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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

Home is Where the Heart is: The Link Between Poverty, Housing, and Health

October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
virtual Australia
$25

The facts Secure and affordable housing is critical to overcoming many of the economic, social and chronic disease challenges facing rural and remote Australians, particularly chronic diseases closely related to housing such as rheumatic heart disease. People in rural and remote Australia have lower incomes, lower net household worth, higher instances of risk factors for poor health, higher levels of chronic disease, accidents and injury, and reduced life expectancy. A key challenge for people living in poverty is access to…

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Tackling child poverty in the wake of COVID-19: Priorities for Australia’s social security and family payments systems

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

As the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ramify across communities, the number of children and families living in poverty is set to escalate. Before the pandemic, rates of child poverty in Australia were already stubbornly high, with more than one in six children living below the poverty line. In the 1980s Australia led the world in implementing measures to guard against child poverty, reducing it by over 30 per cent through reforms to the family payments system.…

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Poverty, COVID-19 and the road ahead…

October 15 @ 1:00 pm
Free

More than six months since COVID entered Victoria, where do we find ourselves? This special Victorian Council of Social Service / Anti-Poverty Week event will explore lessons from the pandemic, and discuss how the virus exploited vulnerable communities and exacerbated pre-pandemic levels of poverty and hardship. We'll also look ahead to how the state's recovery strategy should be shaped. Guests include: 🔹 Luke Donnellan, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers and Child Protection 🔹 Emma King, CEO, Victorian Council of…

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Talking Money: Financial Capacity Building Workshop

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kingston East Neighbourhood Group, 177 Meakin Road, Slacks Creek
Logan City, Queensland 4127 Australia
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Free

This event to be presented 'in person and also online' at Kingston East Neighbourhood Group (KENG) in Logan City, QLD is for vulnerable individuals and families in our local community facing economic hardship. The event is focused on enhancing financial literacy: building new skills and knowledge in banking, managing debt, and saving - and to became more confident in managing money so as escape from, and not to fall into poverty. Fact Sheets and information about the financial services available…

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Anti-poverty Week Virtual Awareness Session

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

IFSS Glenhaven and Baptcare

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St Vincent de Paul Society NSW’s Rosalie Rendu Forum

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Re-imaginging the future: Can we create more equitable communities post pandemic? Over recent months, the strength and resilience of our communities has been tested. First floods, drought and fires, and now a global pandemic have exposed the flaws in the social and economic systems that should be designed to protect even the most vulnerable among us. 0ut of crisis, however, comes opportunity. Together, we can achieve an Australia that doesn’t merely return to normal, but embodies the compassion and justice…

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Salvation Army “A Pathway to Social Justice” National Report

October 16

A new Salvation Army national report  "A Pathway to Social Justice" will be released on the 16th October. See https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/ for more.

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Tips to save money on your power bill

October 16 @ 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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Moneycare Stall @Kalbar Country Day

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
George St. Kalbar QLD, George St. Kalbar QLD
Kalbar, QLD Australia

A Moneycare stall @Kalbar Country Day, with Moneycare financial counsellors present to share information and tips to sort out any financial troubles you are facing. You can also make an appointment to see a financial counsellor in the future.

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Southern Cross Tenant Support Days

October 27 @ 9:00 am - October 28 @ 3:30 pm

Are you a Southern Cross Community Housing tenant? Do you need legal assistance or help with your energy bills? The Energy & Water Ombudsman provides a free, fair and independent dispute resolution service for all electricity and gas customers in NSW, and some water customers. Join us for our two-day Virtual Tenant’s Support Event offering tenants of Southern Cross Community Housing the opportunity to resolve issues with their energy bills. A range of organisations will also be on hand to…

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