Anti-Poverty Week runs from 15-21 October 2017

Calendar of Activities in 2017

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Sunday 15 October

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QLD: Inclusive Communities Fun Day

10am - 2pmSouths Leagues Club, Davies Park South Brisbane 4001

Inclusive, connected communities make better neighbourhoods! Please join us for the Inclusive Communities Fun Day! Enjoy Food Stalls, Education Stalls, Games, Activities and Entertainment. Free entry with lots of free and low-cost activities, food and drinks to enjoy. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

Micah Projects
Margie Gamble
P: 07 3029 7000
E: margie.gamble@micahprojects.org.au
W: micahprojects.org.au
Fb: Micah Projects
Or: twitter" @micahprojects

Monday 16 October

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SA: Staff reflection around poverty

0930-1000Hutt St Centre, 258 Hutt St, Adelaid 5000

Staff will be invited to donate their coffee money for the day to purchase suspended coffees at a participating café

Hutt St Centre
Crystal Pham
P: 08 8418 2500
E: antipoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre

SA: Poverty and Homelessness

10.30 -11.30 + Morning teaHutt St Centre, 258 Hutt St Adelaide 5000

Our photography group are encouraged to take photos of what poverty means to them. We will have a display in the DC and a morning tea. This will be an opportunity for us to promote our financial counselling service and other support services in the city and surrounding area.

Hutt St Centre
Liz
P: 0417987062
E: lizj@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre/

NSW: Save-Power and Money, Borrow a Save Power Kit!

11.30am-12pmCarlingford Library, Lloyds Avenue, Carlingford 2118

Learn to monitor the amount of power being used by the appliances in your home using the Save-Power kits which are available for loan in the library. We will also discuss some handy power saving tips for the home.

City of Parramatta Library
Epping Library
P: 02 9806 5843
W: cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/library

TAS: Youth Forum

12pmParliament House Reception Room, 1 Salamanca Pl, Hobart 7000

Colony 47

Tuesday 17 October

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QLD: Finance & Food Security

Making Ends Meet: Southside Finance & Food Security ExpoNew Inala Hall, Inala Civic Centre Corsair Avenue Inala 4077

The Making Ends Meet: Southside Finance & Food Security Expo is aimed at the general public and community service providers to promote awareness and understanding of the range of financial inclusion and food security services and resources available.

South West Community Centre Wellness Collaborative
Alison O'Quinn
P: (07) 3372-3770
E: hubservicemanager@communitylegal.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/thehubinala/

QLD: Ending Poverty and Inequality in QLD Public Forum

9:30am -1pmThe Edge Auditorium, QLD State Library Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank. Brisbane 4101

Please join us at the Ending Poverty and Inequality in QLD Public Forum. Emcee: Kay McGrath. Guest Speakers: - Dr Richard Denniss,Chief Economist, The Australia Institute - Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) - Jackie Tradd, Deputy Premier and Member for South Brisbane - Karyn Walsh, CEO, Micah Projects

Micah Projects
Maria Leebeek
P: 07 3029 7000
E: maria.leebeek@micahprojects.org.au
W: micahprojects.org.au
Fb: micahprojects
Or: twitter @micahprojects

SA: Fresh food stall

10-11amHutt Street Centre 258 Hutt Street Adelaide 5000

A fresh food stall will be held at Hutt Street Centre, with information about living on a budget for vulnerable people and people experiencing homelessness.

Hutt Street Centre
Tameka Thompson
P: 08 0418 2500
E: tamekat@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com.au/HuttStCentre

TAS:

11am - 1pm27 Watchorn Street, Hobart 7000

Some volunteers along with our UCT BBQ Trailer will host a BBQ for clients and the public. Focus will be around youth and housing affordability/homelessness

Uniting Care Tasmania
Nicky Bawle
P: 03 6244 1144
E: nicky.bawle@tas.unitingcare.org.au

NSW: Free Technology at your Library!

1-2pmCity of Parramatta Library, 1-3 Fitzwilliam St, Parramatta 2150

Don’t have a computer? No problems. Do you want free internet access? No problems. Come and join us at Parramatta library to learn more about our free technology services & programs. Yes. You read that right. Free. Here at Parramatta city library we offer a variety of ways to access the internet to help ensure that everyone enjoys an equal access opportunity.

City of Parramatta Library
Parramatta Library
P: 02 9806 5159
W: https://cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/liv...

NSW: Managing Money

6.30-7.30pmEpping Library, Chambers Court, Epping 2121

Information about budgeting, borrowing and credit. Also tips on how to manage debt and to help manage your money. The session will provide information on how to manage your day to day money and with budgeting tools. You will also learn about borrowing and credit with tips on how to manage debt and how to pay it off faster. The session will also cover ways on how to build your savings and will conclude with a question and answer session. In partnership with Centrelink.

City of Parramatta Library
Epping Library
P: 02 9806 5843
W: https://cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/liv...

Wednesday 18 October

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ACT: Hidden Poverty - panel discussion

7.30am startRheinberger Function Centre, Corner Weston and Loch Streets, Yarralumla 2600

A panel discussion involving a number of director-generals on identifying and addressing hidden poverty in the ACT community.

YWCA Canberra, ACT Anti-Poverty Week
Lydia Randall
P: 0261759928
E: lydia.randall@ywca-canberra.org.au
W: ywca-canberra.org.au

SA: Bean's Talk Coffee Cart - Free Coffee for Clients

1000-1115Hutt St Centre, 258 Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000

Beans Talk will provide free coffees to clients from the Day Centre on Wednesday 18th October 10am-11:15am. We will (possibly) do this from the courtyard at the front of the day centre, and staff and passers-bys can also purchase coffees for a gold coin donation.

Hutt St Centre
Crystal Pham
P: 08 8418 2500
E: antipoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com.au/HuttStCentre

NSW: Pathways to housing workshop for Tenants

10.30am-12.30pmCommunity Migrant Resource Centre Level 4, 1 Horwood Place, Parramatta 2150

Jointly organised with Family & Community Services and Community Migrant Recourse Centre. Topics to be covered: - Roles and responsibilities of the tenant and FaCS - Education and awareness of properties available in Western Sydney, density of population and housing crisis - Criteria for private rental market - Q & A with FaCS and Face to Face appointment setting Talk is in English however interpreters available in some other languages. Refreshments provided.

City of Parramatta Library
Michelle (CMRC)
P: 02 9687 9901
W: https://cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/liv...

NSW: No Interest Loan Scheme

2.30-3.30pmDundas Library, 21 Sturt Street, Telopea 2117

Apply for safe and affordable no interest loan schemes meant for individuals and families on low income for the purchase of essential household items, medical, dental and educational needs including computers.

City of Parramatta Library
Dundas Library
P: 9806 5960
W: https://cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/liv...

Thursday 19 October

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QLD: Community Legal Centres Qld Leadership Forum

10am - 4pm, 19-20 OctoberThe Metropole Hotel, 81 Palmer St, South Townsville 4810

Join Community Legal Centres Queensland for their 2017 Leadership Forum, taking place 19 to 20 October at M on Palmer, Townsville. The two day workshop is an opportunity for leaders in our sector to come together to discuss common issues. This includes: Leading people and teams: supervision, wellbeing, team dynamics and HR; Leading quality services: measuring outcomes, ethical practice, client-focused services, cultural safety and technology; Leading for change: campaigning and communications

Community Legal Centres Queensland
James Farrell
P: 0733920092
E: director@communitylegalqld.org.au
W: communitylegalqld.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/communitylegalcentresqld/

SA: There is such a thing as a free lunch

1130 - 1300Hutt St Centre, 258 Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000

Free hot lunch and dessert for people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable people

Hutt St Centre
Crystal Pham
E: antipoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre/

WA: Children, poverty and the Law

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Western Australian Bar Association
Debbie Cole – ExecutiveOfficer
P: (08) 9220 0532
E: ExecutiveOfficer@wabar.asn.au

Friday 20 October

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SA: Attack Poverty, Not The Poor Conference

10:00am - 4:30pm (20/10/17) & 12:00pm - 6:30pm (21/10/17)Clayton Wesley Uniting Church, Corner Portrush Road and The Parade, Beulah Park 5067

We will be discussing the punishing policies making life tougher for those out of work, and living in poverty, and how we can struggle for justice and respect. We will focus on the voices of welfare recipients, whose views have been ignored too long. COST: Low-Income: Optional donation per day Community Workers: $25-50 for one day, $35-$70 for two days Others: $10 for one day, $15 for two days

Anti-Poverty Network SA
P: 0411 587 663
E: antipovertynetwork.sa@gmail.com
W: antipovertynetworksa.org/conference
Fb: facebook.com/antipovertynetworksa; face...

ACT: Pens Against Poverty - Awards Ceremony

10.30am startCanberra College Theatre, 2 Launceston Street Phillip 2606

Pens Against Poverty is a writing competition open to students in grades 3-10. This year's theme is 'The Other Side' - entrants produce an original story or poem. Entries close on Monday 25 September and prizes will be awarded at this ceremony.

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT
W: https://pensagainstpoverty.org/

TAS:

11am - 1pm28 Tottenham Road, Gagebrook 7030

Some volunteers along with our UCT BBQ Trailer will host a BBQ for clients and the public. Focus will be around youth and housing affordability/homelessness

UnitingCare Tasmania
Nicky Bawle
P: 03 644 1144
E: nicky.bawle@tas.unitingcare.org.au

SA: Anti Poverty Sausage Sizzle BBQ

12pm - 3pmAustralian Red Cross Veranda Porch 22 Jervois St Port Augusta 5700

Our Red Cross Volunteers will be cooking the BBQ and connecting with community socialising and giving something back to community who are of in need. Port Augusta Service Providers work in collaboration is one of our community benefits of supporting communities in need. This process will capture community by connecting with Service Providers and their clients.

Australian Red Cross
Maralyn Marsh
P: 08 86419500
E: mmarsh@redcross.org.au

Saturday 21 October

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SA: Sunny Side Saturday

0800 - 0900Hutt St Centre, 258 Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000

Free bacon and egg breakfast for all

Hutt St Centre
Crystal Pham
E: anitpoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre/

Week Long Activities

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VIC: Housing and Homelessness

Evening

A home in Moreland will be an evening of sharing stories, food and ideas for community action to respond to the housing crisis in our city.

Morel;and City Council
Mike Collins
P: 0392402484
E: mcollins@moreland.vic.gov.au
W: moreland.vic.gov.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Food Drive

10am-5.30pmErmington Library, River Road, Ermington 2115

Please be generous and donate food to the people who go without. By donating food, you are strengthening the community and having a direct impact on individuals and families in need. Its often taken for granted but hunger is an everyday problem for those less fortunate and food donations are needed constantly.

City of Parramatta Library
Ermington Library
P: 02 9806 5869

NSW: Vinnie’s Donation Drive

10am-5.30pmDundas Library, 21 Sturt Street, Telopea 2117

Help children and families experiencing disadvantage in our community by donating good quality clothing, toiletries and toys at Dundas Library during anti-poverty week.

City of Parramatta Library
Dundas Library
P: 02 9806 5960
W: https://cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/liv...

SA: Poverty is real

9am start212 Pirie Street Adelaide 5000

Three Sessions - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday plus social media sharing and challenging the myths around who is in poverty and why.

Australian Red Cross SA
Rosalie Pace
P: 0419 805988
E: rpace@redcross.org.au

QLD: Support for local events fighting poverty

All dayQUT Kelvin Grove Campus, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove 4059

Social Work and Human Services Society (SWAHSS) is a strong team of students studying SW&HS at QUT Kelvin Grove. We have 11 members in out Committee, with a strong 80 members in our Society.

Social Work and Human Services Society
Abigail Wilmont
P: 0402587720
E: swahss@outlook.com
Fb: facebook.com/swahss

SA: Anti Poverty Week Awareness

All daySA Power Networks, 1 Anzac Hwy, Keswick 5035

SA Power Network will be promoting Anti Poverty Week on their electronic screen above the SA Power Networks Keswick office on ANZAC Hwy. The advertisement will run for 6 weeks so intend to start showing the slide around 16th of September.

Hutt St Centre
Crystal Pham
P: 08 8418 2500
E: antipoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre

SA: Lighting up for Anti-Poverty Week

All dayAdelaide Oval & Torrens River Footbridge, War Memorial Dr, North Adelaid 5006

Adelaide Oval and Torrens River Footbridge will be lit up for Anti Poverty Week.

Hutt St Centre
Crystal Pham
P: 08 8418 2500
E: antipoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre

NSW: Fight Against Poverty in the New England

All Day19 Locations in the New England and Northwest region of NSW

We are selling recycled T-shirts ,which have been altered and re-purposed into Tote bags. Bags are screen printed w/ side 1: "Fight Against Poverty", and side 2: "I did something about it". They will be distributed from 19 Vinnies Shops throughout the Central Council area of New England.

St Vincent de Paul Society, Armidale NSW
Michael O'Kane
P: 02 5776 0211
E: armidaleyouth@vinnies.org.au
W: vinniesarmidale.org
Fb: "Vinnies Armidale Central Council&...

SA: What does poverty look like in Port Pirie?

Social media posts throughout the week

Social Media Campaign that will highlight what poverty looks like on a local scale, what services are available and to get people thinking by using thought provoking images and graphics. This will be an engaging, interactive way to capture the community and promote community participation through online mediums.

Australian Red Cross - Port Pirie & UnitingCare Wesley Country SA
Rebecca Cunningham
P: 08 86338100
E: recunningham@redcross.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/arcmidnorth/
Or: Anne Crouch (UCWCSA) 08 8633 86...

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The increasing cost of living- how can we assist?

Newsletter sent out in November

Provide information about the reduction in fees for the Meals on Wheels Service; the enhancement of the Let’s Dine Out restaurant program;and other activites Council undertakes to reduce disadvantage

City of Parramatta Council
Julie Williams
P: 0298065121
E: jwilliams@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
W: https://cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/
Fb: facebook.com/cityofparramatta

NSW: Pathways to housing workshop for New Applicants

10.30am-12.30pm, 11 October 2017Community Migrant Resource Centre Level 4, 1 Horwood Place, Parramatta 2150

Jointly organised with Family & Community Services and Community Migrant Recourse Centre. Topics to be covered: - Education and awareness of properties available in Western Sydney, density of population and housing crisis - Criteria for access to Housing NSW - Criteria for private rental market - Q & A with FaCS and Face to Face appointment setting This talk is in English & with interpreters available in some other languages. Refreshments provided.

City of Parramatta Library
Michelle (CMRC)
P: 02 9687 9901
W: https://cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/liv...

ACT: "Brunch on a budget with the Brumbies"

10.00am - 11.30am, Saturday 14 October 2017Rheinberger Centre, Loch Street Yarralumla 2600

Representatives from the Brumbies will be cooking up a storm with the assistance of Oz Harvest. Three teams will be judged based on their ability to prepare a quality healthy brunch to feed a family of five. A strict budget will apply for the ingredients of each team's meal.

Marymead
Jeff Griffiths
P: 02 6162 5824
E: jeff.griffiths@marymead.org.au
W: marymead.org.au