In 2020, Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 11th to the 17th of October. This year we are supporting 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 more than 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 $550 per fortnight Coronavirus Supplement but are deeply concerned this increase is due to end on 24 September.
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.