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Here’s some immediate actions you can take: read Ashlie’s story and sign the Petition to the Treasurer which calls for an increase in the base rate of working age income support payments to at least $65 a day, a 50% increase in Rent Assistance and a significant investment in social housing.  You can also visit our APW 2021 pages.  See also the Everybody’s Home or Raise the Rate websites to find out more.

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October 2021

Life Course Centre Webinar: ‘Never Let a Crisis go to Waste: Opportunities to Reduce Social Disadvantage from COVID-19’

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course is proud to be a sponsor of Anti-Poverty Week Please join Life Course Centre Chief Investigators this Anti-Poverty Week for a panel discussion about Opportunities to Reduce Social Disadvantage from COVID-19 In the midst of a global crisis that has upended almost all aspects of how we live and work, a life course approach turns attention to the long-term impacts of the pandemic. While it…

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Anti Poverty Week awareness display and interaction with locals

October 21
Westlands Shopping Centre Whyalla, 199 Nocolson Avenue
Whyalla Norrie, South Australia 5608 Australia
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Helen Dix and April Hughes who are financial counselors at Centacare Catholic Country SA along with Janete Genahal who is a part of our financial well being and capabilities team are hosting an information and awareness display at our local shopping center. We will be manning this stall and having interactions with members of the public to create awareness as well as talk about options that are available.

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Release of Anglicare Australia 2021 Jobs Availability Snapshot

October 21 @ 1:00 am - 1:30 am
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Drop In Lunch

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Kingborough Salvation Army Church, 3 Opal Drive
Blackmans Bay, TAS 7052 Australia
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Introduce the Doorways program and what we can provide. Discuss the benefit of seeking help before situations become critical. Information packs on how we can assist people in the community to manage the financial struggles they may be facing in life.

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Kids in the Kitchen Launch Afternoon

October 21 @ 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm
99 Wilson Street, Burnie, 99 Wilson Street
BURNIE, TASMANIA 7320 Australia
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Kids in the Kitchen supports families learn how to cook budget friendly and nutritional meals. The cooking of the meals is led by the children during the first four weeks of the programs, with adult supervision. During the final four weeks of the program, children invite a significant adult in their life (parent, grandparent, uncle etc) to come along to the sessions and teach the adults what they have learnt, participate in a community meal together showcasing the children’s cooking…

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Lighting Up Telstra Tower ACT

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The Telstra Tower will be lit up in blue on the evening of Thursday 21st October. Telstra Tower will be lit in blue alongside other monuments across Australia during the week to raise awareness and communicate a brighter future of hope, particularly for children in poverty.

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MoneyWise Community Day

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Logan City Gardens, 12 Civic Parade, Logan Central, 12 Civic Parade
Logan, Qld 4114 Australia
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Free

Financial literacy is a skill like reading or writing. You can learn to take control and reduce your stress. Come down and let the kids play for free while you talk to experts who can help you put the pieces of your money puzzle together. Free workshops and information stalls all day alongside a jumping castle, giant Jenga, face-painting, live entertainment and more… It’s coming to you at Logan Gardens next to the waterpark.

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CAP Virtual Fundraising Dinner

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The CAP Annual Fundraising Dinner is going online! Saturday, 23 October 2021, 7:30-8:30pm (AEDT) Replacing the annual dinners in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney & Newcastle, this is an opportunity for supporters across the nation to (virtually) come together live from Newcastle — the birthplace of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Australia! This year you’ll have the joy of sharing the evening with MasterChef 2021 winner Justin Narayan! You will receive a menu prepared by Justin in advance so you can cook…

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CAP Sunday

October 24
Free

A Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Sunday is an opportunity to join a powerful movement of churches across Australia. Anti-Poverty Week is about raising awareness of poverty in Australia and CAP can help you bring a biblical framework and perspective to your church for Anti-Poverty Week. Churches will learn about the complexities of money and poverty in Australia and feel empowered, equipped and encouraged to act. Join a powerful movement of churches hosting CAP Sunday on the 24th of October. How…

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Poverty and Gender, new research by NATSEM commissioned by UnitingCare Australia.

October 25 @ 12:00 am - 12:30 am

New research report , release date to be confirmed.

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