Anti-Poverty Week runs from 15-21 October 2017

Activities in 2008

Week Long Activities

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ACT: Create to Advocate 08: Art Competition and Exhibition

Explore, imagine and create a world where poverty is history.  Artists exhibit their creations throughout October which express their vision to end global poverty (Parliament House, Canberra).

Jane McGeough (Micah Challenge Australia)
E: janemc@tear.org.au
W: www.micahchallenge.org.au

WA: Anti-Poverty Week Art Competition

Children will learn about poverty in Cambodia and then prepare artwork on this theme, to be displayed at the local library, with prizes for the best pieces (Gosnells Primary School and Knowledge Centre).

Shirley Glover (Gosnell's Community Legal Centre)
P: 08 9398 1455
E: shirley@gosclc.com.au
W: www.gosclc.com.au

NSW: Sustainability for People on Low-Incomes

Low cost sustainability tips and information will be on display at the Watershed shop window (The Watershed, 218 King Street, Newtown).

Megan Bennett (The Watershed)
P: 02 9519 6366
E: watershedinfo@marrickville.nsw.gov.au

ACT: Operation Christmas Child

Parents are invited to provide a Christmas present for a child who would otherwise go without (YWCA of Canberra Conder Childcare Centre, 55 Beaumaris Street).

Natalie Dicker (Conder Childcare Centre)
P: 02 6294 3358

NSW: Kaleidoscope Homeless Person's Festival

A festival providing creative and recreational opportunities for Sydney's homeless and disadvantaged community and a forum for showcasing their skills and talents.  All welcome (various venues around Sydney).

Astra Howard (Mission Australia/RecLink)
P: 02 9356 0611
E: howarda@missionaustralia.com.au

WA: Anti-Poverty Week Display

A poverty-themed library display with information on community service providers (Rockingham Public Library Murdoch Campus).

Kerry Lewis (SCALES)
P: 08 9550 0400
E: k.lewis@murdoch.edu.au

QLD: Housing Display

A display raising awareness of housing issues in our community (Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre, Mansfield Walk).

Heather Redman (Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre)
P: 07 3287 2840
E: heather@beenleigh.org.au
W: www.beenleigh.org.au

NAT: Anti-Poverty Week Colouring Activity

A colouring activity to highlight the link between blindness and poverty.  Resources on poverty alleviation will be provided to participating schools (various schools nationwide).

Kate Morrison (Fred Hollows Foundation)
P: 02 8741 1933
E: kmorrison@hollows.org
W: www.hollows.org.au

NAT: Schools Educational Program

Various organisations, including Engineers Without Borders, World Vision, St Vincent de Paul Society, Mission Australia and CARE Australia, are available to visit schools and speak or conduct workshops on the work they do (various schools around the country).

Nicola McGuire (Anti-Poverty Week)
P: 02 9385 2850
E: apw@antipovertyweek.org.au

TAS: Photographic Exhibition on Homelessness

A display of photographs depicting homelessness, poverty and hardship in our local community (Council Chambers, Hobart Library, Service Tas and Elizabeth Street Mall).

Paula Knife (Colony 47)
P: 03 6214 1417
W: www.colony47.com.au

VIC: Chocolate Fundraiser

Selling chocolates in the workplace during the Week to raise money for a charity working to alleviate poverty (Bendigo Bank, Bendigo).

Tara McGrath (Community Sector Banking)
P: 03 5485 6815
E: tara.mcgrath@csbanking.com.au
W: www.csbanking.com.au

VIC: Operation Christmas Child

A collection of Christmas gifts for children in need (Southern Hills AOG Church, 4 Mine Road, Korumburra).

Doreen Western (AOG Church)
P: 03 5659 8286

VIC: Fundraising Sausage Sizzle

Daily sausage sizzles to raise funds for TEAR's development projects with overseas partners (outside IGA Supermarket, Leongatha).

Johanna Haasjes
P: 03 5664 2232

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Information Stall

Information stalls focusing on maternal health, infant mortality, climate change and poverty, with petitions and activities (outside IGA supermarket, Leongatha).

Johanna Haasjes
P: 03 5664 2232

SA: Goods Collection

Andamooka Primary School students will collect non-perishable items for low-income families (Andamooka Primary School).

Mandy Kerby (Andamooka Primary School)
P: 08 8672 7018

SA: Designing for a Better World - Anti-Poverty Week class materials

School students investigate poverty-related issues in four key areas and are then encouraged to take some action to make a positive contribution towards eradicating poverty through designing a solution to a problem they have identified (various schools).  

Barbara Reinfeld (Learning Inclusion Team , DECS S
W: www.decs.sa.gov.au/learninginclusion

QLD: Poster Display

A poverty-themed poster and information display (Booval Community Service, 14 South Station Road, Booval North Qld).

Bianca Law (Booval Community Service)
P: 07 3816 1435

NSW: Big Issue Vendors On Campus

Buy a copy of The Big Issue at UNSW to help people get back on their feet - especially those experiencing homelessness or long-term unemployment (University of New South Wales, Anzac Parade entrance).

Susanna Lawrence (Social Justice Project)
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Library Display

A poverty-themed library display of books and posters (Annerley Library, 450 Ipswich Road).

Darshan Balasuriya (Annerley Library)
P: 07 3403 1735
E: wnd@brisbane.qld.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Library Display

A poverty-themed library display of books and posters (284 St Vincents Road, Banyo).

Neil Root (Banyo Library)
P: 07 3403 2200
E: bno@brisbane.qld.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Library Display

A poverty-themed library display of books and posters (cnr Bracken and Barnett Streets, Bracken Ridge). 

Matthew Kieckhofel (Bracken Ridge Library)
P: 07 3667 6060
E: brr@brisbane.qld.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Library Display

A poverty-themed library display of books and posters (cnr Oxford Street and Riding Road, Bulimba).

Penny Davies (Bulimba Library)
P: 07 3407 8223
E: bul@brisbane.qld.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Library Display

A poverty-themed library display of books and posters (Carindale Regional Shopping Centre, cnr Creek and Old Cleveland Roads). 

Jennie Keppell (Carindale Library)
P: 07 3407 1490
E: cnl@brisbane.qld.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Library Display

A poverty-themed library display of books and posters (375 Hamilton Road).

Linda McMahon (acting, Chermside Library)
P: 07 3403 7200
E: cde@brisbane.qld.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Library Display

A poverty-themed library display of books and posters (107 Orange Grove Road).

Karen Glanfield (Coopers Plains Library)
P: 07 3403 4530
E: cpl@brisbane.qld.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Library Display

A poverty-themed library display of books and posters (641 Oxley Road).

Rachel Woerner (Corinda Library)
P: 07 3407 7701
E: cda@brisbane.qld.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Library Display

A poverty-themed library display of books and posters (561 South Pine Road).

Tracy Gibson (Everton Park Library)
P: 07 3403 7400
E: epk@brisbane.qld.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Library Display

A poverty-themed library display of books and posters (Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, Fairfield Road).

Glynis Kurpershoek (Fairfield Library)
P: 07 3403 8615
E: fai@brisbane.qld.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Library Display

A poverty-themed library display of books and posters (Garden City Shopping Centre, cnr Kessels and Logan Roads).

Noela Halpin (Garden City Library)
P: 07 3403 7745
E: gng@brisbane.qld.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Library Display

A poverty-themed library display of books and posters (79 Evelyn Street).

Tatiana Netchpai (Grange Library)
P: 07 3407 2523
E: gng@brisbane.qld.gov.au

VIC: Art on High Street

School students will prepare a range of art work depicting poverty in the region, to be displayed in local shops and businesses throughout the Week (various shops and businesses on High Street, Wodonga).

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

NAT: We are all Just Two Steps from Homelessness

A website documentary about 8 people's experiences of homelessness and poverty.  The inspirational stories will challenge community perceptions about who is homeless (www.2steps2.com).

Michelle Hollywood (South Qld Council for Homeless
P: 0418 790 428
W: www.2steps2.com

WA: Book Drive

Children will talk about poverty and bring in books which will then be donated to children in need (YMCA Long Day Care, Glen Iris, Bunbury).

Samantha Peacock (YMCA Long Day Care)
P: 08 9275 7141
E: samantha.peacock@ymca.org.au

VIC: Food Drive

Children and local families will be donating food to Shoestring Cafe in Bunbury, which is a cafe that provides hot meals for people in need (YMCA Long Day Care, Glen Iris, Bunbury).

Samantha Peacock (YMCA Long Day Care)
P: 08 9275 7141
E: samantha.peacock@ymca.org.au

WA: Gifts for Bali Orphanage

School children will learn about an orphanage in Bali and then make library bags for the children in the orphanage (YMCA Long Day Care, Glen Iris, Bunbury).

Samantha Peacock (YMCA Long Day Care)
P: 08 9275 7141
E: samantha.peacock@ymca.org.au

SA: Food Baskets - Compare the Price

Two baskets filled with food to healthily feed a family of 4 for one week will be on display, with a competition to guess the cost of each basket.  The display is aimed at assisting people to understand the budget benefits of shopping around and the importance of eating healthy foods (various places in the Mid North).

Sue Allison (Families SA)
P: 08 8638 4311
E: sue.allison@dfc.gov.au

WA: Operation Christmas Child

Staff will collect gifts and necessities in shoe boxes for children living in poverty overseas (Mercy Employment, 22 Queen Street, Fremantle).

Alicia Yoong (Mercy Employment)
P: 08 9431 6900

VIC: Education about Poverty

Curriculum focus throughout the Week on global and local poverty, particularly on the Millennium Development Goals, with fundraising activities and guest speakers from non-profit organisations (Wales Street Primary School). 

Kate Bowran (Wales Street Primary School)
P: 03 9484 3949
E: bowran.kate.e@edumail.vic.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Activities

Students will participate in various activities, including creating poverty-themed artwork and drama presentations, prayer and petition signing (Xavier Catholic College, Hervey Bay).

Carmel Donnelly (Xavier Catholic College)
P: 07 4197 1177
E: cjdonnelly@bne.catholic.edu.au

VIC: No Interest Loan Scheme Display

Displays of the NILS Anti-Poverty Week Poster to raise community awareness of hidden poverty in the community (all NILS Programs).

Susan Blackburn (Good Shepherd, VICNILS Network)
P: 03 5970 5705
E: s.blackburn@goodshepvic.org.au

ACT: Anti-Poverty Week Fundraising Drive

A fundraising drive in the workplace to raise money for two charities working to alleviate poverty (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 26 Thynne Street, Fern Hill Park, Bruce).

Louise O'Rance (AIHW)
P: 02 6244 1102
E: louise.orance@AIHW.gov.au

SA: Launch of Food Bin

Launch of food bin, collecting non-perishable items for local families in need and bringing awareness of the issue of poverty to the community (Mannum Foodland).

Jude Lowery (Community Help for the Isolated with
P: 08 8569 2129

ACT: Eat to Beat Poverty

Canberra photographer Belinda Pratten will display photographs taken of Anglicare staff and clients to mark the Week in an exhibition entitled 'Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow' (Belconnen Gallery, inside Belconnen Community Centre).

Belinda Pratten

WA: Poverty in WA

Launch of a website aimed at promoting issues relating to poverty in Western Australia, and providing information about how poverty affects different groups in the community.

Lorilee Beecroft (WACOSS)
P: 08 9420 7222
E: lorilee@wacoss.org.au
W: www.wacoss.org.au

WA: Food Drive

A food drive at the Bunbury YMCA Long Day Care Centre.  Children will be delivering food to the Shoe String Cafe in Bunbury.

Samantha Peacock (YMCA Long Day Care)
P: 08 9275 7141
E: samantha.peacock@ymca.org.au

NAT: Anti-Poverty Week Senate Motion

Senator Siewert will present a motion to the Senate on behalf of the Australian Greens in support of the Week (The Senate, Parliament House, Canberra).

Donna Turner (Office of Senator Rachel Siewert)
P: 08 9228 3277
E: donna.turner@aph.gov.au
W: www.rachelsiewert.org.au

NSW: Information Stall

Stall where community organisations provide information on poverty-related issues (Front entrance of Main Library, University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus).

Tanvir Uddin (Social Justice Project)
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

VIC: The No Sweat Shop Label Mystery Event

The No Sweat Shop Label will be holding a mystery event involving Fairtrade and No Sweat Shop Label accredited undergarments (date, time and location undisclosed).

Tommy Clarke (No Sweat Shop Label)
E: tommy@nosweatshoplabel.com
W: www.nosweatshoplabel.com

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week book display

A poverty-themed book display for students throughout the Week (WoodCrest State College Resource Centre, Springfield).

Margo Igras (WoodCrest State College)
P: 07 34379559
E: migra1@eq.edu.au
W: www.woodcrestsc.eq.edu.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Awards for Young Victorians

Awards to recognise young Victorians making a contribution to eradication of poverty locally, nationally or internationally.  Awards of up to $3,500.  Applications close midnight on Friday of Anti-Poverty Week.

Kirrilee Torney (Connections UnitingCare)
P: 03 9724 2222
E: info@antipovertyawards.org.au
W: www.antipovertyawards.org.au

QLD: Poverty Awareness Raising Campaign

Library displays to highlight the existence of poverty in the community and provide information about services available to people experiencing isolation and poverty (all Redland City Council Libraries).

Pamela Doherty (Redland City Council)
P: 07 3829 8498
E: pamela.doherty@redland.qld.gov.au
W: www.redland.qld.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Collection Appeal

An appeal to collect vital goods for distribution by local emergency relief agencies (all Redland City Council Libraries).

Pamela Doherty (Redland City Council)
P: 07 3829 8498
E: pamela.doherty@redland.qld.gov.au
W: www.redland.qld.gov.au

WA: Sleep-Out

Students will 'sleep out' on campus from Monday to Friday to raise awareness of homelessness in the community (University of Notre Dame, Bateman Courtyard, Fremantle).

Sejla Perviz (Notre Dame Students for Social Justi
P: 0430 002 764
E: sperviz@nd.edu.au

ACT: Anti-Poverty Week Lunch Special: Cafe in the House

Cafe in the House will be donating $1 of every main lunch meal throughout the Week to Uniting Care Emergency Relief (Cafe in the House, Old Parliament House, Parkes).

Leana Osenieks (Ginger Catering)
P: 02 6273 4366
W: www.gingercatering.com.au

NSW: Cookies for members of Tom Foster Community Centre

Carers in Marrickville Council's OOSH services raise awareness in childcare centres of poverty and disadvantage and the children make cookies for members of Tom Foster Community Centre (various before and after school Child Care Centres in the Marrickville Council area).

Louise Rooney (Marrickville Council)
P: 02 9335 2235
W: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

VIC: Victorian Parliament serves meals to the homeless

Members of the Victorian Parliament will be serving free meals to the homeless and disadvantaged at various times throughout the Week (St Mary's House of Welcome).

Lara Denes (St Mary's House of Welcome)
P: 03 9417 7985
E: lara.denes@smhow.org.au
W: www.smhow.org.au

NSW: Bookshop Display

Display of books and other information on poverty-related themes (University of New South Wales Bookshop, Kensington Campus).

Susanna Lawrence (Social Justice Project)
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

NSW: Library Display

Display of books and other publications on poverty-related themes (Main and Law Libraries, University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus).

Susanna Lawrence (Social Justice Project)
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

SA: Information Variety Packs

Variety packs will be available for customers containing information on energy bill reduction, financial counselling and emergency assistance services, budget cook book as well as some treats (Department for Families and Communities, 1-5 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge).

Chantelle Bissell (Department for Families and Com
P: 08 8535 6200
E: chantelle.bissell@dfc.sa.gov.au

SA: Grocery Shopping on a Budget

A basket of groceries will be on display to illustrate how to shop on a budget.  It will be the prize in a free raffle drawn on Friday, along with other raffle items for customers (Department for Families and Communities, 1-5 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge).

Chantelle Bissell (Department for Families and Com
P: 08 8535 6200
E: chantelle.bissell@dfc.sa.gov.au

NT: Anti-Poverty Week Information Display

An information display featuring photographs from St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal and local community services (Casuarina Shopping Square).

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

NT: Anti-Poverty Week Information Display

An information display featuring photgraphs from St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal and local community services (Palmerston Shopping Centre).

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

ACT: Vinnie's Anti-Poverty Week Stall

Stall promoting the Society and fundraising for its causes (Woden Shopping Centre).

Shannon Pickles (St Vincent de Paul Society)
P: 0418 240 310
W: www.vinnies.org.au

VIC: Hanover 'Wear Orange to Work' Day

Hanover supporters will wear orange to work on one day during the Week and have a morning tea in their workplace to raise awareness of poverty (various organisations in Victoria).

Janet Harris (Hanover Welfare Services)
P: 03 9695 8368
E: jharris@hanover.org.au
W: www.hanover.org.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Awareness Display

A display of posters and brochures from service providers accross Cairns who assist people in financial hardship (Mission Australia, 132 Grafton Street, Cairns).

Andy Warren (Mission Australia)
P: 07 4041 7138
E: warrena@missionaustralia.com.au

NSW: Education Sessions: Poverty in the Local Community

Mobile playgroup vans will raise awareness of poverty and hardship by providing statistics and information sheets to parents attending the playgroups with their children.  Practical ideas on ways to help those experiencing hardship will be given (various parks in the Marrickville Council area).

Louise Rooney (Marrickville Council)
P: 02 9335 2235
W: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

VIC: Coffee Shop Conversations

Sessions will be held to assist people in financial difficulty in an informal manner over free coffee and cake.  Information on the No Interest Loan Scheme will also be provided (Idyl Book Cafe, Faithfull Street, Wangaratta). 

Upper Murray Family Care

NSW: Eight Sixty

A photographic series which looks beneath the surface of India at faces that illustrate lives of struggle.  It aims to inspire people to realise their opportunity to reach out to those in need. Opening night 9 October, running until 28 October. (The Blender Gallery, 16 Elizabeth Street, Paddington).

Rick Carter (Opportunity International Australia)
P: 02 8399 1411
E: rick@jimmytoo.com.au
W: www.eightsixty.org

WA: Anti-Poverty Week Stalls and Activities

Community organisations such as St Vincent de Paul, Women's Refuge, Big Issue etc will provide information on their services (University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus).

Sejla Perviz (University of Notre Dame, Fremantle)
P: 0430 002 764
E: sperviz@nd.edu.au

ACT: Voices for Justice

Political lobbying conference where participants speak out, worship, attend workshops and engage in conversations with the nation's leaders calling for poverty to be halved by 2015 (conference opens 1pm, 11 October and closes 6.30pm, 14 October, Parliament House and Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest).

Carlyn Chen (Micah Challenge)
P: (02) 9453 1586
E: voices@micahchallenge.org.au
W: www.micahchallenge.org.au

Sunday 12 October

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QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Community Notice

We will raise awareness of poverty and hardship experienced by Australians through a publication in the Moranbah Messenger Newsletter (Moranbah).

Christine Macfarlan (Moranbah and District Support
P: 07 4941 5164
E: ciswmdss@moranbah.net.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Church Services

The homily at the three Masses on this day will focus on poverty and hardship (St John the Baptist Church, Cnr Victoria and Blackwall Roads, Woy Woy).

Bernard Edwards (St John the Baptist Church)
P: 02 4341 6343
E: bernie54@optusnet.com.au

QLD: Bolivia Day

Worship service to focus on missionary work at an orphanage and school in the Bolivian jungle, with a visual presentation and a celebration of development work we have helped fund (Dayboro Uniting Church).

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

VIC: The Benefits of Fair Trade

Antony McMullen will be speaking at this Church service about the benefits of Fairtrade, a scheme which reduces poverty for producers in developing countries (Rowville Uniting Church, Corner Fulham Road and Bridgewater Way).

Antony McMullen (Uniting Church)
P: 03 9251 5286
E: antony.mcmullen@victas.uca.org.au

TAS: Missiondale City to City Walk

145km relay walk from from Launceston to Burnie over 4 days to raise awareness of the link between substance abuse and poverty. Funds raised go to Missiondale drugs and alcohol recovery centre (Launceston).

Brian Roach (City Mission)
P: (03) 6331 6999
E: brian@citymission.org.au
W: www.citymission.org.au

VIC: The Benefits of Fair Trade

Antony McMullen will be speaking at this Church service about the benefits of Fairtrade, a scheme which reduces poverty for producers in developing countries (Rowville Uniting Church, Corner Fulham Road and Bridgewater Way).

Antony McMullen (Uniting Church)
P: 03 9251 5286
E: antony.mcmullen@victas.uca.org.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week National Launch

The Deputy Prime Minister, the Honourable Julia Gillard, will open the Week and launch the 'Inclusion at Schools Booklet,' followed by a Round Table discussion with stakeholders from the education, welfare and community sector to discuss inclusion and education (Hanover Welfare Services).

Tony Keenan (Hanover Welfare Services)
P: 03 9695 8355
W: www.hanover.org.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week BBQ

A free BBQ where QCOSS will release its 2008 report on poverty in Queensland (Brisbane Homelessness Service Centre, 62 Peel Street, South Brisbane).

Mark Jeffery (QCOSS)
P: 0419 732 583
E: markj@qcoss.org.au
W: www.qcoss.org.au

VIC: Protest Picnic

A child friendly picnic protesting the impact of the Howard and now Rudd Governments' Welfare to Work, Child Support and Family Law reforms on the lives of single mothers and their children (Treasury Gardens).

Jess (Council of Single Mothers and their Children
P: 03 9654 0327
E: projects@csmc.org.au

SA: Awareness Afternoon Tea

Staff discussion about their experiences, values and beliefs on a number of poverty-related issues.  Refreshments provided (Royal Adelaide Hospital).

Shane Hough (Spotless Services Australia)
P: 0433 030 646
E: livingitout@live.com.au

Monday 13 October

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VIC: Trivia Night

A trivia night for staff to raise money for Lentil as Anything (which teaches basic skills to new refugees) and the Fitzroy Breakfast Club (which feeds 60 children breakfast every week day from a local housing estate) (Fitzroy Bowling Club).  SOLD OUT

Billie Stewart (Department of Justice)
P: 03 8684 0087
E: billie.stewart@justice.vic.gov.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Publication

'Poverty - the need for fresh views on a familiar problem' - an article on poverty by social justice interns published in the publication 'Court of Conscience.'

Susanna Lawrence (Social Justice Project)
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

ACT: Report Launch

Parliamentary secretary for social inclusion, Ursula Stephens, will launch Anglicare's 7th Annual State of the Family Report 'Creative Tension - Australia's Social Inclusion Agenda,' to mark the start of the Week (Parliament House, Canberra). 

Dr Sean Regan (Anglicare Australia)
P: 02 6230 1775
E: anglicare@anglicare.asn.au

NSW: Release of Poverty Report

The report Perspectives on Poverty in the Shoalhaven will be released to mark the Week (Shoalhaven).

Shoalhaven City Council

VIC: Healthy, Low-Cost Cooking Tips

A food tasting afternoon to promote healthy, low-cost food, aimed at teaching local residents the importance of eating healthily, as well as offering information on the No Interest Loan Scheme (Dalacombe Community House, Ballarat).

Delacombe Community House

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Parliamentary Speech

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton marked the start of the Week with a speech to Parliament.

Mark Coulton MP

TAS: Launch of Poverty Report

TasCOSS will launch its report 'Enhancing Quality of Life: Addressing Poverty and Disadvantage through the HACC Program,' on the impact of poverty on the quality of life in Tasmania to mark the Week.

Tom Muller (TasCOSS)
P: 03 6231 0755
E: tom@tascoss.org.au

TAS: The Listening Room

Council of the Ageing will call on seniors struggling to make ends meet to contact the Listening Room to discuss their problems.

COTA Tasmania
P: 03 6228 1897
E: admin@cotatas.org

WA: Conversations on Tap: The Economics of Homelessness

A presentation by guest speakers and a discussion of the causes and consequences of homelessness (University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Room ND 1/103).

Sejla Perviz (Notre Dame Students for Social Justi
P: 0430 002 764
E: sperviz@nd.edu.au

WA: WA Anti-Poverty Week Launch: Thriving or Surviving

A breakfast forum on the theme of poverty and hardship, with guest speakers including Sue Gordon, Janet Holmes a Court and Ian Carter.  RSVP by 1 October (The University Club of WA).

Sakina Bindahneem (Ngala)
P: 08 9368 9363
E: sbindahneem@ngala.com.au

NSW: Fundraising BBQ and activities day

Students will be given a presentation during school assembly on an aspect of poverty and will then join in a BBQ and activities day to fundraise for the Salvation Army Street Kids program (Waratah Technology Campus).

Debbie Clare (Waratah Technology Campus)
P: 02 4968 1939
E: debbieclr@yahoo.com.au

VIC: Stand-Up Against Poverty

Students will 'plant' cut-out people attached to bamboo sticks in the school's garden with a large sign 'Make Poverty History' and participate in a prayer ritual for those in need (St Peter's School, Clayton)

Tricia Walls (St Peter's School)
P: 03 9544 3032
E: trishw@stprclay.melb.catholic.edu.au
W: www.stprclay.melb.catholic.edu.au

SA: Drought Survey and Healthy Food Options

The Centre will conduct a survey on the effects of drought in the community.  There will also be a healthy low cost food display (Waikerie Community Centre).

Rebecca Smith (Anglican Community Care)
P: 08 8541 2081
E: rebeccas@accinc.org.au

VIC: Victorian Launch of Anti-Poverty Week

The Premier of Victoria and Minister for Planning and Community Development will launch the Week with an announcement of successful Community Enterprise Grants (Five High Community Cafe, 106 Elizabeth Street, Richmond).

Tony Keenan (Hanover Welfare Services)
P: 03 9699 6388

WA: Budgeting Workshop

Workshops on alternative ways of organising your finances, with an opportunity to get advice from an experienced Financial Counsellor (Granny Spiers Community House, 2 Albatross Court, Heathridge).

Helen Spicer (Granny Spiers Community House)
P: 08 9401 2699
E: gsch@people.net.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Seminar

Seminar on Increasing Financial Inclusion in Australia with Dr Roslyn Russell and Children's Lived Experience of Poverty with Jarrah Joffman-Ekstein.  Morning tea provided (The Benevolent Society, Level 1, 188 Oxford Street, Paddington).

Carly Fitzsimons (Benevolent Society)
P: 02 9339 8077
E: carlyf@bensoc.org.au

VIC: Interschool Social Justice Day

Students from various Uniting Church schools will attend a social justice day, with workshops to include topics relating to slavery and sweat shops.  Attendance by invitation only (Methodist Ladies College, Hawthorn).

Antony McMullen (Uniting Church, Victoria and Tasm
P: 03 9251 5286
E: antony.mcmullen@victas.uca.org.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Morning Tea

A morning tea for staff, with gold coin donation for the Salvation Army (various Metropolitan and Regional Departmnet of Justice locations).

Billie Stewart (Department of Justice)
P: 03 8684 0087
E: billie.stewart@justice.vic.gov.au

SA: Cooking Up A Treat

A 'healthy food' display of budget conscious healthy eating options.  Information from a nutritionist with 'hands on' cooking classes and information on budget cooking classes for the local community (Wandana Community Centre).

Rille Walshe (Centacare)
P: 08 8261 8124
E: wandanacc@centacare.org.au
W: www.centacare.org.au/wcc

SA: Cooking up a Treat

Interactive sessions will be held on healthy food and good nutrition, involving a display, cooking demonstrations and the provision of information and recipes (Wandana Community Centre, 14 Blacks Road, Giles Plains).

Wandana Community Centre
P: 08 8261 8124
E: wandanacc@centacare.org.au

SA: Cooking on a Budget Workshop

A workshop on budget cooking, covering topics such as nutrition, food safety and budgeting.  A healthy lunch will be prepared (62-72 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide).

Julie Day (Christ Church Community Centre)
P: 08 8267 2673
E: info@communityoutreach.com.au
W: www.communityoutreach.com.au

QLD: Poverty Awareness BBQ

A free sausage sizzle with information available to assist people suffering from financial hardship, as well as giveaways (Main Street, Atherton).

James Gegg (Mission Australia)
P: 07 4091 5903
E: geggj@missionaustralia.com.au
W: www.missionaustralia.com.au

VIC: Wear Orange to Work Day

Hanover staff will wear orange to work and have a morning tea where participants will learn about client perceptions of homelessness and client views on possible solutions (Hanover Welfare Services, South Melbourne).

Celeste Harrison (Hanover Welfare Services)
P: 03 9695 8353
E: supporters@hanover.org.au

WA: Anti-Poverty Morning Tea

A morning tea to raise awareness of poverty in the local community (Oake House, Midland).

Brisa Rojas (Holyoake)
P: 08 9416 4444
E: holyadmin@holyoake.org.au
W: www.holyoake.org.au

NSW: An early education initiative: Baby Rhyme Time Sessions

Promoting reading by children and awareness amongst parents of the importance of reading to children and the links between early childhood education, literacy and poverty prevention (Marrickville Library).

 

Belinda Bourke (Marrickville City Council)
P: 02 9335 2169
W: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

VIC: Launch of 'Staff for Social Justice' Group and Volunteering Presentation

Launch of the Staff for Social Justice Network intranet site area and presentation for Department of Justice staff from Matthew Rasmussen, President of Volunteering Victoria, about all aspects of being a volunteer.

Billie Stewart (Department of Justice)
P: 03 8684 0087
E: billie.stewart@justice.vic.gov.au

VIC: The Conversation Hour

Ali Moore will host ABC Melbourne radio program 'The Conversation Hour' and discuss the broader issues relating to poverty with guests Julian Disney, Chair of Anti-Poverty Week, and Tony Attwood from the Big Issue (ABC Southbank Centre, Southbank, Melbourne).

The Conversation Hour, ABC Melbourne
P: 03 9626 1771
W: www.abc.net.au/melbourne/features/conversations

SA: Health and Disadvantage: A Free Fun Fitness Session

With aim of raising awareness of the link between health and disadvantage, including social exclusion, we will hold a gentle, interactive session of fun exercise in the outdoors at no cost.  All welcome (Glandore Community Centre).

Tony Taylor (Glandore Community Centre)
P: 08 8371 1139
E: glancomm@bigbutton.com.au
W: www.bigbutton.com.au-glancomm

VIC: Information Stall and Sausage Sizzle

Our organisation will provide the community with information about agency services.  There will be a sausage sizzle and food and fuel vouchers for people in need (May Park, Horsham).

Robyn Murphy (Wimmera UnitingCare)
P: 03 5382 6789
E: robynm@wimmera.unitingcare.org.au
W: www.wimmera.unitingcare.org.au

SA: Launch of Anti-Poverty Week, South Australia

Minister Jennifer Rankin will launch Anti-Poverty Week with supporters of the Week. (Rundle Mall, Adelaide).

Moira Deslandes (Volunteering SA)
P: (08) 82217177
E: reception@volunteeringsa.org.au
W: www.volunteeringsa.org.au

VIC: Albury-Wodonga Launch of Anti-Poverty Week

The Week will be launched by the Mayor of the City of Wodonga, Councillor Rodney Wangman, providing an opportunity for the community to gain an understanding of the level of poverty in the region (Wodonga Civic Centre).

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

WA: Anti-Poverty Week Guest Lecture

Dr Paul Flatau, Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute will present his research findings to staff on the topic 'Social Inclusion across the Lifecourse - Poverty and Homelessness in the Boom State' (Department for Communities West Perth).

Monica Mardonnes (Department for Communities)
P: 08 6217 8203
E: monica-mardonnes@communities.wa.gov.au
W: www.communities.wa.gov.au

VIC: Making a Difference

Students will participate in activities to raise awareness of poverty in the local community and to raise funds for the Croydon Dining Room which provides meals for poor and homeless people (Cafeteria, Swinburne Croydon Campus, Norton Road).  

Sophie Michael
P: 03 9726 1409
E: smichael@groupwise.swin.edu.au

ACT: Chef's Challenge

Three of Canberra's leading chefs take on the challenge of preparing meals based on the real-life budgets of people living in poverty.  Can you live on less than $5 per day for all meals? (Kippax Uniting Community Centre, Luke Street, Holt).

Gordon Ramsay (UnitingCare Kippax)
P: 02 6254 1733
E: kuc@kippax.org.au
W: www.kippax.org.au

NSW: BBQ for Homeless and Disadvantaged People

A free BBQ for homeless and disadvantaged people as part of the Kaleidoscope Festival celebrations (Albion Street Lodge, 66B Albion Street, Surrey Hills).

Astra Howard (Mission Australia/RecLink)
P: 02 9356 0611
E: howarda@missionaustralia.com.au

QLD: Queensland's Anti-Poverty Week Launch

Come and share in experiences of poverty and hardship, with Hon Mike Reynolds MP launching the Week.  Light refreshments provided.  All welcome (Premier's Hall, Parliamentary Annexe, Parliament House).

Tilly Igras (UnitingCare Centre for Social Justice
P: 07 3025 2013
E: qld@antipovertyweek.org.au
W: www.antipovertyweek.org

SA: Shop Smart Eat Smart

Dietitians will run a training session for volunteers and staff of the Centre on healthy eating and food budgeting for people on low-incomes, to enable them to assist their clients (Renmark Paringa Community Centre).

Julie Walter (Renmark Paringa Community Centre)
P: 08 8586 5745
E: riverland_volunteer@hotmail.com
W: www.rpcci.org.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Concert

Students perform in a live band concert, including a presentation on the Make Indigenous Poverty History campaign (Xavier Catholic College, Hervey Bay).

Carmel Donnelly (Xavier Catholic College)
P: 07 4197 1177
E: cjdonnelly@bne.catholic.edu.au

NSW: Internet Training Program

Internet training program for boarding house residents in Marrickville Council area (Marrickville Library).

Belinda Bourke (Marrickville Council)
P: (02) 9335 2169
W: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

SA: Free Soup Kitchen

A free, healthy, cost effective meal for local people on low incomes (Renmark Paringa Community Centre).

Julie Walter (RPCCI)
P: 08 8586 5745
E: riverland_volunteer@hotmail.com
W: www.rpcci.org.au

SA: Emergency Food Assistance

Free basic food items will be available for collection by families in need on  Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Renmark Paringa Community Centre).

Julie Walter (RPCCI)
P: 08 8586 5745
E: riverland_volunteer@hotmail.com
W: www.rpcci.org.au

NSW: Street Socceroos Game

The 'Street Socceroos,' a soccer team comprised of homeless and disadvantaged people, will play a soccer match as part of the Kaleidoscope Festival celebrations (King George VI Recreation Centre, Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney).

Astra Howard (Mission Australia/RecLink)
P: 02 9356 0611
E: howarda@missionaustralia.com.au

SA: Aldinga PALS Against Poverty

Children in the PALS program will wrap Chistmas presents and make cards for disadvantaged families in the local area which will be distributed, along with food packages.  Children will learn about the effects of poverty and how they can help (Aldinga Community Centre).

Elizabeth Chenoweth (Aldinga PALS Program)
P: 08 8556 5940
E: rajah707@iinet.net.au

SA: PALS Against Poverty

Primary school aged children in the PALS Program will prepare Christmas presents for hampers distributed by the Emergency Assistance Program (Aldinga Community Centre).

Libby Chenoweth (Aldinga Community Centre)
P: 0412 962 765
E: aldingacc@hotmail.com
W: www.aldingacc.org

NSW: What's this thing called poverty?

A seminar on poverty, with guest speakers including Duncan McDuie-Ra and field-workers from Oxfam (University of New South Wales, CLB 4).

Tanvir Uddin (Social Justice Project)
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

NSW: Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries

Panel discussion on implementing sustainable energy in developing communities, with guest speakers including Josh Usher, Anna Bruce and Suprabhat Basnet (University of Technology, Building 10, 235 Jones St, Level 6).

Lucy Hobgood-Brown (Sydney Development Circle)
P: 02 9879 4925
W: groups.yahoo.com/group/sydney_development_circle

NSW: Storm Gallery Opening and Festival Launch

Launch of the Kaleidoscope Festival combined with the opening of an art exhibition, featuring artworks created by the homeless, disadvantaged and socially excluded members of the community.  Exhibition dates 13-25 October (Storm Gallery, 2/65-67 Foveaux Av, Surrey Hills and Cooinda Gallery, 19 Denham Street, Surrey Hills).

Astra Howard (Mission Australia/RecLink)
P: 02 9356 0611
E: howarda@missionaustralia.com.au

TAS: Climate Change Forum: think bigger than our own backyard

Andrew Hewitt (Executive Director of Oxfam Australia and Co-Chair of Make Poverty History) and Dr Kate Crowley (Chair of the Tasmanian Climate Action Council) speak on climate change and its social impacts (Republic Bar, North Hobart).

Ros Lewis (Oxfam Australia)
P: 0437 741 677
E: tasenquiry@oxfam.org.au
W: www.oxfam.org.au/campaigns/climate-change

NSW: Dare to Make a Difference: Social Justice Forum

A forum on the challenge of affluence and poverty in Australia, with guest speaker Productivity Commissioner, Robert Fitzgerald (Australian Catholic University, Mount Saint May Campus, 25A Barker Road, Strathfield).

Helen McLucas (Institute for Advancing Community E
P: 02 9701 4176
E: iace@acu.edu.au

VIC: 30% Affordable Housing Forum

A Panel of David Imber (VCOSS), Catherine Upcher (RHN) and a banking representative will lead discussion on the affordable housing problem in the region and try to find a way forward for people in this situation (St John's Anglican Church, Beechworth Road, Wodonga).

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

QLD: The Suntory Cup

A cocktail competition to raise funds for Mission Australia, with a talk by a Mission representative on the organisation's community work (The Met Nightclub, Fortitude Valley).

Kathie Kelly (Mission Australia)
P: 07 3394 8140
E: kellyk@missionaustralia.com.au
W: www.missionaustralia.com.au

Tuesday 14 October

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VIC: A Discussion about Poverty in Gippsland

Mary Wooldridge, Shadow Minister for Community Services, will be meeting with a number of welfare providers to discuss poverty in Gippsland (Traralgon).

Mary Wooldridge (Victorian Coalition)
P: 03 9841 5166
E: mary.wooldridge@parliament.vic.gov.au
W: www.marywooldridge.com

VIC: Fair Trade Certified Announcement

An announcement for Department of Justice staff that the Department of Justice has become the first State Government department to be recognised as a Fair Trade community by the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand.

Billie Stewart (Department of Justice)
P: 03 8684 0087
E: billie.stewart@justice.vic.gov.au

NAT: Poverty & Blindness Activities

Schools are being encouraged during the Week to participate in the Blindness and Poverty Activities lesson plan formulated to teach children about the links between blindness and poverty (133 schools nationally).

Kate Morrison (Fred Hollows Foundation)
P: 02 8741 1933
E: kmorrison@hollows.org

NSW: Poverty in Your Backyard

A live concert to raise awareness of poverty in the Australian community (Macquarie University campus, Sydney).

Armen Gakavian (Centre for Research on Social Incl
P: 02 9850 9171
E: crsi@scmp.mq.edu.au
W: www.crsi.mq.edu.au

TAS: Running on empty: Poverty, Disadvantage and Social Exclusion Conference

Renowned presenters will cover topics including mental health discrimination, the latest research on poverty indicators, community development models and global poverty issues. Registrations now open (Door of Hope, Glen Dhu St, Launceston).

Ixa de Haan (Centacare & Door of Hope)
P: (03) 6331 9253
E: ixa.prtss@oahtas.org.au
W: www.hobart.catholic.org.au/centacareconference.html

VIC: Health Promotion Projects Presentation

A plenary poster presentation of 118 Health Promotion Projects conducted by medical students with community partners on the health of disadvantaged people (Banquet Room, 1st Floor Campus Centre, Monash University, Weelkington Road Clayton).

Dr Tangerine Holt (Centre for Medical and Health S
P: 03 9501 5533
E: tangerine.holt@med.monash.edu.au

VIC: Crossing the Divide: Schools and Community Working Together on Homelessness

One day conference for the school and community sector on homelessness and promoting partnerships to improve the lives of those experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless (Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne).

Teacher Learning Network
P: 03 9416 4686
E: admin@tln.org.au
W: www.tln.org.au

SA: Informing a Community

A stand and information display for low-income earners and the disadvantaged in the community (Elizabeth City Centre).

Ann Brown (Northern Area Community & Youth Service
P: 08 8252 2474
E: abrown@nacys.asn.au

TAS: ruMAD? Youth Action Conference

A conference recognising students who make a difference to social justice locally and globally. Workshops on a range of poverty related issues will provide students with the opportunity to work with community change-makers. Schools must register (Launceston College, 107-119 Paterson Street).

Helen Hortle (Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning
P: 0400824261
E: admin@afairerworld.org
W: www.afairerworld.org

NSW: Alleviate Poverty Now

A morning tea, with information for people experiencing poverty and information on campaigning to alleviate poverty (Bulli Community Centre).

Jan Hamilton (Bulli Community Centre)
P: 02 4283 6130
E: janhamilton2004@yahoo.com.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week morning tea

A morning tea for staff, with the aim of collecting giftcards to provide to Anglicare clients (Department of Justice locations across the Hume region). 

Billie Stewart (Department of Justice)
P: 03 8684 0087
E: billie.stewart@justice.vic.gov.au

SA: Surviving on a Pension

A display of information for pensioners on finance and nutrition. Healthy morning tea provided (Reedbeds Community Centre, 19 Fitch Road, Fulham).

Rose Dunn (Reedbeds Community Centre)
P: 08 8235 1644
E: Reedbeds@acecommunications.com.au

NSW: Innovation in Social Enterprise to Address Poverty & Disadvantage

Examples of social enterprise, housing cooperatives, community sector banking and energy efficient appliance schemes and their impact on poverty and disadvantage (Sydney Mechanics School or Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney).

Marrickville Council
P: 02 9335 2157
E: clcm4@marrickville.nsw.gov.au
W: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

SA: Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of our Children

A display of shopping trolleys filled with goods contrasting healthy foods and their associated cost benefits with junk foods (Centro Plaza, Mount Gambier).

Sue Watt (SE Regional Health Services/Families SA)
P: 0428 255 122
E: sue@accinc.org.au
W: www.accinc.org.au

SA: Information Display and No Interest Loan Scheme

The display provides information on the services offered by UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide Inc to members of the local community. It will focus mainly on the No Interest Loan Scheme (Centro Colonnades Shopping Centre, Beach Rd, Noarlunga Centre).

Kylie Manifold (Uniting Care Wesley)
P: (08) 8329 1700
E: kylie.manifold@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au
W: www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

SA: Consumer Display

Local people are invited to attend this display and meet with agency representatives to learn about various programs, forums and the No Interest Loan Scheme (Uniting Care Wesley Corner Church).

Sue Heathcote (Uniting Care Wesley)
P: 08 8202 5182
E: sue.heathcote@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au
W: www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

NT: Forum: 'Charity or Social Change?'

A Hypothetical on issues surrounding charity and social change, with 7 panel members and moderated by a local radio personality (Mal Nairn Auditorium, Charles Darwin University).

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

ACT: Art Day

A get together to create a display of artwork on how poverty, homelessness and domestic violence has affected you and your children.  Lunch provided (Boomerang Centre, BAC Flats).

Trish (YWCA of Canberra)
P: 02 6207 1038
W: www.ywca-canberra.org.au

VIC: Housing Affordability and Poverty Forum

Activities involving music, lunch, an auction and guest speakers, focusing on the issues of housing affordability and the rights of the working class poor (Peninsula Youth & Family Services, Frankston). 

Darren Meddings (Salvation Army South East Service
P: 03 9784 5024
E: darren.meddings@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: www.salvationarmy.org.ausesn

VIC: Skills Workshop

A skills workshop and lunch targeting people transitioning into the workforce (VECCI, 486 Albert Street, Melbourne).

Michelle Hayward (VECCI)
P: 03 8662 5333
E: mhayward@vecci.org.au
W: www.vecci.org.au

VIC: Information Stall and Sausage Sizzle

Our organisation will provide the community with information about agency services.  There will be a sausage sizzle and food and fuel vouchers for people in need (Donald Community House).

Robyn Murphy (Wimmera UnitingCare)
P: 03 5382 6789
E: robynm@wimmera.unitingcare.org.au
W: www.wimmera.unitingcare.org.au

VIC: Presentation: Second Bite - Second Chance

Russell Shields, Food Program Development Manager, Second Bite, will present to Department of Justice staff on his organisation's approach to sourcing nutritious surplus food and produce in Melbourne that might otherwise go to waste and distributing to agencies and people in need.

Billie Stewart (Department of Justice)
P: 03 8684 0087
E: billie.stewart@justice.vic.gov.au

SA: School Children's Lunch

Students will prepare artwork depicting their perception of poverty, followed by a lunch in which they will be served boiled rice, bread and fruit (Hillcrest Community Centre).

Diane Davies (North East Community House)
P: 08 8369 0329
E: nenh@chariot.net.au

ACT: ACT Anti-Poverty Week Launch

Featuring a presentation on poverty and social inclusion and entertainment from the Jumpin Gateway Choir (Canberra Museum and Gallery).

Robin Brown (ACT Anti-Poverty Week Co-Chair)
P: 0400 088 904
W: www.antipovertyweek.org.au

WA: Anti-Poverty Week Ecumenical Service

Bishop Donald Sproxton will lead an ecumenical service to highlight our uniting call of solidarity against poverty, with people affected by poverty participating (St Brigid's Catholic Church).

Terry Quinn (Catholic Social Justice Council)
P: 08 9422 7900
E: reception@highgate-perthcatholic.org.au

WA: South East Metropolitan Emergency Relief Forum Lunch

A guest speaker from 'Focus Cambodia' will talk about poverty in Cambodia.  Funds raised will be donated to the organisation (Gosnells Community Lotteries House).

Shirley Glover (South East Metropolitan Emergency)
P: 08 9398 1455

ACT: Seminar: Care, Poverty and Ageing

Professor Peter Davis will explore models of primary care delivery in an ageing society (Australian National University).

Jenny White (Australian National University)
P: 02 6125 3629
W: www.anu.edu.au

NSW: Poverty in your Backyard

An awareness raising activity which will include stalls and information from local and international aid organisations and a concert by group 'Synthetic Apocalypse' (Macquarie University, Sydney).

Armen Gakavian (Centre for Research on Social Incl
P: 02 9850 9171
E: crsi@scmp.mq.edu.au
W: www.crsi.mq.edu.au

SA: Affordable Bowling

An affordable game of bowling for people with a mental illness, their family, friends and support workers (Marion Bowland).

Jenine Lamberton (UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaid
P: 08 8276 3616
E: phamscsw@ucwpa.org.au

NSW: International Perspectives on Development and Poverty Issues

Ross Buckley, Paul Redmond and Gillian Moon will discuss different perspectives on international development, human rights and regulation (University of New South Wales Law School, Law Building, Room 101).

Tanvir Uddin (Social Justice Project)
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

QLD: Cooking Healthy Food on a Budget

A workshop about cooking affordable and healthy snacks fo school lunch boxes (Community Renewal Building, Caboolture East School).

Early Years Centre
P: 07 5428 1447

SA: Free Information Session

SA Health 'Do it for Life Program' will provide information for low-income earners on how to make better lifestyle choices for better health (Renmark Paringa Community Centre).

Julie Walter (RPCCI)
P: 08 8586 5745
E: riverland_volunteer@hotmail.com
W: www.rpcci.org.au

TAS: Financial Counselling: Make the Most of Your Money

Get free financial advice from Anglicare's financial counsellor and learn about the No Interest Loans Scheme.  Afternoon tea provided (Davenport Community House).

Kate Beer (Davenport Community House Association
P: 03 6424 7060
E: devhouse@bigpond.net.au

WA: Homework Centre Training

Homework Centre training provided to students interested in volunteering at the Centre (Joe Cooper Recreation Centre, Spearwood).

Sejla Perviz (University of Notre Dame, Fremantle)
P: 0430 002 764
E: sperviz@nd.edu.au

VIC: 'Education at the Edges' Forum

Forum with a range of guest speakers, including Father Bob McGuire, Dr Beverley Campbell, Dr Victoria Volkoff and Peter Horbury, focusing on income support for students and education for prisoners, Indigenous Australians, refugees and international students (1st Floor, Alan Gilbert Building (Executive Lounge), Universtiy of Melbourne).

Antony McMullen (Uniting Church Australia)
E: antonymcmullen@victas.uca.org.au
W: www.victas.uca.org.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Film Night

The documentary 'Lost Boys of Sudan' will be screened to create awareness and educate people about the challenges facing refugees on arrival in Australia.  All money raised will be donated to the Ecumenical Migration Centre (Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square).

Lauren Goethals (Brotherhood of St Laurence)
P: 03 9483 1113
E: lgoethals@bsl.org.au
W: www.bsl.org.au/events

VIC: 14th Annual Oswald Barnett Oration

Michael Lennon, CEO of Housing Choices Australia, will address social housing and public policy-making in the midst of Australia's housing affordability crisis.  Light refreshments provided.  No RSVP necessary and all welcome (University of Melbourne, Centre for Public Policy, Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, 234 Queensbury Street, Carlton). 

Pauline Driscoll (Anglicare Victoria)
P: 03 9412 6133
E: pauline.driscoll@anglicarevic.org.au
W: www.anglicarevic.org.au

TAS: Climate Change Forum: think bigger than our own backyard

Andrew Hewitt (Executive Director of Oxfam Australia and Co-Chair of Make Poverty History) and Nick Towle (Burnie Health and Sustainability activist) speak on climate change and its social impacts. Light refreshments (Burnie University of Tasmania, Cradle Coast campus, 16-20 Mooreville Road).

Ros Lewis (Oxfam Australia)
P: 0437 741 677
E: tasenquiry@oxfam.org.au
W: www.oxfam.org.au/campaigns/climate-change

NSW: Poor Kids

A seminar focusing on children, poverty, health and inequities, with MC A/Professor Garth Alperstein and various guest speakers (Kerry Packer Auditorium, RPAH Campus, Missenden Road, Camperdown).

Suzanne Gleeson (NSW Branch AHPA/PHAA)
P: 02 9515 9062
E: sglee@email.cs.nsw.gov.au

NSW: Talk: Paintings from the [Other] Home-Front

Astra Howard will discuss the impact of art programming in crisis centres for homeless people, joined by client Peter Sokolowskyj who will draw on his own experiences of the 'other' home-front.  Public welcome (College of Fine Arts, UNSW).

Astra Howard (Mission Australia/RecLink)
P: 02 9356 0611
E: howarda@missionaustralia.com.au

WA: Spirit of the Streets Choir Concert

A concert reflecting a spirit of inclusion, acceptance and joy performed by people who are homeless, long-term unemployed, socially excluded or vulnerable in our community.  Supported by The Perth Male Voice Choir and The Working Voices Choir (Perth Concert Hall).

Ken Steele (The Big Issue)
P: 08 9291 7451
E: kensteele@dodo.com.au
W: www.spiritof thestreetschoir.org.au

Wednesday 15 October

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QLD: Wear White Wednesday

People are encouraged to dress in white (the international symbol for poverty) on Wednesday to show support for those experiencing poverty (Ipswich).

Cr Sheila Ireland (Ipswich Youth Advisory Council)
P: 07 3810 6655
E: youth@ipswich.qld.gov.au

QLD: Affordable Food Bus Tour

A bus tour for volunteers from a range of local organisations will look at operating affordable food shops to find a suitable model to use to open a similar outlet to benefit low-income earners (Strathpine).

Lisette Schultz (Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre)
P: 07 3205 2955
E: coord@prnc.org.au

NSW: Eat to Beat Poverty

Residents will gather for a BBQ to mark the Week, with donations of food and money going towards local charities to help families in need (East Nowra Neighbourhood Centre).

East Nowra Neighbourhood Centre

NSW: Poverty in Your Backyard

A forum on poverty with guest speakers from NSW politics, local and international NGOs and community groups (Macquarie University, Sydney).

Armen Gakavian (Centre for Research on Social Incl
P: 02 9850 9171
E: crsi@scmp.mq.edu.au
W: www.crsi.mq.edu.au

NAT: Call to Action

We will be calling on the Commonwealth and ANZ banks to stop hurting low-income earners through unfair penalty fees on their concession accounts (venue TBA).

Nicole Rich (Consumer Action Law Centre)
P: 03 9670 5088
E: nicole@consumeraction.org.au
W: www.fairfees.com.au

WA: Anti-Poverty Breakfast

Join us for a free breakfast, supporting people in need and helping to raise awareness that not everyone is sharing in the state's economic boom.  Information on local support agencies will be available (Carnegie Triangle, Cnr Helena Street and Gt Northern Highway, Midland Town Centre).

Tina (Jobs Australia Midland Morley)
P: 08 9274 9900

TAS: Aussie Breakfast

A breakfast for the marginalised and disadvantaged individuals in the community.  RSVP by 10 October (Bethlehem House, 56 Warwick Street).

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

VIC: Partnerships for Social Inclusion Conference

The central theme is development of partnerships for social inclusion and the implications for public policy.  It will provide government, academics and practitioners an opportunity to discuss current practice and future directions (3 day conference, Victory Room, Level 1, Gate 8, Telstra Dome).

Dr Lauren Rosewarne (Centre for Public Policy)
P: 03 8344 9482
E: lrose@unimelb.edu.au
W: www.public-policy.unimelb.edu.au/conference08

VIC: Talk on Poverty & Blindness

A representative of the Fred Hollows Foundation will give a presentation to students on the links between blindness and poverty (Wales Street Primary School).

Kate Morrison (Fred Hollows Foundation)
P: 02 8741 1933
E: kmorrison@hollows.org

NSW: Paint the Town Read: Birth to Kindergarten Literacy Project

The reading relay book will continue its journey to raise awareness of the links between literacy and poverty prevention.  Stopping in Parkes for a community ceremony, it will continue with our Reading Bug and mayor on a vintage red fire truck for Sydney (Radio Telescope, Main Street and Cooke Park, Parkes).

Rhonda Brain (Western NSW Department of Education)
P: 02 6862 1196
E: rbrain1@bigpond.com

VIC: Hand Out Against Poverty

Anti-poverty literature will be handed out at community centres and a letter raising awareness of poverty in the community sent to 2000 local people (21 Woolcock Avenue, Kangaroo Flat).

Elaine McNamara (Kangaroo Flat Community Group)
P: 03 5447 9687

WA: Emergency Relief Collection

A collection of non-perishables, including foods and toiletries, on behalf of Victoria Park Youth Accomodation Service to distribute to young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless (Ngala, 9 George Street, Kensington).

Sakina Bindahneem (Ngala)
P: 08 9368 9359
W: www.ngala.com.au

NSW: Community Forum

The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) is hosting a forum for community workers at Parramatta. This is a free information forum for participants to learn about essential services such as energy, water, food, financial literacy, rebates, emergency help, NILS and other assistance (Parramatta Leagues Club, 13-15 O'Connell Street, Parramatta).

Narelle Brown (EWON)
P: 02 8218 5241
E: narelleb@ewon.com.au
W: www.ewon.com.au

NSW: Determinants of Health as a Key to Improving Disadvantage & Poverty

Seminar with guest speakers on aspects of tackling oral health, tobacco uses, mental health problems and being poor.  RSVP essential (Westpac Building, 275 Kent Street, Sydney).

Marrickville Council
P: 02 9335 2157
E: clcm4@marrickville.nsw.gov.au
W: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

SA: Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of our Children

A 'hands on,' 'come and try' cooking display of simple homemade foods with information on their health and cost benefits in comparison with take away foods.  A dietician will be present and local government members and the media have been invited (Community Gardens, Mt Gambier). 

Sue Watt (Anglican Community Care/Families SA)
P: 0428 255 122
E: sue@accinc.org.au
W: www.accinc.org.au

SA: Information Display and No Interest Loan Scheme

The display provides information on the services offered by UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide Inc to members of the local community. It will focus mainly on the No Interest Loan Scheme (Aldinga Shopping Centre, Aldinga Beach Road).

Kylie Manifold (Uniting Care Wesley)
P: (08) 8329 1700
E: kylie.manifold@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au
W: www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

SA: Anti-Poverty Week Expo

Government and non-government agencies will come together to provide information to the public, focusing on budgeting and finances.  There will be activities for children (Westlands Shopping Centre, Whyalla).

Carolyn Wedding (Families SA)
P: 08 8648 8880
E: carolyn.wedding@dfc.sa.gov.au

NSW: NCOSS Pre-Budget Submission Launch

Please join us for morning tea to launch our Pre-Budget Submission, a collaborative exercise that reflects the priorities of the sector in meeting the real needs of the most disadvantaged people in our community (NCOSS, 66 Albion Street, Surry Hills). 

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

NSW: Pre-school story time

Reading to pre-school children with the aim of encouraging parents to read to their children and promoting awareness of the links between early childhood education, literacy and poverty prevention (Marrickville Council).

Belinda Bourke (Marrickville City Council)
P: 02 9335 2169
W: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

SA: Nutrition on a Budget

Ideas and information for healthy living at low-cost will be provided, with the aim of raising awareness of the links between health and disadvantage.  All welcome (Glandore Community Centre).

Tony Taylor (Glandore Community Centre)
P: 08 8371 1139
E: glancomm@bigbutton.com.au
W: www.bigbutton.com.au-glancomm

NSW: 'Food Insecurity' Workshop

Workshop to discuss how we can work together to build food security in the community (Camden Civic Centre (Undercroft), Oxley Street, Camden).

Jane McIvor (Macarthur Community Forum)
P: 02 4648 5933
W: www.macforum.org.au

NSW: Workshops on Climate Change Prevention Tips for Low Income Households

Come and find out how to save money and the environment at the same time. Your questions on the best ways to reduce waste and save energy and water will be answered (Marrickville Library).

Lucy Sharman (Marrickville Council)
P: (02) 9335 2062
W: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Free Sausage Sizzle

Free sausage sizzle to raise awareness of poverty in the local community and to mark the Week (Eagleby Shopping Plaza, Twin Rivers).

Adrian Try (Twin Rivers Community Centre)
P: 07 3382 4000
E: projects@trcare.org.au
W: www.trcare.org.au

SA: 1000th Micro Credit Loan

A celebration of the writing of the 1000th Micro Credit Loan in our Micro Finance Credit Program which assists the poor and disadvantaged (Mayor's Parlour, Port Pirie).

Bev Argent (UnitingCare Wesley Port Pirie)
P: 08 8633 8642
E: bev.argent@ucwpp.org.au

QLD: Plain Rice Day

Students are encouraged not to bring lunch for the day but rather live on one small bowl of rice to understand better what it is like for most children of the world (Calvary Christian College).

Ps Jim Haak (Calvary Christian College)
P: 07 3287 6222
E: jim.haak@calvarycc.qld.edu.au

VIC: Launch of Training and Employment Program

Launch of a project to provide job-ready training for people having difficulty gaining employment.  Guest speakers include Tony Keenan from Hanover.  RSVP (Melbourne Cricket Ground).

Cyndy Connole (LHMU)
P: 03 9235 7713
E: cyndy@lhmu.org.au
W: www.lhmu.org.au

WA: Anti-Poverty Week Community Open Day

Clients, local community members and service providers are invited to an information expo of local services and agencies.  Light lunch provided (Mofflyn House, 62 Baltimore Parade, Merriwa).

Jo Baldam (UnitingCare West)
P: 08 9305 8949
E: mh@unitingcarewest.org.au

SA: Living Well on a Low Income

Supportive, up to date information and events on housing, health, nutrition and self-care to help meet needs of low-income people.  Creche and lunch provided (Burton Community Centre).

Maggie McCabe (Hepatitis C Council)
P: 08 8362 8443
E: maggie@hepccouncilsa.asn.au
W: www.hepccouncilsa.asn.au

VIC: Information Stall and Sausage Sizzle

Our organisation will provide the community with information about agency services.  There will be a sausage sizzle and food and fuel vouchers for people in need (Edenhope Shire Office).

Robyn Murphy (Wimmera UnitingCare)
P: 03 5382 6789
E: robynm@wimmera.unitingcare.org.au
W: www.wimmera.unitingcare.org.au

NSW: A Soup Lunch

A soup lunch for the community and partners of Tom Foster Community Centre. Donations received for the lunch will go to local community service providers (Tom Foster Community Centre, 13 Darley St, Newtown).

Madeleine Farell (Marrickville Council)
P: (02) 9335 2153
W: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

VIC: Community Lunch

On the theme of Poverty in Education, Principal of Sunshine Primary School, Teresa Stone, will speak on positive strategies to engage all parents in their children's learning (UnitingCare Sunshine Mission, 32 Withers Street). 

Ces Martin (Brimbank Emergency Relief Network)
P: 03 9311 5900
E: ces.martin@sunshine.unitingcare.org.au

QLD: Queensland Business Women Anti-Poverty Week Luncheon

A fundraising lunch where diners will get a behind the scenes look at the Oroton Group, with all proceeds going to support Mission Australia's work (Royal on the Park, cnr Alice and Albert Streets, Brisbane).

Kathie Kelly (Mission Australia)
P: 07 3394 8140
E: kellyk@missionaustralia.com.au
W: www.missionaustralia.com.au

SA: Energy Affordability Forum

A forum to discuss an energy consultant's report on priority actions to keep energy costs affordable for poor people (Way Hall, 10 Pitt Street, Adelaide).

Mark Henley (UnitingCare Wesley)
P: 0404 067 011
E: mark.henley@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au
W: www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

WA: Soup Patrol

A Soup Patrol Van will serve students participating in the campus 'sleep out' each night throughout the Week, as well as provide a soup and bread lunch to students on Wednesday (University of Notre Dame, Fremantle).

Sejla Perviz (Notre Dame Students for Social Justi
P: 0430 002 764
E: sperviz@nd.edu.au

NSW: The Great Debate!

University of New South Wales groups, including the United Nations Society and Debating Society, will get together to debate issues relating to poverty (University of New South Wales, Library Lawn).

Tanvir Uddin (Social Justice Project)
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp @unsw.edu.au

NSW: Islamic Finance and Zakat - Solution to Global Poverty?

Talk on the importance of charity and alms-giving as part of the solution to end poverty and inequality (McCauley Theatre, Room 1027, University of New South Wales).

Tanvir Uddin (Social Justice Project/Islamic Socie
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

QLD: Information Session

There will be an information session bringing young people together with their families, businesses, service providers and council staff to raise awareness and funds for people who are socially disadvantaged (Barry Jones Auditorium, cnr South and East Streets, Ipswich).

Cr Sheila Ireland (Ipswich Youth Advisory Council)
P: 07 3810 6655
E: youth@ipswich.qld.gov.au

VIC: Stand Up Against Poverty Afternoon Tea

An awareness and Stand Up Against Poverty afternoon tea for Trades Hall staff, Anna Stewart participants and all Union members (Trades Hall Building).

Bronwyn Halfpenny (Victorian Trades Hall Council)
P: 03 9662 3511
E: bhalfpenny@vthc.org.au
W: www.vthc.org.au

SA: Free Soup Kitchen

A free, healthy, cost effective meal for local people on low incomes (Renmark Paringa Community Centre).

Julie Walter (RPCCI)
P: 08 8586 5745
E: riverland_volunteer@hotmail.com
W: www.rpcci.org.au

QLD: Education & Poverty Presentation

A presentation linking poverty to intellectual disability (O'Shea Centre, Wilston).

Glenys Mann
P: 03 3356 6655
E: glenysmann@optusnet.com.au

VIC: Micro Finance Fights Poverty

Panel discussion focusing on the role of Microfinance and Micro Enterprise in the fight against poverty, hosted by comedian Wil Crawford with various panel members (Trading Circle, 261 Victoria Street, Abbotsford).

Brigid Corcoran (Good Shepherd)
P: 03 9421 6874
E: brigid.corcoran@goodshep.com.au

VIC: Homelessness Night Tour

Youth workers will take you on a journey into the hardships of a homeless person at night . The tour is targeted towards business people who work in Melbourne CBD. Participation is restricted to a maximum of 10 adults only (Melbourne Citymission, 19 King Street, Melbourne).

Trish Khoury (Melbourne Citymission)
P: 03 8625 4413
E: tkhoury@mcm.org.au
W: www.melbournecitymission.org.au

QLD: Scene or Unseen: Poverty in Pictures Photograph Prize Launch

Join us for the launch of this prize, which enables people to capture their awareness of local poverty on camera and submit their artwork for consideration for cash prizes (Stones Corner Hotel).

Gail Middleton (Welfare Rights Centre)
P: 07 3421 2510
E: gailm@wrcqld.org.au

ACT: Amnesty Refugee Team Meeting

Special meeting for Anti-Poverty Week (The Action Centre, Level 1, 134 Bunda Street, Canberra).

Vera Holenstein (Amnesty Refugees ACT)
E: vholenstein@hotmail.com
W: www.act.amnesty.org.au

QLD: Information Session

There will be an information session bringing young people together with their families, businesses, service providers and council staff to raise awareness and funds for people who are socially disadvantaged (Barry Jones Auditorium, cnr South and East Streets, Ipswich).

Cr Sheila Ireland
P: 07 3810 6655
E: youth@ipswich.qld.gov.au

WA: Movie Night

To raise awareness of homelessness we will be screening a film which deals with the issue of homelessness, followed by a talk from a Big Issue vendor (University of Notre Dame, Fremantle).

Sejla Perviz (Notre Dame Students for Social Justi
P: 0430 002 764
E: sperviz@nd.edu.au

ACT: Make Poverty History Battle of the Bands

A Battle of the Bands to raise awareness about the Make Poverty History initiative.  Four local college bands will compete for the prize (Greenroom, situated above O'Sheas, 11 AltreeCourt, Phillip).

Angela Hunt (Make Poverty History)
E: ahunt@acfid.asn.au
W: www.makepovertyhistory.com.au

ACT: St Vinnie's Night Patrol

ACT Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope, will deliver food to homeless people as part of the St Vincent de Paul Night Patrol (Gareema Place, Civic Square).

Shannon Pickles (St Vincent de Paul Society)
W: www.vinnies.org.au

Thursday 16 October

Description [venue] Contact

WA: APW Market Stall

An Anti-Poverty Week market stall at King Square Markets, organised by the Electorate Officer for the state member of parliament for Fremantle (King Square Markets, Fremantle).

Meera Finnigan
P: 08 9336 7000

NT: Palmerston Breakfast

A public breakfast to raise awareness of poverty and hardship in our community (Goyder Square, Palmerston).

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

NT: Katherine Breakfast

A public breakfast to raise awareness of poverty and hardship in our community (Fifty Cent Park, Katherine).

David Buckle (Salvation Army)
P: 0427 442985

VIC: Collection for Children of Sierra Leone

Students will organise a collection of educational supplies in a 'Starter Pack' which will be sent to the Orthodox Mission of Sierra Leone (Oakleigh Greek Orthodox College, Oakleigh).

Sophie Angelis (Oakleigh Greek Orthodox College)
P: 03 9569 6128
E: sophieangelis@ogoc.vic.edu.au
W: www.ogoc.vic.edu.au

WA: Art Prize and Exhibition

Clients of Tranby Day Centre will exhibit their artwork (Tranby Day Centre).

Teena Osling (UnitingCare West)
P: 08 9220 1200
E: tranby@unitingcarewest.org.au

ACT: Youth Coalition Forum: Presentation of Homelessness Report

Justin Barker will present a report on his recent work with homeless people (Youth Coalition, 46 Clianthus Street, O'Connor).

James Sanders (Youth Coalition of the ACT)
P: 02 6247 3540
W: www.youthcoalition.net

QLD:

Tips for managing household budgets and keeping healthy with good low-cost food will be provided, with a dietician to give advice and free recipes available (Lighthouse Assembly of God, 8 Summer Street, Deception Bay).


P: 07 3205 0555
W: www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Children's Health Forum

Onsite dental, eye and general health care checks will be provided to children from backgrounds of poverty and disadvantage, with services being donated by health care professionals (Barnardos Auburn Children's Family Centre). 

Rosemary Hamill (Barnardos Australia)
P: 02 9646 2770
E: rhamill@barnardos.org.au
W: www.barnardos.org.au

SA: Strengthening Western Communities

Agencies combine to provide information on budgeting and money management, cooking and nutrition, surviving a debt-free Christmas and energy saving tips.  Also activities for children.

Amy Evans (UnitingCare Wesley, Bowden)
P: 08 8245 7199
E: amy.evans@ucwb.org.au
W: www.ucwb.org.au

SA: Money Minded

Using components of the Money Minded Program we will work with parents in the school community to identify budget leaks and strategies to address these (Elizabeth Park Primary).

Ann Brown (Northern Area Community & Youth Service
P: 08 8252 2474
E: abrown@nacys.asn.au

NSW: Healthy Student Lifestyles: an Anti-Poverty Week Event

Stalls and activities providing students with resources to help fight poverty, with themes including food and financial resources, holistic health, living libraries and art & technology (Wollongong TAFE)

John Chesher (Community Services, Wollongong Tafe)
P: (02) 4229 0562
E: john.chesher@det.nsw.edu.au

NSW: Legal Assistance for TAFE Students

Illawarra Legal Centre invites students to talk about poverty and how legal information can reduce financial hardship.  There will be an information stall and help for students wishing to write to civic leaders on social justice issues (Wollongong TAFE campus canteen).

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

SA: Shop Smart Eat Smart

A display of shopping trolleys filled with food, contrasting good, healthy and affordable choices with unhealthy, more expensive choices. A dietician will be present and recipe sheets available (Rotunda, East Terrace, Loxton).

Carolyn Wood (Loxcare Inc)
P: 08 8584 6954
E: loxcare@riverland.net.au

SA: Strengthening Western Communities

Agancies will combine to provide information on budgeting and money management, cooking and nutrition, surviving a debt-free Christmas and energy saving tips.  Also activities for children (Port Mall Shopping Centre).

Amy Evans (UnitingCare Wesley Bowden)
P: 08 8245 7199
E: amy.evans@ucwb.org.au
W: www.ucwb.org.au

NSW: Information Stall and BBQ

An information stall with free financial advice, gambling information, women's health and legal advice, followed by a BBQ with children's activities and entertainment (East Nowra Shops and YWCA Y-Cottage).

Judith Reardon (YWCA Y-Cottage)
P: 02 9285 6211
W: www.ywcansw.com.au

NSW: An early education initiative: Baby Rhyme Time Sessions

Promoting reading by children and awareness amongst parents of the importance of reading to children and the links between early childhood education, literacy and poverty prevention (Marrickville Library).

Belinda Bourke (Marrickville City Council)
P: 02 9335 2169
W: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

TAS: Understanding my Money Better

Inadequate understanding of managing your finances can often lead to poverty.  You are invited to come to this free session and learn about how to manage your finances (Community Central, 164 Bathurst Street, Hobart).

Honey Binny (Colony 47/Westpac)
P: 03 6222 1590
E: honeyb@colony47.com.au

NSW: Paint the Town Read: Birth to Kindergarten Literacy Project

The reading relay book will continue to Faulconbridge Primary School on its journey to raise awareness of the links between literacy and poverty prevention (Faulconbridge Primary School).

Rhonda Brain (Western NSW Department of Education)
P: 02 6862 1196
E: rbrain1@bigpond.com

VIC: Make Poverty History Lunchtime Presentation

David Toovey, CEO of the Oaktree Foundation (an entirely youth-run international aid and development organisation) will speak to Department of Justice staff about the Make Poverty History initiative and his experiences in addressing poverty around the world.

Billie Stewart (Department of Justice)
P: 03 8684 0087
E: billie.stewart@justice.vic.gov.au

ACT: Free Feed

Join us for a healthy lunch in the park and access free food parcels, clothing, blankets, phone cards and information (The park at Woden Bus Interchange).

Kelly McGrath (YWCA of Canberra)
P: 02 6291 8333
W: www.ywca-canberra.org.au

SA: Anti-Poverty Week Community Event

Join us and enjoy a free BBQ, with information available on services offered by community agencies (Julian Terrace, Gawler, opp Post Office).

Debbie Grose (Anti-Poverty Forum)
P: 0427 612 202
E: Grose.Debbie@sagov.sa.gov.au

SA: Pancake Day

Pancakes will be provided for lunch free of charge to members of the local community. Other specials will be available in the Goodwill Store on the day (Goodwill, Beach Rd, Christies Beach).

Kylie Manifold (UnitingCare Wesley)
P: (08) 83291700
E: kylie.manifold@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au
W: www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

SA: Anti-Poverty Week Activities

A range of government and non-government agencies will promote their services, providing information on how they can assist disadvantaged members of the community.  A healthy lunch provided (Julian Terrace, opposite Post Office, Gawler).

Naomi Warren (Department of Families and Communiti
P: 08 8521 4444
E: warren.naomi@dfc.sa.gov.au

VIC: Information Stall and Sausage Sizzle

Our organisation will provide the community with information about agency services.  There will be a sausage sizzle and food and fuel vouchers for people in need (Wimmera UnitingCare Office, Stawell).

Robyn Murphy (Wimmera UnitingCare)
P: 03 5382 6789
E: robynm@wimmera.unitingcare.org.au
W: www.wimmera.unitingcare.org.au

SA: Strengthening Western Communities

Agencies combine to provide information on budgeting and money management, cooking and nutrition, surviving a debt-free Christmas and energy saving tips.  Also activities for children (Arndale Shopping Centre, please note the event will close for a break between 3pm and 4pm).

Amy Evans (UnitingCare Wesley, Bowden)
P: 08 8245 7199
E: amy.evans@ucwb.org.au
W: www.ucwb.org.au

ACT: Anti-Poverty Week Soup Kitchen

Community groups will set up a Soup Kitchen throughout the Week, with Queanbeyan Mayor, Tim Overall attending (Riverside Plaza Car Park).

Rachael Milfull (Care Financial Counselling Servic
P: 02 6257 1788
E: rachael.milfull@carefcs.org

WA: Open Day

The McCusker Community Centre will be open to the public.  Come and learn about our programs and clients and meet our friendly staff (Anglicare, 23 Adelaide Tce, East Perth).

Ros Little (Anglicare WA)
P: 08 9325 7033
E: roslyn.little@anglicarewa.org.au
W: www.anglicarewa.org.au

NSW: SIMaid Open Day

SIMaid opens its doors to the public. Visit it to see how an aid and development organisation works and learn about the exciting projects it undertakes to tackle poverty. Hear talks on development issues from people who have worked amongst the poor (SIM National Office, Corner Penshurst and Forest Rd, Penshurst).

Juanita Manahan (SIMaid)
P: (02)8568 8891
E: simaid@sim.org.au
W: www.sim.org.au

TAS: Poverty in Tasmania - A G&T Fundraising Lunch

Around 25-30 women attend a luncheon with guest speaker Jo Flanagan talking on poverty in Tasmania.  Funds raised will go to a local charity (Henry's IXL, Hunter Street, Hobart).

Louise Mills (G&T - A Giving Circle Inc)
P: 0418 371 229
E: gt_hbt@hotmail.com

SA: Healthy Eating on No Money?

Students will prepare meals using the amount of money left from a pension after rent, utilities and essentials are paid.  Politicians, a dietitian and the local press will be invited to lunch (Heathfield High School).

Gael Fogarty (The Hut Community Centre)
P: 08 8339 4400
E: moveit@thehut.org.au
W: www.thehut.org.au

WA: Soup Patrol Training

Staff of a Soup Patrol Van will provide training to students interested in volunteering with the Soup Patrol (University of Notre Dame, Fremantle).

Sejla Perviz (Notre Dame Students for Social Justi
P: 0430 002 764
E: sperviz@nd.edu.au

ACT: Anti-Poverty Week Lunch Box Concert

A free concert featuring performances from students of the ANU School of Music (ANU, Rehearsal Room 3, School of Music). 

ANU School of Music
P: 02 6125 5700
W: www.anu.edu.au

NSW: Poverty Awareness Lunch

A luncheon with a staff member speaking on personal experiences of poverty in countries where the Foundation works (The Fred Hollows Foundation Boardroom, 4 Mitchell Street, Enfield).

Kate Morrison (Fred Hollows Foundation)
P: 02 8741 1933
E: kmorrison@hollows.org
W: www.hollows.org.au

NSW: Stand Up and Speak Out

All staff are invited to take the Stand Up and Speak Out pledge in support of the Millennium Development Goals (Fred Hollows Foundation).

Kate Morrison (Fred Hollows Foundation)
P: 02 8741 1933
E: kmorrison@hollows.org
W: www.hollows.org.au

NSW: Volunteering Information Session

Speakers from Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development, Australian Volunteers International and UNICEF on how to help alleviate poverty by volunteering (University of NSW, CLB 3).

Tanvir Uddin (Social Justice Project)
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

VIC: Education Costs Kit Launch

The launch of Education Costs Kits, a resource designed to assist community agencies working with low-income people struggling to pay school fees (Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau).

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

QLD: Money or the Box Fundraiser

Students have been asked to contribute a gold coin, non-perishable food item or baby clothes/equipment to be distributed by local St Vincent de Paul Society (Sandgate State School).

Jan Milo (Sandgate State School)
P: 07 3869 7111
E: jmilo2@eq.edu.au

SA: Be Aware

An event based on promoting healthy, nutritious cooking on a budget.  Discussions on poverty in Australia and presentations on budgeting and finance issues for low income earners will be held (Aberfoyle Community Centre).

Kimberley Black (Aberfoyle Community Centre)
P: 08 8270 5377
W: www.aberfoylecc.org

VIC: On the Millenium Development Goals

Rev Joel Edwards, incoming director of Micah Challenge International, will talk about this global campaign by churches to lift millions out of acute poverty (Yarra Theological Unions, 98 Albion Road, Box Hill).

Emmy Silvius (Social Policy Connections)
P: 03 9890 1077
E: info@socialpolicyconnections.com.au
W: www.socialpolicyconnections.com.au

WA: Anti-Poverty Morning Tea

A morning tea to raise awareness of poverty in the local community (Oake House, Midland).

Brisa Rojas (Holyoake)
P: 08 9416 4444
E: holyadmin@holyoake.org.au
W: www.holyoake.org.au

VIC: Developing strategies for addressing poverty in schools: the Standpoint Project

A forum for people who work with young people living in poverty, which will include discussion and workshops to understand the structures within schools that best support the engagement of low-income families in education (Victoria University, St Albans Campus, McKechnie Street).

Rebekah Mount (Victoria University)
P: 03 9387 9623
E: rmount@netspace.net.au
W: www.vu.edu.au

NSW: Paint the Town Read: Birth to Kindergarten Literacy Project

The reading relay book will continue on its journey to Parliament House, where the book will be read, to raise awareness of the links between literacy and poverty prevention (Parliament House, Sydney).

Rhonda Brain (Western NSW Department of Education)
P: 02 6862 1196
E: rbrain1@bigpond.com

ACT: Eradicating poverty: the education of girls

Panel discussion on the education of girls, with guest speakers Sharon Bessell (ANU), Ali Gillies (AusAID) and Margaret O'Callaghan (UNFPA) (Legislative Assembly Building, Canberra).

Maryam Bell (Australian Bahai Community)
P: 0422 374 230
E: maryam.bell@bnc.bahai.org.au
W: www.act.bahai.org.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Debate

Two Sydney schools will debate the topic 'that real poverty does not exist in Australia.'  Gold coin donations go to a charity chosen by the winning team (Kogarah Council Chambers).

Karen Appleby (Kogarah Council)
P: 02 9330 9596
E: karen.appleby@kogarah.nsw.gov.au
W: www.kogarah.nsw.gov.au

NSW: Roomies Project: Art Exhibition

A community inclusion program where local boarding house residents will display and sell their artwork over 4 days, with an opening night on Thursday (Addison Road Gallery, 142 Addision Road, Marrickville).

Grace Clark (Marrickville Council)
P: 02 9335 2191
W: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Forum

Forum to discuss financial and environmental related anti-poverty initiatives (14 Hartill-Law Ave, Bardwell Park).

Delphine Anderson (Frilly Lizard Cafe Gallery)
P: (02) 9024 9595
E: cafe@frillylizard.com.au
W: www.frillylizard.com.au

VIC: Soup and Bread Night

A soup and bread evening incorporating group activities focussed on raising awareness of poverty (St Andrew's Uniting Church, Leongatha).

Johanna Haasjes (TEAR Support Group)
P: 03 5664 2232

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Fundraising Dinner

Jane Sloane from International Women's Development Agency will speak at a fundraising dinner on how we can contribute to reducing poverty (Afghan Gallery, 327 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy).

Julia Mardjuki (Fitzroy Learning Network)
P: 03 9417 2897
E: admin@fitzroylearningnetwork.org.au
W: www.fitzroylearningnetwork.org.au

QLD: Trivia Fundraiser

Minter Ellison staff will participate in a trivia fundraiser, with proceeds being donated to Mission Australia's Cafe One (Minter Ellison Brisbane offices).

Kathie Kelly (Mission Australia)
P: 07 3394 8140
E: kellykmissionaustralia.com.au
W: www.missionaustralia.com.au

NSW: Dine to Make a Difference

Enjoy great food, wine and live music while Dr Melba Maggay, respected Philippines social anthropologist and expert in social change, takes you on a journey of learning and inspiration. RSVP by 8 October (Sussex Thai restaurant, 321-325 Sussex Street, Sydney).

Angela Ford (Jubilee Australia)
P: 02 8060 4404
W: www.jubileeaustralia.org/dinetomakeadifference

ACT: St Vinnie's Night Patrol

ACT Liberal party leader, Zed Seselja, will deliver food to homeless people as part of the St Vincent de Paul Night Patrol (Gareema Place, Civic Square).

Shannon Pickles (St Vincent de Paul Society)
P: 0418 240 310
W: www.vinnies.org.au

Friday 17 October

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QLD: An Anti-Poverty Day

A whole school activity involving music, prayers, drama and presentations on poverty, with the Mayor and local indigenous elders in attendance  (Xavier Catholic College, Hervey Bay).

Carmel Donnelly (Xavier Catholic College)
P: 07 4197 1177
E: cjdonnelly@bne.catholic.edu.au

VIC: Budget Cooking Information Stalls

Recognising the links between poverty, poor health and social exclusion, there will be stalls featuring recipes, ingredients and costings for cheap nutritious meals with cook books to give away (Creswick, Trentham, Clunes and Daylesford).

Kathleen Brannigan (Daylesford Neighbourhood Centr
E: info@dnc.com.au
W: www.dnc.com.au

VIC: Stand Up Against Poverty

Students will stand up at a school assembly to bring attention to global poverty (St Aloysius College, North Melbourne).

St Aloysius College
P: 03 9329 0411
W: www.aloysius.vic.edu.au

VIC: Stand Up Against Poverty

Students take the pledge and stand up against poverty and in support of the millennium development goals (St Brendan's Primary School and Notre Dame College, Shepparton).

St Brendan's Primary School and Notre Dame College

VIC: Stand Up Against Poverty

Students take a stand against poverty in support of the Millennium Development Goals (St Francis of the Fields Catholic Primary School).

St Francis of the Fields Catholic Primary School

QLD: Stand Up Against Poverty

More than 20 students will stand in a show of support for a worldwide campaign calling on people to stand up and take action against poverty (Shalom College).

Shalom College

QLD: Clean Start: fair deal for cleaners demonstration

A rally to advocate for a national CleanStart Collective Agreement that gives a fair deal for cleaners now (venue TBA).

Kirsty McCully (LHMU)
E: kirsty.mccully@lhmu.org.au

NSW: Paint it Read

A major outdoor event promoting the links between early childhood education, literacy and poverty prevention.  There will be information stalls, entertainment and more (Martin Place, Sydney).

Lewis Kaplin (Red Cross (NSW))
P: 02 9299 4111
W: www.redcross.org.au/nsw

NT: Darwin Breakfast

A public breakfast to raise awareness of poverty and hardship in our community (Bennett Park, Darwin City).

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

NAT: Stand Up Against Poverty

Stand up and join the global movement of people who refuse to stay seated or silent in the face of poverty and broken promises (various locations around the nation).

Starr Guzman (Make Poverty History)
P: (03) 8486 2157
E: sguzman@acfid.asn.au
W: www.makepovertyhistory.com.au

NT: Stand Up for Poverty

Staff will read the 'stand up' pledge during the morning briefing and staff and students will Stand Up Against Poverty (Lourdes Hill College).

Julie Allen (Lourdes Hill College)
P: 08 3399 8888
E: jallen@lhc.qld.edu.au
W: www.lhc.qld.edu.au

VIC: Stand Up - Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

Catholic schools and agencies will stand up and speak out in support of the world's poor and in the promotion of the Millennium Development Goals (various catholic schools and agencies at various times during the day).

Mark Clarke (Justice Unit of the Catholic Archdioc
P: 03 9926 5710
E: mclarke@melbourne.catholic.org.au
W: www.melbourne.catholic.org.au/ccjdp/makepovertyhistory/

QLD: Display and Food Collection

A display of services offered by our organisation and information on how people in the community can help to alleviate poverty (Keperra Great Western Shopping Centre).

Claire Telford (Communify)
P: 07 3510 2700
E: welfare@communify.org.au
W: www.communify.org.au

VIC: Stand Up Against Poverty

Guest speakers on maternal and child health in developing countries and indigenous communities (St John's Parish, 494 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham).

Melanie Hosie (St John's Parish Mitcham)
P: 0422 136 155

WA: An Anti-Poverty Week Talk

A talk by 2007 Churchill Fellow, Kym Crawford, on her work investigating and eradicating poverty related issues which affect vulnerable children and families (Department for Child Protection Theatrette, 189 Royal Street, East Perth).

Susanne Magna-Johns (Department of Child Protectio
E: susanne.magna-johns@dcp.wa.gov.au

VIC: No Interest Loan Scheme

Join us to receive information about the No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS), with guest speaker The Honourable Peter Batchelor (The Rosina Room, Abbotsford Convent, St Heliers Street, Abbotsford).

Michael Yore (Good Shepherd Youth and Family Servi
P: 03 9418 3000
E: info@goodshepvic.org.au

VIC: Walk Against Homelessness

UnitingCare staff, volunteers and supporters invite the Ballarat community to join them to Walk Against Homelessness (starts UnitingCare, 105 Dana Street).

Ann Magrath (UnitingCare Ballarat)
P: 03 5337 2713
E: amagrath@unitingcareballarat.com.au
W: www.unitingcareballarat.com.au

QLD: Cooking on a Budget

Come and get some tips on feeding a family on a budget, with a cooking demonstration and a meal to share (Coorparoo Uniting Church).

Yvonne McRostie (South East Uniting Community)
P: 07 3398 8923
E: seuc@iinet.net.au
W: www.seuc.ucaweb.com.au

VIC: Fair Trade Fair

Staff for Social Justice in partnership with the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand encourage Department of Justice staff to make ethical purchases from Fair Trade coffee, tea, clothing and handicraft retailers.  There will also be education and information materials for staff about ways to make an impact on global poverty.

Billie Stewart (Department of Justice)
P: 03 8684 0087
E: billie.stewart@justice.vic.gov.au

SA: Information Display and No Interest Loan Scheme

The display provides information on the services offered by UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide Inc to members of the local community. It will focus mainly on the No Interest Loan Scheme (Seaford Shopping Centre, Cnr Griffiths Dve and Commercial Rd).

Kylie Manifold (UnitingCare Wesley)
P: (08) 8329 1700
E: kylie.manifold@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au
W: www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

VIC: ASU Stand-Up Against Poverty

A morning tea for staff where we will take the pledge and count ourselves in order to be part of the global effort to alleviate poverty (ASU National Offices).

Brigid Marasco (ASU National Office)
P: 03 9342 1469
E: bmarasco@asu.asn.au
W: www.asu.asn.au

NSW: Paint the Town Read: Birth to Kindergarten Literacy Project

The reading relay book will continue its journey to raise awareness of the links between literacy and poverty prevention.  The book will arrive at Martin Place and be delivered to the Lord Mayor (Martin Place, Sydney).

Rhonda Brain (Western NSW Department of Education)
P: 02 6862 1196
E: rbrain1@bigpond.com

WA: Anti-Poverty Week Morning Tea

Staff will hold a morning tea to acknowledge the Week and discuss issues surrounding poverty (Willagee Electorate Office).

Veronica Cook (Alan Carpenter's Electorate)
P: 08 9331 8015

TAS: Cleaner's Breakfast

A breakfast to advocate for a national CleanStart Collective Agreement that gives a fair deal for cleaners now (Parliament House Lawns, Salamanca, Hobart).

Leigh Hills (LHMU)
P: 03 6224 9288

NSW: Poverty and Blindness Workshop

Students will participate in a workshop exploring the relationship between poverty and blindness (Auburn High School).

Kate Morrison (Fred Hollows Foundation)
P: 02 8741 1933
E: kmorrison@hollows.org
W: www.hollows.org.au

NSW: Marrickville Reads Activity

Businesses and organisations in the local area are encouraged to stop working and read for 10 minutes to highlight the importance of literacy (various locations accross Marrickville City Council area including several local schools).

Belinda Bourke (Marrickville City Council)
P: 02 9335 2169
W: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

SA: Cafe Debate

Social work students are invited to participate over coffee in an informal, open discussion on poverty and how it affects us all (Flinders University Plaza, outside Blue Duck Cafe).

Tracey Hill (Flinders University Social Work Depar
P: 0433 030 646
E: the1984project@hotmail.com

QLD: Homelessness Open Day

An open day where residents will present on how poverty has affected them.  Guided tours, activities and entertainment, with representatives of the Premier's office attending (Pindari Homeless Women's Services, Level 2, 28 Quarry Street, Spring Hill).

Tamieka Trebilco (The Salvation Army)
P: 07 3832 6073
E: tamieka.trebilco@aue.salvationarmy.org

VIC: Information Stall and Sausage Sizzle

Our organisation will provide the community with information about agency services.  There will be a sausage sizzle and food and fuel vouchers for people in need (Wimmera UnitingCare Office, Stawell).

Robyn Murphy (Wimmera UnitingCare)
P: 03 5382 6789
E: robynm@wimmera.unitingcare.org.au
W: www.wimmera.unitingcare.org.au

SA: Community Lunch and Information Display

A community lunch for people living with or closely affected by HIV/AIDS, with a focus on healthy and nutritious food.  Information display on the importance of healthy eating for wellbeing (Positive Living Centre, Glandore).

Andrew Mangelsdorf (PLWHA (SA))
P: 08 8293 3700
E: programs@hivsa.org.au
W: www.hivsa.org.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Lunchtime Seminar

A seminar on 'Responding to social exclusion: Lessons from the Irish experience' presented by Maura Adshead and Chris McInernay, University of Limerick, Ireland (BSL Library, Level 1, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy).

Kristine Philipp (Research and Policy Centre)
P: 03 9483 1364
E: kphilipp@bsl.org.au
W: www.bsl.org.au/main

SA: Nunga Focus Community Lunch

A free 'healthy' community lunch with information for improving indigenous standards of living through the promotion of health and wellbeing.  A range of primary health care providers will attend and guest speaker is Minister Jay Weatherill (The Junction Community Centre, 2A May Terrace, Ottoway). 

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

ACT: Clean Start: fair deal for cleaners demonstration

A rally to advocate for a national CleanStart Collective Agreement that gives a fair deal for cleaners now (111 Alinga Street, Canberra City).

Kirsty McCully (LHMU)
E: kirsty.mccully@lhmu.org.au

SA: Stand-Up Adelaide

Stand up and take the pledge against poverty and support the Millennium Development Goals, acting in solidarity with other events worldwide (Victoria Square, Adelaide).

Jannette Parr (Caritas Australia)
P: 08 8210 8172
E: janettep@caritas.org.au

QLD: Stand Up Against Poverty

The people of Wilston will Stand Up Against Poverty and support the Millenium Development Goals (various cafes and shops in Wilston).

Sue Pickering (Uniting Church)
P: 0427 712 108
E: aussiepick@bigpond.com

TAS: Anti-Poverty Week BBQ and Free Dress Day

Students will have a free dress day and a lunch time BBQ with music and a presentation to raise awareness of poverty (Ogilvie High School).

Rebecca Andrews (Ogilvie High School)
P: 03 6228 8800
E: rebecca.andrews2@education.tas.gov.au

NSW: Liturgy and Stand Up Pledge

The whole school will join in Standing Up to fight poverty (St Matthews Primary School, Windsor).

Mary-Anne Stenning (St Matthews Primary School)
P: 02 4577 3463
E: mstenning@parra.catholic.edu.au

SA: Awareness Afternoon Tea

Past and current staff are invited to join Patient Services Assistants for afternoon tea to discuss relative impacts of public and private health systems on social equality (Ashford Hospital, Staff Cafe).

Shane Hough (ACHA Health)
P: 0433 030 646
E: livingitout@live.com.au

NSW: Crime and Poverty

A seminar on the relationship between crime and poverty, with speakers including Skye Rose from the National Pro Bono Resource Centre and Professor David Brown (University of New South Wales, Law Building, Room 101).

Susanna Lawrence (Social Justice Project)
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

SA: Clean Start: fair deal for cleaners demonstration

A rally to advocate for a national CleanStart Collective Agreement that gives a fair deal for cleaners now.  Lunch prvided (Migration Museum, 82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide).

Chris Field (LHMU)
P: 08 8352 9316

NSW: GreenScarfDay Fundraiser BBQ

A BBQ with all proceeds going to GreenScarfDay, an organisation which helps disadvantaged women and children around the world (University of New South Wales, Square House, Lower UNSW Campus).

Tanvir Uddin (Social Justice Project)
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Photographic Display

Join us for afternoon tea and a client photography exhibition to raise awareness of poverty in the community (Roma House, 535 Wickham Tce, Spring Hill).

Dee Sweetman (Roma House)
P: 07 3839 1826

SA: Monopoly for Real Life

A designed monopoly game for 5-12 year olds aimed at giving children a fun way to learn about budgets and effective money management (Elizabeth Downs Primary)

Ann Brown (Northern Area Community & Youth Service
P: 08 8252 2474
E: abrown@nacys.asn.au

NSW: Clean Start: fair deal for cleaners demonstration

A rally to advocate for a national CleanStart Collective Agreement that gives a fair deal for cleaners now (Town Hall, George Street, Sydney).

Kirsty McCully (LHMU)
E: kirsty.mccully@lhmu.org.au

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Concert

A rock concert to raise awareness of poverty in our community, featuring Brisbane bands Lachie & Curly, Silent Motive and BIFF Co (Hillbrook Anglican School).

Meg Boman (Hillbrook Anglican School)
P: 0417 338 724
E: mboman@optusnet.com.au

VIC: Dollars a Day Campaign

A free party to raise awareness that you don't need to spend a lot to have a good time.  Money saved will be donated to Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre (Murray White Room, Sargood Lane, Melbourne (4pm); Treasury Gardens (5.30pm); Horse Bazaar (8pm)).

David Hunchak
P: 0404 566 554
E: dollarsadaycampaign@gmail.com

QLD: Short Film Night

Short films showing stories of poverty in the community, with particular emphasis on refugees both in the community and in refugee camps. (Barry Jones Auditorium, Ipswich Global Information Centre, Corner East and South Streets, Ipswich).

Stella Gibbs (Support Links Multicultural)
P: (07) 3281 6852

SA: Sleep-In-A-Box

Spend the night sleeping in a box as many homeless people have to.  There will be guest speakers.  All money raised will go towards the Gawler CH Christmas Day lunch (Gawler Community House).

Dawn Kelson (Gawler Community House)
P: 08 8522 4601
E: gawlerch@esc.net.au

NSW: Official Stand Up & Take Action Event Sydney

Premiere screening of a film 'The End of Poverty?' which investigates the causes of poverty today and the origins of our modern system whereby wealthy nations exploit the poor.  Tickets available from Moshtix (Chauvel Cinema, Paddington Town Hall, Cnr Oxford Street and Oatley Road).

Sonia Fernandes (Make Poverty History)
E: mph@acfid.asn.au
W: www.makepovertyhistory.com.au

VIC: Community Sleep-out

Groups, schools and families will sleep out in their own back yard as a reminder that many people experience homelessness in the local area.  A free breakfast for all participants will be provided the following morning at Woodland Grove from 7-8.30am (various homes, businesses and organisations in Wodonga).

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

NSW: Public Debate

A public debate as part of the Kaleidoscope Festival celebrations on the topic: 'Our Australian society can be judged by how it responds to the issue of homelessness' (Rough Edges, 231a Victoria Rd, Darlinghurst).

Astra Howard (Mission Australia/RecLink)
P: 02 9356 0611
E: howarda@missionaustralia.com.au

ACT: Vinnie's Night Patrol

Dr Deb Foskey, Leader of the Greens party, will deliver food to homeless people as part of the St Vincent de Paul Night Patrol (Gareema Place, Civic Square, Canberra).

Shannon Pickles (St Vincent de Paul Society)
P: 0418 240 310
W: www.vinnies.org.au

SA: Radio Program discussing Anti-Poverty Week

A discussion of various ways in which people can help alleviate poverty and make a difference in their local communities.  Information on activities happening during the Week in and around Adelaide will also be provided (Radio Adelaide 101.5FM 'Bhonair' Program).

Mirsada Mohamed (UnitingCare Wesley, Bowden)
P: 08 8245 7143
W: www.ucwb.org.au

Saturday 18 October

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ACT: Anti-Poverty Week Poster Display

Poster and information display (Canberra Centre).

Rachael Milfull (Care Financial Counselling Servic
P: 02 6257 1788
E: rachael.milfull@carefcs.org

QLD: Opening Day

A new Salvo's store will be opened at Burpengary, featuring a brass band and a presentation highlighting the Week.  All Salvos stores around the State will be promoting the Week with posters (290 Bruce Hwy, Burpengary).

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

TAS: Children's Expo

A free family event with a variety  of stalls and activities with an anti-poverty focus (City Park and Albert Hall, Launceston). 

Flora Dean (Anglicare Tasmania Inc)
W: www.anglicare-tas.org.au

TAS: Youth against poverty

Students will walk to the top of Mr Stronach where they will hold a 'summit' on poverty, expressing their deep concern for greater action to invited politicians, followed by a concert in the park (Scottsdale).

Lynden Russell (North East Rivers Festival)
P: 0418 178 729
E: lynden.russell@bmi.org.au

QLD: Parachute for Poverty

Become a jumper or sponsor one.  Family, friends and workplaces sponsor parachuters, with all funds raised going towards long-term accomodation for homeless young women (Ramblers Toogoolawah).

Marie Dixon (Hannah's House)
P: 07 3812 1395
E: hannahshouse@bigpond.com

VIC: Flying in the Face of Poverty

A family fun day to help make poverty history, with a free BBQ, bands, activities and information (St Kilda Town Hall Lawn).

Sandy Joffe (Port Phillip Community Group)
P: 9534 0777
W: www.ppcg.org.au

SA: Anti-Poverty Week Stall

A stall with information aimed at raising awareness amongst fellow students of poverty around the world (Fairview Park Primary School).

Eden Panozzo (Helping Hands Organisation)
P: 08 8251 2717
E: principal@fairviewc7.sa.edu.au
W: www.fairviewc7.sa.edu.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Concert

A concert will be held to raise awareness of poverty in our world (Holy Saviour Church, 765 Highbury Road, Vermont South).

Fabian Holt (Holy Saviour Parish)
P: 03 9658 4144
E: fsholt01@hotmail.com
W: http://hsparish.customer.netspace.net.au/index.htm

VIC: A Musical Evening

A group of community members from various parishes will share their musical talent to raise awareness of poverty and social justice issues in our community (Holy Saviour Parish, 765 Highbury Road, Vermont South).

Fabian Holt (Holy Saviour Parish)
E: fabian.holt@bigpond.com

WA: Stand Up for Street Kids Comedy Gala

A comedy gala to raise funds for Perth Inner City Youth Service.  Tickets at the door or book at BOCS (Hyde Park Hotel, Cnr Fitzgerald and Bulwer Street, Perth).

Laugh Resort Comedy Club
E: coordinator@laughresort.com.au
W: www.laughresort.com.au

Related Events

Hepatitas C Council's "Living Well on a Low Income"

Supportive and up to date information and events on housing, health, nutrition, self-care and fun to help meet the needs of people living on low incomes.  Door prizes, lunch and morning tea plus giveaways.  Thursday 9 October 2008, 11am to 3pm, Bowden Brompton Community Centre.  Contact Maggie McCabe, Hepatitas C Council  08 8362 8443 or maggie@hepccouncilsa.asn.au.

www.hepccouncilsa.asn.au


"Community is a Buried Treasure"

A seminar for Marrickville and Leichhardt community service providers, featuring Jim Diers, US author and lecturer in community organisation, focusing on the importance of community and neighbourhood and how to gain broader and more inclusive community engagement. Tuesday 2 September 2008, 10am - 4pm, Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal Street, Petersham.  Contact Sophie Taddio, Marrickville Council  02 9335 2143.

www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

Marrickville Council Street Soccer Program

An inclusion program where local boarding house residents will learn to play soccer and participate in 'street soccer' matches, with a view to participating in regular soccer tournaments.  Program commences 1 October - ongoing, Debbie and Abbey Borgia Centre.  Contact Grace Clarke, Marrickville Council  02 9335 2191.

www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au

Stand Up Against Poverty Service

The congregation will Stand Up Against Poverty at this Church service and sign the Micah Call to Civic Responsibility during the service.   Sunday, October 19, 8 - 9.30am and 7pm, St Anne's Ryde Anglican Church, 42 Church Street, Ryde, NSW.  Contact Greg Burke, St Anne's Ryde Anglican Church 02 9809 1322 or office@stannes.org.au.

www.stannes.org.au

Intervarsity Summit on Australia's Role in Ending Extreme Poverty 2008

A youth summit, with participants from universities around Australia, will meet in a bid to establish the influential role Australia should have in eradicating poverty.  Guest speakers include Justice Michael Kirby, Tim Costello and David Bussau.  Outcomes will contribute to The Sydney Declaration 2008.  10-11 October, time TBA, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW.  Contact Clary Castrission, 40K Home Foundation 02 9514 3115 or clary@40khome.org.

Food, Fun and Family Day

A day to promote happy and healthy living and local support services that have been working with the community to improve supply and access to nutritious, affordable and quality food.  Thursday 9 October, 10am - 2pm, Warwick Farm Community Centre, Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Warwick Farm, NSW.  Contact Sheila Pham, Sydney South West Area Health Service 02 9829 5911 or sheila.pham@sswahs.nsw.gov.au.

Anti-Poverty Week Church Service

The homily at this service will focus on poverty and hardship.  Saturday 11th October, 5pm, St John the Baptist Church, Woy Woy Peninsula, NSW.  Contact Bernard Edwards 02 4341 6343 or bernie54@optusnet.com.au.

Educational talk on poverty and blindness

Fred Hollows representative, Kate Morrison, will talk to students on the relationship between blindness and poverty.  Wednesday 22 October, 10 - 11.30am, Ambervale Primary School, NSW.  Contact Kate Morrison, Fred Hollows Foundation 02 8741 1933 or kmorrison@hollows.org.

www.hollows.org

Educational talk on poverty and blindness

Fred Hollows representative, Kate Morrison, will talk to students on the relationship between blindness and poverty.  Thursday 23 October, 12 - 2.30pm, Campbelltown East Public School, NSW.  Contact Kate Morrison, Fred Hollows Foundation 02 8741 1933 or kmorrison@hollows.org.

www.hollows.org

Poverty and Action of Indigenous People

Tess Keam from the Justice and International Mission Unit will speak about poverty in indigenous communities, what action the Unit is taking, and how others can help fight poverty.  Sunday 19 October, 10am, Village Uniting Church, Mt Eliza, Victoria.  Contact Peter Hartley, Uniting Church, Mt Eliza 03 9787 9816 or peter@focusplusmanagement.com.au.

Catholic Church Social Justice Forum

A forum to discuss the place of Social Justice Teaching in shaping Catholic Identity with an emphasis on Christ's love for the poor.  Sunday 2 November, 10.30am - 12.30pm, St John the Baptist Church, Cnr Victoria and Blackwall Roads, Woy Woy, NSW.  Contact Bernard Edwards 02 4341 6343 or bernie54@optusnet.com.au.

Film Night

Premiere of Lucky Miles, a drama/comedy about the plight of refugees abandoned on a remote part of the Western Australia coastline.  Afternoon tea/supper provided.  All proceeds donated to Gippsland Multicultural Services.  Thursday 9 October, 2pm and 9pm, Leongatha Cinema, Victoria.  Contact Johanna Haasjes 03 5664 2232.  

Justice Committee Dinner

A dinner to raise awareness of social justice issues, with guest speaker Dr Denham Grierson.  Tuesday 28 October, 6.30pm, Inverloch Uniting Church, Victoria.  Contact Helen, Inverloch Justice Committee 03 5674 3630.

Anti-Poverty Week Health Seminar

Sue Packer will speak on the impacts of poverty on child health.  Public are welcome.  Tuesday 7 October, 8.15-9am, Canberra Hospital, ACT.  To register your interest, contact Sue Packer 0409 828 307 or sue.packer@act.gov.au.

Fashion Parade Fundraiser

A fashion parade to raise funds for Alan Kent's mission to India to raise awareness of human trafficking, which typically affects the poorest and most vulnerable.  Friday 24 October, 7pm, The Salvation Army Hall, Leongatha.  Contact Martin Scrimshaw 03 5662 0981.

The Great Freo Soccer Challenge Charity Fundraiser

20 local businesses will battle it out for the 2008 soccer trophy to raise funds for St Patrick's Care Centre, who will be providing information on their work on the day.  There will be food, activities and entertainment for all ages.  Saturday 11 October, 11am, Fremantle Arts Centre, South Lawn.  Contact Kate Stokes, Little Creatures Brewing, 08 9430 5155 or kate@littlecreatures.com.au.

www.littlecreatures.com.au.

One Just World Forum: New partnerships for development

A forum focusing on global poverty and development with the aim of helping Australians to become informed and to help people worldwide who are fighting to escape the poverty spiral.  Tuesday 21 October, 5.30pm, The Theatre, Parliament House, Canberra.  Contact Carol Wilson, Willow PR 0407 064 164 or carolwilson@willowpr.com.au.

Anti-Poverty Week Chapel Service

A chapel service for students focusing on poverty on a global and local scale.  Tuesday 21 October, 11am, Trinity Lutheran College, Queensland.  Contact Ian Horchner 07 5556 8284 or ian.horchner@tlc.qld.edu.au.

www.tlc.qld.edu.au

Make Poverty History Stand Up Concert

A concert to Stand Up and Take Action Against Poverty, with The Rooftops, Benjamin Hooper The Band, The Tall Stories and Jesse Witney.  Sunday 19 October, 8pm, The Troubador, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.  www.makepovertyhistory.com.au.

Poverty in Western Australia

The St Vincent de Paul Society will release a media story outlining the most recent statistics relating to poverty and homelessness in Western Australia to mark the Week.  Monday 6 October.  Contact Lisa Gualiardo lisa.guagliardo@svdpwa.org.au.

Community Cafe: exploring poverty

Poverty will be explored through discussion and guest speakers at the Community Cafe.  22 October 7.30 - 9pm, Daylesford Inn, 158 Ballan Road.  Contact Mary-Faeth Chenery 03 5348 1754.

Poverty Forum

A forum hosted by Duncan Kerr MP, with Tanya Plibersek MP, to get feedback from the community on how poverty is affecting Tasmanians.  Friday 10 October 10am.  Contact Rebecca White, Office of Duncan Kerr SC MP 03 6234 5255 or rebecca.white@aph.gov.au.