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Highlights of Anti-Poverty Week 2020

Summary of Anti-Poverty Week 2020

This year Anti-Poverty Week was held from 11th – 17th October however our advocacy and support from our sponsors and partnering organisations kicked off earlier in the year in response to the challenges of COVID-19.

In 2020 we partnered with both the Everybody’s Home campaign to ensure secure and affordable homes for all and the Raise the Rate for Good campaign to secure a permanent increase in unemployment payments well above the poverty line.  These are the most effective solutions to reducing poverty in Australia.

Our full summary and evaluation of this year’s campaign will be available soon. Meantime you can check out the APW 2020 Briefing, links to our 2020 eNews published through the year, our Media Coverage Highlights and our November submission to the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year many organisations supported APW through webinars which focused on various topics including analysis of the Federal Budge, housing and homelessness, child poverty, post-pandemic directions and many more.  Here’s a selection:

ACOSS
Post Budget Analysis Graphs

St Vincent de Paul Society
Rosalie Rendu Forum 2020: Reimaging the Future: Can we create more equitable communities post pandemic?

NTCOSS
75 Years on: Housing and Poverty Revisited

Life Course Centre
Families Under Extreme Stress: Factors associated with meal provision in early care and educational services

Families Under Extreme Stress: Normal “stresses” and additional challenges arising from COVID-19

Older Women’s Network (OWN)
Resilience in the Age of COVID: Older Women’s Take on Poverty and the Way Forward

Uniting Care Australia
Tackling Child Poverty in the Wake of COVID-19: Priorities for Australia’s social security and family payment systems

VCOSS  
Poverty, COVID, and the road ahead…

Vulnerable Australia (The Art of More)

Revealing our most vulnerable Australians