Anti-Poverty Week runs from 15-21 October 2017

Activities in 2006

Week Long Activities

Description [venue] Contact

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Display

[Acacia Ridge Community Centre, 21 Hanify St, Acacia Ridge]

Karina Aloni
P: 07 3277 4893

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Display

Display of information and resources on global poverty during library opening hours.
[Aitkenvale Branch Library, Townsville]

Sue O'Brien
P: 07 4772 0818
E: sue.obrien@optusnet.com.au

SA: Sleeping Rough

Sunday - Friday
[Renmark Paringa Community Centre]

Cheryl Ingerson
P: 08 8586 5745

SA: A Can You Can We Can

The activity is a public invitation to engage with the outcomes of poverty. All this week the local community is encouraged to donate extra cans/non-perishable foods in the collection bin that the Mid Murray Community Support Service has provided at the local Foodland Supermarket.

Monday - Friday

Judy Lowrey
P: 08 8569 2129

WA: Soup Serve

Providing a serve of soup to the needy and give an opportunity for interaction with and between disadvantaged people.

Sunday - Friday
[Anglican Parish of Midland, Ascension Church, Spring Park Rd, Midland]

John Janes
P: 08 9255 2815
E: dosenpertanian@yahoo.com

VIC: Riches in our Community

The art exhibition focuses on the riches (creativity, expression, talent, colour, beauty) that exist within a materially poor community in order to demonstrate that people from culturally diverse backgrounds and lower socio-economic groups can have a positive impact on society. Art works created by local residents, young people and community workers.

Monday - Friday
[Front Lobby, Collingwood Town Hall, Hoddle St, Collingwood]

Sarah Daly
P: 03 9419 5477
E: s.daly@goodshepvic.org.au

NSW: Kaleidoscope Art Exhibition

An invitation to view artworks by Sydney's homeless and disadvantaged community in the Hopestreet Gallery. The event is part of Sydney's Homeless Persons' Festival 2006, and is an Art & About unbrella event.

 

The exhibition runs from 4 to 22 October (Weekends: 10am - 3pm; Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7 - 11pm).

[182 Campbell St, Surry Hills]

Liza Hildreth
P: 02 9358 8124
E: lizah@talbot.org.au
W: www.reclink.org.au

VIC: Exhibition

Local community service agencies have liaised to assist a range of clients to create artistic cardboard people cutouts to represent the number of homeless people in the Albury Wodonga border area. These creations will be displayed in the main street of Wodonga to raise awareness of issues around poverty.

Di Sutherland
E: dianne@bettysplace.org.au

NSW: Fresh Food for Asylum Seekers

During Anti-Poverty Week, all staff and volunteers at Red Cross House will be asked to add a piece of fresh fruit or veggie to their shopping baskets and to donate it to the Australian Red Cross Refugee Service. The fresh food will be distributed to asylum seekers and their families who survive on $110/month per person and are totally reliant on food donations and parcels.

Nicole Cunningham
E: ncunningham@redcross.org.au

NSW: Donated Clothes Program

Families with children will be asked to register their old clothes (size and gender), which will be matched against the Australian Red Cross Refugee Services' list of children on their program. Families will be asked to pack up the clothing with a child's name on it and to bring it into the ARC when there is match.

Nicole Cunningham
E: ncunningham@redcross.org.au

ACT: positive.negative Photo Exhibition

This is an initiative which aims to educate the community about the crucial work being done on behalf of all Australians to fight HIV/AIDS and poverty related health issues in neighbouring countries. See website for more information.

 

The exhibition runs from 9 to 27 October (daily, during centre opening hours).

[Westfield Belconnen, Canberra]

Erin Anderson
E: Erin.Anderson@ausaid.gov.au
W: www.positivenegative.net.au/

NSW: 'Consuming Justice': Anti-Poverty Week Campaign

Students and staff from Macquarie University will orchestrate a Fair Trade Campaign by personally delivering a letter to all university department administrators, which clearly makes clear the relationship between fair trade and poverty. The campaign will encourage departments to think about regularly ordering Fair Trade tea and coffee for their department offices and common rooms.

Steph Gesling
P: 0422 059 818
E: segesling@gmail.com

ACT: Anti-Poverty Poster Competition

[Saint Clare of Assisi Primary School Out of School Hours Care Centre]


P: 02 6294 8004

VIC: Poverty Isn't Pretty

UnitingCare Ballarat has asked Ballarat Hairdressing salons to agree in helping raise funds for its welfare programmes during Anti-Poverty Week. Clients attending participating salons will be offered the option to contribute $2 (or more!) to a collection box at the counter.

Monday - Saturday; Business Hours

Peta Dando
P: 03 5337 2725
E: pdando@unitingcareballarat.com.au
W: www.unitingcareballarat.com.au

NAT: ACOSS Action Network

Introduction of the fairness impact statement to make sure the government gives all Australians a fair go. See website for more information.

Anouk Ride
P: 02 9310 4844 (x215)
W: www.acoss.org.au

ACT: Anti-Poverty Week Dish

$5 from every dish of Savory Paratha Pancakes (filled with mushrooms, pinenuts & baby spinach, served with fresh asparagus, salsa verde and goats fetta crumbs) sold will be donated to charity.

[Cafe in the House, Old Parliament House]

Colleen St George
P: 02 6273 4366

NSW: "Welcome" - A photographic journey into East Timor

An exhibition of Ian Provest's work highlighting the issues being faced by people living in Timor-Leste. It promotes AUSTCARE's peace building and poverty reduction programs as part of Anti-Poverty Week 2006.

The exhibition runs from 25 September to 19 October (11am - 6pm daily, except Sundays) at The Muse Gallery, Sydney Institute. TAFE NSW. Mary Ann St, Ultimo. See website for more information.


W: www.welcome.asn.au/home.php

SA: Conversation over Lunch

Sharing lunch and experiences of budgeting with little.

 

Monday - Wednesday

[Community House, 34-36 Galpin Street, Whyalla Stuart]

Felicia Melillo
P: 08 8649 2647
E: communityhouse@ppd.centacare.org.au
W: www.communitywebs.org./Centacare

NAT: Anti-Poverty Broadcasting

During Anti-Poverty Week, SBS Radio's Alchemy will focus on a poverty-related issue each night. A forum will also be put together featuring those directly affected by poverty and those in a position to effect change. See website for frequencies.

Mariam Saab
E: mariam.saab@sbs.com.au
W: www21.sbs.com.au/alchemy/

Sunday 15 October

Description [venue] Contact

NAT: STAND UP Against Poverty

International Campaign aiming to get in the Guinness Book of Records for most number of people standing up (literally) for a cause. See website for more information.
[Venues all around the country]

Sarah Gregory
E: sgregory@acfid.asn.au
W: www.millenniumcampaign.org

ACT: Voices for Justice - Roadtrip to Canberra

Christian roadtrip to Canberra for adults and youth which involves lobbying and other activities, as well as faith-based actions.

Amanda Jackson
E: amanda.jackson@micahchallenge.org.au

NSW: Sermon

Sermon on Australian cleaners and poverty wages - with special reference to the Clean Start: Fair Deal for Cleaners campaign.
[Campbell St Presbyterian Church, Balmain]

Rev Ivan Ransom

QLD: Sermon

[St Mary's Catholic Church, Merivale St, Sth Brisbane]

Gary Bullock
P: 0417 789 760

QLD: Sermon

Father Velibor Boijicic will be delivering a sermon on Australian cleaners and poverty wages.
[Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church Wacol, Brisbane]

Gary Bullock
P: 0417 789 760

QLD: Sermon

Father Radivoij Stankovoski will be delivering a sermon about poverty and how poverty relates to other societal ills.

[Macedonian Orthodox Church New Farm, Brisbane]

Gary Bullock
P: 0417 789 760

VIC: Sunday Service

The anti-poverty work of the Justice and International Mission Unit of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania will be discussed.

[Camberwell Uniting Church, Camberwell Rd - opp. police station & next to State School]

Christo Roberts
P: 03 9852 8371

TAS: STAND UP Campaign Launceston

Metro bus chartered to visit places in Launceston to encourage awareness and participation in the Stand Up Campaign.

 

QLD: Sermon

Fr Taye Beneberu will be delivering a sermon on Australian cleaners and poverty wages.

[St Mary's Coptic Church, Beaton St, Cooper Plains]

Gary Bullock
P: 0417 789 760

ACT: Voices for Justice - Church Service

[Canberra Baptist Church]

Carlyn Chen
P: 02 9571 8855
E: voices@micahchallenge.org.au

WA: Walking Against Poverty & BBQ

Walk Against Poverty will start from the carpark at Quinns Mindarie Lifesaving Club and head along the beach to Mindarie Quay, and then return to QMLSC.
[Quinns Mindarie Surf Lifesaving Club, 2 Quinns Rd, Mindarie

Trish Sirons
P: 08 9430 5756
E: wch@unitingcarewest.org.au

TAS: Claremont Stands Up against Poverty

Displays, resources, local bands, music, dancers, entertainment for kids - to raise awareness of poverty.
[Village Green, Boxhill Road, Claremont]

Sarah Blegg
P: 03 6275 2240
E: sarahblegg@bigpond.com

VIC: Anti-Poverty Awards for Young Victorians & Will Thomas Oration

Presentation of awards to young Victorians working towards the eradication of poverty. Michele O'Neil (State Secretary, TCFUA) will be speaking. See website for information and application forms.
[St David's Uniting Church, Canterbury]

Adrian Pyle
P: 03 9513 9897
E: info@antipoverty.unitingchurch.org.au
W: www.antipoverty.unitingchurch.org.au

WA: WA Unites to Make Poverty History

This family event is a prelude to the STAND UP Against Poverty event at 6pm and includes entertainment and guest speakers talking about world poverty.
[Forrest Place, Perth]

 

SA: Movie Screening

The LHMU Clean Start campaign, Art in Working Life Project and SA Unions will be screening Ken Loach's "Bread and Roses". The movie follows two low paid Mexican sisters who took on LA's most powerful corporate owners and cleaning companies for trade union recognition. Tickets: $10/$7.

[Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett St, Adelaide]

Kayti Murphy
P: 08 8279 2222
E: kmurphy@saunions.org.au
W: www.saunions.org.au

WA: Sunday Soul Jazz

Stunning starlet from Sassy Catch followed by the Backlash Jazz Quintet will entertain from 7pm. Part proceeds will go in support of Foodbank. Tickets: Standard ($20) / Concession ($17) available at venue or book at BOCS.
[The Quarry Amphitheatre, Oceanic Drive, City Beach]

Carly Valcic
P: 08 9385 7144
E: admin@quarryamphitheatre.com.au

WA: STAND UP Against Poverty

International Campaign aiming to get in the Guinness Book of World Records for most number of people standing up (literally) for a cause.
[Forrest Place, Perth]

Terry & Donna Crestwell
P: 08 9379 3541
E: terry@ca.com.au
W: www.makepovertyhistory.com.au

Monday 16 October

Description [venue] Contact

NAT: STAND UP Against Poverty

International Campaign aiming to get in the Guinness Book of Records for most number of people standing up (literally) for a cause. See website for more information.
[Venues all around the country]

Sarah Gregory
E: sgregory@acfid.asn.au
W: www.millenniumcampaign.org

ACT: Voices for Justice - Roadtrip to Canberra

Christian roadtrip to Canberra for adults and youth which involves lobbying and other activities, as well as faith-based actions.

Amanda Jackson
E: amanda.jackson@micahchallenge.org.au

WA: Forum: The Challenge of Alleviating Poverty

Includes panel sessions on: Breaking the cycle of poverty in WA; Welfare reform measures in Australia and their impact on poverty outcomes and on services; the WA Homelessness Strategy; and Making Poverty History around the world.
[Auditorium, Dept for Community Development, 189 Royal St, Perth]

Paul Flatau
P: 08 9360 2836
E: pflatau@murdoch.edu.au
W: click here

SA: It's wheelie bin cold (where did you sleep last night?)

A tent will be set up and people will talk about what it is like being homeless. There will also be wheelie bins graffitied by local youth for donations of food and blankets to assist the homeless in the Riverland area.
[Renmark Town Centre]

Aimee Smith
P: 08 8586 5745
E: admin@rpcci.org.au
W: www.rpcci.org.au

QLD: State Launch

The event will include the launch of a report on poverty in Qld. Speakers include Queensland Governor, Her Excellency Quentin Bryce, Rev Dr David Pitman (Qld Uniting Church) and Karyn Walsh (President, QCOSS).
[St Mary's Catholic Church, cnr Merivale & Peel Sts, Sth Brisbane]

Mark Jeffery
P: 07 3832 1266
E: markj@qcoss.org.au

QLD: Kyabra Strengths-based Practice Conference

Leaf Bennet will be addressing conference delegates about Indigenous prespectives of poverty, which will be followed by a workshop.
[Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm]

Mel Hilditch
P: 07 3373 9499
E: melhi@kyabra.org
W: www.strengths2006.com.au

SA: Hula Dancing Classes

A free, fun, energetic and exotic activity to help break down the social isolation often felt by those experiencing poverty in rural areas.
[Waikerie Community Centre]

Alison Gilbert
P: 08 8541 2081
E: accwaik-alison@riverland.net.au

VIC: Stand up against Poverty

Organisations that choose to participate in this activity are invited to count as accurately as possible the number of participants and to forward the result by 4pm to the Catholic Commission for Justice Development and Peace. See website for more information.


E: justice@melbourne.catholic.org.au
W: melbourne.catholic.org.au

NSW: Poverty in Australia Competition

Poverty in Australia multiple choice quiz through schools, community organisations, shopping centres and the local media. Prizes will be awarded and all entries will receive a poverty package after the winners have been announced.

Jane McIvor
P: 02 4648 5933
E: macforum@macforum.org.au
W: www.macforum.org.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Display

[Picabeen Community Centre]

Sisi Lavulo
P: 07 3354 2555
E: info@picabeen.org.au

WA: Christmas Bundle

Year 9 students in two Home Economics classes will make as many items as possible and donate them to charities for children living in poverty in WA and internationally.
[Thornlie Senior High School]

Robyn Tyrie
P: 08 9459 2544
E: rtyrie@conceptual.net

TAS: Stand Up Bus!

The STAND UP bus will travel to significant points (including schools) where people people will Stand Up and pledge.

Anna Powell
P: 0409 282 853
E: anna_powell123@hotmail.com

SA: Healthy Budget Cooking Class

Participate in the cooking and sharing of a low cost healthy meal.

[Community House, 34-36 Galpin St, Whyalla Stuart]

Felicia Melillo
P: 08 8649 2647
E: communityhouse@ppd.centacare.org.au
W: www.communitywebs.org./Centacare

TAS: STAND UP Campaign Launceston

Metro bus chartered to visit places in Launceston to encourage awareness and participation in the Stand Up Campaign.

 

SA: Raising Awareness to Raise Funds

Students from Saint Ignatius College will conduct a campaign to inform their school community about the poverty that exists in Australia and around the world. A fundraiser will be held to collect needed money for the Saint Vincent de Paul charity.

[Saint Ignatius College]

Amanda Thompson
P: 0421 339 453
E: thompab006@ignatius.sa.edu.au

VIC: Global/Local Focus on Poverty

There will be displays, stalls and a speaker to highlight poverty with a global and local focus.
[Swinburne University of Technology Croydon Campus, 12-50 Norton Rd, Croydon]

Veronica Coleman
P: 03 9726 1409
E: veronicacoleman@optusnet.com.au
W: www.swin.edu.au

ACT: Launch of APW Canberra

[Reception Room, Legislative Assembly]

Kerrie Tucker
E: kerrieaway@hotmail.com

TAS: Launch of Discussion Paper -"Through the Roof - Unreasonable Rent Increases in Tasmania"

The Tenants' Union of Tasmania will be launching the discussion paper which puts forward a strong argument to change the law to afford greater protection for tenants.
[Tenants' Union of Tasmania, 166 Macquarie St, Hobart]

Bev Jefferson
P: 03 6223 2591
E: tenants@netspace.net.au
W: www.tutas.org.au

NSW: BBQ

The event is in support of Anti-Poverty Week, with a display of promotional information about the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre and the Tom Foster Community Centre. 

[Newtown Neighbourhood Centre]

Emma Wilkinson
P: 02 9335 2153
E: tfadmin@marrickville.nsw.gov.au

NSW: Students' Representative Council Anti-Poverty Week

Information stalls, food and entertainment to promote the services that the SRC and other groups provide to students who in increasing numbers feel the pressure of economic difficulties and have to work longer hours and neglect their studies.
[Cumberland Campus, University of Sydney]

Melissa de Silva
P: 02 9660 5222
E: m.desilva@src.usyd.edu.au
W: www.src.usyd.edu.au

QLD: Launch of "Meet the Need"

Launch of report commissioned by TEAR and the United Nations Association of Australia (Qld) on attitudes of Australians to overseas aid.
[Vitality Store, Centro on James, Fortitude Valley]

Heather den Houting
P: 07 3377 9805
E: heather.denhouting@uccentre.ucaqld.com.au

ACT: ACT Shelter Forum on Poverty

Speaker: Dr Sue Packer ("Child Health & Poverty").
[Havelock House, Northbourne Ave]


E: policy@actshelter.net.au

WA: Celebrating Our Strength concert - a free blues concert for people affected by poverty

The concert aims to promote the social inclusion of Australians affected by poverty with a concert and sausage sizzle.
[Fremantle Esplanade, Martine Tce, Fremantle]

Vanessa Rowe
P: 08 9420 7277
E: spsd@waamh.org.au

NSW: Debate

The activity will focus on poverty-related issues.
[Library Lawn, University of New South Wales]

Sneha Balakrishnan
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

SA: Launch of Anti-Poverty Week in SA

Focus will be on health with the ETSA mobile kitchen providing a demonstration of budget cooking and the St Vincent de Paul Society launching its Nutrition Charter.
[Gawler Place Canopy, Rundle Mall]

Mary Ridings
E: mridings@svdpsa.org.au

TAS: STAND UP in City Park

A gathering with stalls and music to STAND UP and take the pldege against poverty. The STAND UP Bus will also be visiting.
[Launceston City Park]

Anna Powell
P: 0409 282 853
E: anna_powell123@hotmail.com

SA: Cross Road Forum

Speakers (Glen Watson, Elspeth McInnes and John Haren) will discuss the Government's Welfare to Work policy.
[The Monastery, 15 Cross Road]


P: 08 8379 3681
E: monastery@stpauls.mx.com.au

ACT: Sausage sizzle & Poverty Hypothetical

[Canberra Baptist Church, 1 Currie Cres, Kingston]


P: 02 6295 9470
E: office@canbap.org

NSW: Seminar on Poverty

Sheikh Taj Eldinne Alhilali will be giving a talk about material, physical and spiritual poverty after Iftar (breaking of fast).
[47 Wangee Rd, Lakemba]

United Muslim Women Association
P: 02 9750 7913
E: info@mwa.org.au

NSW: Sydney Street Choir's 5th Birthday Party

The event is part of RecLink's Sydney's Homeless Persons' Festival 2006. Everyone is invited to join one of Sydney's hardest working music acts as it celebrates its 5th birthday and combats the poverty of spirit with a party, singing, food and frivolity!

[Edward Eagar Lodge, 348a Bourke St, Surry Hills]

Liza Hildreth
P: 02 9358 8124
E: lizah@talbot.org.au
W: www.reclink.org.au

Tuesday 17 October

Description [venue] Contact

ACT: Voices for Justice - Roadtrip to Canberra

Christian roadtrip to Canberra for adults and youth which involves lobbying and other activities, as well as faith-based actions.

Amanda Jackson
E: amanda.jackson@micahchallenge.org.au

SA: Avoid the Money Trap

Official launch by Nick Xenophon followed by Community Organisations Expo, Budget Cooking Demonstrations & Book Launch ("Let's Get Cooking"). MoneyMinded workshops with financial counsellors on hand; live band; morning tea & light lunch; goodie bags. Transport & childcare available (bookings essential).
[Para West Adult Campus]

Karen Lynch
P: 08 8209 5752
E: klynch@anglicare-sa.org.au
W: www.anglicare-sa.org.au

NAT: National Clean Start: Fair Deal for Cleaners

CBD cleaners from around Australia and New Zealand will rally in every capital city to focus attention on the effects of low-paid work and poverty wages on their families and communities. See website for more information.

Andrew Casey
P: 02 8204 3006
E: andrewc@lhmu.org.au
W: www.lhmu.org.au

WA: Local Community Perspective on Poverty

A day of activities, displays free booklets and brochures to raise awareness of poverty related issues with guest speakers.
[Lyall Richardson Hall, Agonis Centre, Albany Hwy, Gosnells]

Joanne Walsh
P: 08 9490 1163
E: jo@gosclc.com.au
W: www.gosclc.com.au

ACT: Paediatric Grand Rounds

Speaker: Dr Sue Packer - "Impact of Poverty on Child Health in Australia"

[Clinical School Auditorium, Canberra Hospital]

Dr Sue Packer
P: 0409 828 307

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week meeting of the Older Women's Network

Sally Cowling (Centre for Social Justice, UnitingCare Qld) will speak - and take questions - on the meaning and impact of poverty, and how it affects the life experiences of older women.
[Logan Women's Health Centre, 25 Ewing Road Woodridge - wheelchair accessible]

Margaret Leeming (Older Women's Network)
P: 07 3200 9407

TAS: Dinner

An opportunity for Tasmanians working to advance the anti-poverty campaign to network.

Mary Blake
E: mary.blake@immi.gov.au

TAS: Treasure Hunt

An activity based upon the Millennium Development Goals which will involve students from across Hobart.
[Elizabeth Street Mall]

Linley Grant
E: malingrant@bigpond.com

TAS: Aussie Breakfast

Community groups and service clubs are providing a community breakfast to socially marginalized men and Bethlehem House residents, with MPs and high-profile Hobartians being invited.
[Bethlehem House]

Gary Bennett
E: gbennett@bethlehemhouse.org.au

WA: 2006 Churchill Fellow Presentation: The use of music therapy intervention with at risk groups

The presentation by Simon Faulkner recognises the different social, economic and emotional aspects of poverty experienced by people who have substance abuse problems.
[Holyoake, 65 Newcastle St, Perth]

Diane Lambert
P: 08 9222 2829
E: diane.lambert@dcd.wa.gov.au

WA: Mission Australia Morning Tea

Peter Vanas (Manager, Youth Accommodation Support Services) will speak on poverty and youth homelessness issues.
[Mission Australia, 111 Wellington St, East Perth]

Byron Barnes
P: 08 9225 0458
E: barnesb@missionaustralia.com.au

SA: ETSA Business Breakfast

Guest speaker: Mon. David Cappo (Chair, Social Inclusion Board)
[State Library of SA]

Maggie Abela
P: 08 8404 4337
E: abela.maggie@etsa.com.au

NSW: Food Fairness Forum

A forum to celebrate and be inspired by local food projects and initiatives, and to reflect on the progress made by Food Fairness Illawarra since its inception. The programme includes speakers, discussion time and workshops.
[Figtree Community Hall]


P: 02 4226 5000
E: manager@healthycitiesill.org.au
W: www.healthycitiesill.org.au

NSW: Sports Day

Everyone is invited to join Sydney's homeless and disadvantaged community in a day of fun playing soccer (led by Soccer NSW), cricket, volleyball, boulle and much more. BBQ provided. The event is part of RecLink's Sydney's Homeless Persons' Festival 2006.
[McKay Sports Grounds, Centennial Park, Sydney]

Liza Hildreth
P: 02 9358 8124
E: lizah@talbot.org.au
W: www.reclink.org.au

NSW: Launch

Launch of the 'Transport Disadvantage' report, which looks at the impact of transport disadvantage on families and individuals with low incomes, no motor vehicles and living in areas with poor public transport provision.

[Western Sydney Community Forum]


P: 02 9687 9669
E: wscf@wscf.org.au
W: www.wscf.org.au

NSW: Breakfast Seminar

Outstanding Aboriginal leader Winsome Matthews will speak about "Redressing the Balance" - how a community in dire need was able to offer a unique creative community development project to its own community and to Australia. Bookings essential.

[ANZ Bank, Level 20, 20 Martin Place, Sydney]

Margaret Bell
E: margaret.bell@chainreaction.org.au
W: www.chainreaction.org.au

VIC: Meal serve

Members and staff of the Victorian parliament will be serving free meals to social security card holders.

[St Mary's House of Welcome, 165 Brunswick St, Fitzroy]

Lara Denes
P: 03 9417 6497
E: lara.denes@smhow.org.au

ACT: Catholic Social Services Australia Annual Conference: Anti-Poverty Week Lecture

Fr Peter Norden sj (Associate Director, Jesuit Social Services) will be speaking on "The Distribution of Social Disadvantage in Australian Communities". The lecture will reflect on research into locational disadvantage (also referred to as Poverty by Postcode), its key points and hints at emerging patterns.

[Public Theatre, Australian Parliament House]

Judith Tokley
P: 0408 824 306
E: judith.tokley@catholicsocialservices.org.au
W: www.catholicsocialservices.org.au

ACT: Service

Special service to mark the International Anti-Poverty Day. Rev. Rada Mitrev will lead paryers to end poverty in the cleaning industry.

[St Illeja's Church, Crawford St, Queanbeyan]

 

NSW: Sydney South West Area Health Service Running on Empty program & BBQ

Guests: Rev Bill Crews and Helen Westwood, patrons of the Villawood Food Action group.
[Cafe 2163, Villawood]

Kerry Parsons
E: kerry.parsons@sswahs.nsw.gov.au
W: www.sswahs.nsw.gov.au/

WA: Perth Community Support Service: Anti-Poverty Week Sausage Sizzle

Salvation Army sausage sizzle to raise awareness of poverty in Perth.

[333 William St, Northbridge]

Jenny Lydon
P: 08 9328 1690

NSW: Listen up you mob! - Make Indigenous Poverty History campaign

Speakers include Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir (Governor of NSW), The Hon Milton Orkopolous MP (NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs) & Jeff McMullan.
[Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament House]

Rev Ray Williamson (NSW Ecumenical Council)
P: 02 9299 2215
E: rwilliamson@ncca.org.au

ACT: Launch: Create to Advocate Art Exhibition

Launch of art display centred around the Millennium Development Goals.
[Parliament House]

Carlyn Chen
P: 02 9571 8855
E: voices@micahchallenge.org.au

VIC: Food for Thought - healthy food healthy people - Community Food Cycle

A holistic approach to healthy food healthy people. Speakers, displays and information about the food chain from seeds and growing in community gardens, to community kitchens, slow food and food waste and recycling.
[Mornington Library]

Erin Nixon
P: 03 5950 1685
W: www.mornpen.vic.gov.au

NSW: Volunteering Session

Speakers will speak on volunteering opportunities to assist disadvantaged people within Australia and overseas.
[CLB3, University of New South Wales]

Sneha Balakrishnan
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

SA: Anti-Poverty Week BBQ

An open invitation to discover what the Waikerie Community Centre has to offer the local community and how it works to help alleviate rural poverty.
[Waikerie Community Centre]

Alison Gilbert
P: 08 85412081
E: accwaik-alison@riverland.net.au

SA: Budget Cooking Class

Residents are invited to join in to learn how to make a nutritious meal for under $10, and will share the lunch and ideas about ways in which the community might be able to reduce poverty and make a difference. Bookings required.
[Parks Community Centre, 2-46 Cowan St, Angle Park]

Tara Nicholson
P: 08 8243 5670
E: tara.nicholson@portenf.sa.gov.au
W: www.portenf.sa.gov.au/

SA: Clean Start Rally

A community rally, part of the National Campaign, to focus attention on the effects of poverty wages on families and communities. See website for more information.
[Victoria Square, Adelaide]

Chris Field
P: 08 8352 9300
E: chrisf@lhmu.org.au
W: www.lhmu.org.au

NSW: Students' Representative Council Anti-Poverty Week

Information stalls, food and entertainment to promote the services that the SRC and other groups provide to students who in increasing numbers feel the pressure of economic difficulties and have to work longer hours and neglect their studies.
[Nursing Campus, University of Sydney]

Melissa de Silva
P: 02 9660 5222
E: m.desilva@src.usyd.edu.au
W: www.src.usyd.edu.au

WA: International Anti-Poverty Day Clean Start: Fair Deal for Cleaners rally

Part of the national Clean Start campaign.

[Wesley Uniting Church, cnr Hay & William Sts, Perth]

Fiona Bennett
P: 08 9388 5400
E: <fionab@lhmu.org.au
W: www.lhmu.org.au

ACT: Clean Start: Fair Deal for Cleaners

Part of the national Clean Start campaing.

[Pilgrim Place, Northbourne Ave, Canberra]

Lyndal Ryan
P: 02 6273 1238
E: lyndalr@lhmu.org.au
W: www.lhmu.org.au

WA: Friends Restaurant Community Awareness Lunch

Clyde Bevan and Friends Restaurant will be holding a modest and simple lunch for a small group of community members to support Anti-Poverty Week and acknowledge the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Speakers: Chris Hall (UnitingCare West) and Glenda Kickett (Centrecare Inc.)

[Friends Restaurant, Perth]

Carolyn Pethrick
P: 08 9325 6644
E: cpethrick@centrecare.com.au

TAS: Colony 47 Community Central Anti-Poverty Week Lunch

[164 Murray St, Hobart]


P: 03 6231 4359

VIC: Who's Minding the Gap? Forum

A community forum exploring 3 perspectives - academia, government, social activists - on the widening gap between rich and poor in Australia.
[Moreland Council Offices, Concert Hall, 90 Bell St, Coburg]

Deb Davison
P: 03 9240 1224
E: ddavison@moreland.vic.gov.au

ACT: Prayer vigil

Part of the Voices for Justice: Micah Challenge National Gathering.
[Parliament House front lawn]

Carlyn Chen
P: 02 9571 8855
E: voices@micahchallenge.org.au

NSW: Launch

Panel speakers: Julian Disney, Frances Parker (UWS), Russ Grayson (Sydney Food Fairness Alliance) & Jennice Kersh. Chair: Joanna Saville (SBS Food Lover's Guide to Australia). Hosts: Ian Cohen & Penny Sharpe.
[NSW Parliament House]

Catriona MacMillan
P: 02 9365 7668
E: catrionamac@optusnet.com.au
W: www.sswahs.nsw.gov.au/

NSW: International Anti-Poverty Day Clean Start: Fair Deal for Cleaners rally

Part of the national campaign. Keynote speakers from faith, union and ethnic communities.

[Hyde Park, Sydney]

 

VIC: International Anti-Poverty Day Clean Start: Fair Deal for Cleaners rally

[State Library, cnr Swanston & Lonsdale Sts]


E: cyndy@lhmu.org.au
W: www.lhmu.org.au

ACT: Oxfam Public Forum on the AusAID White Paper on Overseas Aid

Speakers include: Stephen Howes (AusAID) & James Ensor (Oxfam Australia) & Patrick Kilby (ANU).
[Johnson Auditorium, Pilgrim House]


P: 0404 076 305
E: actcommittee@oxfam.org.au
W: www.oxfam.org.au/about/state_offices/act

VIC: The 13th Annual Oswald Barnett Oration 2006

Ken Marchingo's (CEO, Loddon Mallee Housing Services) speech is entitled "Kamikaze or Karma? The concerns of a Registered Housing Association". He will be addressing issues such as: the direction public housing is heading towards; principles that guide a housing service - by its clients; flaws and opportunities in the current housing system.
[Lecture Theatre, Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, 2nd Floor, 234 Queensberry St, Carlton]

Jesse Cain
P: 03 9251 5271
E: jesse.cain@vic.uca.org.au

WA: Perspectives on Poverty

A multimedia event to present issues on poverty and provide an opportunity for networking.
[Genesis, 108 Beaufort St, Northbridge]

Joe Fleming
P: 08 9227 70140
E: socialprogrammeconsultant.wa@aus.salvationarmy.org

NSW: Why Tax Cuts are Bad for your Health

Speakers: Dr Richard Denniss (co-author of "Affluenza: When too much is never enough") & Melissa Sweet (writer & freelance journalist). Admission: $10 (Australian Health Promotion Association & Public Health Association members); $15 (non-members). RSVP by 11 Oct to Elsia - elsia.tjandra-wangsa@email.cs.nsw.gov.au.
[Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney]

Chris Rissel
P: 02 9515 9055

QLD: 5th Annual Common Wealth for the Common Good Address

Mr Graeme Mundine will be speaking on the topic of Make Indigenous Poverty History. RSVP by 13 Oct.

[TLC Building, Qld Council of Unions, 2nd Floor, 16 Peel St, Sth Brisbane]

Helen or Angela
P: 07 3891 5866
E: sao.admin@sao.clriq.org.au

NSW: Out of the Soap Box

An open mic opportunity for people who have experienced homelessness, and an opportunity for those who want to understand more to listen. This is chance to help the community understand: why homelessness happens, how it feels, what can be done about it or any other aspect of homelessness from an individual point of view. Supper will be served. The event is part of RecLink's Sydney's Homeless Persons' Festival 2006.
[Rough Edges, 231a Victoria Rd, Darlinghurst]

Liza Hildreth
P: 02 9358 8124
E: lizah@talbot.org.au
W: www.reclink.org.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Dinner

The dinner will be a 2 course meal using products similar to those in Emergency Relief food parcel with guest speaker: Rivkah Nissim Policy and Rights analyst VCOSS.

[St Stephens Uniting Church, cnr Beechworth & Nilmar Rd, Wodonga]

Di Sutherland
E: dianne@bettysplace.org.au

NSW:"Poverty in the Jewish Community and Developing Projects for Hope"

Special Anti-Poverty Week address by Dr Bettina Cass (Professorial Fellow, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW) at the plenum of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. 

[148 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst, Sydney]

Vic Alhadeff
P: 02 9360 1600
E: alhadeff@nswjbd.com

Wednesday 18 October

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TAS: Special Sitting of Parliament in Launceston

Notice of motion and debate in recognition of Anti-Poverty Week.

Luke Martin
P: 03 6231 0755

NSW: NCOSS Anti-Poverty Week Forum

The NSW Premier, the Hon Morris Iemma, MP, will deliver a keynote address ("Towards Social Justice: The Iemma Government's Plans for a Fairer NSW"). A flyer for the event can be found at: http://ncoss.org.au/mail/iemma-flier.pdf.
[Jubilee Room, Parliament House, Sydney]

Wendy Hall
P: 02 9211 2599 (x118)
E: wendy@ncoss.org.au
W: www.ncoss.org.au

ACT: Listening to Kids about Homelessness in the ACT Seminar

[Australian Catholic University, Blackfriars, Antill St, Watson]

Judy Netting
P: 02 6163 7685

SA: SACOSS Symposium - Spotlight on social justice

Keynote speakers include: Professor Mark Peel (author of "The Lowest Rung: Voices of Australian Poverty") who will discuss the history of welfare, poverty and social justice.
[The Shores Function Complex]

Jennifer Duncan (SACOSS)
E: jennifer@sacoss.org.au
W: www.sacoss.org.au

SA: Healthy Budget Cooking Class

Participate in the cooking and sharing of a low cost healthy meal.
[Joan Gibbons Neighbourhood Centre, Whyalla]

Cathy Hutchinson
P: 08 8649 3716

SA:

Volunteers' final meeting and pre book (Managing Poverty Stories written by locals) launch morning tea.
[Community House, Port Lincoln]

Anita Taylor
P: 08 8683 4722

SA:

Craft activity for children from low-income families.
[Waikerie Community Centre]

Jill Liddicoat (Anglican Community Care Waikerie)
P: 08 8541 2081

SA: Mobile Kitchen

Low cost cooking demonstrations.
[Colonnades]

Russell Duncan (ETSA)
P: 08 8339 4400

TAS: Clean Start: Fair Deal for Cleaners Anti-Poverty Week Breakfast BBQ

Breakfast BBQ addressed by Sharan Burrow (President, ACTU).
[Tasmanian Parliament House Lawns, Hobart]

Helen Gibbons
P: 0417 372 308

WA: Collaborative Learning

Years 3 and 6 classes will work together to further develop their understanding of world poverty. The learning experience will involve vide footage, discussion and planning a fund-raising activity.
[Illawarra Primary School]

Krista Kerr
P: 08 9249 1296
E: kristaK@upnaway.com

WA: Salvation Army Special Soup Run

Soup run organised by the Salvation Army with the Hon. Alan Carpenter, Premier of WA and Hon. Paul Omodei MLA, Leader of the Opposition.
[Wellington Sq, Northbridge]

Joe Fleming

QLD: Basketball Clinic for Kids

Underprivileged kids will be given an opportunity to participate in organised sport, and a chance to interact and be active in a group/team environment with members of the defencejobs Womens National Basketball League team - SeaFM Townsville Fire.

[Townsville]

Alice Wheeler
E: alice.wheeler@basketball.net.au
W: www.wnbl.com.au

NSW: Information Session

Information session on "What can I do to reduce poverty" presented by Nicole Cunningham (Australian Red Cross).
[Arabic Community Centre, Level 1, 194 Stacey St, Bankstown]

Kassim (Arab Council Australia)
P: 02 9709 4333
E: kassim@arabcouncil.org.au

SA: Education & Awareness on Poverty

Classroom cooking, displays, information and a gathering of community members for shared lunch and education.
[Hackham South School]

Mandy Laidlaw
P: 08 8186 2998
E: samman@hdc.net.au

NSW: UNSW Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC)Seminar

The seminar will report on two current SPRC Projects. Speakers: Prof Peter Saunders, Prof Bettina Cass, Gerry Redmond and Yuvisthi Naidoo. Topics of discussion: "Towards a Community-Based Definition of Poverty" and "Hearing the Voices of Children and their Parents in Economic Adversity: A New Research Initiative". See website for more information.

[Mathews Building Room 307]

Megan Griffiths
P: 02 9385 7817
E: megangriffiths@unsw.edu.au
W: www.sprc.unsw.edu.au

NSW: Ecumenical Service

A service marking Anti-Poverty Week, and to express concern for indigenous poverty, poverty in the broader community and global poverty. Preacher: Mr Greg Hogan.
[Pitt St Uniting Church, 264 Pitt St, Sydney]

Rev Ray Williamson
P: 02 9299 2215
E: rwilliamson@ncca.org.au

WA: Booklet Launch & Sausage Sizzle

Launch of booklet produced by WACOSS and UWA social work students to raise community awareness of the prevalence of poverty in WA and the need for an anti-poverty strategy.
[Oak Lawn, University of Western Australia]

Laura Johnson
E: auralasu@yahoo.com.au

SA: Lunch & Launch of Cook Book

Free healthy lunch and launch of the Community Cook Book.
[Tailem Bend Community Centre]

Jim Quinn
P: 08 8572 3513

NSW: Students' Representative Council Anti-Poverty Week

Information stalls, food and entertainment to promote the services that the SRC and other groups provide to students who in increasing numbers feel the pressure of economic difficulties and have to work longer hours and neglect their studies.
[Sydney College of Arts, University of Sydney]

Melissa de Silva
P: 02 9660 5222
E: m.desilva@src.usyd.edu.au
W: www.src.usyd.edu.au

NSW: Speaker Session

Tom Widdup (Oxfam's Community Campaigns Officer) will speak on how to campaign effectively against social injustice at your uni, workplace or community.
[CLB4, University of New South Wales]

Sneha Balakrishnan
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

NSW: Urban Walk

A walking tour for staff of the Benevolent Society to see first hand social issues faced in one of the local suburbs of the inner city and to see some ways that people have been challenged to respond.

[Woolloomooloo]

 

WA: Ecumenical Anti-Poverty Week Service

An ecumenical worship service will be held to highlight issues of poverty in Australia and overseas.
[Wesley Church, cnr Hay & William Sts, Perth]

Alison Atkinson-Phillips
P: 08 9486 1577
E: alison.atkinson-phillips@wa.uca.org.au

NSW:

Grand Rounds on Poverty and Child Health.
[Sydney Children's Hospital]

Jacki Small
E: jacki.small@dadhc.nsw.gov.au

QLD: Presentation

Prof Roger Leakey (James Cook University) will give a public presentation on poverty, hunger, malnutrition and land degradation in developing countries.
[Raffles Function Room, Southbank Hotel and Convention Centre, Townsville]

 

QLD: Is it better to be down and out in Ascot or homeless in Hastings Street?

A mini debate on poverty in a wealthy society with a touch of tongue in cheek. Speakers: Noosa Mayor Bob Abbott, Jan Power (restaurateur & journalist), Jeff Cheverton (Qld Alliance) and Sharon Marshall (Chanel 10 News). Cost: $10; free for members & unwaged. RSVP essential.
[St Andrew's Uniting Church, cnr Creek & Queens Sts, Brisbane]


P: 07 3220 2198
E: rsvp@brisinst.org.au
W: www.brisinst.org.au/calendar/

NSW: Breaking the Poverty Cycle: Public Forum

Forum on Australian-Islamic Relations (FAIR) and LHMU Cleaners Union sponsored seminar on "Marginalising immigrant workers into poverty trap jobs - the effect on Australian society". Speaker: Julian Disney; Panelists: Sheikh Sidi Naeem Abdul Wali, Quentin Dempster (ABC host) & Rakchanok Sothaphasian.
[LHMU Auditorium, 187 Thomas St, Haymarket]

Andrew Casey
P: 02 8204 3006
E: andrewc@lhmu.org.au

ACT: Make Indigenous Poverty History Forum

Speakers include Julie Tongs & Traci Harris.
[Reception Room, ACT Legislative Assembly]

Dr Deb Foskey
P: 02 6205 0161

VIC: Poverty in Australia Today

Speakers: Right Reverend John McIntyre (Anglican Bishop of Gippsland); Antony McMullen (Justice and International Mission Unit, Uniting Church). Cost: $12 (includes a meal).
[Inverloch Anglican Church, The Crescent]

Alisa Drent
P: 0419 872 532

VIC: Making Ends Meet

Casey North Community Information & Support Service will be launching its 6th edition of the Making Ends Meet guide at its AGM. The guide aims at providing information and resources to low income households in the City of Casey.
[Narre Warren Bowling Club, Magid Dve, Narre Warren]

Susan Magee
P: 03 9705 6699
E: cncis@vicnet.net.au
W: www.vicnet.net.au~/cncis

VIC: Malicious Marketing?: Are infant formula companies still engaged in unethical marketing in developing countries?

Annelies Allain and Yeong Joo Kean (International Baby Food Action Network) will be speaking about UNICEF research which estimates that approximately 2 million babies die each year due to inadequate breastfeeding.
[Wesley Uniting Church, 148 Lonsdale St, Melbourne]

Jesse Cain
P: 03 9251 5271
E: jim@vic.uca.org.au
W: jim.victas.uca.org.au/

SA: Careers in the Community

An information session for people seeking employment working with people who face multiple adversity factors including homelessness.

[13 McKinna Rd, Christie Downs]

Karyn Webb
P: 08 8382 8032

NSW: Special screening of Kanyini with film-maker Melanie Hogan

A movie which tells of why Indigenous people are now struggling in a modern world and what needs to be done for them to move forward.
[Sydney Law School, 173-175 Phillip St, Sydney (opp NSW Supreme Court)]

Mimi Zou
P: 0421 898 164
E: socialjustice@suls.org.au
W: www.suls.org.au

Thursday 19 October

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WA: Poverty & Development Around the World Conference

Speakers will address issues of poverty alleviation and development in countries around the world. See www.sustainability.murdoch.edu.au/ for more information.
[Senate Suite, Murdoch University, South St, Murdoch]

Paul Flatau
P: 08 9360 2836
E: pflatau@murdoch.edu.au

NSW: Breakfast Seminar

Sue Richardson (Director of the National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University) will be speaking on "Inclusion or Exclusion? Developments in the labour market and their consequences".
[The Benevolent Society, Paddington, NSW]

Bianca Robertson
P: 02 9399 8080
E: biancar@bensoc.org.au

SA: 'Money Matters' seminar

A seminar for Community Service staff which is designed to help people gain control of their finances and make important changes in their lives.
[Marion Community Centre]

Julie Madden
P: 08 8277 0304
E: jmadden@marioncc.org.au

QLD: Qld Shelter Rent Event

The event highlights the problem of the rental market in dealing with housing affordability.
[Yungaba Conference Centre, 129 Main Rd, Kangaroo Point]


P: 07 3393 2433
W: www.qshelter.asn.au

SA: SACOSS Symposium - Spotlight on social justice

Keynote speakers include: Professor Mark Peel (author of "The Lowest Rung: Voices of Australian Poverty") who will discuss the history of welfare, poverty and social justice.
[The Shores Function Complex]

Jennifer Duncan (SACOSS)
E: jennifer@sacoss.org.au
W: www.sacoss.org.au

SA: Money Minded Facilitator Workshop

A free, 2-day train-the-trainer workshop in recognition of the important role played by facilitators in reaching adults in the community who can benefit most from a better understanding of their money, how it works and successfully manage day-to-day and longer term financial matters.
[Port Augusta Family Centre]

Karen Lynch
P: 08 8209 5752
E: klynch@anglicare-sa.org.au
W: www.anglicare-sa.org.au

SA: Tent City

Tents will be set up on the lawns to highlight issues of those experiencing homelessness and requiring emergency accommodation. There will also be a sausage sizzle.
[East Terrace, Loxton]

Carolyn Wood
P: 08 8584 6954

SA: Breaking the Xmas Poverty Cycle

Participants will make their own low cost Christmas cards and gifts (part of a 9 week course).
[Joan Gibbons Neighbourhood Centre, Whyalla]

Cathy Hutchinson
P: 08 8649 3716

NSW: MoneyMinded Train the Trainer Workshop

The training is open to any community worker/adult facilitator who is interested in gaining information that will boost every day money management skills. Workshops draw on experiences working with clients and every day money matters that may arise. Course is free but participants will need to be available both days. RSVP essential.
[Training Room, 288 Queen St, Campbelltown]

Susan Allen
P: 02 4627 2792

VIC: Inclusive School Forum

Meeting Point will be conducting a professional development session for primary and secondary schools to explore issues of school inclusion and equity, and focus on creating positives changes in schools to improve access to resources and education for every student.
[Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre]

Geoff Spillane
P: 03 9458 5788
E: gspillane@berrystreet.org.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Display

[Macquarie Community College, Level 2, 125 Main St, Blacktown]

Lesley Maker
E: maker@bigpond.net.au

SA: In Our Backyard

Minister Rory McEwwn will launch the morning tea, and a display of facts and figures will be on show with painted cardboard tents set up to bring attention to homeless people. Guests are invited to join discussions about poverty 'in our backyard' and how we can help make a difference in the local area.
[Lakes Village Plaza]

Kelly Henderson
P: 08 8724 9211
E: kelly@accinc.org.au

NSW: Forum

NSW Energy & Water Ombudsman Clare Petre will speak on keeping essential services within reach. RSVP essential.

[Level 10, 323 Castlereagh St, Sydney]

Antony Nicholas
P: 02 8218 5241
E: antony@ewon.com.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Workshop

The Youth & Leadership Unit will hold the workshop for young people who are part of the Links to Learning program. Discussion will include information on the causes of poverty and what can be done to reduce poverty.

Arab Council Australia
P: 02 9709 4333

ACT: Youth Coalition Forum on Poverty

[cnr Miller & Clianthus Sts, O'Connor]

Meredith Hunter
E: meredith@youthcoalition.nrt

VIC: Festival & BBQ

Local performers and residents are invited to join in to talk, act, sing and share ideas about ending poverty. Speakers include: Cr Janet Bolitho (Mayor, Port Philip) & Niel Pigot.
[cnr Chapel & Carlisle Sts, St Kilda]

Sandy Joffe
P: 03 9534 0777
E: sandy@ppcg.org.au
W: www.ppcg.org.au

VIC: Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service Anti-Poverty Week Forum

The forum will provide an opportunity for participants to share links and connections and initiatives that bring hope and inclusion to disadvantaged people experiencing poverty, and to plan ways forward by contributing to the "Access & Success: Transition, Pathways & Employment for young people in the West" workshop. Keynote speaker: Julian Disney.

[St Albans Secondary College, Main Rd East, St Albans]

Hayley James
P: 03 9364 3200
E: stalbans@goodshepvic.org.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Morning Tea

Morning tea held by staff of the Ethnic Child Care, Family and Community Services Co-operative. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Exodus Foundation.

[outside Building 3, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville]

Anne Macinante
P: 02 9569 1288

ACT: Chefs Challenge

Gordon Ramsay
E: gordon@kippax.org.au

NSW: Students' Representative Council Anti-Poverty Week

Information stalls, food and entertainment to promote the services that the SRC and other groups provide to students who in increasing numbers feel the pressure of economic difficulties and have to work longer hours and neglect their studies.
[Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney]

Melissa de Silva
P: 02 9660 5222
E: m.desilva@src.usyd.edu.au
W: www.src.usyd.edu.au

NSW: Speaker Session

Speakers include: Ann Wansbrough (UnitingCare), Beth Powell & Rebecca Lee (both from World Vision).

[CLB4, University of New South Wales]

Sneha Balakrishnan
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

VIC: Lunchtime Seminar: Have we forgotten about poverty among older people?

Gerry Naughtin (A/Prof, Social Policy and Ageing) will present a seminar that explores dimensions of poverty among older people; and the opportunities and challenges involved in preventing social exclusion among those at early and later stages of retirement from the workforce.
[Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick St, Fitzroy]

Joel Supple
E: jsupple@bsl.org.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week BBQ

A brochure has been produced with information about the anti-poverty campaign and ways to fight poverty.

[Mawson Park, Campbelltown]

Sana Al-Ahmar
P: 02 4627 1188
E: sana@mdsi.org.au
W: www.mdsi.org.au

QLD: Travel Expo

A celebration of multiculturalism within the classroom - learning experiences will include learning about various countries and the significance of poverty worldwide.

[Whitfield State School]

Tammy Conroy
P: 07 4034 1755
E: tconr5@eq.edu.au

SA: Closer than you think - Talking about Poverty

Video presentation of Stories from the One in Four - discussing the elements of poverty - Income, Housing, Social Participation, Health & Well-Being and Education, Employment and Training. It will be followed by afternoon tea.
[Milang Institute Supper Room]

Karyn Bradford
P: 08 8537 0687

WA: Celebrating Success The Big Issue

The event will explain how The Big Issue helped break Gavin (Bunbury's first and only vendor) out of the poverty cycle. He has recently obtained full time work.
[In Town Lunch Centre, 52 Wittenoom St, Bunbury]

Heather Walford
P: 0428 302 370
E: h.walford@ecu.edu.au

VIC: Fair Trade and Global Poverty

An evening at the Good Shepherd Trading Circle with guest Graham Romanes, Honarary Consul General of Ethiopia, speaking on the role of fair trade in combating global poverty.
[The Trading Circle, 261 Victoria St, Abbotsford]

Brigid Corcoran
P: 03 9421 6874
E: brigidc@infoxchange.net.au

WA: Comedy Night

This event is part of the weekly Comedy Program, with a topic on 'poverty'.
[Hyde Park Hotel, cnr Bulwer & Fitzgerald Sts, Nth Perth]

Malcolm Dix
P: 08 9325 7033
E: malcolm.dix@anglicarewa.org.au

NSW: Wayside Chapel Annual Fashion Show - "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

A fundraising activity to support The Wayside Chapel's many community initiatives. Tickets $55 available online or call 02 9258 5582. See website for more information.
[ARQ Nightclub]

Sarah Ford
P: 0404 727 172
E: sarahf@nswcc.org.au
W: www.thewaysidechapel.com/fashionshow/

TAS: Social Justice Lecture

Speaker: Emeritus Professor Jim Ife (Curtin University) - "Poverty, Community and Human Rights". The event is open to the broader community, but social workers are specially encouraged to attend.
[Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston]

Kathleen Flanagan
P: 03 6213 3566
E: k.flanagan@anglicare-tas.org.au

VIC: Benefit Gig

A musical treat to raise money for Anti-Poverty Week. Musicians include Kim Beales, The Eclairs, Steve Beavis and more.

[Bar 303, 303 High St, Northcote]

Kate Brebner
P: 03 9480 6432
E: kbrebs@yahoo.com

VIC: Community Forum - What we can do as a community to reduce poverty

Speakers: Trevor Barker (Yarrawonga FoodBank) and David Hall (Manager Connect for Kids, Berry Street Vic). Topics discussed: How to create a foodbank in our community; Local produce for local people; Grow your own; Swap surplus; Donate to foodbank; and Permablitz.

[Mt Pleasant Hotel, Alexandra]

Jacqui Riters
E: jriters@berrystreet.org.au

Friday 20 October

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VIC: From Little Steps To First BIG Step: Walking together towards an Australia free of poverty

The Brotherhood of St Laurence will present and share information on programs and services that it can offer to Indigenous communities in Victoria.
[Aborigines Advancement League, 2 Watt St, Thornbury]

Denice Kickett
E: dkickett@bsl.org.au

SA: Mind over (Money) Matters - the relationship between mental health & poverty

The discussion forum will provide the opportunity to raise awareness regarding the links between poverty and its impact on mental health and wellbeing. Speakers include Geoff Harris (Mental Health Coalition of SA), Anne Taylor, Ian Yates (Executive Director, COTA) Michelle de Cean, Jennifer Duncan (SACOSS) & Dr Ros Powrie.
[Pilgrim Hall, Finders St (behind Town Hall), Adelaide]

Eva Forte
E: eva.forte@health.sa.gov.au

SA: Lunch & Book Launch

Launch of book on stories of how people manage or do not manage their finances and lives.
[Community House Port Lincoln Inc]

Anita Talyor
P: 08 8683 4722
E: conrad14b@dodo.com.au
W: www.communityhousepl.org

SA: Money Minded Facilitator Workshop

A free, 2-day train-the-trainer workshop in recognition of the important role played by facilitators in reaching adults in the community who can benefit most from a better understanding of their money, how it works and successfully manage day-to-day and longer term financial matters.
[Port Augusta Family Centre]

Karen Lynch
P: 08 8209 5752
E: klynch@anglicare-sa.org.au
W: www.anglicare-sa.org.au

NSW: Launch - Every Kid campaign

A campaign to prompt State Government action to address the issues of poverty and social exclusion faced by disadvantaged children, young people and families across NSW. See website for more information.
[SDN Woolloomooloo Child & Family Learning Centre, cnr McElhone St & Reid Ave, Woolloomooloo, Sydney]

Rani Kumar
P: 02 9768 6808
E: rkumar@burnside.org.au
W: www.everykid.net

SA: Can Education Help Those with Low Income?

A display showcasing stories of poverty in the farming community.

Rose Theile
P: 08 8578 1026

SA: Mobile Kitchen

Low cost cooking demonstrations.
[Northern Suburbs]

Russell Duncan (ETSA)
P: 08 8404 5274

QLD: 'A Scan of Disadvantage in Queensland' - Launch and Workshop

This event will provide senior staff from UnitingCare Queensland with the opportunity to: (1) consider the implications of the Report's findings for our thinking on social justice; (2) identify ways to respond to spatial disadvantage; and (3) develop a research program to examine whether services provided in disadvantaged regions match local needs.

[Lifeline Community Care, Ground Floor, 117 Gipps St, Fortitude Valley]

Sally Cowling (Centre for Social Justice)
P: 07 3512 9422
E: sally.cowling@ucareqld.com.au
W: www.ucareqld.com.au/

NSW: MoneyMinded Train the Trainer Workshop

The training is open to any community worker/adult facilitator who is interested in gaining information that will boost every day money management skills. Workshops draw on experiences working with clients and every day money matters that may arise. Course is free but participants will need to be available both days. RSVP essential.
[Training Room, 288 Queen St, Campbelltown]

Susan Allen
P: 02 4627 2792

SA: Low Pay - Is there a working poor in Australia?

Barb Pocock (University of SA, National Low Pay Project) & Katrine Hildyard (Australian Services Union - Justice for Community Service Workers) will speak about the outcomes of the national low pay project, as well as a local campaign to raise the status and pay of low paid workers in the community services area who assist people living in poverty.
[2nd Floor Conference Room, Snnescey House, 33 Wakefield St]

Janet Giles
P: 08 8279 2222
E: jgiles@saunions.org.au
W: www.saunions.org.au

NSW: Food Fair

Students from different cultural groups at Coverdale Christian School will be setting up stalls and selling food. Proceeds raised will go to World Vision.
[Coverdale Christian School, Riverstone, Western Sydney]

Debbie Catterall
E: debcat1@hotmail.com

WA: stepUp Loans Launch

stepUp Loans is a joint project with the National Australian Bank which provides loans to low income households.  

[33 Williamstown Rd, Doubleview]

Ben Berrell
P: 08 9208 4413
E: bberrell@mercygroup.com.au

ACT: That We Should Adopt a Human Rights Based Approach to Poverty Eradication

Interactive breakfast panel which includes Margaret Reynolds and Lin Hatfield-Dodds. Facilitated by Jenny Brockie. RSVP essential.

[The Saville Park Suites, 84 Northbourne Ave, Canberra City]

Elena Rosenman
P: 02 6247 7744
E: elena.rosenman@afho.org.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Display

A display with information about the Foodbank and other community programmes.
[Belmore St, cnr of Piper St, Yarrawonga]

Trevor Barker
P: 03 5744 1324

ACT: Launch

Event launch of children and young people's photos, stories and poems on homelessness.

 

NSW: Seminar

Speakers: Jenny Lovric and John Corker (both from the National Pro Bono Resource Centre) - "Why do lawyers help the poor?"

[G23, Law Building, University of New South Wales]

Sneha Balakrishnan
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

SA: Closing Event -

Keynote speaker: The Hon. Dr John Bannon (former State Premier and Master of St Mark's College) will speak on the topic: "One People: What Destiny?". RSVP essential.
[Downer House, St Mark's College, 46 Pennington Tce, Nth Adelaide]

Graham Brown
P: 08 8382 8032
E: apw@southernjunction.org.au

NSW: Friday drinks 'at the movies'

Movie screening of 'The girl in the cafe' for staff of the Benevolent Society. The movie addresses the issue of when world powers will seriously address the issue of global poverty.
[In the One Time room]

 

TAS: Make Poverty History Concert

A concert to highlight poverty. Featuring Gersey and Anita George.
[Republic Bar, North Hobart]


E: Secretary@unaatasmania.org

VIC: Share Voices Against Poverty Concert

A relaxing and enjoyable evening featuring a first class mix of folk and jazz music to raise awareness of poverty abroad and at home, and to support the efforts of Caritas and Oxfam.
[Catholic College, Wodonga]

Rob Woodward
P: 0409 592 597
E: rob@criticaldifference.com.au

VIC: Concert

An event to raise awareness about poverty-related issues, as well as to raise funds for Oxfam and Caritas.
[Catherine McAuley Art Centre, Catholic College Wodonga]

Rob Woodward
P: 02 6059 2296
E: rob@criticaldifference.com.au

WA: No Room in the Boom Sleepout

This 'sleep over' event highlights the critical housing shortage faced by people in this boom state. Many of the young people taking part will be asking for sponsorship so that they can donate the proceeds to the Communicare Christmas appeal to help financially disadvantaged families during the festive season.

[Communicare car park, 28 Cecil Ave, Cannington]

Martine Pitt
P: 08 9451 9777
E: mpitt@communicare.org.au

QLD: Make Indigenous Poverty History - Brisbane Launch

Speakers: Graham Paulsen and Graeme Mundine.
[West End Uniting Church, Sussex St, West End]

 

Saturday 21 October

Description [venue] Contact

SA: Hills Poverty?

The Hut information guide to community help will be distributed, with the Salvation Army Band entertaining and collection donations.
[Stirling Shopping Village]

Robyn Harrison (The Hut)
P: 08 8339 4400
E: hutreception@thehut.org.au

SA: Garage Sale & Fete

[Joan Gibbons Neighbourhood Centre, Whyalla]

Cathy Hutchinson
P: 08 8649 3716

NSW: Rock Out Poverty Concert

Ten young local bands will rock against poverty to increase public awareness about young people experiencing poverty. Information will also be available to young people on their rights and responsibilities, as well as on local youth services. The event will be illusion free.

[Harry Sawkins Park, Shoalhaven]

Keith Bourke
P: 02 4421 9923
E: kbourke2@yahoo.com.au

SA: Chicago Fair

A community fair with an Anti-Poverty Week display, fashion parade of op-shop clothing, stalls and entertainment.
[Peter McKay Reserve, Gladstone Ave, Kilburn]

Jan Bean
P: 08 8269 9300
E: jbean@lccsa.org.au
W: www.lccsa.org.au

NSW: KU Children's Services Annual Seminar - "Shared Wisdom - Traditional & Contemporary Perspectives"

Endorsement of 'Anti-Poverty Action' in 140 KU Services.
[Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh]

Leanne Gibbs
E: leanne.gibbs@ku.com.au

NSW: The Fasting Lakemba Roos Barefoot Soccer Game

A barefoot football game will be held to mark Anti-Poverty Week and to highlight the efforts of the Lakemba Sports Club in combating the harmful social effects of poverty.
[Parry Park, Punchbowl Rd, Lakemba]

Dr Jamal Rifi
P: 02 9740 3211

TAS: Band 4 A Band

A music concert along the lines of Live 8 to raise awareness of poverty. White bands will also be sold.
[Reece High School]

Karina Downie
P: 03 6420 8100
E: karina.downie@education.tas.gov.au

VIC: Heroes Fundraising Talent Concert

Gawad Kalinga is an anti-poverty movement transforming the slums in the Philippines. This fundraising event is to support the movement, and to acknowledge the 'Heroes' for GK.
[La Trobe University Union Hall, Bundoora]

May Mendoza
P: 0425 782 146
W: www.gawadkalinga.org

TAS: Pedal Power Poverty Gig

[Ulverstone Rowing Club]

 

Related Activities

Make Indigenous Poverty History
The campaign aims to ensure that the global campaign supporting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) does not overlook the poverty suffered by Indigenous Peoples around the world, including Australia.
For more information, visit: http://www.ncca.org.au/natsiec/indigenous_poverty 

Make Poverty History
For more information, visit:
http://www.makepovertyhistory.com.au/home.html 


ACT
SievX National Memorial Project
The memorial is being built on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin to remember the worst maritime tragedy in our region since WWII - the drowning of 353 parents and children on a refugee vessel bound for Australia in 2001.
Participants gather at Weston Park Peninsular on Sunday, Oct 15 at 2pm. For more information, visit www.sievxmemorial.com.

Discussion on Poverty
P&C Council Meeting will be held on Oct 24.
Contact: Susan Rockcliff - 02 6241 5759.

Homeless Childrens' Photo Project
The project will be launched in Nov 2006.
Contact: Tim Moore (Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University) - t.moore@signadou.acu.edu.au


NSW
Create to Advocate
Art competition centred around the Millennium Development Goals. Participants have the opportunity to attend the workshop (Saturday 23 Sept, 10am - 4pm at TEAR NSW Office, 37-47 St Johns Rd, Glebe; cost - $15) or just submit a work of art. See website for more information: http://www.tear.org.au/advocacy/mc.mph/takeaction_micah_events.php.
Contact: Carlyn Chen - carlyn@tear.org.au  

Make Indigenous Poverty History Forum
The forum will take place on Thursday 12 Oct from 1 - 4pm at the Anglican Church, Darby St, Newcastle. 

RecLink's Sydney's Homeless Persons' Festival 2006
The festival runs from 9 - 20 October, and is sponsored by the City of Sydney. For more information, visit: www.reclink.org.au.

QLD
North West Interagency Meeting
The event will take place on Wedneyday 4 October between 10am and 12 noon at Picabeen Community Centre, with guest speakers from agencies to share and build perspectives on poverty in local North West Brisbane.
Contact: Letitia Bouloukos or Sisi Lavulo
- info@picabeen.org.au; 07 3354 2555.

Make Poverty History Forum

This event on Saturday 14 Oct (11am - 2pm at Aitkenvale Branch Library, Townsville) will include speakers and an opportunity to discuss global poverty and local actions.
Contact: Greg Boyd - greg@beyond.net.au

Kyabra Strengths-Based Practice Conference 2006
"Weaving the Threads"
The event will run from the 16 - 18 October at the Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm. For more information, visit: http://www.strengths2006.com.au/.

One Day
Living Waters Uniting Church presents One Day in the park (Sunday 22 Oct, 12 - 4pm at Forestglen Park, Brown Plains, Brisbane)to raise awareness about poverty with live bands and a sausage sizzle. Oxfam, World Vision and Oaktree information stalls will be set up. Proceeds from food and drink will go to The Oaktree Foundation.
Contact: Sue Pickering - 07 3800 7022; aussiepick@bigpond.com.

SA
Open day / Launch of Food Co-op Points System and Cook Book
Cook book giveaway and free lunch at Port Pirie Community Centre.
Contact: Vicki Jacobs - 08 8633 3391

Basketball Clinic for Kids
Underprivileged kids will be given an opportunity to participate in organised sport, and a chance to interact and be active in a group/team environment with members of the defencejobs Womens National Basketball League team - Adelaide QUIT Lightning.
Contact: Alice Wheeler - alice.wheeler@basketball.net.au.

Seniors Week
Ian Yates (Executive Director, COTA SA) will be speaking about anti-poverty action at the launch of Seniors Week on Sunday 22 October (2pm) at the Port Lincoln RSL. 

Southern Housing Round Table 
Public forum on Tuesday 24 Oct (8:45am - 12pm) about increasing access to affordable housing in the southern suburbs at Club South, South Adelaide FC, Goldsmith Drive, Noarlunga Downs.

TAS
Donation jars will be located in Network Gaming venues throughout Anti-Poverty Week.
Contact: Sue Bailey (Colony 47) - susanb.coss@colony47.com.au.

VIC
Wampan Wages
Victorian Stolen Wages Working Group and the Public Interest Law Clearing House will be presenting a series of events to explore the issue of 'Stolen Wages'.

Thursday 12 October
Community Meeting at the Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association (171 Smith St, Fitzroy) from 2:30 - 4pm.
Public Seminar - "Taken on Trusts: Government Accountability for Indigenous trust monies" at Holding Redlich (350 William St, Melbourne) from 5:45 - 7:30pm. Speakers: Elouise Cobell, Dr Ros Kidd and Joel Wright. Cost: $20/$10 (unwaged). Contact: Edwina Scott - 03 9225 6680; admin.pilch@vicbar.com.au

Friday 13 October
Public Seminar at Annex Room, Victorian Trades Hall Council (54 Victoria St, cnr Lygon St, Carlton Sth) from 11am - 1pm.
Community Meeting/BBQ Dinner at Aborigines Advancement League (2 Watt St, Thornbury) from 6 - 8pm.
RSVP essential.

General contact: Greta Jubb - 03 9419 3888; gjubb@vals.org.au

Knock Out Poverty
Door knock campaign conducted in selected areas in Melbourne, encouraging people to take action around Make Poverty History and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), sign up to newsletter, and general awareness raising.
Participants meet at 9am on Saturday (October 14) at Deakin Electorate. For more information, visit: www.theoaktree.org
Contact: Chris Moore - 4chrismoore4@gmail.com; John Connor - john.connor@worldvision.com.au

Make Poverty History Concert
17 October Friday night at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. For more information, visit: www.theoaktree.org/.

WA
In conjunction with the Make Poverty History campaign, One World Centre will be holding a training session for presenters on Aug 31 at 19 King Williams St, Bayswater (6:30 - 8:30pm). Education officer Lindy Stirling will present global education materials.
Contact: Eversley Ruth - admin@oneworldcentre.org; 08 9371 9133; 0414 986 078
 
South East Metropolitan Emergency Relief Forum will be holding an event on Oct 25 (Wednesday) between 1:30 and 4pm to highlight poverty in the local area and to acknowledge the services of volunteers.
Contact: Shirley Glover - jo@gosclc.com.au or 08 9398 1455

Curtin's Big Event - Bean AID
This is the finale event to Bean AID (which aims to raise awareness of hunger in the community) and will include a Guiness World Record attempt (to recreate the Spiral of Life, Canstruction competition with 100,000 cans of beans in a line), celebrity cook-off, free children's activities, art exhibitions, Mad Hatters tea party, food market and a twilight concert featuring Deni Hines.
Date: Sunday 29 Oct; Time: 12 - 7pm; Venue: Curtin University, Kent St campus
Contact: Leigh Jarrett - 08 9354 9354; 0409 323 240; leighjarrettcurtin@yahoo.com.au