Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 17th to the 23rd of October 2021. We will shortly decide our focus for 2021.
In 2020 we supported affordable housing for all as the best solution to reducing poverty and partnering with the Everybody's Home campaign. We are also continuing to support the Raise the Rate campaign led by ACOSS to ensure that unemployment payments never go back to $40 a day.
The COVID-19 crisis means at least 2 million people now need these payments and are likely to for some time as we go through this recession. We welcome the Government's decision to pay an additional Coronavirus Supplement but are deeply concerned this increase is due to end altogether on 31 March 2021. JobSeeker at around $40 a day traps people in extreme poverty, unable to eat properly or pay their housing, medical and other basic expenses. Employers say it also acts as a brake on job search.
During Anti-Poverty Week, you can help fight poverty and hardship.
Learn how you can take action in 2020 ahead of and during Anti-Poverty Week which will be 11-17 October, 2020.