Anti-Poverty Week runs from 15-21 October 2017

Activities in 2007

Week Long Activities

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VIC: What's Fair @Anti-Poverty Week 2007

Everyone talks about the Australian 'fair go' but what does this actually mean? The National Council of Churches in Australia (Christian World Service), the Justice & International Mission Unit of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania and FairWear Victoria have organised a series of events throughout Anti-Poverty Week 2007 called "What's Fair in Anti-Poverty Week 2007". For details see: 15 October - What's Fair morning tea - a Christian Perspective; 17 October - An Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving (with prayers for people in living in poverty); 17 October - What's fair in education? - getting there, staying there and beyond (hosted by Fr. Bob from JJJ and SBS) and, 18 October - What's fair in the rag trade?

 

 

Antony McMullen (Justice & International Mission)
P: 03 9251 5286
E: antony.mcmullen@victas.uca.org.au
W: www.whatsfair.org.au

SA: Poverty "Down Your Street"

Door knock to exchange some information on poverty for a can or packet of food.

(Renmark Township)

Cheryl Ingerson(Renmark Paringa Community Centre)
P: 08 8586 5745
E: admin@rpcci.org.au
W: www.rpcci.org.au

NAT: National Mission Australia Video Competition

Video competition for Mission Australia staff. Seven categories. Entries from 10 September - 28th September.

(Winners will be announced on the Mission Australia Website)

Sue-Ann Tiang (Mission Australia)
P: 02 9217 1085
E: videocompetition@missionaustralia.com.au
W: www.missionaustralia.com.au

VIC: "Poverty in Wangaratta - who cares"

Series of newspaper articles about local poverty issues: poverty and the aged; poverty and housing; poverty and women; poverty and students.

(Wangaratta community)

David Newport (NILS/Upper Murray Family Care)
P: 03 5723 4000

VIC: No Interest Loans Scheme Poster Displays

Displays in the community to raise awareness of the consequences of high interest credit on low income persons and affordable community based options.

(Northcote community)

Judy Stott, Jane Herring (NILS)
P: 03 9585 1966, 03 948

NSW: No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) poster displays

Displays in the community to raise awareness of the consequences of high credit on low income persons and affordable community based options.

(Contact Christine Anthony - 02 9419 3599, St Ives local Parishes and Community Centres; Sally Arthur - budget@Inci.org.au, Lismore Community; Lyn Trinall/Maree Crosbie - 02 4754 4050/02 4862 1122, Winmalee Area; Belinda Driver - 02 9905 0424, Northern Beaches)

NILS

QLD: No Interest Loans (NILS) Poster Displays

Displays in the community to rase awareness of the consequencesof high cost credit on low income persons and affordable community based options.

(Contact: Bianca Law - 07 3816 1435, Booval community; James Aitken - 0429 884 560, St Peters Community Service Fund, Communify NILS - 07 3510 2700)

NILS

NT: No Interest Home Loans(NILS) Poster Display

Displays in the community to raise awareness of the consequences of high cost credit on low income persons and affordable community based options.

(Within the community)

Doreen Entwistle (Anglicare NILS)
P: 08 8952 0377

SA: Poster design competition for primary school children

Young people in the school community developing awareness through the creative process of poverty issues.

(Within the community)

Bev Argent (Port Pirie NILS, Uniting Care Wesley)
P: 08 8633 8624

SA: No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) Poster Displays, information stall, showbag giveaway

Displays and information to raise awareness of the consequences of high cost credit on low income persons and affordable community based options.

(Within the community)

Leanne Maleck (The Magdalene Centre NILS)
P: 08 8305 9401

NSW: Pegs for poverty

Aim to collect 30,000 pegs to represent the number of children who die from poverty every day.

(Masada College, St Ives)

Emma Nehama
E: enehama@hotmail.com

SA: Anti-Poverty Week Library Display

Information on financial counselling for the community.

(Berri Library)

Barbara Kemp (Families SA)
P: 08 8595 2400
E: barbara.kemp@dfc.sa.gov.au

SA: Financial Management

Families SA customers will be provided with a compendium containing a calculator, Families SA brochures, information on budgeting and a pen.

Information session for NGOs and a competition.

(Families SA Adelaide Office)

Families SA Adelaide Office

SA: Anti-Poverty Week Display

Creative display to demonstrate budget options. Will include pre-loved clothing from Vinnies, energy audit kit, and green bags which include a budget cookbook, information about Families SA anti-poverty services and some food items.

(Connected Services Centre)

Suzanne Roberts (Families SA South East)
P: 08 8724 4844

VIC: St Mary's House of Welcome (SMHOW) Breakfast in Brunswick St

14th-20th October: 8.45- - 9.45 Breakfast, 12.30-1pm Lunch - Apart from the normal SMHOW services, SMHOW will be serving meals out on the footpath.

(165-169 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy)

 

Dimi Kandris (St Mary's House of Welcome)
P: 03 9417 6497
E: dimi.kandris@smhow.org.au
W: www.smhow.org.au

SA: Centrelink employees support "I Can Play"

Centrelink staff assist marginalised and disadvantaged children (5-18) in the community to get up and say "I Can play" by donating new or pre-loved sporting or musical equpment, or contributing dollars to assist with lessons and fees,

(Centrelink Community Service Centres)

Karen Ballintyne (United Way & Centrelink)
P: 08 8306 2215
E: karen.kl.ballintyne@centrelink.gov.au

TAS: Corporate Volunteering

Employees will use community service leave to take up placements with community service organisations that work with people experiencing hardship.

 

Barrie Brumby (Aurora Energy)
P: 1300 132 007

TAS: TV advertisement on Southern Cross

To raise awareness of poverty.

Linley Grant
E: mgr70300@bigpond.net.au

TAS: Through the Eyes of the Children

Distribution of badges made from children's representations of what poverty means in our community.

(Available at city businesses, Hobart City Council, RACT offices in the south of the state)

Therese Taylor (Colony 47 and Goodwood Primary)
P: 03 6223 1527

TAS: There is no place like homelessness

A photographic exhibition to highlight issues around homelessness and hardship.

(Service Tasmania, 134 Macquarie Street, Hobart)

Therese Taylor (Colony 47)
P: 03 6223 1527

WA: Soup Run

An extended soup run service.

(City of Perth - Mobile Van Route)

Colin Eldridge (Salvation Army)
P: 08 9227 7035
W: www.aus.salvationarmy.org

WA: Anti-Poverty Week Brochure

Co-contributing to the Allevaiating Poverty forum and the Launch of Anti-Poverty Week Western Australia.

 

Kate Van Saana (St Vincent de Paul)
P: 08 9475 5413
E: kate.vansaana@svdpwa.org.au
W: http://www.vinnies.org.au/wa

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Postcard: "15 Things You Can Do in Anti-Poverty Week"

15 things you can do in Anti-Poverty Week.

Sam McCully (Education Foundation)
E: sam.mccully@educationfoundation.org.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Food Store

People are invited to donate a can of food or perhaps a toiletry item which will then be distributed to people in the community who are unable to adequately provide themselves or their own families wth food.

(Ipswich Uniting Church)

Peter Woodward (Ipswich Uniting Church)
P: 07 3432 6700
E: p.woodward@bluecare.org.au
W: www.wesleymissionipswich.org.au

SA: Radio Program discussing Anti-Poverty Week

Activities happening iduring Anti-Poverty Week in and around Adelaide, how people can get involved and make a difference.

(107.9 Life FM)

Kari Seely (Essence 107.9 Life FM)
W: www.life.on.net

NSW: Burma Project Photo Display

A photographic display to raise awareness of poverty and possible ways to assist communities in Burma.

(Distraction, 84 Gymea Bay Road, Gymea)

Angela Colson (The Burma Captial Works Project)
P: 02 9525 2535
E: ange@distraction.com.au
W: www.burmaproject.org.au

VIC: Food Collection

Food Drive from Melton Shire Council and Djerriwarrh Health in support of Combined Churches Caring Melton Food Relief Program.


 

Christine Levy (Melton Shire Council Family Servic
P: 03 9747 7200
E: christinel@melton.vic.gov.au
W: www.melton.vic.gov.au

WA: Donate to help our youth get a better start

Ngala are collecting donations of food, clothing, cosmetic and toiletry products to donate to the Victroia Park Youth Accommodation Service to create resource packs/ starter kits which help young homeless people, or those at risk of becoming homeless when they are placed in accommodation.

(Ngala)

Belinda Thorne (Ngala)
P: (08) 9368 9363
E: bthorne@ngala.com.au
W: www.ngala.com.au

NSW: Food Drive

15th-19th October. Children donate non-perishable food items to be distributed to the less fortunate in the community.

(Holy Saviour School - Greenacre)

Tania Devlin
P: 02 9740 4822
E: mzoughaib@hotmail.com

NSW: Children's Art Exhibition

Council's Out of School Hours and Early Childhood Centres will discuss poverty with their children and will create artworks to be exhibited during Anti-Poverty Week.

(Marrickville Council Citizen Services Reception)

Sophie Taddio (Marrickville Council)
P: 02 9335 2157
E: clcm4@marrickville.nsw.gov.au

NSW: Kaleidoscope Art Exhibition

2nd - 21st OCtober: Be inspired and moved by art created by people with the hardest story to tell.

(The Tap Gallery, 54 Burton Street, Darlinghurst)

Sarah Ford (Reclink)
P: 0404 727 172
E: sarah.ford@thewaysidechapel.com
W: www.reclink.org.au

Sunday 14 October

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VIC: Feature on poverty and Anti-Poverty Week

(Hamilton Spectator newspaper)

Pru Saimoun (Hamilton Spectator newspaper)
P: 03 5572 1011
E: specnews@spec.com.au
W: www.spec.com.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week liturgy

Church services will include Anti-Poverty Week as part of their liturgy.

(Churches throughout QLD)

Uniting Church of Australia, QLD Synod
P: 07 3377 9777
W: http://www.ucaqld.com.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week awareness Audio Visual

(Salvation Army south Queensland Corps from Hervey Bay to Brisbane to Tweed Heads and West to Toowoomba (see website and whitepages for locations).

Major Rick Hoffmann (Salvation Army)
P: 07 3222 6666
E: rick.hoffmann@aue.salvationarmy.org
W: www.salvos.net.au

QLD: Aid to Bolivia

Launch of support for poor family in Bolivia.

(Dayboro Uniting Church)

Dr Paul Inglis (Dayboro Uniting Church)
P: 07 3425 3220
E: psinglis@westnet.com.au

VIC: Radio Program

Segment about Anti-Poverty Week.

(3MDR Radio Station)

Gamini Foneska (Lakhanda Media Centre)
P: 03 9799 6308
E: lakhandamediacentre@gmail.com
W: www.lakhanda.com

WA: Poverty Awareness Walk

Community Poverty Awareness Beach Walk

(Quinns Mindarie Surf Lifesaving Club, 2 Quinns)Road, Mindarie)

Sandy Nemaric (UnitingCare West)
P: 08 9305 8949
E: sandy.nemaric@unitingcarewest.org.au
W: www.unitingcarewest.org.au

TAS: Launch of an 'Unfair State: Poverty, disadvantage and exclusion in Tasmania'

Incorporating the launch of Anti-Poverty Week.

(Community Central, 164 Murray Street, Hobart)

Tom Muller (Tasmanian Council of Social Service)
P: 03 6231 0755
E: tom@tascoss.org.au
W: www.tascoss.org.au

TAS: The "Combined Friends Concert"

Will raise awareness of poverty and funds to assist people in crisis in the Burnie Community.

(The Salvation Army Centre, 99 Wilson Street, Burnie)

Captain Karen Elkington (The Salvation Army)
P: 03 6431 9541
E: Corps.Officer.Burnie@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: www.salvationarmy.org.au/burnie

TAS: 2007 Tasmanian Peace Trust Lecture

Reconcilliation: Truth, Justice and Healing. Speaker: Debra Hocking.

Friends' Meeting House, Boa Vista Road, North Hobart)

Shona Gates (Tasmanian Peace Trust)
P: 0448 310 037
E: shona@tascoss.org.au
W: www.peacetrust.org

QLD: Concert: "IT'S TIME YOU ASKED"

In aid of Vital Connection Soup Kitchen for homeless persons in the Brisbane CBD. $10 per person. Tickets available through QTIX.

(Brisbane City Hall)

Rene Gale (Vital Connections)
P: 07 3411 4747
E: chameleons80@optusnet.com.au
W: www.vitalconnection.org

QLD: "Team" youth group

Group activities in support of Anti-Poverty Week.

(Indooroopilly Uniting Church)

Heather Watson (Indooroopilly Uniting Church)
P: 07 3870 3458
E: shwatson@bigpond.net.au

Monday 15 October

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QLD: Anti-Poverty Awareness Display

Awareness displays will be held throughout the week at various locations throughout Moranbah to display what we can do to combat poverty and hardship in our community.

(Moranbah Town Square)

Sarah Patullo (Moranbah and District Support)
P: 07 4941 5164
E: ciswmdss@moranbah.net.au

VIC: Community information stall.

Stall organised by Winmera Unitng Care and others. Featuring information about poverty issues.

(Horsham Shopping Plaza)

Robyn Murphy (No Interest Loans Scheme)
P: 03 5362 4065

SA: Education on Anti-Poverty Week

Discussions about poverty colouring competition for up to grade 4 with images representing healthy eating, importance of education, shelter, outdoor activity and recreation, and saving. Older children will create a poster.

(Winkie Primary School)

Barbara Kemp (Families SA)
P: 08 8595 2400
E: Barbara.kemp@dfc.sa.gov.au

SA: Display

A display of services and resources available to people on low-incomes.

(Marion Centrelink Office)

Sue Heathcoate (UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide)
P: 08 8202 5180
E: sue.heathcote@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au
W: www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

SA: Breakfast with the Salvos

Breakfast for people in need.

(The Salvation Army)

Shirley Gabb (Salvation Army)
P: 08 8645 7101
E: familysupportwhyalla@aus.salvationarmy.org

QLD: Free Breakfast

To raise awareness of student poverty and of on/off-campus services that students can access in times of need.

(Gardens Point campus, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane)

Lauren McDonnell (Queensland University Technology
E: lauren.mcdonnell@qut.edu.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Display

Information on poverty.

(Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services, 117 Johnston Street , Collingwood)

Robyn Roberts (Good Shepherd)
P: 03 9419 5477

NSW: Exhibition: Housing Affordability and the Depression

15/16th October: Photographs and articles on the development of community services in the Marrickville area during the past 50 years, with a specific focus on housing affordability and the Depression.

(Marrickville Library)

Chrys Meader (Marrickville Council)
P: 02 9335 2287
E: history@marrickville.nsw.gov.au

NSW: Exhibition: Housing Affordability and the Depression

15th - 20th October. Photographs and articles on the development of community services in the Marrickville area in the past 50 years, with a specific focus on housing affordability and the Depression.

(Petersham Town Hall)

Chrys Meader
P: 02 9335 2287
E: history@marrickville.nsw.gov.au

QLD: QLD Anti-Poverty Week Launch

Queensland Governor, Her Excellency Quentin Bryce will launch Anti-Poverty Week in QLD.

(Jagera Arts Centre, 121 Cordilia St, South Brisbane)

Allyson Spears (QCOSS and Unitng Care QLD)
P: 07 3004 6907
E: allysons@qcoss.org.au

VIC: Information Day

All day event featuring an information booth on child poverty in Australia. Other stalls will cover various topics regarding disadvantaged people in Australia.

(Swinburne University - Prahran Campus)

 

SA: Anti-Poverty Fire Drill

At the end of the drill gather students into a formation to symbolise the fight against poverty, to listen to a brief message about poverty and offer a prayer.

(Invitation to all schools)

Tim Taylor (St Vincent de Paul Society SA)
P: 08 8231 8198
E: ttaylor@svdpsa.org.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week 2007 Clean Start - Fair Deal For Cleaners Protest

Low paid office cleaners will show they have been short-changed by Australia's booming economy; kicking-off Anti-Poverty Week by erecting a giant tower of coins placed next to another stack just one quarter the size outside the Melbourne Stock Exchange.

(Forecourt, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne)

 

Cyndy Connole (Liquor, Hospitality & Misc Union)
P: 0425 755 919
E: cyndy@lhmu.org.au
W: www.cleanstart.org.au

VIC: What's Fair morning tea - A Christian Perspective

Part of "What's Fair in Anti-Poverty Week 2007." Learn about issues involving Fairtrade and how we can respond in ways of fairness and justice through what we purchase.

(Kilbride Centre, 52 Beaconsfield Parade on the corner of Foote Street, Albert Park)

Kilbride Centre
P: 03 9690 1076
E: contact@kilbridecentre.com.au
W: www.whatsfair.org.au

VIC: Benalla No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) Forum

Community discussion and debate about poverty issues.

(Delatite Community Health Service, Benalla)

David Newport (No Interest Loans Scheme)
P: 03 5723 4000

WA: Free Sausage Sizzle

(Perth Community Service Centre, 33 Williams Street, Northbridge)

Jenny Lydon
P: 08 9328 6594
E: manager.perthfss@aus.salvationarmy.org.au
W: www.aus.salvationarmy.org

TAS: Life below the line:Poverty, Social Exclusion, and Disadvantage

Featuring Dr Kay Cook, Prof Peter Saunders, and Dr Rowland Atkinson.

(Door of Hope Auditorium, Glen Dhu Street, Launceston)

Candice or Ixa (Centacare Tasmania)
P: 03 6331 9253
E: ixa.prtss@aohtas.org.au

SA: SA Launch of Anti-Poverty Week

Bring your organisation's banner and demonstrate your support for the objectives of Anti-Poverty Week.

(Rundle Mall)

Moira Deslandes
P: 08 8221 7177
E: moira.deslandes@volunteeringsa.org.au
W: www.antipovertyweek.org.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Stalls, Band & BBQ

Oaktree, Oxfam, TEAR, Project Hope, World Vision, the United Nations Society and GK will be holding information stalls. The Vibes will play a song written especially for Anti-Poverty Week.

(UNSW Library Lawn)

Alice Schroers
P: 0413 689 700
E: z3218992@student.unsw.edu.au

ACT: Chef's Challenge

Chefs are challenged to prepare quality meals on a budget. Become more aware of how difficult it is to make ends meet, and maybe end up with some great food to taste!

(Kippax Uniting Community Centre, Luke St Holt )

Gordon Ramsey, Jess Casben (UC Kippax, CLC)
P: 02 6254 1733, 02 62
E: gordon@kippax.org.au
W: www.kippax.org.au

NSW: Seminar: Poverty and Literacy

Speaker: Governor Bashir.

(NSW Parliament House)

Jane Caro
P: 02 9412 4940
E: enajorac@hotmail.com

SA: Anti-Poverty discussion with politicians

Information sharing and discussion with politicians on anti-poverty issues.

(Picket Fence, St Mary's)

Julie McMahon (UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide)
P: 08 8202 5187
E: julie.mcmahon@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

SA: Anti-Poverty Agency Education

A presentation to teachers, NGOs, Centrelink staff and other organisations representatives regarding Families SA anti-poverty services.

(Cafe Enfield, Clarice St, Enfield)

Tony Mercorella (Families SA Enfield)
P: 08 8269 8316
E: Tony.Mercorella@dfc.sa.gov.au

WA: Alleviating Poverty Forum: Coming out of the boom

Welcome by Chris Hall, WA Co-Chair of Anti-Poverty Week. Launch by The Hon Sue Ellery MLC. Panel discussion by John Knowles, Terry Murphy, Lisa Baker and Ian Carter. Also, the Big Issue Choir and stories of experience.

(State Library of Western Australia - Theatre)

Gillian Frew (Western Australia Council of Social
E: Gillian@wacoss.org.au

SA: PALS against poverty

PALS (Participate and Learn Skills) is a programme for primary school aged children. The children will be making up Christmas presents for local disadvantaged children.

(Aldinga Community Centre)

Libbie Chenoweth (Aldinga Community Centre)
P: 08 8556 5940
E: rajah707@iinet.net.au
W: www.aldingacc.org

ACT: Launch: NATSEM Report

New statistical data on the characteristics of low-income households in Canberra. Launched by Lin Hatfield-Dodds - Chair, ACT Community Inclusion Board.

(The Forest Room, Pavillion Hotel, 242 Northbourne Ave, Dickson)

Reception (ACT Council of Social Service)
P: 02 6202 7200
E: actcoss@actcoss.org.au
W: www.actcoss.org.au

VIC: 'Spirit in the pub - Affordable Housing Debate'

Speakers and community debate about housing issues.

(Beaches and Balcombe Bar and Restaurant, 55 Barkly Street)

Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service
P: 03 5975 0966

TAS: Talking Social Justice: Refugee Rights Still Matter!

Marion Le, human rights award winner and refugee advocate in conversation with Alice Garner, star of 'Sea Change' and founding member of 'Actors for Refugees'.

(Launceston Fuction Centre, Canal Street, Launceston)

Kathleen Flanagan (Anglicare)
P: 03 6213 3564
E: j.flanagan@anglicare-tas.org.au
W: www.anglicare-tas.org.au

Tuesday 16 October

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VIC: Community Information Stall

Featuring information about poverty issues.

(Horsham Shopping Plaza)

Robyn Murphy (No Interest Loans Scheme - NILS)
P: 03 5362 4065

SA: Tasty Tucker

A broad range of agencies in Port Pirie will participate in activities including working with local schools, media stories, events in the local Community Centre specifically for Aboriginal People, and guess the value of the grocery basket. Families SA will have a local financial diary to give away.

(Port Pirie Community Centre, Cnr Symonds Rd and Anzac Rd)

Suzanne Roberts (Families SA)
P: 08 8724 4844

SA: Tasty Tucker Launch

Launch of the "Tasty Tucker" program, and a newspaper article.

(Port Pirie Community Centre Cnr Symonds Rd and Anzac Rd)

Suzanne Roberts (Families SA)
P: 08 8724 4844

SA: Breakfast with the salvos

Breakfast for people in need.

(The Salvation Army)

Shirley Gabb (Salvation Army)
P: 08 8645 7101
E: familysupportwhyalla@aus.salvationarmy.org

QLD: Free Breakfast

To raise awareness of student poverty and of on/off-campus services that students can access in times of need.

(Kelvin Grove Campus, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane)

Lauren McDonnell (Queensland University Technology
E: lauren.mcdonnell@qut.edu.au

TAS: Housing Advocacy Day

Community sector workers and people in crisis will fill Parliament House to tell their elected representatives about the crisis in affordable housing.

(Parliament House)

Kathleen Flanagan (Anglicare)
P: 03 6213 3566
E: k.flanagan@anglicare-tas.org.au
W: www.anglicare-tas.org.au

NSW: Seminar: Addressing the Equity Impacts of Climate Change

(Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal Street, Petersham)

Ms Sophie Taddio (Marrickville Council)
P: 02 9335 2157
E: clcm4@marrickville.nsw.gov.au
W: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

VIC: Forum: Housing Stress and Homelessness

Key speakers: David Imber, Chris Chamberlain and Darren Ray.

(Balla Balla Community Centre, 65 Berwick Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne)

Health Promotion Team (City of Casey)
P: 03 9705 5200
W: http://www.casey.vic.gov.au/healthyfamilies/

ACT: ACT Launch of Anti-Poverty Week

Includes speakers and music.

(Legislative Assembly of the ACT, Reception Room)

Meredith Hunter (Youth Coalition)
P: 02 6247 3540
E: meredith@youthcoalition.net

QLD: Criminal Justice: Effective or Divisive

Community discussion on on public perception of crime, poverty and the criminal justice system.

(Logan Older Women's Network, 25 Ewing Road, Woodridge)

Tilly Igras (UnitingCare Centre for Social Justice
P: 07 3512 9421
E: tilly.igras@ucareqld.com.au
W: www.ucareqld.com.au/socialjustice

VIC: The Rising Cost of Free Education

Discussion about impact of education costs on low-income families and ways of alleviating the pressures. Research presentation by Kathy Landvogt from Good Shepherd and puppet show by Lynne Alexander.

(Springvale Community Advice Bureau, 5 Osbourne Ave, Springvale)

Kate Wheller (Southern Emergency Relief Network)
P: 03 9546 5255
E: kwhell@scaab.org.au

SA: Budget Cooking Demonstration

How to cook a healthy and nutritious meal for less than the price of a similar takeaway per serve.

(salvation Army)

Felicia Melillo (Community House)
P: 08 8649 2647
E: communityhouse@ppd.centacare.org.au

TAS: A Soup Kitchen

For members of the community. Gold coin donation requested.

(164 Murray Street, Hobart)

Therese Taylor (Colony 47)
P: 03 6223 1527

NSW: Face Up to Poverty

Face Up to Poverty with TEAR, Oxfam and World Vision.

(UNSW Library Walkway)

Ran Liu (World Vision)
E: ran.liu@student.unsw.edu.au

NSW: World Vision Sponsorship Drive

(UNSW Quad)

Ran Liu (World Vision)
E: ran.liu@student.unsw.edu.au

TAS: Moment of reflection/prayer

Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, The Rt Rev John Harrower, will be leading cleaners in a moment of reflection/prayer.

(Elizabeth Street Bus Mall, Hobart)

David O'Byrne
P: 0417 374 865
W: www.cleanstart.org.au

NSW: Benevolent Society Anti-Poverty Week Lunch

An awareness raising lunch about poverty and disadvantage.

(Macquarie Bank, Martin Place, Sydney)

Maree Whybourne (Benevolent Society)
P: 02 9339 8000
E: mareewh@bensoc.org.au
W: www.bensoc.org.au

VIC: Launch of East Gippsland No Interest Loans Scheme

Celebrate this launch with a BBQ lunch.

(St Johns Anglican Church, Bairnsdale)

Sandra Kelly (East Gippsland NILS)
P: 03 5150 4547
E: sandra.kelly@dhs.vic.gov.au

NSW: Seminar: "Exploring new understandings of poverty and what we can do about it"

Speakers: Dr Peter Saunders, University of New South Wales, and Dr Andrew Leigh, Australian national University.

(Macquarie Bank Building, Level 22, 20 Bond Street, Sydney)

Kathryn Di Nicola (Mission Australia)
P: 02 9219 2022
E: dinicolak@missionaustralia.com.au
W: www.mission.com.au

NSW: Fundraiser and China Competition

(UNSW Library Lawn)

Lily Tao (Project Hope)
E: marshmellow2003@hotmail.com

SA: Health/Services Expo

Information from health/service industry professionals. Light lunch provided.

(Reedbeds Community Centre)

Lee Prestwood (Reedbeds Community Centre)
P: 08 8235 1644
E: reedbeds@acecommunications.com.au

WA: Solidarity Luncheon

Stand in solidarity with poor people and be inspired about  practical ways to make a difference. Speaker: Francis Leong (Catholic Mission Diocesan Director)

(Catholic Pastoral Centre seminar room, 40a Mary Street, Highgate)

Ann Fairhead (Caritas Australia)
P: 08 9422 7925
E: annf@caritas.org.au
W: www.caritas.org.au

VIC: Faith, Rights and Poverty: Perspectives in the 21st century

Keynote speaker: Prof Mark Peel. Also Andrew Johnson, Dr Dianne Otto and Major David Eldridge.

(Box Hill Salvation Army, 17-23 Nelson Road, Box Hill)

Karen Cook (The salvation Army & Vinnies)
P: 03 9896 6069
E: karen.cook@aus.salvationarmy.org

VIC: Stand Up Speak Out Campaign

All participants will stand whilst the Pledge to support the Millenium Goals is read out.

(Swinburne TAFE Croydon)

Janette Scott (Stand Up Speak Out)
P: 03 9726 1687
E: jascott@swin.edu.au

NSW: Crime and Poverty Seminar

Speaker: Eileen Baldry (UNSW School of Social Work)

(UNSW Law Building, Room G23)

 

SA: Forum: Health and Homelessness

Speakers from a range of health and homeless services discussing the health related outcomes for those who are currently or at risk of homelessness.

(Pilgrim Hall, Flinders Street, Adelaide)

Margo Johnson (Shelter SA)
P: 08 8221 6488
E: margo.johnson@sheltersa.asn.au

VIC: Forum: Food Security

Food-related poverty in our communities, social exclusion in Boroondara, and the local government and community responses.

(Fitzroy Town Hall, Napier Street, Fitzroy)

Sarah Howe (Victorian Local Governance Association
P: 03 9349 7903
E: sarah@vlga.org.au
W: www.vlga.org.au

VIC: Open Day

Tours of centre. Find out how people with no right to work and no income can access a food supply in Melbourne. Also how you can become a food donor and set up your school, club or workplace to join in.

(ASRC FOODBANK - 12 Batman Street, West Melbourne)

Pamela or Patrick (Asylum Seekers Resource Centre)
P: 03 9326 6066
E: pcurr@internode.on.net
W: www.asrc.org.au

ACT: Save The Children seminar

(UNSW)

Mathew Alberto (UN SOC)
E: m.alberto1@gmail.com

ACT: Water and Energy Savings in the Territory (WEST) Policy Forum

Examining ways in which WEST energy efficiency interventions might be applied more widely across the ACT.

(Level 9, 12 Moore Street)

Jamie Crosby (YWCA of Canberra)
P: 02 6239 6878
E: jamie.crosby@ywca-canberra.org.au
W: www.ywca-canberra.org.au

NSW: Letter writing workshop

(UNSW Quad G040)

James Waugh (TEAR)
E: jimbowas@hotmail.com

NSW: Seminar: Poverty and Health

Survey results ranking the social determinants for Australia for the purpose of developing a charter on the Social Determinants of Health. Presentations and discussions on the social determinants and inequities.

(Mechanics School of the Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney)

Garth Alperstein (Public Health Association Aust)
P: 02 9515 9562
E: alpersteing@email.cs.nsw.gov.au
W: www.phaa.net

VIC: Anti-Poverty Dinner

A 'Meal with a Twist.' Guest Speaker: Basil Varghese (Brotherhood of St. Laurence).

(St. Stephen's Uniting Church Wodonga)

Alison Prenter (Albury/Wodonga Emergency Relief)
P: 02 6024 2108
E: woduca@bigpond.net.au

VIC: Community Forum

Speaker: John Wiseman.

(Mount Pleasant Hotel, Grant Street, Alexandra)

David Hall (Connect for Kids Berry Street Org)
E: dhall@berrystreet.org.au
W: www.berrystreet.org.au

SA: Forum: Housing Affordability

(St Francis Xavier's Cathedral Hall)

John Haren (St Vincent de Paul Society)
P: 0400 194 595
E: jharen@svdpsa.org.au
W: www.vinnies.org.au

Wednesday 17 October

Description [venue] Contact

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Service

(Uniting Church, Pitt Street, Sydney)

Ann Wansborough (NSW Ecumenical Council)
E: annw@nsw.uca.org.au
W: www.nswec.org.au

NAT: "Stand Up" Against Poverty

Join millions of people from around the world to break the Guiness World Record for the largest number of people to STAND UP against poverty, and for the Millenium Development Goals. See website for more information.

(Venues all around the country)

Leanne Minshull (Make Poverty History)
P: 02 6281 9227
W: www.standagainstpoverty.org

SA: Clean Start - Fair Deal for Cleaners on International Anti-Poverty Day

Low paid cleaners are calling on tenants and office workers to support the campaign to lift standards in the cleaning industry by wearing a stickr "Hey Adelaide, Listen Up, Cleaners Are Standing Up."

(Adelaide Central Business District)

Chris Field (Liquor, Hospitlity & Misc Union)
P: 0419 829 762
E: chrisf@lhmu.org.au
W: www.cleanstart.org.au

VIC: Community Information Stall

Featuring information about poverty issues.

(Horsham Shopping Plaza)

Robyn Murphy
P: 03 5362 4065

SA: Double Decker Bus Ride Against Poverty

Join cleaners in a "Ride For A Fair Deal" against poverty. Jump on board at bus stops in front of Myer - North Tce, City Cross or Harris Scarfe - Grenfell St, Commonwealth Bank - K.W.. St. 30min round trip. "Fare" is signing postcard of support for low paid cleaners. 7-9am, 12-2pm, 4-6pm. Cleaners meeting at the Pigs Statues, Rundle Mall at 8am, 12 and 4.30pm.

Chris Field (Liquor, hospitality, Misc Union)
P: 0419 829 762
E: chrisf@lhmu.org.au
W: www.cleanstart.org.au

QLD: Fundraiser Concert

Lunchtime concert to raise awareness of social justice issues and featuring youth bands; will raise money for a Catholic School in Palm Island as part of  the school's 'Make Indigenous Poverty History' campaign.

(Carmel College)

Lara Beattie, Sally Tobin (Carmel College)
E: larz1990@hotmail.com

VIC: St Mary's House of Welcome (SMHOW) Breakfast in Brunswick St with the help of Victorian members of Parliament

8.45- - 9.45 Breakfast, 12.30-1pm Lunch. SMHOW will be serving meals out on the footpath. Victorian members of Parliament will be serving and helping in the kitchen on Tuesday 16th October.

(165-169 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy)

Dimi Kandris (St Mary's House of Welcome)
P: 03 9417 6497
E: dimi.kandris@smhow.org.au
W: www.smhow.org.au

NT: Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (LHMU) join the Anti-Poverty Week Breakfast

Officials and members of the LHMU Northern Territory Branch join the Darwin Anti-Poverty Week Breakfast to raise awareness of the causes and consequences of poverty, homeessness and injustice.

(Bennett Park, Bennett Street, Darwin)

Irene Monro
P: 0419 860 176
W: www.cleanstart.org.au

SA: Breakfast with the Salvos

Breakfast for people in need.

(The Salvation Army)

Shirley Gabb (Salvation Army)
P: 08 8645 7101
E: familysupportwhyalla@aus.salvationarmy.org

NSW: Breakfast Seminar

Guest speakers: Richard Eckersley on poverty, health and wellbeing; Dr Catherine McDonald on public debate about poverty.

(Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney)

Catherine Kilgour (The Benevolent Society)
P: 02 9339 8023
E: catherinek@bensoc.org.au
W: www.bensoc.org.au

NT: Anti-Poverty Week Breakfast

Raise awareness about poverty, homelessness and injustice. Featuring speakers, entertainment, and a welcome to country from the Larrakia people, traditional owners of the Darwin area.

(Bennett Park, Bennett Street, Darwin)

Toni Vine Bromley (NT Shelter)
P: 08 8927 5600
E: eo@ntshelter.org.au
W: www.ntshelter.org.au

VIC: Breakfasters: Interview with Michele O'Neil "What's Fair in the Ragtrade"

Sam McCully (Education Foundation)
E: sam.mccully@educationfoundation.org.au

TAS: Anti-Poverty Week Breakfast at Campbell St Primary School

An Anti-Poverty Week initiative for the students of Campbell St Primary School.

Maj. Jenny Begent (Eat Well Tas, Salvation Army)
P: 03 6278 7184

NSW: Conference: "Perspectives on Poverty"

Themes: Poverty and rights, poverty and place, poverty and the working poor. Expert and prominent range of speakers including Louise Tarrant (National Secretary, Liquor, Hosp & Misc Union) and Prof Mark Peel,

(NSW Teachers Federation Auditorium, 39-41 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills)

Craig Howe (Council of Social Services NSW)
P: 02 9211 2599 (x:101)
E: craig@ncoss.org.au
W: www.ncoss.org.au/conferences

QLD: Stand Up Day Protest

Stand Up Day Protest - Make Poverty History.

(Calvary Christian College)

Ps Jim Haak (Calvary Christian College)
P: 0412 469 394
E: jim.haak@calvarycc.qld.edu.au
W: www.calvary.qld.edu.au

WA: Big Breakfast

Launch of updated Students Guild Guide on Centrelink payments.

(Curtin University of Technology)

Education Vice President
P: 08 9266 2920
E: educationvp@guild.curtin.edu.au
W: www.guild.curtin.edu.au

QLD: Free Breakfast

To raise awareness of student poverty and of on/off-campus services that students can access in times of need.

(Carseldine Campus, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane)

Lauren McDonnell (Queensland University Technology
E: lauren.mcdonnell@qut.edu.au

QLD: Re-Imagining Retirement Symposium

Challenging the views that all baby boomers are wealthy and able to self-fund their later years. Keynote speaker: Myra Hamilton (Australian Institute), "Rich Boomer, Poor Boomer - Retirement prospects for the not-so-lucky generation."

(Chifley at Lennon's, Brisbane)

Mark Tucker-Evans (Council of the Ageing, QLD)
P: 07 3316 2999
E: mte@cotaq.org.au
W: www.cotaq.org.au

VIC: National ruMAD? Youth Ambassadors Conference (Education Foundation Australia)

Featuring projects centred on poverty and hardship, and a number of interactive workshops. The conference will celebrate student achievements in 'Making a Difference' in their community through the ruMAD? program.

(NAB Community Auditorium, Docklands, Melbourne)

Josh Levy (Education Foundation Australia)
P: 03 9665 5904
E: josh.levy@educationfoundation.org.au
W: www.rumad.org.au

NSW: Exhibition: Housing Affordability and the Depression

17th - 19th October: Photographs and articles on the development of community services in the Marrickville area during the past 50 years, with a specific focus on housing affordability and the Depression.

(Dulwich Hill Library, St Peters Branch Library, Stanmore Branch Library)

Chrys Meader (Marrickville Council)
P: 02 9335 2287
E: history@marrickville.nsw.gov.au

WA: Anti-Poverty Week Presentation

Speaker: MsSheona Motroni (2006 Churchill Fellow) - Educational strategies in assisting troubled adolescents.

Welcome: Terry Murphy (Director General, Schools Dept of Education and Training), Closing: Jeanette Hasleby (Behaviour Standards and Wellbeing).

(Dept for Child Protection Theatrette, 189 Royal Street, East Perth)

Suzanne Magna-Johns (WA Churchill Fellowship)
P: 08 9222 2751
E: Suzanne.Magna-Johns@dcp.wa.gov.au

WA: South East Metropolitan Emergency Relief Forum

Including release of flyer on '5  Best Budgeting Tips'

Ruah Tenancy Support, 1917-1923 Albancy Hwy, Maddington)

Shirley Glover (Community Legal Centre/CWA)
P: 08 9490 1163
E: shirley@gosclc.com
W: www.gosclc.com

NSW: Seminar: "Poverty and Dignity"

Hear stories of hope and the capacity of poorer communities to imagine and create a fairer world. Speakers include Mark Peel, Dr John Falzon, and local community leaders.

(University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown Campus)

Julie Foreman (St Vincent de Paul Society)
P: 02 4627 9018
E: julie@svdpwgong.org.au

ACT: Launch of the Womens Services ACT "Feminisation of poverty" exhibition

The launch will feature Marie Coleman: 'Women and WorkChoices - impacts on the low pay sector'. The "Feminisation of poverty" art exhibition will be displayed in the Canberra Centre from 15-22 October.

(Canberra Centre exhibition area)

Manja Visschedijk (YWCA of Canberra)
P: 0409 799 080
E: manja.visschedijk@ywca-canberra.org.au

VIC: Morning Tea

Each DSE office will conduct a morning tea - consisting of a glass of water and a dry biscuit - as a vehicle to raise awareness of poverty. Gold coin donatin, those who wish can donate clothing and food.

(Dept of Sustainability and Environment, South West Region work centres)

George O'Dwyer, Sue Barclay (DSE South West)
P: 03 5233 5568
E: george.o'dwyer@dse.vic.gov.au, sue.barclay@dse.vic.gov.au
W: www.dse.vic.gov.au/southwestregion

QLD: Open Day - Pindari Crisis Accommodation Service

Tour of crisis accommodation services. Anti-Poverty presentation and morning tea.

(The Salvation Army, Pindari, 28 Quarry Street, Spring Hill)

Tamieka or Christine (The Salvation Army)
P: 07 3832 6073
E: tamieka.trebilco@aue.salvationarmy.org
W: www.salvos.org.au

NSW: Seminar: Creating a Marrickville Community Foundation

An open session with businesses and the community about creating a pool of funds to assist Marrickville citizens in need.

(Petersham Town Hall - Amenities Room)

Iris Ritt (Marrickville Council)
P: 02 9335 2151
E: scpol@marrickville.nsw.gov.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week 2007

Distribution of multilingual material, children's activities.

(Cabramatta Freedom Plaza)

Anees Talia (Burnside Cabramatta Centre)
P: 02 9728 4411
E: atalia@burnside.org.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week 2007

Radio talk on poverty in Vietnamese, Laotian, Khmere, Chinese and Arabic.

Anees Talia (Burnside Cabramatta Centre)
P: 02 9728 4411
E: atalia@burnside.org.au

NSW: Fairtrade coffee/chocolate tasting

(UNSW Library Walkway)

Bobby Chen (Oxfam)
E: maketrade.fair@hotmail.com

SA: Expo information Booth

In conjunction with other agencies, this display will have many ways of raising awareness of poverty and strategies to assist people on low incomes.

(Westlands Shopping Centre, Whyalla)

Carolyn Wedding (Families SA Whyalla)
P: 08 8648 5060
E: carolyn.wedding@dfc.sa.gov.au

VIC: Addressing Poverty - No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) in our community

Community meeting presented by three local NILS programs.

Mornington Library Meeting Room, Vancouver Street, Mornington)

Susan Blackburn-Mitchell (NILS & Good Shepherd)
P: 03 5970 5705

QLD: Youth Outreach Service (YOS) Open Day

Tour of Outreach service, art display, drumming by youth and police, light refreshments.

(YOS, 20 Baxter Street, Fortitude Valley)

Sharon (Salvation Army)
P: 07 3854 1245
E: sherene.hicks@aue.salvationarmy.org
W: www.salvos.org.au/contact/social-services-and-programs/

NSW: Face Up to Poverty

Face Up to Poverty with TEAR, Oxfam and World vision.

(UNSW Library Walkway)

Ran Liu (World Vision)
E: ran.liu@student.unsw.edu.au

TAS: War on Poverty Day

All day swap table for produce/second-hand goods.

12pm: Grow your own - swapping of home-grown produce

12.30pm-1pm: BBQ lunch and recycled fashion parade

2pm: Information session from No Interest Loans Scheme

2.30pm: Information session on energy use and bills by Sustainable Living Centre.

(Hobart Women's Health Centre, 25 Lefroy Street, North Hobart)

 

Joan Barry (Hobart Women's Health Centre)
P: 03 6231 3212
E: info@hwhc.com.au
W: www.hcwc.com.au

NSW: World Vision Sponsorship Drive

(UNSW Quad)

Ran Liu (World Vision)
E: ra.liu@student.unsw.edu.au

SA: Anti-Poverty Information Session and BBQ

In conjunction with the Salvation Army Playford Community Support Services, a BBQ and information session will be presented to the Elizabeth community at Fremont Park. Show bags and meal packs will be distributed.

(Fremont Park, Elizabeth)

Rene Woolard (Familes SA Elizabeth)
P: 08 8207 9007
E: rene.woolard@dfc.sa.gov.au

QLD: Free sausage sizzle

A recipe book of inexpensive meals will be handed out at this free sausage sizzle for food co-op patrons and the community.

(Twin Rivers Care food co-op)

Adrian Try (Twin Rivers Care)
P: 07 3382 4000
E: adrian@trcare.org.au
W: www.trcare.org.au

VIC: "The Housing Crisis in Brimbank"

Free community forum and lunch.

(Uniting Care, 32 Withers Street, Sunshine)

Sunshine Mission Reception
P: 03 9311 5900

ACT: Free Financial Advice Seminar

Free financial advise from qualified industry professionals for staff in ACT's women's crisis services.

(ACT Training Room, 1st Floor, 17 Woolley Street, Dickson)

Julia Collin (Unions ACT)
P: 02 6247 7844
E: betterfutures@unionsact.org.au

WA: Community sausage Sizzle

Cleaners are inviting the public to a community sausage sizzle to talk about ways to improve the industry.

(Wesley Church, Cnr Hay and William Streets, Perth)

 

Chad Martino
P: 0431 502 228
W: www.cleanstart.org.au

VIC: BBQ with residents of Lightwood Road

Entertainment and a chance to meet local services supporting the BBQ.

(5 Osborne Avenue, Springvale)

Stacey (Springvale Community Aid + Advice Bureau)
P: 03 9546 5255

SA: Christmas on a budget

A free low budget christmas meal will be provided, a goodwill op shop fashion parade, musical entertainment, low budget christmas craft activities, launch of kids cookbook and guest speakers.

(Junction Community Centre, 2A May Terrace, Ottoway)

Kathy McInerney (Junction Community Centre
P: 08 8341 1334
E: kathy@junctioncommunity.org.au

SA: Western Region Anti-Poverty Week Forum Hypothetical

Panel of experts in their fields will respond to a hypothetical scenario of a family learning to live after the loss of their income.

(Western Link Uniting Church, 93 Crittenden Rd, Findon)

Heather Merran (UnitingCare Wesley Bowden)
P: 08 8245 7199
E: heather.merran@ucwb.org.au

VIC: An Ecumenical service of thanksgiving (with prayers for people living in poverty)

Part of "What's Fair in Anti-Poverty Week 2007."

(Gryphon Gallery,1888 Building, University of Melbourne, Carlton)

Wes Campbell (University of Melbourne Chaplaincy)
P: 03 8344 6034, 0431 8
E: wesleyc@unimelb.edu
W: www.whatsfair.org.au

TAS: "While Women Weep"

Guest speaker: Major Jenny Begent - Tasmanian Director of The Salvation Army's Social Programs.

(The Salvation Army Centre)

Captain Karen Elkington (The Salvation Army)
P: 03 6431 9541
E: Corps.Officer.Burnie@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: www.salvationarmy.org.au

QLD: Cleaners meeting and Rally

Meeting will be addressed by Chair of QLD Ethnic Communities Council. Followed by a rally.

(Liquor, Hospitality and Misc Union QLD Branch, 27 Peel Street, Brisbane)

Cristy Madsen
P: 0448 104 099
W: www.cleanstart.org.au

NSW: "Breaking out of Poverty" street theatre

Cleaners perform "Breaking out of Poverty" street theatre.

(Outside Town Hall, George Street, Sydney)

Mark Boyd
P: 0425 214 755
W: www.cleanstart.org.au

VIC: Forum: "What's Fair in Education? - getting there, staying there and beyond"

Presented by Father Bob Maguire. Panel speakers: Dr Helen Kimberley (Equity Research Centre), Prof Richard James (Centre for the Study of Higher Education) and Nick McEwen-Hall (Brotherhood of St Laurence).

(RMIT building, Level 1 courtroom 2 (corner Russell and La Trobe Street)

VISTA (NCCA, Unitng Church VIC, Fairwear VIC)
P: Fax: 03 9329 8999
E: admin_vista@vic.chariot.net.au
W: www.whatsfair.org.au

NSW: Stand Up against poverty

Join millions of people from around the world to break the Guiness World Record for the largest number of people to STAND UP against poverty and the Milennium Development Goals.

(Martin Place, Sydney)

Mark Cipants (Make Poverty History)
P: 0412 791 352
E: sydney.mph@gmail.com
W: www.standagainstpoverty.org

NSW: Community Forum on Women & WorkChoices

Discussion with expert panel of Suzanne Hammond, Kristin Van Barneveld and Lyndall Ryan.

(Queanbeyan Community Centre, 262 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan)

Ann Rocca (EMPOWER Queanbeyan)
P: 0418 975 319
E: ann.rocca@bigpond.com
W: www.edenmonarolabour.org/yraw/

WA: Ecumenical Service

Speaker: The Most Reverend Roger Herft.

(St Georges Cathedral, 38 St Georges Terrace, Perth)

Ian Carter (Anglican Church)
P: 08 9263 2059
E: ian.carter@anglicarewa.org.au

WA: Stand Up and Speak Out Against Extreme Poverty

Part of the Stand Up against poverty campaign.

(Perth Foreshore - Cnr Barrack Square and Riverside Drive)

Samantha Briatico(The Art of Living International)
P: 0404 665 788
E: perth@artofliving.org.au
W: www.artofliving.org.au

TAS: What would Jesus say to a world of injustice?

Dinner with Tim Costello at the Tailrace Centre. Cost: $35, Tickets available from Pilgrim Uniting office:03 6331 8757.

 

Ben McKinnon (Micah Challenge, All about life, Uni
P: 03 6334 8229
E: pilgrim@tassie.net.au

NSW: Clean Start: Fair Deal for Cleaners

Hosted by Deputy Premier of NSW, The Hon John Watkins. Jeff Lawrence (ACTU Secretary) will discuss the "Clean Start" Fair Deal for Cleaners" campaign at an informal function for property owners, cleaning contractors, and cleaners.

(Parliament House, Sydney)

Nada Vlatko
P: 0412 257 527
W: www.cleanstart.org.au

NSW: Oaktree Film Screening: "A Closer Walk"

Depicting the harsh reality of AIDS and exploring the relationship between health, dignity and human rights. Written and produced by Oscar nominee Robert Bilheimer and narrated by Glenn Close and Will Smith.

(UNSW Rex Vowels Theatre)

Frances Oakley (UNSW Oaktree Foundation)
P: 0403 551 341
E: frances_wasato@hotmail.com

WA: UnMasked

Young people are given disposable cameras to explore their ideas, feelings and experiences of poverty and homelessness culminating in a mural displayed at an art exhibition.

(The Dungeon Youth Centre,Corner Cassowary Drive and Pelican Parade, Ballajura)

Chloe Asselin (The Salvation Army)
P: 0423 984 298
E: his_warrior@hotmail.com
W: www.myspace.com/unmasked07

Thursday 18 October

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TAS: Forum: "Breakfast with Tim Costello"

To raise awareness about the Millenium Development Goals. Speaker: Tim Costello

(High Tide Waterfront Restaurant, Devonport)

Caroline Wooton, Jess Jacobson
P: 0418 331 486
E: pedal4poverty@hotmail.com

SA: Breakfast with the Salvos

Breakfast for people in need.

(The Salvation Army)

Shirley Gabb (Salvation Army)
P: 08 8645 7101
E: familysupportwhyalla@aus.salvationarmy.org

NT: Community Breakfast for disadvantaged people

A breakfast for homeless and disadvantaged people, provided by Mission Australia and the Lions Club of Palmerston.

(Goyder Square)

Brad McIver (Mission Australia)
P: 08 8948 0523
E: mciverb@missionaustralia.com.au

WA: Outreach Services Art Prize & Award Presentation

Art competition: 1 September  - 17 October.

 

Astrid Sander (UnitingCare West)
P: 1300 663 298
E: tranby@unitingcarewest.org.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty week Breakfast

Drawing attention to children living in poverty through a sharing of food and resources at a breakfast attended by Barnardos, staff and children of Auburn School.

(Auburn Public School)

Julie Duffield (Barnardos Auburn Children's Family
P: 02 9646 2770
E: jduffield@barnardos.org.au

NSW: Pancake Breakfast

(UNS Main Walkway/Science Lawn)

John Rodriguez (GK)
E: john.rodriguez@student.unsw.edu.au

QLD: Free Breakfast

To raise awareness of student poverty and of on/off-campus services that students can access in times of need.

(Caboolture Campus, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane)

Lauren McDonnell (Queensland University Technology
E: lauren.mcdonnell@qut.edu.au

SA: SA Emergency Relief Conference:

Issues relating to poverty, mental health, drug and alcohol awareness, homelessness etc.

(Salvation Army Centre, 277 Pirie Street, Adelaide)

Helene Schulz (Lutheran Community Care)
P: 08 8331 3111
E: hschulz@lccsa.org.au
W: www.lccsa.org.au

NSW: Conference: "Breaking the Cycle"

Examining the causes of homelessness, discussing successful strategies for resolving the crisis.

(Mercure, 820 George Street, Sydney)

Alicia Boyd (St Vincent de Paul Society)
P: 02 9560 8666
E: alicia.boyd@vinnies.org.au
W: www.vinnies.org.au

NSW: Seminar: "Smoking as a poverty issue: Who pays the price?"

To illuminate and promote action on the important issue and connections between tobacco and social disadvantage.

(Sydney Masonic Centre)

Jon O'Brien (NSW Cancer Council), Kristie Brown
P: 02 9334 1848
E: jonb@nswcc.org.au, Kristie@ncoss.org.au
W: www.ncoss.org.au

NSW: Making A Difference - Fighting Poverty and Hardship from Global to Local

Macarthur Diversity Services and Campbelltown City Council invite you to a seminar with guest speaker Graham Innes (Human Rights Commissioner) and panelists from World Vision, Lifeline, Oxfam, Macarthur Diversity Service, and Shelter NSW. Infrormation stalls, entertainment and light lunch. Stories of resillience from people who have faced abject poverty and wars.

(Campbelltown Civic Centre)

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

NSW: Public Interest Advocacy Centre 25th Anniversary Conference: "Working for a fair, just and democratic society in the 21st century"

Panel discussions, workshops, plenaries and presenters. Keynote address: Prof Larissa Behrendt.

(Wesley Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney)

East Coast Conferences
P: 1300 368 783
E: info@eastcoastconferences.com.au
W: www.piacconference.com/

QLD: Logan Employment and Training Expo

Expo of 10 community based organisations and 2 state government departments which offer free employment and training projects and assistance; Specialising in servicing long term unemployment, parent returning to the workforce, migrant or refugee, indigenous and youth.

(Logan Central Plaza, Wembley Road, Logan Central)

Ricky Garbutt (Logan Employment and Training Netwo
P: 07 3287 8314
E: rickgarbutt@deir.qld.gov.au

ACT: Anti-Poverty Week Senate Candidates Forum

Hear the policy platforms of the major candidates for the 2007 Federal Senate Election, and how they will work to reduce poverty and disadvantage in the ACT.

(Functions Room, Theo Notara Multicultural Centre, North Building, London Circuit, Civic, opposite entrance to Legislative Assembly)

Reception (ACT Council of Social Service)
P: 02 6202 7200
E: actcoss@actcoss.org.au
W: www.actcoss.org.au

VIC: Homelessness Silhouettes Display

Launched by Craig Kelly, Pathways Salvation Army. Those who have helped to make silhouettes will 'plant' them in Woodland Grove. Entertainment will be provided by bands and choir from  Wodonga Middle Years' Secondary College. Number of silhouettes represent number of homeless in Wodonga over 12 months.

(Woodland Grove Wodonga)

Alison Prenter (Albury/Wodonga Emergency Relief Pr
P: 02 6024 2108
E: woduca@bigpond.net.au

NSW: The Changing Face of Poverty

Free morning tea to raise awareness of poverty. David Bell, Financial Counsellor with Centacare, will discuss the changing face of poverty.

(Centacare Sydney, Level 10, 133 Liverpool Street, Sydney)

Gareth Wyatt (entacare Catholic Community Services
P: 02 9390 5868
E: gareth.wyatt@centacare.org
W: www.centacare.org

VIC: Forum: "New school ties - policy for poverty"

Participants from key organisations will advise on the policy settings that would be required to support stronger collaborative networks amongst and between schools and other sectors in areas of high poverty in Victoria.

 

Ros Black (Education Foundation Australia)
P: 03 9665 5903
E: ros.black@educationfoundation.org.au
W: www.educationfoundation.org.au

QLD: Gladstone Community Services Open Day

anti-poverty information, BBQ, children's activities, clothing and fashion displays. Join community organisations from all over Gladstone.

(Gladstone Community Services, 159 Goondoon St, Gladstone)

Ingrid Scicluna (Gladstone Community Services)
P: 0407 711 808
E: Ingrid.scicluna@gmail.com

SA: Services Expo

Community Services Display and Expo, budget cooking demos/ and tastings - free cookbooks to be given away. Workshops to help with money issues, resume writing, private rental. Free BBQ lunch and giveaways.

(Anglicare Elizabeth Mission, 91 - 93 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth)

Karen Lynch (Anglicare SA)
P: 08 8209 5400
E: klynch@anglicare-sa.org.au
W: www.anglicare-sa.org.au

WA: Art Exhibition on poverty issues

(Fremantle Village Art Markets, Kings Square)

Victor (St Patrick's Community Support Centre)
P: 08 9430 4159
E: vcrevatin@stpats.com.au

VIC: Launch of booklet: "Brimbank, Check it out"

Low cost activities and transport options for families on low incomes.

(Good Shepherd Community House, 168 Main Road East, St Albans)

Jacinta Hyland (Good Shepherd)
P: 03 9364 3200

TAS: Forum: "Fast Finance - A Slippery Slope"

Panel members: Emma Ryan (Anglicare), Gerard Brody (Consumer Law Action Centre Victoria), Tim Gough (ASIC Consumer Protection Unit), Tasmanian Office of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading.

 

Rick Tipping (No Interest Loans Tasmania)
P: 03 6224 6538
E: coordinator@nilsnetwork.org.au

NSW: "Getting the best bang for your buck"

Workshop on making the most of your income on a pension.

(The Hub, Woodward Cres, Miller)

Lisa Thompson (Sydney South West Area Health)
P: 02 9608 8920
E: Lisa.Thompson@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

NSW: Face Up to Poverty

Face Up to Poverty with TEAR, Oxfam and World Vision.

(UNSW Library Walkway)

Ran Liu (World Vision)
E: ran.liu@student.unsw.edu.au

WA: Free Community Luncheon

Free lunch, information and display about poverty and the services provided by the Salvation Army and the Gosnells Community Legal Centre. Donations are welcome.

(Salvation Army, Goodall Street, Gosnells)

Shirley Glover (Community Legal Centre/CWA)
P: 08 9490 1163
E: shirley@gosclc.com
W: www.gosclc.com

VIC: Sea of Poverty

Speakers: Cr Janet Cribbes and Big Issue Editor Alan Attwood. Sausage sizzle, workshops, community performances and speakers to raise awareness about poverty.

(Front Lawns of  St Kilda Town Hall, Cnr Carlisle St and Brighton Rd, St Kilda)

sandy Joffe (Port Phillip Community Group)
P: 03 9534 0777
E: sandy@ppcg.org.au
W: www.ppcg.org.au

ACT: Forum: Student Poverty

Difficulties facing students: sustainable income, long working hours, impact on studies.

(Clianthus Street, O'Connor)

Sid Chakrabarti (Youth Coalition of the ACT)
P: 02 6247 3540
E: sid@youthcoalition.net
W: www.youthcoalition.net

SA: Lunch and Conversation

Free lunch provided and a discussion and insights about helpful tips and ideas for people on low incomes.

(Community House)

Felicia Melillo (Community House)
P: 08 8649 2647
E: communityhouse@ppd.centacare.org.au

NSW: Launch: "If Only"

A booklet of case studies from frontline workers in homeless support services. Highlights how more resources could greatly improve our responses to needs of people experiencing homlessness.

(Mercure, Sydney)

Simon Smith (Homelessness Australia)
P: 02 6247 7744
E: simon.smith@afho.org.au
W: www.afho.org.au

NSW: Public Debate: "Australia should fix domestic poverty first"

(UNSW Library Lawn)

 

NSW: The innovative use of web technology for social good

Speaker: Mathew Tilleard (co-creator of Ripple.org).

(UNSW CLB 3)

Clare Ellis (UNSW Student Equity and Diversity)
P: 02 9285 4734
E: C.Ellis@unsw.edu.au

VIC: Animated DVD screening: "Equal Service: Homelessness, Myths and Memories"

A journey into the relationship between poverty, family violence and homelessness.

(Minter Ellison Law Firm, Level 23, Rialto 523 Collins Street, Melbourne)

Helen Arblaster (Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic)
E: hplc@vicbar.com.au

NSW: UNICEF Darfur Fundraiser BBQ

(UNSW Library Lawn)

Matthew Alberto (UNSOC)
E: m.alberto1@gmail.com

WA: McCusker Community Centre Open Day

See Youth, Family Housing & Emergency Relief services that are provided by the Centre.

(23 Adelaide Tce, East Perth)

McCusker Community Centre (Anglicare WA)
P: 08 9325 7033

QLD: "Who can help fight poverty?"

Parade and afternoon tea. Attended by Her Excellency Governor of QLD, Ms Quentin Bryce.

(Sandgate State School)

John Hanley (Sandgate State School)
P: 07 3869 4117
E: johndhanley@yahoo.com.au
W: www.sandgatess.eq.edu.au

SA: "The Big Issue" discussion

Speakers:Jeremy Urquhart, SA manager for the 'Big Issue' will help the audience focus on the potential for social enterprise to be part of the solution for young people.

(17-19 Wiltshire Street, Salisbury)

Rick Henke (TWELVE25)
P: 08 8253 9928
E: rhenke@salisbury.sa.gov.au
W: www.twelve25.com.au

SA: A Time of Ecumenical Prayer and Reflection

Time of prayer and reflection on the role of compassion and justice in overcoming poverty in our world.

(Salvation Army Congress Hall, 277 Pirie Street, Adelaide)

Geraldine Hawkes (SA council of Churches)
P: 08 8221 6633
E: sacc@picknowl.com.au
W: www.sacc.asn.au

SA: 'Southern Sundowner'

Presenting the work of SJCS with socially and economically disadvantaged families, launch of the 'Southern Family Benefit Fund' and  SJCS vision and strategy for affordable housing in the region.

(Christies Beach Surf Lifesaving Club)

Graham Brown (Southern Junction Community Services
P: 08 8392 3000
E: gbrown@southernjunction.org.au
W: www.southernjunction.org.au

VIC: "What's fair in the ragtrade?" a part of "What's fair in Anti-Poverty Week 2007"

Screening of "China Blue" and a discussion with Liz Thompson (Faiwear Victoria) and Michele O'Neil (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union) on sweatshop labour and workers rights in Australia and Asia.

(University of Melbourne, Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton)

Liz Thompson (Fairwear Victoria)
P: 03 9251 5270
E: fairwear@fairwear.org.au
W: www.whatsfair.org.au

VIC: The Inaugural Merle Mitchell Lecture by Julian Disney, National Chair, Anti-Poverty Week

Affordable Housing: a creeping crisis.

(Drum Theatre, 226 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong)

Anna Hall (Springvale Community Aid & Advice Burea
P: 03 9546 5255
E: scaabspr@scaab.org.au

Friday 19 October

Description [venue] Contact

VIC: Launch: "Making ends meet"

10th Anniversary celebration including launch of the 7th update of guide for people on low-incomes. Invitation only.

 

Casey North Community Information and Support
P: 03 9705 6699

SA: John Pirie High School fundraising activities

John Pirie High School will be running fund-raising activities.

 


P: 08 8724 4844

NAT: White Bridge Foundation clothing drive

Clothing businesses are invited to donate excess stock to Tibetan Refugee Camps and Vietnamese Orphanages.

Grace De Maio (White Bridge Foundation)
P: 0400 681 765
E: grace.dm@bigpond.net.au

SA: Breakfat with the Salvos

Breakfast for people in need.

(The Salvation Army)

Shirley Gabb (Salvation Army)
P: 08 8645 7101
E: familysupportwhyalla@aus.salvationarmy.org

TAS: Aussie Breakfast

(56 Warwick Street)

Garry Bennett (Bethlehem House)
P: 03 6234 4594
E: admin@bethlehemhouse.org.au

NSW: Conference: "Breaking the Cycle"

Examining the causes of homelessness, discussing successful strategies for resolving the crisis.

(Mercure, 820 George Street, Sydney)

Alicia Boyd (St Vincent de Paul Society)
P: 02 9560 8666
E: alicia.boyd@vinnies.org.au
W: www.vinnies.org.au

NSW: Have Your Say

Letter writing about public concerns on issues of poverty  to politicians.

(Wesley Uniting hurch, Wollongong Mall)

Sharon Callaghan (Illawarra Legal Centre)
P: 02 4275 4702
E: sharon_callaghan@clc.net.au
W: www.illawarralegalcentre.org.au

NSW: Disability and Poverty - Causes, Consequences and Responses

Practical workshop on ways to mainstream and integrate disability into development programs.

(Redfern Town Hall)

Therese Sands (People with Disability Australia)
P: 02 9370 3100
E: tsands@pwd.org.au
W: www.pwd.org.au

QLD: Financial Literacy Strategies: From the Grass Roots Up

Semina exploring financial strategies including recent research into critical financial literacy.

(Kyabra Community Association, Kyabra Street, Runcorn)

Sarah Tocker (Queensland Council of Social Service
P: 07 3373 9499
E: sarahT@kyabra.org

NSW: Internet Training Session for clients of Our Place Support Centre

(Marrickville Library)

Joan Ruthven (Marrickville Council)
P: 02 9335 2136
E: joan@marrickville.nsw.gov.au

QLD: Free legal advice

(139 Club Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley)

Mary-Jo Simpson (Caxton Legal Centre)
P: 07 3254 1811
E: mary-jo@caxton.org.au
W: www.caxton.org.au

QLD: Forum: "Is it fair to say that Woodridge is one of the poorest suburbs in Queensland?"

A panel including politicians, Chamber of Commerce, Indigenous, Pacific Islander and African Groups and NGOs will discuss definitions of poverty, acknowledgement of community disadvantages and strengths, and the relevance of the issue for other suburbs of Logan City.

(Logan Central Community Centre, 9 Jacaranda Ave, Woodridge)

Vero Andriamasy (MulitiLink Community Services Inc
P: 07 3808 4463
E: vero@multilink.org.au

SA: FestiVOL

Showcasing volunteer organisations and services.

(Adelaide Entertainment Centre)

David Waylen (Volunteering SA)
P: 08 8221 7177
E: david.waylen@volunteeringsa.org.au
W: www.volunteeringsa.org.au

SA: Nutrition on a budget

Awareness of nutritional hints and guides to use for healthy meals on a budget. Complimentary light lunch.

(Community Housing/Drop-In Centre)

Felicia Melillo (Community House)
P: 08 8649 2647
E: communityhouse@ppd.centacare.org.au

ACT: Information seesion and lunch for the Clemente Program

The Clemente Program provides those that have experienced homelessness or whose lives have otherwise got in the way of their education, the opportunity to learn and develop in a positive way.

(Signadou Campus, Sntill Street, Watson)

Jane Rosewarne, Tim Moore
P: 02 6282 2722
E: t.moore@signadou.acu.edu.au

VIC: Sausage Sizzle

Money raised will be donated to State Schools Relief, an autonomous body which provides clothing and footware for needy students in Victorian Government Schools.

(Barwon Valley Special School)

Lyn Sutton (Barwon Valley School)
P: 0437 007 590
E: sutton.lyn.l@edumail.vic.gov.au

ACT: Forum: Human Rights and Poverty

Speakers: Professor Hillary Charlesworth and Jack Waterford.

(Sparke Helmore Theatre, Law School, Australian National University)

 

Robin Brown
P: 02 6285 1667
E: actcoss@actcoss.org.au

NSW: Volunteering Abroad Session

Information about volunteering on overseas poverty-related projects.

(UNSW Law School, G23)

 

SA: Volunteers Against Poverty Recognition Ceremony

For volunteers who work against poverty and hardship. Awards will be presented by Julian Disney - National Chair, Anti-Poverty Week.

(Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Port Road, Hindmarsh)

David Waylen (Volunteering SA)
P: 08 8221 7177
E: david.waylen@volunteeringsa.org.au
W: www.volunteeringsa.org.au

NT: Anti-Poverty Week Market Stall

Featuring free entertainment by the Palmerston Brass Band, information about Anti-Poverty Week, balloons for children and wristbands to give away.

(Palmerston Markets)

Toni Vine Bromley (NT Shelter)
P: 08 8927 5600
E: eo@ntshelter.org.au
W: www.ntshelter.org.au

NT: Sleep Out for Poverty

To highlight poverty and homeless people, organised by St Paul's Church. Followed on Saturday with Walk Against Poverty.

(50 Cent Park, Katherine)

Toni Vine Bromley (NT Shelter)
P: 08 8927 5600
E: eo@ntshelter.org.au
W: www.ntshelter.org.au

ACT: Screening: 'MaxedOut'

Feature length documentary about how the financial industry really works, and why the poor are getting poorer and the rich keep getting richer. "At times hilarious,  at times deeply disturbing."

(The Consumer Law Centre of the ACT and Australian National University Law Students' Society - Law Theatre, ANU Law School, parking off Garran or Fellows Road)

Jessica Casben
P: 02 6257 1788
E: jess.casben@carefcs.org

VIC: 'I don't wanna play house'

Performance by writer and director Tammy Anderson, raising awareness of poverty and other community issues.

(Hastings Community Hall, 3 High Street, Hastings)

Good Shepherd
P: (03) 5950 1685

VIC: Sudan School Fundraiser

Speaker: Steve Bradbury (CEO TEAR, and International Chairman Micah Network) and Graham Whitley (MD Parry & Rosenthal P/L, Coordinator Wakimbizi Community Support for Refugees, WA). African entertainment and authentic African banquet.

(Clatyon Town Hall, 264 Clayton Road, Clayton)

Nyadol William (South Sudan Development Agency)
P: 03 9654 8314
E: admin@ssuda.org.au
W: www.ssuda.org.au

VIC: Imagine07

Inspire youth in Australia to be proactive about issues related to poverty.Featuring 5 main artists.

(The Pavillion @ Waterfront City, Docklands)

Joel Taylor (Imagine07)
E: joel@imagine07.org
W: www.imagine07.org

NT: Story Wall in Todd Mall

DVD on poverty issues and local performers.

(Todd Mall)

Jonathan Pilbrow (NT Shelter)
P: 08 8951 4290
E: ntshelter.coss@ntcoss.org.au
W: www.ntshelter.org.au

NSW: Wentworth Forum

Forum with local candidates in Federal election.

(Bondi Church in the Marketplace)

Bob Ratnarajah (Make Poverty History)
P: 0403 777 773
E: bob@unwired.com.au

WA: Still No Room in the Boom

Sleep-out in open air and in cars.

(Communicare car park, 28 Cecil Avenue, Cannington, Perth)

Martine Pitt, Wayne Stephenson (Communicare Inc)
P: 08 9251 5777
E: martine@communicare.org.au

QLD: One Day, One Night, One Party

To raise funds for schools in East Timor

(River Canteen, Southbank, Brisbane)

Amanda Peterson (Oaktree Foundation)
P: 07 3403 0841
E: oneday.qld@theoaktree.org
W: http://www.myspace.com/onenight_oneparty

Saturday 20 October

Description [venue] Contact

NT: Walk Against Poverty

Organised by the Katherine community. Followed by breakfast in the park supported by schools, businesses and community oranisations.

(Railway Bridge, Katherine)

Toni Vine Bromley (NT Shelter)
P: 08 8927 5600
E: eo@ntshelter.org.au
W: www.ntshelter.org.au

NT: Walk Against Poverty and breakfast for people who are homeless

A walk organised by community members working with disadvantaged people. Followed by a breakfast for people who are homeless.

(Tennant Creek Post Office to Peko Park)

Sharon Kinraid (Barkly Region Alcohol & Drug Abuse
P: 08 8962 1912
E: bradaag@switch.com.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Trade Fair

Create awareness of global poverty issues and ways to help eradicate poverty. Plenty of entertainment, food, and stalls.

(Morling College, 120 Herring Road, Eastwood)

Mark Costa, Pippa Cave (Morling College)
P: 0425 315 963, 0410 5
E: mark.costa@baptistworldaid.org.au, pippa.cave@micahchallenge.org.au

SA: Chicago Fair

Community service stalls providing information about the services they offer for people on low incomes.

(Peter McKay Reserve, Gladstone Ave, Kilburn)

Steve Anderson (Kilburn Blair Athol Community AG)
P: 08 8260 7110
E: kbacag@yahoo.com

QLD: Make Indigenous Poverty History: A forum & action planning day

Hear about aspects of poverty and plan action. Speakers include Les Malezer, Victor Hart, and Mark Copland.

(Aspinall Centre, St Bernard's Catholic Parish, Cnr Klumpp and Logan Roads, Upper Mt Gravatt)

Jela Versey (Chuches Together Indigenous People's
P: 07 3369 6792
E: admin@qct.org.au
W: www.qct.org.au

SA: Country and Western Evening

Drug and alcohol free family evening of country rock. Gold coin donation at the door, door prizes. Fee tea, coffee, water an dnibbles - soft drinks available for purchase. All monies raised will go to charity organisations in Port Augusta.

(Cooinda Club, Port Augusta)

Virginia Collins
P: 08 8641 3050
E: vcollins@ucwpa.org.au

Related Activities

ACT

NSW

RecLink's Kaleidoscope Art Exhibition
Artwork created by people in disadvantage situations as a form of empowerment. Exhibition: 2 â€" 21 October at the Tap Gallery, 54 Burton Street, Darlinghurst. Contact Sarah Ford â€" sarah.ford@thewaysidechapel.com or visit www.reclink.org.au.

Coast Shelter's Oliver Twist charity night
Fundraising event for the Donnison Street Restaurant which supplies free meals and support to those who are, or are at risk of homelessness in the Central Coast Community. Saturday 12 October from 6pm. Contact Melanie Law â€" donnison@enterprize.net.au or visit www.coastshelter.com.au.

"The Impacts of Poverty on Older Territorians"
This seminar examines a statistical perspective on poverty in relation to seniors. To be held on Wednesday 24 October from 10.30am, Andy McNeil Room, Alice Springs Town Council. Contact Graeme Suckling â€" 08 8941 1004; graeme.suckling@cotant.org.au

NT

Alice Springs Sunday Markets presentation
This youth orientated event including Anti-Poverty information, music and performances recounting real experiences of poverty and disadvantage will be held on Sunday 21 October at Todd Mall. Contact Jonathan Pilbrow (Northern Territory Council of Social Services) â€" 08 8951 4290; ntshelter.coss@ntcoss.org.au

QLD

Ashgrove West Unitng Church High Tea
High Tea will be held on 13 October in aid of Mercy Ships who assist the poor and desperate in many African countries. Contact Dellvene Hanton - hanton@iprimus.com.au

SA

Money Minded Facilitator Workshop
This free workshop will be held on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 October, 9am-5pm at 77 Gibson Street, Bowden; for facilitators who teach adults in the community a better understanding of their money. Contact Karen Lynch â€" 08 8209 5400; klynch@anglicare-sa.org.au or visit www.anglicare-sa.org.au.

Putting the love back into Christmas
The display provides information and practical workshops to assist with financial planning and preparation for Christmas. 3rd October - Aldinga Shopping Centre, 11th October - Centro Colonnades. Contact Kylie Manifold - 08 8329 1700; kylie.manifold@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

TAS

VIC

"Quick, Cheap and Healthy Meals" workshop
This workshop will be held at Copperfields Family Centre for low-income families on Tuesday 9 October from 10.30am. Contact Suzanne Pheonix â€" 03 9307 0358; suzannep@brimbank.vic.gov.au or visit www.brimbank.vic.gov.au.

Parliamentary Stall to raise awareness of poverty issues
This stall will be held at Queen's Hall, Victorian Parliament House on Wednesday 10 October, 9am-5pm. Contact Gavin Mahoney (Municipal Association of Victoria) â€" 03 9667 5564; GMahoney@mav.asn.au

Tim Costello: "Climate Change - Why the poor will reap what we sow"
21st October from 2pm, St. Luke's Uniting Church, Highton. Organised by Micah Challenge, including musical entertainment and refreshments - proceeds to World Vision. Contact Darcy Seller - (03) 5243 1881; dseller@netspace.net.au

WA

Illawarra Primary School Anti-Poverty Day
This awareness-raising day involving years 3 and 6 will be held on Monday 22 October at Illawarra Primary School, Perth. Contact Krista Kerr â€" krista.kerr@det.wa.edu.au

UnitingCare West "Homeconnect" launch
Launch of a new accommodation support service designed to reduce the stresses of tenancy and the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Official opening by The HON Sue Ellery. Housing Association board room, Osbourne Park, Thursday 11th October. Contact Roberta Rogers â€" 08 9335 9050; Roberta.Rogers@unitingcarewest.org.au