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Anti-Poverty Week supports the Australian community to have an increased understanding of poverty and to take action collectively to end it.

During this week, we encourage all Australians to take action and focus on positive solutions to end poverty. We work with our network of diverse voices and organisations in order to increase awareness of poverty in Australia and globally. At a national and state level we are reaching out to some new audiences who are not already at the forefront of this work including employers and those in rural and regional Australia as well as re-energising our connection with younger Australians.

Within the week we will nominate the 17 October each year as a Day of Action on solutions to poverty.  Each year we will choose an evidence-based solution and partner with the leading campaign/organisation in that space. This year we have invited the Raise the Rate campaign led by ACOSS to be the focus on 17 October. We encourage everyone to get involved in this campaign in order to make a change in the rate of poverty in Australia.

In bringing positive solutions to poverty to the forefront of the conversation, we have created a helpful guide for you to talk about poverty.

We will be continuing to encourage a range of activities in regions, towns and cities from individuals and organisations focusing on this issue or any particular aspect of poverty they are most concerned about throughout the week, which is 13 -19 October this year.

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