food stalls for Anti Poverty Week.

Anglicare Victoria Hume Region
Tennille Hall - Community Development Officer
E: tennille.hall@anglicarevic.org.au

TAS: Poverty Awareness and Fundraiser Sleep-out

5:30pm onwardsMargate Oval
Van Morey Road
Margate 7054

Sleep-out on the Margate Oval. Hot soup and rolls for supper. All funds raised will go to the Kingborough Helping Hands organisation that distributes food to the needy in the local area.

Kingborough Council
Daniel Smee
P: 0362118190
E: dsmee@kingborough.tas.gov.au
W: kingborough.tas.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Community BBQ

7:30amRiverside Boardwalk, Rockhampton 4700

For more information: juwarki.org.au

P: 07 4927 7508
E: edward.juwarki@gmail.com
W: juwarki.org.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week 2014 Community BBQ

7:30am - 9:30amRiverside Boardwalk
Quay Street, Rockhampton 4700

A Community BBQ Breakfast will be provided free of charge on the Riverside Boardwalk in Rockhampton on Friday 17th October 2014 between 7.30am and 9.30am.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross

NSW: Roughtober Sleepout

7:30pm - 9:00am SatSt John's Anglican Church
120 Darlinghurst Rd,
Darlinghurst 2010

Sleep 'rough' in the grounds of St John's Anglican Church Darlinghurst (next door to Kings Cross) and raise funds for Rough Edges - our drop in centre for the street community.

For more information: roughedges.org/roughtober

Organised by: St John's Community Services Ltd

St John's Community Services
Penny Barletta
P: 0487 063 888
E: roughedges@stjohnsanglican.org.au
W: roughedges.org

QLD: The migrant centre garage sale

9:00am - 1:00pmMezzanine floor, TAFE building, 91 Scarborough Street,Southport 4215

Collecting donated items to sell. All proceeds will go towards buying hygienic products for the homeless in the Gold Coast.

For more information: themigrantcentre.org

Organised by: The Migrant Centre

NT: Dollar Day Sale

9:00am - 5:00pm2 Westralia St, Stuart Park
3 Rolyat St, Palmerston
Shop 32, 16 Malak Tce, Malak
14, 3rd Street, Katherine
38 Railway Terrace, Alice Springs

All clothing at Vinnies shops in the NT is $1 on Friday.

Organised by: Vinnies

St Vincent de Paul Society NT
P: 08 8948 8100
W: visitvinnies.org.au

NT: Anti Poverty Week Darwin Op Shops Sale

9:00am -4:30pmAnglicare Restore Op Shops locations are:
5 Nemarluk Drive
Ludmilla. NT. 0820

Cnr Trower and Sabine Road
Millner. NT. 0810 0820

Anglicare NT Restore Op Shops. All clothes, shoes, childrens toys and books. $1.00 per item. Friday 17/10/2014. Stores open at: 9:00am and close at 4.30pm.

Organised by: Anglicare NT

NSW: Food insecurity BBQ

9:00am −4:00pmBunnings at Taylors Beach NSW (near Salamander Bay). 2317

Medowie Lions will be holding a BBQ this coming Friday (17 October) at Bunnings at Taylors Beach NSW (near Salamander Bay) in recognition of Anti poverty Week & Foodbank NSW.

Medowie Lions
ann-marie
E: Secretaryann-marie MedowieLions

QLD: Stand Against Poverty

9:00am-4:00pmMackay Regional Council
Gordon Street Precinct
Mackay 4740

A large scale art installation of life size cardboard cut outs of anonymous silhouettes. The cut outs are representative of how poverty impacts on a diverse population, which could be anyone we know. Th installation will be displayed on the lawn of the local Council with an information tent with local services present to interact with visitors. Visitors will be encouraged to put a message on a cut out hand and attach to the cut outs. Cut outs completed by local services and organisations.

Organised by: Mackay Regional Council

TAS: Homelessness & Poverty awareness

Starts 6:00pm Friday til Saturday 18th 9:00amThe Salvation Army
176 Elizabeth Street, Hobart 7000

"One Night of Poverty" is a student sleepout (Grade 9+) event to raise awareness among young people about poverty and how it affects people. The night will include simulation activities and challenges, speakers who work in the sector and having a meal from the soup van. The students will then sleepout for the night.

Organised by: The Savlation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society

The Savlation Army
Sarah Davidson
P: 03 6228 8414
E: sarah.davidson@aus.salvationarmy.org

Saturday 18 October

Description Contact

NSW: Vinnies Brekky Van

09.00am - 11.30amPrince Alfred Park, Central Railway, Sydney

Students and teachers to provide BBQ breakfast for people in need within the local Prince Alfred Park comunities at Central Railway Sydney.

Organised by: Catholic Education Office Sydney

SA: Inner Northern Food Fair

10:00am - 2:00pmKilburn Community Centre
59 Gladstone Ave
Kilburn 5084

Connect to all things food in Adelaide's Inner-North. Check out: - Community gardens - Free tastings and samples - Local food markets, producers, and services And get involved and have your say about food and food security issues in the local community.

For more information: facebook.com/events/540343259429942/

Organised by: Inner Northern Food Alliance

NSW: Help us fight poverty

10:30am -1:00pm (soccer); 5:00pm (workshop)Coniston community hall. 2500

We going to have a soccer on Saturday morning and workshop on how or what we can do to fight poverty in the world and or part. We will have speaker who will speak to us about poverty. We will also have dinner for the workshop.

Organised by: Future of the children ministry inc

Future of the children ministry Inc.
JayJay Ganwaye
P: 0413789130
E: augustineganwaye@yahoo.com
W: Fotcmau.com

ACT: St Vincent de Paul Stores Sausage Sizzle

11:00am-2:00pmCheck description for participating stores. 2606

To spread awareness of Anti-Poverty Week and the role that St Vincent de Paul stores play in helping those in need, sausage sizzles will be held at these stores; Dickson, Braidwood, Batemans Bay, Harden, Merimbula, Moruya and Young. Sausage sizzle $2, drinks $1.50.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society

NSW: "Care for Poverty"

12:00pm -2:00pm23 Broad Street Cabramatta 2166

Morning tea

Organised by: Vien Giac Buddhist Association Incoporation

as above
Lan Roberts
P: (02) 8764 8570 -Mobil: 0404 045 678
E: chuaviengiac@hotmail.com
W: chuaviengiac.org.au

SA: Community Dance Workshop

1:00pm-3:00pmFinsart Studio Level 4/14 Grenfell St. Adelaide 5000

Anahata Community will present a Community Dance Workshop at Finsart Studio to help raise awareness about the SA Philippines Typhoon Appeal. All proceeds will go towards building typhoon resistant housing in some of the most devastated communities in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan last November. The SA Philippines Typhoon Appeal began as a charity fundraising event last 15 December, presented in conjunction with the Filipino Settlement Coordinating Council of SA (FSCCSA) and the Filipino Communities Council of Australia (FILCCA).

For more information: offgridaid.com

Organised by: Anahata Community Management and Development Services

Anahata Community
Ben-Hur Winter
P: 0406874966
E: winterbhc@gmail.com

SA: Charity Fashion Parade

2:00pm - 3:00pmThe Salvation Army Tea Tree Gully
138 Reservoir Road
Modbury 5092 5092

The Salvation Army Tea Tree Gully is inviting people to their Charity Fashion Parade to see how you can dress in style without breaking the budget. Free devonshire tea will be provided.

The Salvation Army Tea Tree Gully
Jenifer Hill
P: 08 83606444
E: jenifer.hill@aus.salvationarmy.org

SA: Poverty and Corruption in Africa

2:00pm - 6:00pmStill looking for Venue(Hall) in the areas of Pooraka, Enfiled and Findon. To communicate soon

The forum will examine research, reports and voices that have handled Poverty and Corruption in Africa. The Forum will look at some actions taken by UN, International, Bilateral , Government and non government Agencies to fight Poverty and Corruption in Africa.

Organised by: Ugandan Community of South Australia(UCOSA)

Joseph Musoke
Joseph Musoke
P: 0431290214
E: ugandancommunitysa@gmail.com

VIC: Hands Up For Anti-Poverty

5:00pm-8:00pmHoly Trinity Cathedral, Cnr Ovens and Docker St
Wangaratta 3677

an event on 'the steps' of the Wangaratta Anglican Cathedral (Opposite Performing Arts Centre) raising awareness of 'Poverty' locally and globally,explaining what it actually looks like and what we can do about it. Featuring music by: The Quick & The Dead and Esther Jamieson Local Visual Artists The Anti-Poverty Dance Crew. Along with Trish Merlo (Principal of Borinya) and local God's Squad speaking on "Breaking the poverty cycle".

For more information: facebook.com/events/717395804974892

Organised by: God's Squad Church Glenrowan

Di Duursma
P: 0419530455
E: jer20v9fire@gmail.com
W: facebook.com/events/717395804974892

NSW: A Family Fun Day

9:00-2:00pm131 St Vincent Street, Ulladulla 2539

To be held at Bunnings Ulladulla, BBQ, information stalls, jumping castle, childrens activities and free give aways

Organised by: The Ulladulla & Districts Community Resources Centre

The CRC
Maria Mitchell
P: 0244540477
E: coordinator@ulladullacrc.org.au
W: ulladullacrc.org.au

ACT: Kippax Uniting Care Garage Sale

9:00am - 1:00pmKippax Uniting Community Centre
Corner of Luke St and Hardwick Crescent,
Holt 2615

The Sale offers clothes, household goods, furniture, knick knacks, books, kitchen gear and toys and much more at remarkably low prices. It encourages recycling of goods, provides access to stuff that might otherwise be too expensive and allows people to give back into their community by donating goods and time.

Organised by: Kippax Uniting Care

VIC: Fairer World Bazaar 2014

9:30 am to 1:30 pmSt Andrews Uniting Church Hall,
Peart Street,
Leongatha
Victoria 3953

On Sale: handcrafted goods from Asia and Africa. On Show: information displays that explore ways to change the world one small step at a time. Free entry. Light refreshments available. More than 20 stalls for more than 20 charities, which will benefit more than 20 needy communities. Highlights include an inter-active Water Walk for children and adults, a helpful web-sites hand-out, gift catalogues, and music provided by Jazz musician / composer Michael Warner.

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

Leongatha TEAR & M.P.H. Action Groups
Johanna Haasjes
P: (03) 5662 2494
E: albert60@sympac.com.au

Week Long Activities

Description Contact

VIC:

86 Riversdale Road (corner Glenferrie Road), Hawthorn

To celebrate Anti-Poverty Week, Sacred Heart Mission's Hawthorn op shop is having a week of half-price sales with a special item on sale each day throughout the week. Monday 13 Oct: ladies shoes Tuesday 14 Oct: Books Wednesday 15 Oct: Coats Thursday 16 Oct: Records & CDs Friday 17 Oct: Clothing Saturday 18 Oct: Jewellery Sunday 19 Oct: Handbags

Sacred Heart Mission
Hawthorn op shop
P: 03 9819 9593
W: sacredheartmission.org

QLD: 4zzz FM Anti-Poverty Week Interview

Listen and read 4zzz FM's coverage of Anti-Poverty Week here. Includes interview by Co-chair of the Facilitating Group for Anti-Poverty Week Qld, Cath Bartolo and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Mr Geoff Neideck.

For more information: 4zzzfm.org.au/news/audio/2014/oct/02/an...

4zzz FM
P: (07) 3252 1555
E: reception@4zzz.org.au
W: 4zzzfm.org.au/news/audio/2014/oct/02/an...

WA: Foodbank Food Drive

Level 1, Albert Facey House
469 Wellington Street 6000

The Economic Reform and Public Utilities Office will be collecting non-perishable food items to support the great work of Foodbank Western Australia.

Organised by: Department of Finance

VIC: Hanover South Mebourne BBQ

Hanover South Melbourne

Hanover is a leading Melbourne based community agency that provides a range of services to Victorians experiencing housing crisis or homelessness. Our services include crisis, medium and long term accommodation, support and education and training and employment solutions. Our South Melbourne crisis accommodation sites is hosting BBQs for residents, volunteers and staff members in recognition of Anti-Poverty Week.

Organised by: Hanover Welfare Sercives

NSW: History of Anti-Poverty Week Exhibit

Law Precinct hallway, Law Building
UNSW Kensington Campus,
Sydney
2052

A small exhibit of the history of Anti-Poverty Week, starting at 2002, including posters, newspaper articles and photos of APW events from previous years.

The Social Justice Project
Joel Wilson
E: sjpintern@unsw.edu.au

VIC: Op-shop half price sale

Various Location, see website for Op-shop addresses 3182

Sacred Heart Mission op-shops will be offering a half price sale to health care card holders during the week

Organised by: Sacred Heart Mission

Sacred Heart Mission
Marika Fengler
P: (03) 8534 4198
E: mfengler@sacredheartmission.org
W: sacredheartmission.org

QLD: Partnership Solutions Highlighted For Anti-Poverty

150 Wembley Road, Logan Central 4114

The Logan: City of Choice initiative is proof that local, State and Federal Governments, community representatives and businesses can work together to create local solutions that address poverty and community capacity. Driven by the Logan: City of Choice Two-Year Action Plan 2013-2015, the City of Choice initiative aims to address underlying social issues and pursue opportunities to grow and strengthen the City of Logan community.

For more information: goo.gl/SjadqA

Logan City Council
P: 07 3412 3412
E: council@logan.qld.gov.au
W: goo.gl/SjadqA

NSW: Alexandrina Council Food Drive

In support of Anti-Poverty Week, Alexandrina Council is organising a collection of non-perishable goods. We are seeking donations from Council staff and members of the community. Goods donated will be distributed to a number of local community organisations that assist disadvantaged people within our community. A number of food bins will be located across our region from 22 September 2014 until 18 October 2014 to enable the collection of goods. Drop-off points include all Alexandrina libraries

Alexandrina Council
Bev Boag
P: 08 8555 7000
E: bev.boag@alexandrina.sa.gov.au

ACT: Artwork for relief

Children in YWCA Canberra's Early Childhood Education Centres will create artwork for Anti-Poverty Week, that will be made into cards and sold. The cards will cost either $20 (a family meal), $10 (a book voucher) or $5 (a cup of soup), and will be sold across YWCA Canberra's various Children's Services sites (child care centres, school aged care, family day care) during Anti Poverty Week.

For more information: ywca-canberra.org.au

Organised by: YWCA Canberra

WA: Bankwest Coins for Kids - UNICEF

Bankwest Place 6000

We will be running a coin collection campaign to all Bankwest colleagues

For more information: bankwest.com.au/about-us/in-the-communi...

Bankwest
Community Engagement Team
E: community.engagement@bankwest.com.au
W: bankwest.com.au/about-us/in-the-communi...

VIC: Castlemaine Community Health Window display

13 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine 3450

Window display with the National Poster and Postcards

Castlemaine District Community Health
Sam Peavey, Allied Health Promotion Team Leader
P: (03) 5479 1038
E: speavey@cdch.com.au

QLD: Dept of Education, Training & Employment

Department of Education, Training and Employment Director-General, Dr Jim Watterston, published a statement about Anti-Poverty Week urging schools to get involved. See link below.

For more information: //goo.gl/o17xDk

W: deta.qld.gov.au

NSW: Deutsche bank poverty & health food drive

126 hunter St Sydney

Deutsche bank is conducting a food drive amongst staff in support of Foodbank NSW during anti poverty week.

Organised by: Deutsche Bank

SA: Food Security

5000

Donations of non perishable food items from staff and volunteers to the Hutt Street Centre. This will be undertaken alongside key food security messages to raise awareness and increase food literacy amongst staff members and volunteers.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross

QLD: From Despair to Hope

Turtle Beach Resort, 2346 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

Movie World, Sea World, Wet 'n' Wild, Gold Coast

The Magical Getaway Foundation provides first ever holidays to Australian children and families living in poverty, as holidays are just a dream of someday. These holidays are to places that most people take for granted. In return, the Foundation gathers the families’ stories of resilience, determination and courage to share with others; to provide hope for the future. Five single Mums, with their ten children, from Armidale will be given their first ever holiday from 10 October to 16 October (inclusive). The families will travel to the Gold Coast and will visit three of the theme parks.

For more information: magicalgetawayfoundation.org

Organised by: Magical Getaway Foundation

SA: Give us a HAND

212 Pirie Street, Adelaide 5000

Australian Red Cross is joining The Hutt Street Centre promoting the food drive, inviting its staff and volunteers to donate non-perishable food items throughout the Ant-Poverty week. Donated items will be shared between Red Cross and Hutt Street Centre clients.

Australian Red Cross
Luis R Arriola
E: larriola@redcross.org.au

VIC: HANDS UP FOR ANTI-POVERTY!!

The Wangaratta Region 3677

Our 'Hands up for Anti-Poverty' campaign in support of Anti-Poverty Week, will open across the region on Sunday 12th October. The trail will continue within the City & across the Diocese, leading to a variety of individual community events & activities. From schools participating in the Bishops' Art Competition to cooking on a budget demonstrations, flash mobs, public workshops and church services. We are encouraging all groups, businesses & schools to jump on board & join this campaign.

Anglicare Victoria Hume Region
Tennille Hall - Community Development Officer
P: 03 5721 9088
E: tennille.hall@anglicarevic.org.au

VIC: Hands Up for Coffee

Wangaratta 3677

we are starting an initiative called "Hands Up for Coffee" along the same lines as the Suspended Coffees or "Pay It Forward Coffee" system. Basically you pay for an extra coffee, or two, on top of your's which can then be redeemed later by anyone who asks, though the idea is obviously that it's for those who need it, can't afford it or are just having a bad day. Raising awareness of local 'poverty' and making a difference in a strangers day! Participating cafes include: Caffeine Fetish Appin st Bakery Snow Rd produce Indulge (Victoria prde) Polly's Pocket Cafe Derailleur Cafe Pre Vue Bakemen bakery Cafe Cucci Gloria Jeans Switch Treats Coffee Shop Aroma Deli Scribblers

For more information: facebook.com/events/1559757517577232/

Organised by: God's Squad Church Glenrowan

Di Duursma
P: 0419530455
E: jer20v9fire@gmail.com
W: facebook.com/events/1559757517577232/

VIC: Hanover Community BBQ SOUTHBANK

Hanover South Bank

Hanover is a leading Melbourne based community agency that provides a range of services to Victorians experiencing housing crisis or homelessness. Our services include crisis, medium and long term accommodation, support and education and training and employment solutions. Our South bank crisis accommodation sites is hosting BBQs for residents, volunteers and staff members in recognition of Anti-Poverty Week.

Organised by: Hanover Welfare Services

SA: Harcourts Brighton Food Collection

537 Brighton Road, Brighton 5048

We will be collecting non perishable food items in our office.

Organised by: Harcourts Brighton

WA: Homeless Connect - Goods Collection

109 St Georges Terrace 6000

We have arranged with Homeless Connect to collect goods from staff members to be provided to homeless people in WA. Key items we ar collecting are non-perishable food, summer clothing, toys and books.

Organised by: Westpac Banking Corporation

WA: Homelessness, Housing Affordability and Poverty

Shelter WA and WACOSS will undertake a campaign to raise awareness of the issues of housing affordability, homelessness and poverty. The campaign is a call to action for governments to address this issue. We will be utilising different forms of social media to convey our message, as well as providing a dedicated website which we will link to throughout the campaign.

Organised by: Shelter WA and WACOSS

ACT: Inequality in Australia

At Australia21 we have recently created some short videos on inequality in Australia - based on a report that we produced. We've created these to get conversations flowing on the topic. The videos can be found here: Inequality in Australia: http://youtu.be/ANt8a3RlPyc Why inequality matters: http://youtu.be/kMmxCTDMYrY Addressing inequality in Australia: http://youtu.be/jYdamsp9aec Thanks very much.

For more information: australia21.org.au/research-archive/aus...

Australia21
Lisa Petheram
E: lisa.petheram@australia21.org.au
W: australia21.org.au/research-archive/aus...

SA: Information display at Ceduna Community Library

Ceduna Community Library

CEDUNA Centacare marked Anti-Poverty Week, which runs from October 12 to 18, with an information display at the Ceduna Community Library The week encourages all Australians to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship. The community display aimed to provide accessible information about budgeting, debts, bills and day-to-day living expenses.

Organised by: CEDUNA Centacare

SA: Kindergarden kids raise money for goats & chickens

6 Charles Sturt Avenue, Grange 5022

Children encouraged to earn money at home and then donate it to purchase animals for people who live in poverty in other countries. We are learning about the value of money and how it is used, as well as diversity- that people can live in very different circumstances from our own.

Organised by: Elizabeth O'Grady Kindergarten