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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 2019

Albany Op Shop Bus Tour

October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
City of Albany, 102 North Road
Yakamia, WA 6330 Australia
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Free

Join us for a free bus tour of some of Albany's Op Shops and learn about how your $$$ supports those in need. Great opportunity to find a bargain and update your wardrobe for summer while also supporting community members experiencing poverty.

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Relating Well Club

October 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Box Hill Library, 1040 Whitehorse Road,
Box Hill, Vic 3128 Australia
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Donation

First Chinese Community Forum on Social Issues The aim of 'Relating Well Club' is to recognize the importance of civil responsibility and social justice by promoting the value of 'Inspire, Aware and Change' to the Chinese Community.

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OPEN HOUSE Exhibition

October 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lock-Up Gallery, 90 Hunter Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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Free

OPEN HOUSE is a group exhibition that attempts to dismantle stigmas surrounding homelessness and present the complexity of the situation by examining and questioning these issues within the larger context.

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Rally Against Poverty

October 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Forrest Place, Forrest Place
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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Free

Our social security system is failing to support people living in poverty. At the same time, the Federal Government seeks to make it harder to access and increasingly nastier, tightly controlling the lives of those struggling to survive on its meagre entitlements. We say this isn’t good enough! It’s time to raise the rate of Newstart. It’s time we had a social security system that actually supported people out of poverty, rather than punished them. Join us on Sunday, October…

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Raise the Rate Drive

October 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd
Marrickville, NSW 2204 Australia
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Free

Addison Road Community Organisation invites you to welcome the creation of a new street within the Centre's grounds - Raise the Rate Drive. We will be unveilling our new street sign - and hear from the Inner West Raise the Rate team, a group of people with lived experience and know the exactly how hard life can be while receiving the inadequate Newstart and Youth Allowance payments. Addison Road Community Organisation continues to work closely with the Australian Council of…

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Putting Regional Needs on the Map

October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
NSW Parliament House: Strangers Room, 6 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$50

NCOSS invites you to join us on Thursday, 24 October for a breakfast event where you will hear directly from a broad coalition of voices to discuss the common concern of economic disadvantage across NSW. This is an invaluable opportunity to hear from guest speaker, journalist and author of ‘Rusted Off - Why Country Australia is Fed Up’ Gabrielle Chan. With over 30 years of journalism experience, Gabrielle has lived in both regional and metro NSW, experiencing firsthand the cultural and economic…

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Red Carpet Screening: Half a Million Steps

October 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Palace Theatre, 2 Phillip Law Street
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia
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Free

In October 2018, as part of Uniting's Fair Treatment campaign, 100 people walked the 500,000 steps from Dubbo, in Western NSW, to deliver a message to NSW Parliament in Sydney – highlighting how far a person in regional NSW may have to travel to reach the drug treatment they need. This Long Walk to Treatment has now been made into a powerful and moving documentary telling the personal stories behind a movement to reform drug laws and policy and make…

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November 2019

Anti-Poverty Week Forum: Orange

Free

Community workers in the Orange region are invited to come to hear about updates and issues in the energy industry. Presenters include Energy & Water Ombudsman, NSW Council of Social Services, NSW Planning & Environment and NSW Ombudsman. A number of energy providers and community groups will also be exhibiting.

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One Big Raise: Dignity For All

November 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Clayton Wesley Uniting Church, Cnr Portrush Rd and The Parade
Beulah Park , SA 5067, SA 5067 Australia
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The Anti-Poverty Network SA’s annual conference and the biggest Anti-Poverty Week event in the country. Come along to experience the only Anti-Poverty Week conference organised by and for low-income people. We say nothing about us, without us! Power to the Poor! Silent no more! Our conference title is One Big Raise: Dignity For All to build solidarity between all the fantastic grassroots groups around the country making this a better and more fair place to live. The Anti-Poverty Network SA…

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September 2020

Log On to Log Out of Isolation

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Instructional workshop on the 'how-to-do' social networking apps. From devices to internet providers to internet type and of course social networking platforms. PLUS Flyers and information packages on the 'how to' - save a $$ or two on telecommunication bundles.

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