Anti-Poverty Week runs from 14-20 October 2018

Welcome to the Anti-Poverty Week Website

The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to:

- Strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia; and

- Encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.

Everyone is encouraged to help reduce poverty and hardship by organising an activity during the Week or taking part in an activity organised by others.

Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians. 
Around the world, more than a billion people are desperately poor.
In Anti-Poverty Week, YOU 
can help fight poverty and hardship!

  • NEWS:

    “Thinking About Poverty” (Federation Press) was released in Anti-Poverty Week. It examines the extent of poverty and unprecedented wealth and income inequality across the world, including Australia


  • NEWS: 

    Foodbank’s annual snapshot of food insecurity in Australia Hunger Report 2017 and Fact Sheet were released on Monday 16th October 2017 in Anti-Poverty Week.



  • NEWS:

    There were over 450 activities held around Australia to mark Anti-Poverty Week in 2017.  Read a Summary of the Week here 

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