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The 2020 calendar is now updated so you can add your advocacy, activity or event starting from now and running through to 17 October.  You can also join in by visiting our APW 2020 pages, Everybody’s Home for actions on affordable housing or Poverty and COVID-19 for actions around keeping income support above the poverty line. See also the Everybody’s Home or Raise the Rate websites to find out more.

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October 2020

Creating a future without poverty: In conversation with Philip Alston, Sabine Alkire and Sharon Bessell

October 1 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
virtual Australia + Google Map
Free

Join Mark Kenny as he talks to three of the world’s leading voices on poverty measurement, research, and eradication about creating a post-COVID future without poverty. Is such a future possible? Why is it important to understand and measure multidimensional poverty? What steps must the world take now to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere, by 2030? Philip Alston is professor of law at New York University and recently ended his term as United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme…

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Mid Coast Tenant Support Days

October 8 - October 9
virtual Australia + Google Map
Free

Are you a Compass Housing or Community Housing tenant? Do you need legal assistance or help with your energy bills? Join us on 8 and 9 October for our two-day Virtual Tenant Support Event. With a single phone call you can get help with a wide range of electricity, gas and legal issues. Electricity or gas issues: bill disputes payment difficulties high bills eligibility for rebates understanding your bill voucher support Legal issues: outstanding fines family or domestic violence debt…

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Lighting up St Helens

October 11 - October 18
St Helens, crossing the river
St Helens, Tasmania 7216 Australia
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Break O’Day Council is getting on board with Anti-Poverty Week by lighting up a newly installed walkway bridge in St Helens with green and blue lights for the whole week. Break O'Day is proud to be a part of Anti-Poverty Week activities and looks forward to supporting such a worthy cause.

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Atwea College and Alesco Senior College: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Education

October 11 - October 17
virtual Australia
Free

During Anti-Poverty Week, Atwea College and Alesco Senior College will be sharing content around the topic of how education can assist in breaking the cycle of poverty. This will include a series of videos as well as key statistics highlighting this area. Follow Atwea College on Facebook to stay up to date with our activities.

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Lighting up Wynyard

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - October 18 @ 6:00 am
Waratah Wynyard Council, 21 Saunders Street
Wynyard, Tasmania 7325 Australia
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The Waratah Wynyard Council will be lighting up its Wynyard office’s main entrance during Anti-Poverty Week. We will also be sharing information on social media to highlight concerns around people living in poverty.

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Lighting up Latrobe

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - October 18 @ 6:00 am
Bass Highway, Latrobe, cnr Bass Highway and Gilbert Street
Latrobe, Tasmania 7307 Australia
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Latrobe Council will be lighting up an enormous tree in recognition of Anti Poverty Week 2020. The tree, located at the corner of the Bass Highway and Gilbert Street (near the Cherry Shed) will be lit up in green, white and blue for much of the week.

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Lighting up Longford

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - October 18 @ 6:00 am
Longford Village Green Longford, Tasmania 7301 Australia + Google Map

A gorgeous tree on Longford's Village Green will be lit up in the Anti-Poverty Week colours of green, white and blue for the entirety of Anti Poverty Week (11-17 October 2020). This Village Green is in the centre of the picturesque village of Longford.

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Lighting up Burnie

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - October 18 @ 6:00 am
Eastern Promenade, 288 Invermay Road
Burnie, Tas 7320 Australia
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Burnie City Council will be lighting up the eastern promenade on the Waterfront to green in recognition of Anti-Poverty Week.

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Foodbank Hunger Report 2020

October 12

The Foodbank Hunger Report 2020 will be released on the 12th October. See https://www.foodbank.org.au/ for more information.

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Tips to save money on your power bill

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 5 times

The Salvation Army Clarence, 135 Clarence Street
Howrah, Tasmania 7018 Australia
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Free

Information and advice available to assist you save money on your power bill.

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