Anti-Poverty Week runs from 13-19 October 2019

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Sunday 16 October

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TAS: Community Supporting Community

1500-1700Lees Corner New Norfolk, TAS 7140

Local Rotary members will be manning the BBQ. The purpose of the activity is to provide a space where people can come together; have tea/coffee, something to eat, have a chat and encourage the building of connectedness through fellowship and support. The vision is to work towards creating a friendlier, healthier all inclusive resilient community

Organised by: Salvation Army and Anglicare Tasmania

Kerrie Imber
P: 0458 022 186
E: k.imber@anglicare-tas.org.au

VIC: Economic and Social Impact Survey - Vic Findings

The Victorian findings of The Salvation Army's annual Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS) will be released at the beginning of Anti-Poverty Week.

Organised by: The Salvation Army

Jason Davies-Kildea
E: jason.davies-kildea@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: https://salvos.org.au/

WA: ECU Anti-Poverty Week Writing Competition 2016

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30 students from a Year 9 class at Swan View Senior High School, having worked with ECU students on developing their ideas about poverty and homelessness, will submit entries to a writing competition. Entries will be a maximum of 150 words and will respond to a question related to ECU's founder, Edith Cowan, and her mission to reduce poverty in society. The winner will receive an iPad and $500 donated to the charity of their choice, with runners up potentially awarded some additional prizes. Competition closes Sun 16 Oct

Organised by: Edith Cowan University - Engagement Unit

QLD: Eradicate Poverty

1100 startQueensland University of Technology, Arts Faculty grounds, George St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Stalls with representatives from organisations who can assist people experiencing poverty and financial hardship, government agencies, community groups, legal supports, health supports

Organised by: State Facilitating Group, APW

0429 180 712
P: 0429 180 712
E: margie.gamble@micahprojects.org.au

NSW: Keepng safe our vulnerable. Connecting with God

1030 startHope Sydney Christian Church, Corner of Glebe Point Rd and Broadway, Glebe NSW 2037

Organised by: Hope Sydney Christian Church

P: 0421699205
E: office@hopesydney.org.au

NATIONAL: Poverty

10am start

The launch of ACOSS' much-anticipated Poverty Report 2016. The report will be launched by ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie.

Organised by: ACOSS - Australian Council of Social Service

P: 02 9310 6200
E: info@acoss.org.au
W: acoss.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/AustralianCouncilofSocialS...

VIC: Poverty and Faith

1230-1630Featherbrook Community Centre 33-35 Windorah Drive, Point Cook, VIC 3030

To raise awareness of the poverty and engage the Point Cook residents/community to contribute for the eradication or at least alleviate poverty in Australia and to the whole community.

Organised by: First Born Life House Fellowship

Denwardson Estrada
P: 0456191341
E: fbgcptcook@gmail.com
W: fblhf-ptcook.blogspot.com

NSW: Resident Movie Night

1900 startNew College Village, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052

New College Village will host a movie night for current residents of the college. The films screened will be in keeping with the theme of Anti-Poverty Week, and thus connected to the global issues of poverty and disadvantage.

Organised by: New College Village

TAS: Spring Food Festival

1030-1330Gagebrook Community Centre, 191 Lamprill Cir, Herdsmans Cove TAS 7030

The inaugural Spring Food Festival. The focus is to celebrate everything that’s great about Spring produce, growing our own food and a healthy lifestyle.

Organised by: The Jordan River Service Inc & Brighton Alive Network

QLD: Walk against poverty and official launch

1100 startQUT Gardens Point Campus 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000

Join us as we walk against poverty to launch national Anti-Poverty Week. The walk will commence in the grounds of QUT Gardens Point campus, continue over the Goodwill Bridge, along the Boulevard at Southbank Parklands on to the Kurilpa Bridge and return. Show your support to fight against poverty on this 5 kilometre community walk. The first 200 walkers to register on the day will receive a Walk Against Poverty cap.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Queensland

E: events@wmq.org.au
W: https://wmq.org.au/news-events-and-medi...

SA: Sunny Side Sunday

0900-1000Hutt St Centre,258 Hutt St, Adelaide 5000

Free bacon and egg breakfast for all

Organised by: Hutt St Centre

Zorica Stefanovic
E: anitpoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre/

ACT: Combined Church Service

0930 startQueanbeyan Uniting Church, 13 Rutledge Street, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620

Members and guests of the Uniting Church, Baptist Church, Anglican and Catholic Churches in Queanbeyan will meet together to worship in a combined church service for Anti-Poverty Week.

Organised by: Anti-Poverty Week ACT; Queanbeyan Uniting Church

Rev Steve Coster
P: 6297 9046

VIC: The Centre cares about the community.

1000-1800Part of the Spring Fling Community Event, We will be putting up a display at the front of The Centre, 58 Errol St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051

Part of the Spring Fling Community Event, We will be putting up a display at the front of the Centre to help raise awareness of antipoverty week and the value of Neighbourhood Houses.

Organised by: The Centre: Connecting Community in North and West Melbourne Inc.

Carolynne Venn
P: 03) 9328 1126
E: admin@centre.org.au
W: centre.org.au

ACT: Anti-Poverty Week Combined Church Service

1030 startSt Margaret's Uniting Church, Cnr Antill Street & Philip Ave, Hackett ACT 2060

St Margaret's Uniting Church, Hackett and St James' Uniting Church, Curtin will come together for a combined church service with a special focus on Anti-Poverty Week.

Organised by: Uniting Church in Australia

Briony Griffiths
P: 0427038180
E: bgriffiths@uniting.org

Monday 17 October

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NSW:

1800-2000Petersham Service Centre of Inner West Council 2-14 Fisher St, Petersham NSW 2049

This event will award successful Community Grant recipients with their cheques. As part of this ceremony, we include donations to two organisations to support Anti-Poverty week and strengthen understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship in the community.

Organised by: Inner West Council

This is a private event

QLD:

0900

Launch of the 2015-2016 Drought and Poverty in Central Western Queensland - short report on the CentacareCQ website.

Organised by: CentacareCQ

Sandy Paton
P: 07 4939 4504
E: sandypaton@bigpond.com
W: centacare.net/

TAS: 'Have your Say'

1030-1130227 Carlton River Rd, Carlton TAS 7173

Join the Salvation Army for morning tea and 'Have your Say' about what you want in your community for your family and your children.

Organised by: The Salvation Army

ACT: 20 Hour Insight into Poverty Experience

1900 StartSt Benedict's Community Day Centre (1 Thorpe Ave Queanbeyan NSW 2620); Queanbeyan Safe Shelter, Queanbeyan Uniting Church (13 Rutledge St, Queanbeyan NSW 2620) 2620

Join us at 7pm Mon 17 October to experience 20 hours in poverty. With only a few dollars in your pocket, you will be escorted by St Benedict’s staff to the Queanbeyan Safe Shelter. Volunteers will welcome you for the night with swags, a cuppa and conversation. Then from 9am till 12pm, the St Benedict’s volunteers and staff will support you with typical daily challenges for those living in poverty, such as accessing housing or centrelink services. Finish your experience with lunch at St Bene's.

Organised by: St Benedict's Community Day Centre

Briony Griffiths
P: 0427038180
E: bgriffiths@uniting.org
W: stbenedictscdc.org.au
Or: uniting.org

NSW: 50% off clothing sale - Vinnies Yass

0900-1700Vinnies Yass, 97 Meehan Street, Yass NSW 2582 2582

Vinnies Yass is have a 50% off all clothing sale. Funds raised from the sale will go towards assisting people in need in the Yass community.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn

Vinnies Yass
P: 0262347450
E: yass@svdp-cg.org.au
W: https://vinnies.org.au/shops/view/1082
Fb: facebook.com/VinniesACT

QLD: All Red & Purple theme activities-Emmaus Village

0900-1500Wesley Mission Queensland - Emmaus Village Wheller Gardens Chermside, QLD 4032

All Red & Purple theme activities to celebrate at Emmaus Village. These colours reflect the WMQ Red Bag Appeal and the Anti Poverty Week which WMQ is a coordinating partner for. Residents will judge Little Marchant’s Childcare painting competition. BBQ, Dress up day, Red & Purple flag & decorations at Emmaus Village. Residents Flowers & Plants Competition. Princess the dog will wear outfit designed by Residents. Residents Concert Staff – Share lunch. Discussion WMQRBA & APW

Organised by: Wesley Mission Queensland

Bronwyn Dawe
P: 0736214580
E: b.dawe@wmq.org.au

TAS: APW Display

17th, 19th, 21st October 1000-1300The Salvation Army New Norfolk Doorways Centre 79 Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk TAS 7140

The Salvation Army New Norfolk Doorways Centre 79 Hamilton Rd New Norfolk, will be holding a display in our foyer during Anti-Poverty Week. This will involve having a series of images / photographs displayed on a TV screen in our foyer. These images will highlight the ramifications and the impact of poverty, both locally and globally. We will also have blank canvases displayed, where those visiting the centre will have an opportunity to write down or to paint what poverty means to them or how they may have been affected by poverty. We will also have handouts/ flyers with relevant information and statistics including how to access support if needed.3 different days:17th, 19th, 21st October

Organised by: The Salvation Army

QLD: Budget Bites Challenge

1000-1200Anglicare St Johns Church 179 Lake Street Cairns QLD 4870

The CASS Alliance of Social Services present the inaugural "budget bites challenge" brining together local identities and the community sector to showcase the opportunities to create food brilliance on a budget.

Organised by: CASS

Ian Roberts
P: 0407758742
E: ian.roberts@anglicare.net

ACT: Causes and impacts of poverty in the ACT

1200-1400Narrabundah College, Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah ACT 2604

Care Financial Counselling and ACTCOSS giving a joint presentation to students studying sociology

Organised by: Narrabundah College

Susan Helyar
P: 0448791987
E: director@actcoss.org.au

QLD: Colouring Competition

Wheller Gardens Wesley Mission 930 Gympie Road Chermside 4032

Wesley Mission Little Marchants Childcare Centre will be conducting a colouring in competition for their children and Emmaus Village Residents will chose the winners. Little Marchants Childcare will be decorating in the APW & WMQRBL colours on Monday 17th October.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Queensland - Little Marchants Childcare Centre

Bronwyn Dawe
P: 07 36214580
E: b.dawe@wmq.org.au

SA: Consumer Credit - Do You Know Your Rights?

1230-1330Level 3, 30 Flinders Street, Adelaide, SA 5000

The Legal Services Commission will be presenting a free seminar and webcast on consumer credit rights. It will include information about: • Consumer rights and responsibilities under the national credit laws • Common misconceptions and traps, especially for vulnerable consumers • How to get help for debt problems Please note that this session is general in nature, and we cannot give advice on specific cases. Bookings are essential for both the seminar and webcast. Register online via www.lscsa2016.eventbrite.com.au

Organised by: Legal Services Commission of South Australia

(08) 8111 5593
W: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/17-october-...

QLD: Dress up day in red or purple at Anam Cara

9.00am till 3.30pmWesley Mission Queensland - Anam Cara, 52 Lavarack Rd, Bray Park QLD 4500

Dress up day at Anam Cara in Red or Purple. These colours reflect the Wesley Mission Red Bag Appeal and the Anti Poverty Week in Queensland which Wesley Mission Queensland is a coordinating partner for.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Queensland -

Bronwyn Dawe
P: 07 36214580
E: b.dawe@wmq.org.au

QLD: Ensuring no-one is left behind

1745-1900The Cairns Institute James Cook University McGregor Road Smithfield QLD 4878

Presented by Prof. Stewart Lockie, the seminar focuses on the UN's implementation of its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and concerns raised about the adequacy of the Agenda's goals in abolishing hunger, poverty, violence and exploitation. Where are new opportunities to alleviate poverty likely to emerge? What is the role of univertisites and public institutions in this process?

Organised by: The Cairns Institute, James Cook University

Helen Clarkson
P: 07 42321888
E: cairnsinstitute@jcu.edu.au
W: cairnsinstitute.jcu.edu.au

ACT: Forum for Emergency Food Providers

1330-1530UnitingCare Kippax, Corner Luke St and Hardwick Crescent, Holt ACT 2615

UnitingCare Kippax is hosting a forum for Emergency Food Providers operating within the West Belconnen area to share information about your services, hear about others and explore how we can all work together to meet the increasing needs of people in the West Belconnen area.

Organised by: UnitingCare Kippax

NSW: Free breakfast for the homeless

17-21 October 0700-0900Jellicoe Park, Pagewood NSW 2035

Healthy Breakfast in the park with bags of personal supplies, fruit and milk. The morning is to promote the services that are free at Pius X Aboriginal Corporation. We are here to help.

Organised by: Pius X Aborignal corporation

Ros Rose
P: 02 67528432
E: rrose@piusx.com.au

QLD: Giving Gifts for Aged Care Facility in China

1030 startWesley Mission QLD -Emmaus Village Wheller Gardens Chermside Queensland 4032

Emmaus Village have connected with an aged care facility in China and will send a box to them of crochet & knitted gifts made by the Emmaus Village Residents.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Queensland - Emmaus Village

Bronwyn Dawe
P: 07 36214580
E: b.dawe@wmb.org.au

NSW: Helping the poor in Windsor

17, 18 and 20 October 1000-130038 Macquarie Street Windsor NSW 2756

Offering morning tea, showers, use of washing machine for those experiencing hardship in Windsor

Organised by: Hawkesbury Community Kitchen Inc

Joan Bruce
P: 02 4573 0560

NSW: Insight into Poverty

1900 startSt Benedict's Community Day Centre, 284 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620

Guests are invited to nominate to participate in 20 hours of lived experience in poverty. Sleeping at the Queanbeyan Safe Shelter in swags, being given breakfast vouchers for a local cafe, and then completing activities with support of St Benedict's staff and volunteers as many people face each day. The experience finishes with lunch at St Benedict's on Tues 18 Oct 2016.

Organised by: St Benedict's Community Day Centre

Briony Griffiths
P: 0427038180
E: bgriffiths@uniting.org

NATIONAL: Journalism stories for fighting poverty

0800-2000

This activity takes place every year, this year marking the eleventh anniversary of the Journalism Poverty Prize (JPP) in Kosovo. Organized in close collaboration with the AJK, with members of all public and private media houses in Kosovo and who are also part of the evaluation process together with the UNKT, every year there are six best stories awarded for the best: Written media (print and online); radio stories, videos (TV or online), photography and social media. Awards are 1000€ each.

Organised by: UN Kosovo Team (UNKT) and the Association of Kosovo Journalists (AJK)

Nora Sahatciu
E: unkt@one.un.org
W: unkt.org
Fb: UN Kosovo Team
Or: Twitter

QLD: Launch of the WMB red Bag Appeal & Activities

17th & 18th October all dayWesley Mission Sinnamon Village 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd, Sinnamon Park QLD 4073

Sinnamon Village will be decorating in red/purple colours for the WMB RED BAG APPEAL Launch. On the 18th special afternoon tea and a mini market stall in Sinnamon Village main foyer. Sinnamon Village will be decorating in red/purple colours for the WMB RED BAG APPEAL Launch. On the 18th October for Residents there is a special afternoon tea and a mini market stall in Sinnamon Village main foyer.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Sinnamon Village

Kim Alder
P: (07) 3714 5100
E: K.Alder@wmq.org.au

NSW: Mental health of vulnerable

0930-1200INSPIRE RESOURCE CENTRE SADLIER, 52-54 Celebration Road, Sadleir, NSW 2168

Doing Life teaches attendees about self-esteem, anger management and other issues that will help identify the underlying problems or concerns and how to deal with them.

Organised by: Inspire Community Services

Maria Pazos
P: 02 8783 5788
E: admin.officer@inspirecommunity.org.au

NSW: Newcastle Rough Sleeper Registry Week

17 October - 21 October Early MorningsMatthew Talbot Homeless Service, 82 Hannell St Wickham, NSW 2293

The Newcastle Registration Week is an innovative approach based on a New York initiative that looks at documenting rough sleepers vulnerability. Newcastle Registry Week will take place in October. Over three early mornings' staff / volunteers will take to the streets, parklands, carparks to find people sleeping rough and gather information from them using a Vulnerability Index. A major goal is to work with community to find housing opportunities for the most vulnerable.

Organised by: Matthew Talbot Homeless service Newcastle

Michael Fitzpatrick
P: 02 4922 1806
E: michael.fitzpatrick@vinnies.org.au
W: bit.ly/registryweek

NSW: Offering friendship and access to cheaper food.

17, 20 & 21 October 0900-1400) 66 Queen St, Warners Bay, NSW (next to the Warners Bay Baptist Church 2282

To provide food for low-income individuals and families to purchase at minimal cost. Helping to alleviate some of the financial stress that individuals and families face.

Organised by: Baptist Church Food and Friendship

P: 02 4947 4325
E: foodnfriendship@gmail.com

NSW: Official launch of IdeasGen

1400-1600Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2000

Official launch of IdeasGen - exciting new initiative, led by Uniting, for Anti-Poverty Week, launching on Monday 17 October 2016, which aims to break the cycle of poverty by finding new ways to help educate teenagers in Australia. We invite students in year 10 -12 or at university to submit ideas that will inspire their generation to continue their education. Online competition with prizes to be won, The creator of the winning idea will win an overseas trip to an international innovation forum, South by SouthWest (SXSW). There is also potential for the winner to work with Uniting to further develop their idea

Organised by: Uniting

Kathryn Breden
P: 02 9376 0486
E: kbreden@uniting.com

NSW: Official Re-opening morning tea

0930-1100Matthew Talbot Homeless Service, 82 Hannell St Wickham, NSW 2293

A morning tea is being held to highlight Anti-poverty week and the response of Matthew Talbot Homeless Service in addressing homelessness and rough sleepers. The event acts as an Official re-opening of the Matthew Talbot Centre and as a Launch of Newcastle Registry Week. A tour of the centre and morning tea will be provided, as well as a presentation by Karen Soper, Coordinator of Matthew Talbot Homeless Service.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society, Maitland/Newcastle

Brooke Sarkis
E: brooke.sarkis@vinnies.org.au

TAS: Power Saving Tips

0900-1330135 Clarence Street Howrah Tas 7018

Clarence Doorways have compiled handouts with information from Aurora on their service with hints and tips on how to save money on power.

Organised by: The Salvation Army - Clarence Doorways Centre

Janice Goss
P: (03) 6244 4615

QLD: Read. Know. Learn. Grow.

1600-1800Civic Centre Lawns, 23 West Street, Mount Isa QLD 4825

Promote the reduction of poverty in the community through reading which then in turns helps people complete education. As education is a key way out of poverty as an education has the ability to open more opportunities for people through further training or job opportunities. Pillow and books will be handed out to young people. Gambling Help and Love Languages stall will also be present at the event.

Organised by: Centacare North Queensland

Heather Alexander
P: 0747498100
E: halexander@centacarenq.org.au

QLD: Red & Purple Day - Cooper House

0900-1530Wesley Mission Queensland - Cooper House, Wheller Gardens Chermside QLD 4032

Red & Purple theme activities to celebrate at Cooper House. These colours reflect the WMQ Red Bag Appeal and the Anti Poverty Week which WMQ is a coordinating partner for. Dress up day, Residents special afternoon tea, decorations, displays and information, Distribution boxes for Red bags in foyer at Cooper House.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Queensland - Cooper House

Bronwyn Dawe
P: 07 36214580
E: b.dawe@wmb.org.au

QLD: Red & Purple Day at WMQ - Wheller Gardens

All DayWesley Mission Queensland, Wheller Gardens, Chermside, QLD. 4032

Red & Purple banners and decorations throughout Wheller Gardens to prompt discussion. The colours reflect the WMQ Red Bag Appeal and the Anti Poverty Week which WMQ is a coordinating partner for.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Queensland

Bronwyn Dawe
P: 07 36214580
E: b.dawe@wmq.org.au

QLD: Red & Purple ThemeActivities & Red Bag Competition

0900-1530Wesley Mission Queensland - Parkview Wheller Gardens Chermside, Queensland 4032

We will be hosting a Red & Purple theme activities to celebrate this day at Wesley Mission Queensland - Parkview. These colours reflect the Wesley Mission Queensland Red Bag Appeal and the Anti Poverty Week in Queensland which Wesley Mission Queensland is a coordinating partner for. Wesley Mission Queensland - Parkview will promote a competition between Wesley Mission Queensland communities to see which will fill the most bags on the day for the Wesley Mission Queensland Red bag appeal.

Organised by: Wesley mission Queensland

Bronwyn Dawe
P: 07 36214580
E: b.dawe@wmb.org.au

NSW: Riverwood Community Centre: Anti-Poverty Monday Lunch

1200-1300Riverwood Community Centre 151 Belmore Road Riverwood 2210

We are hosting a Anti-Poverty lunch to raise awareness about the fight against poverty in our community, our neighbourhoods and our society . You are invited to share in this day and kindly ask that you call 9533 0100 and book with reception. The cost of the lunch is $3.50 per person. In support of Anti-Poverty Week, we will also be putting together a resource kit containing information on contacts and services aimed at helping people going through financial hardship.

Organised by: Riverwood CommunityCentre

Olive
P: (02) 9533 0100
E: olive.t@riverwoodcommunity.org.au

VIC: Supermarket

17, 19, 21 October 1000-1430Sunshine salvation Army Corp, 42 Devonshire Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020

We are running a supermarket together with Sunshine Corp for SASHS clients and vulnerable members of the Sunshine community.

Organised by: Salvation Army Social Housing Service (SASHS)

SA: Tipping Points for Older Women

1200-1400Boardroom, William Buck Level 6, 211 Victoria Square Adelaide, SA 5000

FROM HOME TO HOMELESS AND BACK AGAIN Dr David Panter, Chief Executive, ECH Inc In association with Ms Jane Mussared, Chief Executive, COTA SA cordially invite you to participate in an exclusive working lunch focused upon developing strategies to address critical factors that lead towards homelessness for older SA women. This facilitated event will feature presentations from Catherine House, TACSI and the Housing and National Older Persons Homelessness Prevention Project.

Organised by: ECH Inc, COTA and Catherine House Inc

Lyn Rogers
E: lrogers@cotasa.org.au

NSW: UNSW Student Volunteering Information Session

1300-1400Room 203, Law Building University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052

A variety of campus groups such as the Arc Volunteer Army, Global Village, and Compassion UNSW will send volunteer speakers to inform students about the opportunities available to get involved as a volunteer.

Organised by: The Social Justice Project

Oliver Ray
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp2@unsw.edu.au

WA: Vinnies Night Market

This is a closed event

This event is a great opportunity to give back to the people who need it most in our community – people facing and experiencing homelessness. This event is aiming to help approximately 150 - 300 people experiencing homelessness by providing a fun atmosphere, a friendly chat, free clothing and accessories, free toiletries, free educational resources and free substantial tasty food.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society WA

QLD: WMQ - St Marks Red/Purple to reflect APW & WMQRBA

0900-1500Wesley Mission QLD - St Marks Chermside QLD 4032

Wesley Mission – St Marks will be decorating accordingly and incorporating a Birthday Party Morning Tea Celebrations for their Residents with the mixed theme colours. Dress up day at St Marks in Red or Purple or both. Residents Indoor Bowls competition between the red and purple teams. Collecting donated items and goods for the WMQ Red Bags Appeal.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Queensland - St Marks

Bronwyn Dawe
P: 07 36214580
E: b.dawe@wmq.org.au

QLD: WMQ Deloitte Australia Red Bag Breakfast

0700 - 0900Deloitte Australia Level 25 and 26, Riverside Centre 123 Eagle Street Brisbane Qld 4000

The WMQ Red Bag campaign will be officially launched at a Breakfast hosted by Deloitte Australia. The Red Bag campaign provides food, toys, special treats and Christmas decorations for families living below the poverty line in South East Queensland.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Queensland

P: 07 3621 2046

SA: Staff Reflection and discussion on poverty

0930-1000Hutt St Centre, 258 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000 5000

Staff reflection around poverty. Staff will be invited to donate their coffee money for the day to purchase suspended coffees at a participating café

Organised by: Hutt St Centre

Zorica Stefanovic
P: 0884182500
E: antipoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre/

QLD: Morning Tea - Bring a can

0930-1100St Johns Church, 179 Lake Street, 4870

A morning tea is being held in order to highlight Anti-Poverty Week and food insecurity in Cairns. Instead of making a gold coin payment please bring along a can of food or two as your donation.

Organised by: Anglicare North Queensland

Theresa Roberts
P: 0405971955
E: fundraising@anglicare.net
W: anglicarenq.net
Fb: anglicare north queensland - community ...

SA: Ways to Help Others

0930-1400 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st OctoberThe Salvation Army 1-7 Gray Street Kilkenny SA 5009 5009

Art Exhibition created by students from local primary schools, depicting ways to help others living in poverty

Organised by: The Salvation Army Community Support Services - Arndale

Michelle
P: 0884452044
E: michelle.king@aus.salvationarmy.org

TAS: CFC Panel Discussion

1300-1400Parliament House - Reception Room, Salamanca Pl, Hobart TAS 7000

The Salvation Army Communities for Children South East Tasmania together with Colony 47, Red Cross and The Smith Family will work with local primary schools to showcase how safe children feel in their local areas. The student’s safety maps will be presented by the primary school students to the panel participants at the Colony 47 panel discussion on Monday the 17th of October 1.00pm – 2.00pm at Parliament House. Schools participating in this Anti–Poverty week activity include: Gagebrook, Herdsmans Cove, East Derwent, Fairview and New Norfolk Primary Schools

Organised by: UnitingCare

Wendy Bateman
P: (03) 6222 1533

Tuesday 18 October

Description Contact

NSW:

0900-1700105/2 Gilchrist Dr, Campbelltown NSW 2560

Staff will buy clothes from op shops to wear in a fashion show. We will also be having a clothing drive and re donating the clothes we have brought. Along with a cost concious lunch were staff will be allocated a small amount to make a dish to share.

Organised by: Uniting Unifam

P: 1800 864 846
E: Unifamcampbelltown@uniting.org

TAS:

1100-1300Hobart Benevolent Society 27 Watchorn St, Hobart TAS 7000

BBQ at the Benevolent Society for clients and the public. The Laundry Van will also be there – this is a free event however a gold coin donation if desired.

Organised by: UnitingCare

Nicky Bawle
P: (03) 6244 1144
E: Nicky.Bawle@tas.unitingcare.org.au

NSW: 50% off all clothing - Vinnies Tumut

0900-1630Vinnies Tumut, Fuller St, Tumut NSW 2666

Vinnies Tumut is have a 50% off all clothing sale. Funds raised from the sale will go towards assisting people in need in the Tumut community.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn

Vinnies Tumut
P: 0262347440
E: tumut@svdp-cg.org.au
W: https://vinnies.org.au/shops/view/1063
Fb: facebook.com/VinniesACT

ACT: 50% off all shoes - Vinnies Narrabundah

0900-0500Vinnies Narrabundah, Boolimba Crescent, Narrabundah ACT 2604

Vinnies Narrabundah is having a 50% off all shoes sale. Funds raised from the sale will go towards assisting people in need in the Canberra community.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn

Vinnies Narrabundah
P: 0262347353
E: narrabundah@svdp-cg.org.au
W: https://vinnies.org.au/shops/view/16
Fb: facebook.com/VinniesACT

NSW: 50% off clothing sale - Vinnies Crookwell

0900-1600Vinnies Crookwell Shop, 59 Goulburn Street , Crookwell NSW 2583

Vinnies Crookwell is running a 50% off all clothing sale. Funds raised from the sale go to assisting people in need within the Crookwell community.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn

Vinnies Crookwell
P: (02) 6234 7465
E: crookwell@svdp-cg.org.au
W: https://vinnies.org.au/shops/view/1074
Fb: facebook.com/VinniesACT

NSW: 50% off clothing sale - Vinnies Goulburn

0900-1700Vinnies Goulburn, Shop 4, 238 Sloane St, Goulburn, Goulburn NSW 2580

Vinnies Goulburn is have a 50% off all clothing sale. Funds raised from the sale will go towards assisting people in need in the Goulburn community.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn

Goulburn Vinnies
P: 0262347470
E: goulburn@svdp-cg.org.au
W: https://vinnies.org.au/shops/view/1075
Fb: facebook.com/VinniesACT

SA: Affordable Healthy Food Options

1300-1500Salvation Army Hall, 4 Fourth St, Murray Bridge SA 5253

Free fresh produce available to those in need. Hints and tips on managing finances/budgets. Recipe sheets and healthy food information Free coffee, care and conversation

Organised by: Murray Bridge Salvation Army

Linda Dorward
P: 08 8531 1133

NSW: Anti Poverty Week forum

0900-1400Catholic Club Campbelltown: 20-22 Camden Rd, Campbelltown 2560

A forum with several speakers on energy, water and other related issues. Stallholders from a variety of agencies will also be providing information on the day.

Organised by: Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW

N Brown
P: 0282185241
E: narelleb@ewon.com.au
W: ewon.com.au

ACT: Anti-Poverty Week Morning Tea

1000-1100YWCA House Level 3 71 Northbourne Avenue BRADDON ACT 2601

All tenants of the above address have been invited to share a plate and provide a short talk of their understanding of poverty causes and consequences.

Organised by: YWCA Canberra

Janine Kane
P: 0261759913
E: janine.kane@ywca-canberra.org.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Morning Tea

10302 Long Street Leongatha VIC 3953

A morning tea for clients, volunteers and staff in Sally's Cafe, Leongatha

Organised by: The Salvation Army Leongatha and SalvoCare Eastern

NT: Anti-Povety Week Op Shop Sale and Barbeque

1100-13005 Nemarluk Drive, Ludmilla NT 0820

Anglicare NT ReStore Op Shops will hold a clearance sale on Tuesday 18th of October 2016. Most items will be on sale for $1 and other goods will be half price including designer wear, homewares, shoes and electrical goods. A free barbeque will be held at the ReStore Op Shop in Ludmilla from 11am-1pm on Tuesday 18th October at 5 Nemarluk Drive, Ludmilla. Free ice cups will be available at the Millner ReStore shop from 11am-1pm at the corner of Sabine and Trower Rd, Millner.

Organised by: Anglicare NT

Julie Chan
P: 08 8985 0000
E: jchan@anglicare-nt.org.au
W: anglicare-nt.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/AnglicareNT

NSW: APW BBQ lunch

12-1pmUniting,Blairgowrie - 9 Blackwood Place North Parramatta NSW 2151

BBQ lunch catered by Social Enterprise Catering From Parliament on King - Asylum seekers and refugees to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and within Australia

Organised by: Uniting

P: 02 9768 6890
E: ask@uniting.org

TAS: APW issues and poverty in our community

TBC

John Stuart from The Benevolent Society and Bernard Saunders (SDP) have been invited to speak on air with Mr. Ron Camplin at City Park Radio in Launceston. The interview will take place in the morning - time TBC, to talk about APW and poverty in the community.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul & Benevolent Society

Bernard Saunders
E: bjandmms@bigpond.net.au

ACT: Breaking the poverty cycle

1200St Benedict’s Community Centre 284 Crawford St, Queanbeyan NSW 2620

Lunch is served at St Benedict's for those who are experiencing hardship and /or homelessness. Please join us for a meal at 12pm where guests and local services will share their stories and experiences of breaking the cycle of poverty. RSVP required by Tuesday October 4.

Organised by: St Benedict’s Community Centre

Staff & volunteers
P: 02 6297 5331
E: stbenedicts@lizzy.com.au

SA: Change for Children

1030-1130Level 7 Department for Education and Child Development building, 31 Flinders Street Adelaide, SA 5000

Save the Children Australia will give an informal presentation about the work they do to alleviate poverty and its links to education. Includes fun quizzes and games

Organised by: DECD Statewide Services and Child Development

VIC: Christian Ecumenical Prayer Service

1300-1330Mary MacKillop Chapel Australian Catholic University 7 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

A lunchtime prayer gathering at a central Melbourne location with representatives from various Christian church groups. Light refreshments will be served after the service.

Organised by: Victorian Council of Churches - Social Questions Commission

Peter Hudson
P: 9287 5570
E: phudson@css.org.au
W: css.org.au

VIC: Climate change, homelessness and housing forum

0930-1630Red Cross 23-47 Villiers Street North Melbourne, VIC 3051

Climate change related impacts are on the rise and will disproportionately impact some of our most vulnerable community members, including people facing homelessness and/or living in poor quality housing. We are bringing together practitioners, researchers, advocates, and policy-makers to introduce and develop thinking on the intersection of climate change, social disadvantage, homelessness and poor quality housing, with a view to initiating strategies for building community resilience.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross, NCCARF Vulnerable Communities Network (VCN), University of Central Queensland and the Victorian Council of Social Service

NT: Community Expo

1430-1630Gray Community Hall,Cnr Essington Avenue and Victoria Drive, Gray, NT, 0830

Community Services Providers to offer free food, clothing, bedding etc to homeless and low income families.

Organised by: City of Palmerston

Tree Malyan
P: 08 8935 9967
E: Tree.Malyan@palmerston.nt.gov.au

SA: Emergency Relief

1100-1230The Salvation Army 277 Pirie Street Adelaide SA 5000

The Salvation Army Community Support Services provide assistance throughout the year to minimise the impacts of financial hardship on peoples lives. The Morning Tea aims to create greater awareness of the many ways in which poverty impacts on how people think about themselves. The event also addresses how we can maintain the dignity of families and community members in times of hardship and need by increasing their self-efficacy and sense of personal agency.

Organised by: The Salvation Army - Adelaide Community Support Services

Yusuf Hayat
P: 08 82270199
E: yusuf.hayat@aus.salvationarmy.org

SA: Every Chance for Every Child in the North

0900-1630Playford Civic Centre - Function Room 2, 10 Playford Blvd, Elizabeth, SA 5112

Keynote Speaker Nigel Richardson is in Adelaide to share the city's inspiring story of what it took to change a system from consistently failing its children and young people, into the highest rated local authority in the UK. If you are involved in collective impact, community development, child protection, youth justice, child and family health and well-being, place making, education, training and employment, or have any interest in the future of South Australia's young people and our social and economic growth - this event is for you.

Organised by: Junction Australia

Renee Hundt
P: 0434 550 564
E: events@togethersa.org.au
W: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/northern-re...

QLD: Family Fun at the Park

1230-1530Normanton Park 4890

The Cloncurry Shining Stars event for under 5’s will share the love of reading and emphasise the importance of education, imagination and connection as a precursor for the eradication of poverty. Reading under fairy lights, free food and drinks will all be part of the morning’s activities at the Centre. The children will also be gifted a pillow and a book from Centacare NQ and engage in the experience of reading under the stars – parents are also invited to share the engagement of literacy and the love of reading with their little ones. RSVP to Jo Frame - jframe@centacarenq.org.au.

Organised by: CentacareNQ

Jo Frame
E: Jo Frame - jframe@centacarenq.org.au.
W: centacarenq.org.au/anti-poverty-week-at...

NSW: FAMS Annual General Meeting

52-58 William St, Woolloomooloo 2911

This year our keynote presentation is: What can we learn from the US experience of disrupting inter-generational poverty through the Campaign for Grade Level Reading? Ilka Walkley will share her experience working with diverse communities across the United States working collectively to disrupt inter-generational poverty and double the number of children reading at grade level by 2020 through the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, a major national initiative backed by the White House.

Organised by: Fams

Jess Smith
P: (02) 8512 9866
E: jess@fams.asn.au

QLD: Financial Inclusion Forum

0930 startNorthern Suburbs Bowls Club, 175 Edinburgh Rd, Wavell Heights, Brisbane QLD 4012

The Forum is aimed at service providers who work with people experiencing financial hardship. The Forum will present new "products" and provide opportunity to get updates on who is doing what...there will be exhibitors and forum discussion.

Organised by: Multiple organisations

Rebecca Irvine
P: (07) 3178 7303
E: Rebecca.Irvine@brisbane.qld.gov.au

VIC: Food4Kids

18 & 19 October 1000-1200Seven local primary schools in the Knox Council area

Kids are our future and cannot learn on empty bellies. We committed to supply fresh breakfast supplies to two primary schools, lunch sandwiches to seven primary schools and cooked meals for the families of these students who are in crisis. A high % experience poor mental health, domestic violence and on the verge of homelessness due to illness and unemployment. Our free service promotes connectedness and well being across each school to maintain dignity and full bellies.

Organised by: Rowville Community Kitchen

Christine Smith
P: 1300363723
E: info@rowvillecommunitykitchen.com.au
W: rowvillecommunitykitchen.com.au
Fb: facebook.com/rowvillecommunitykitchen
Or: twitter.com/RowvilleCK

SA: Free fresh produce market

1300-1500Salvation Army Hall, 3 4th Street, Murray Bridge, SA 5253

The Salvation Army will be holding a free fresh produce event for the local community. This will also include coffee, chat, budgeting and financial hints and tips, recipes and healthy food information. Participants are requested to please bring their own bags.

Organised by: The Salvation Army Murray Bridge

Linda Dorward
P: 08 8531 1133
E: linda.dorward@aus.saqlvationarmy.org

TAS: Is Poverty Inevitable?

1800 - 1930; refreshments from 1730 in the foyerStanley Burbury Theatre, UTAS, Churchill Ave, Hobart, TAS 7005

This dynamic and challenging event will interrogate the idea and the reality of poverty from an economic and a social perspective. The discussion will include a range of participants: academics, policy practitioners, service providers and those with real world experience. Is Poverty Inevitable? is a partnership between the Social Action and Research Centre at Anglicare Tasmania, the Tasmanian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia and the Institute for the Study of Social Change at UTAS.

Organised by: Anglicare Tasmania

Meg Webb
P: (03) 6213 3566
E: megw@anglicare-taslorg.au

VIC: Jump 4 poverty

1340-1410Forrest Ave, Newhaven, Vic 3925

The whole school will jump rope for a 90 minute duration and are asking for donations which will be forwarded on to the soup kitchen in Melbourne. We aim to raise enough funds to buy 150 bowls of soup

Organised by: Newhaven Primary School

lawri Piera
P: 0400662722
E: lawrijune@yahoo.com.au

NT: Library Tour

1000 startCasuarina Library 17 Bradshaw Terrace, Casuarina NT 0810

Please join us for morning tea at the Casuarina Library during Anti-Poverty Week. Come and meet the staff, tour the facilities and find out what services we offer to the Darwin community. This is an opportunity to meet each other and find out how we can work together in the future.

Organised by: City of Darwin

Stacey
P: 08 8930 0216
E: S.Rosser@darwin.nt.gov.au
W: darwin.nt.gov.au

ACT: Lunch at St Benedict's

Tues 18, Wed 19, Fri 21 October 1200-1300St Benedict's Community Day Centre, 284 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620

Invited guests will share a meal at St Benedict's one day of the week. Guests and local services will share their stories and experiences of breaking the cycle of poverty.

Organised by: St Benedict's Community Day Centre

Briony Griffiths
P: 0427038180
E: bgriffiths@uniting.org

NSW: Money Management Workshop

0945-1315 followed by lunchVincentian House 361 Crown St Surry Hills NSW 2010

This ‘In Charge of My Money’ workshop (facilitated by Wesley Mission) at Vincentian House will help you gain the knowledge and skills to make informed and effective money-management decisions. It will teach you strategies to manage your money, set goals, budget and save for what you want, manage debt, plan for the future and learn about where to get help and information. The workshop is only for people being supported by the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, and is proudly sponsored by Genworth.

Organised by: Vincentian House (St Vincent de Paul Society NSW)

W: https://vinnies.org.au/page/Find_Help/N...

ACT: Moneycare Day - Supporting Anti-Poverty Week

1000-1400The Salvation Army Corps Hall 1 Elder Street Braddon Canberra ACT 2612

Interactive, Promotional Activity - Mini Expo Free BBQ Display table offering financial education material - brochures, pamphlets, booklets Opportunity to speak with Moneycare staff to discuss the service.

Organised by: The Salvation Army - Moneycare

SA: Poverty discussion & Afternoon Tea

1500 startHoldfast Bay Community Centre, 51 King George Ave, Hove SA 5048

YMCA SA staff and volunteers are invited to a discussion on poverty and inequality and an afternoon tea. Money raised will be donated to Oaktree for anti-poverty initiatives.

Organised by: YMCA South Australia

Alana
P: 0447 047 422
E: alana.james@ymca.org.au

WA: Poverty, Homelessness and nutrition

9.30am start for NEST workshop Participants followed by BBQ at 12noon7 Lime Street East Perth, WA 6004

Clients fromSt Barts and other agencies ( dependent on availability) will take part in Oz harvest NEST cooking and nutrition workshop and will cook some tasty healthy treats to be served at the BBQ for all St Barts residents ( of Lime St and other sites) and staff at 12noon. Oz Harvest will also have available a FREE food stand with healthy fruit, vegetables and other foodstuffs to give to attendees in need. Unfortunately numbers have filled up for this event.

Organised by: St Bartholomew's House and Oz Harvest

ACT: Research Report Launch

0830-0910Northside Community Services, 2 Rosevear Place Dickson, ACT 2602

Join us as we launch our latest research report focusing on emergency relief in the ACT. The event will feature the stories of those with lived experience of going without, a video presented by Andrew Leigh MP and will conclude with a free morning tea.

Organised by: Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT

Hannah McQuiggin
P: (02) 6245 7119
E: Hannah.McQuiggin@anglicare.com.au
W: anglicare.com.au

TAS: Save $$ in the Driveway

1400-153010 Morris Avenue, Devonport, TAS 7310

Devonport Community House and Mission Aust are joining forces to provide an information and giveaway event in the Community House driveway. Come along for freebies including clothes, fruit / veg and bread, leftovers cooking demo, chemical free cleaning products, sausage sizzle and info!

Organised by: Devonport Community House / Mission Australia

Kate Beer
P: 036424 7060
E: devhouse@internode.on.net
W: devonportcommunityhouse.com.au
Fb: devonport community house

NSW: Shop open

0930-1230Garema Community Centre, Garema Rd, Glenroi NSW 2800

Food Care Orange provides affordable quality fresh food and groceries to individuals and families on low incomes in the Orange area. We are a not for profit incorporated charity that was started in September 2011. Our committee comprises of local people and our organisation is run entirely by volunteers. We don’t receive any on-going government funding.

Organised by: Food Care Orange

P: 0467 229 673
E: info@foodcare.com.au
Fb: facebook.com/Foodcareorange

WA: Stalls on Campus

1200-1500University of Western Australia Oval, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA 6009

Advertising and marketing the event: 5 stalls will operated by students: information about the social impacts of poverty, cakes, used clothing donations for dispersal to homeless shelters and refuges.

Organised by: University of Western Australia Master of Social Work Class 2016

WA: The Big Issue Street Soccer Cup

1530-1700Wellington Square, cornoer of Wellington St & Bennett St, East Perth, WA 6004

Come join us for the Big Issue Community Street Soccer ‘Anti-Poverty Week Cup’. The tournament will involve teams (5 players inc Goalkeeper on pitch at a time) from agencies around Perth all playing football for fun plus the pleasure of feeling really sore the next day! Group BBQ at the end!

Organised by: The Big Issue

Andrew Joske
P: (08)92257792
E: ajoske@bigissue.org.au
W: thebigissue.org.au/

SA: Through My Eyes

All dayHutt St Centre 258 Hutt St Adelaide 5000

For older people who have experienced and continue to experience poverty to reflect on how they perceive it.

Organised by: Hutt St Centre

Liz Johnston
E: lizj@huttstcentre.org.au

VIC: VCC SQC Anti-Poverty Week Liturgy

1300-1330St. Mary MacKillop Chapel, ANU, 8 Brunswick St Fitzroy, VIC 3065

The Social Questions Commission of the Victorian Council of Churches invites you to an ecumenical liturgy to mark Anti-Poverty Week.The liturgy is to support Anti-Poverty Week, and to reflect from within the Christian tradition on poverty and justice.

Organised by: Victorian Council of Churches - Social Questions Commission

TAS: Working Together With Young Men in Burnie

1000-1200Burnie HUB, 129 Wilson Street , Burnie, TAS 7320

A forum for anyone who supports young men and young dads through education, employment, health, relationships, managing finances, accommodation, and sport and recreation in Burnie. A look at the services and community support environment in Burnie focused on supporting young men and young dads to reengage in education and employment and break out of the poverty trap. Asking key questions: • What do we want to achieve? • Who’s doing what and where? • Can we work together? • Where to from here?

Organised by: Youth Family and Community Connections

Mel Blake
P: 03 64236635
E: Melissa@yfcc.com.au
W: yfcc.com.au

QLD: Young Labor Connect Panel

1800 start17 Cribb St Milton, QLD 4064

43% of young workers are either unemployed or working, yet live in poverty. So come & find out what these panelists are doing & how we can help! Our panel is extremely qualified and experienced to answer your questions this Anti-Poverty Week. They are: Karyn Walsh, CEO of Micah Projects Inc & Anti-Poverty Week Co-Chair. Annemaree Callander, CEO of Brisbane Youth Service. Imogen Beynon, QLD Lead of the National Union of Workers. Lewis Holmes, Secretary of Queensland Young Labor.

QLD: WMQ Gold Coast Red Bag Launch

0730-0900The Glades Golf Club Glades Drive, Robina Qld 4226

Wesley Mission Queensland‘s Robina Service Hub will host the Gold Coast launch of the WMQ Red Bag campaign at the Glades Golf Club. The Red Bag campaign provides food, toys, special treats and Christmas decorations for families living below the poverty line in South East Queensland. Speaking at the launch will be Director of the Life Course Centre, Janeen Baxter, Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Queensland and Good Shepherd Micro-finance.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Queensland

Shane Beacall
P: (07) 5569 1834
E: s.beacall@wmq.org.au
W: wmq.org.au
Fb: Wesley Mission Queensland

TAS: What poverty means to me

1000-1400180 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, TAS 7000

Light luncheon in conjunction with 1. A brief forum on basic budgeting tool, calculators and websites 2. Community collages topic - "what poverty means to me".

Organised by: Doorways Hobart - The Salvation Army

Hobart Doorways
P: 03 62311345
W: salvationarmy.org.au/hobart

NSW: Actions to help disadvantaged and vulnerable people

1030-1130UnitingCare, 146 Marsden Street, Parramatta 2150

Morning Tea for all Uniting Staff at Marsden Street and Burnside locations to come together and hear Peter Worland, Executive Director, talk on the work that Uniting is undertaking to help disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Open forum for discussion and morning tea will follow

Organised by: UnitingCare

SA: Walking for Poverty

1030-1130Departing from 235 Hutt St, Adelaide 5000

Walking group for Hutt St Centre's health and wellbeing members accompanied by Walter, the inaugural Hutt St Centre volunteer dog. Coffee stop will occur. All welcome

Organised by: Hutt St Centre

Zorica Stefanovic
E: antipoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre/

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QLD:

1230 startNew Centacare building, Bolsover St (near North st corner), Rockhampton, QLD 4700

Making a Difference: Celebrating Programs That Address Social Disadvantage. Luncheon and presentations from a range of organisations including, Roseberry Community Services,Capricorn Training Company, CentacareCQ, Lotus Place - Micah Projects

Organised by: Capricorn Community Development Association (CCDA)

Sandy Paton
P: 07 4939 4504
E: sandypaton@bigpond.com

VIC: 'Living on Fresh Air' Protest Against Poverty

1100 startOutside Premier’s Office, 1 Treasury Place Melbourne, VIC 3002

Vicious cuts are driving down the living standards of low-income groups and those living in ever-deepening poverty. Call on Vic government to improve our living standards by increasing and extending rates of concession discounts/rebates and developing an Anti-Poverty Strategy

Organised by: Fair Go for Pensioners Coalition Inc Victoria

Lew Wheeler
P: 0477236880
E: fgfpcoalition@gmail.com
W: fgfpcoalition.com/
Fb: facebook.com/pages/Fair-Go-For-Pensione...

VIC: 'Poverty is not Destiny'

1100-1200Koori Heritage Trust, The Yarra Building, Federation Square, Flinders St & Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

This year's Social Determinants of Health Alliance Oration will be delivered by Prof John Eastwood, Director of the Central Sydney Health Homes and Neighbourhoods Integrated Care Initiative, describing sector wide approaches that aim to break intergenerational cycles of poverty and poor life outomes. The Oration will pick up from Prof Sir Michael Marmot's recent statement 'Poverty is not Destiny'

Organised by: Social Determinants of Health Alliance

Anne Brown
P: 0261711303
E: operations@phaa.net.au
W: socialdeterminants.org.au

VIC: 'The Films the Premier Dare Not See'

1230-150067 Brunswick Street Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Long before the internet, hashtags and cat videos, the Brotherhood was tapping into the power of film. In the 1940s the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s founder, Father Gerard Tucker, created some powerful images in the struggle against poverty. In the spirit of Charlie Chaplin, the maverick Anglican priest commissioned three short films which were screened to audiences in the affluent suburbs of Melbourne and rural Victoria. For Anti-Poverty Week, we have remastered the films for the digital age.

Organised by: Brotherhood of St Laurence

W: bsl.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/BrotherhoodofStLaurence/

SA: 2016 APW Young Ambassadors Award Presentation

0900-1030Kilkenny Primary School, 19 Jane St West Croydon, SA 5008

Education Minister, Susan Close, will present awards to 2 students (primary and secondary) who have demonstrated leadership in raising awareness and taken action to address poverty in their community. Morning tea provided by the school using produce from their community garden will follow the event. 30 education and community workers will attend.

Organised by: Department for Education and Child Development

VIC: Afternoon Tea

1400Salvation Army Social Housing Service (SASHS), 6/147 Harvester Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020

On the 19th of October SASHS Network will be holding an afternoon tea and a food/toiletries drive to raise awareness and gather supplies for our clients in crisis.This will be for SASHS and Salvation Army Housing Staff. Afternoon tea will be available for a gold coin donation and cooked by SASHS staff.

Organised by: Salvation Army Social Housing Service (SASHS)

NSW: Anti Poverty Awarness

1030-1230St Vincent de Paul Society Dalgarno St Coonabarabran NSW 2357

Free morning tea Reps from View Club St Vincent DePaul Adra, Mission Aust, Early Links, Food Pantry, Ability Links

Organised by: The Coonabarabran View Club

Sherree conn
P: 0268422680
E: sherree1955@bigpond.com

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week lunch

1230-1330Tinning St, Brunswick VIC 3056

The service will put up posters and information sheets during the week to raise awareness and then hold a lunchtime conversation on Wednesday.

Organised by: The Salvation Army Asylum Seeker and Refugee Services

Jason Davies-Kildea
E: jason.davies-kildea@aus.salvationarmy.org

SA: Anti-Poverty Week Movie Night: Born into Brothels

1830-2100Allan Scott Auditorium University of South Australia 55 North Terrace Adelaide, SA 5000

Come down to City West Campus in UniSA for a special Anti-Poverty Week movie screening of the Academy Award winning documentary, Born into Brothels! Help the students of Community Connect raise funds and awareness for the Indian based charity, Divine Script and the thousands of Indian women and children living in devastating conditions.

Organised by: Community Connect (UniSA)

W: https://eventbrite.com/e/anti-poverty-w...

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Oration 2016

1100-1230Koori Heritage Trust, Lvls 1& 3, The Yarra Building, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston St, Melbourne ViC 3000

The Oration will be followed at 12:00pm by a light lunch with the SDOHA Annual General Meeting commencing at 12:30pm

VIC: Australia's shift to temporary migration

1930-2100Yarra Theological Union, Study Centre, 34 Bedford St., Box Hill VIC 3101

Dr Peter Mares will speak on the topic, 'Challenges in Australia's shift to temporary migration'. Peter worked for 25 years with the ABC, and is now contributing editor at Inside Story and Adjunct fellow Swinburne Institute for Social Research. His recent book is Not Quite Australian: How temporary migration is changing a nation.

Organised by: Social Policy Connections

Peter Mares
P: 0439204858
E: petermares@fastmail.fm

SA: Beat poverty!

1100-1400Flinders View Park, Ellen Street, Port Pirie, SA 5540

Join us for a fun lunch time, healthy options food, games and information for the community.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross & UnitingCare Wesley Country SA

Rebecca Cunningham
P: 0886338100
E: recunningham@redcross.org.au
Fb: Australian Red Cross - Northern Region
Or: Facebook: UnitingCare Wesley Country SA

ACT: Below The Line Morning Tea

1000 startMarymead Canberra - 255 Goyder Street Narrabundah ACT 2614

Marymead staff will be hosting a 'Below The Line Morning Tea' on Wednesday 19 October 2016 to assist in raising awareness for issues of poverty. Each staff member has been invited to bring along a shared plate for morning tea that costs no more than $2.00 (which is seen as the poverty line).

Organised by: Marymead

NSW: Budgeting and Money Management

3 session course: 12th, 19th and 26th October - 1915 arrival 1930-2100 sessionUnit 8 / 1 Ashley Street, Hornsby NSW 2077

The CAP Money course teaches a simple yet revolutionary money management system that is changing lives. Delegates find after completing the course they are more like to achieve goals such as: - reducing debt eg. credit cards, mortgages - balancing their budget - saving for holidays, cars or other things The course is suitable for people from all backgrounds from those struggling financially to others who are better off. It is free, run over 3 90 minute sessions by an accredited CAP money coach.

Organised by: Christians Against poverty / Community Church Hornsby

David
P: 0450 220 166
E: capmoney@cch.net.au
W: cch.net.au/capmoney

WA: Commemorative Lunch for Anti-Poverty Week 2016

1100-1300St Mary's Parish - Cliff's Kitchen, Corner to Queen and Albert Street, Busselton WA 6280

Lunch provided by the City of Busselton and St Mary's Parish Cliff's Kitchen. City of Busselton Mayor, Councillors and staff; and Cliff's Kitchen Volunteers prepare,cook and present lunch to community members - to include speeches and cake cutting ceremony.

Organised by: City of Busselton & Cliff's Kitchen, St Mary's Parish

Deborah Holden
P: 08 9781 0360
E: Deborah.Holden@busselton.wa.gov.au

NT: Community BBQ

1000-1400Flynn Church Lawns, 50 Todd St, Alice Springs NT 0870

A community gathering to raise awareness of the issues of poverty and hardship, locally and globally, and ways to overcome it together.

Organised by: Lutherancare, Australian Red Cross, CatholicCare, Anglicare

WA: Ecumenical Church Service "Domestic Violence for Anti-Poverty Week

1230-1330St George's Cathedral, 38 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

An Ecumenical Church Service 'Domestic Violence' for Anti-Poverty Week WITH GUEST SPEAKERS Basil Hanna- CEO of Parkerville Children and Youth Care& Victoria Cooke – Family and Domestic Violence Consultant at Anglicare WA FREE LUNCH PROVIDED & MUSIC BY ST GEORGE'S ANGLICAN GRAMMAR SCHOOL

QLD: Eradicate Poverty

1000-1200Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169

Join the honourable Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence and Micah Projects for morning tea to launch the Queensland Financial Inclusion Plan in line with the International Day to Eradicate Poverty.

Organised by: Micah Projects

Margie Gamble
P: 0429 180 712
E: margie.gamble@micahprojects.org.au

QLD: Financial Literacy Education Workshop

0900-1200The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters School St Spring Hill Brisbane, QLD 4000

Financial workshop for staff and other service providers Topic: Superannuation and You 'You're The Boss' - managing money - financial literacy education session

Organised by: The Salvaton Army - Moneycare

NSW: Food for people in need in the Illawarra.

1000-1200Cnr Of Shellharbour Road and Northcliffe Dve Warrawong NSW 2502

We will be holding a cooking class to raise awareness about food and people in need in our Illawarra community.

Organised by: House of Hope Recovery Centre Inc

Mr Jeff Dakers
P: (02) 4274 3837
E: jeff@hoh.net.au
W: hoh.net.au

QLD: Food to Share

1000-1400Small Park, Boundary St, West End, Qld, 4101

Where businesses and community members give generously, so those experiencing financial hardship can collect free food.

Organised by: Community Friends

Mark O'Donnell
P: 0418754900
E: mark@communityfriends.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/communityfriends.au/

QLD: Grand Opening of the Cloncurry Neighbourhood Centre

1500Cloncurry Neighbourhood Centre, 57 Sheaffe St, Cloncurry QLD 4824

The official opening will be a chance for the community to visit the new Centre and see what exciting programs, workshops, events, services and community initiatives Centacare NQ has in store. With performances by the local school, ceremonial blessings by both Father Mick and local indigenous elders, and sampling the Centres new pizza oven; the opening will be an event not to be missed! RSVP to Jo Frame - jframe@centacarenq.org.au.

Organised by: CentacareNQ

Jo Frame
E: jframe@centacarenq.org.au
W: centacarenq.org.au/anti-poverty-week-at...

ACT: Lunch at St Benedict's

1200-1300St Benedict's Community Day Centre, 284 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620

Invited guests will share a meal at St Benedict's one day of the week. Guests and local services will share their stories and experiences of breaking the cycle of poverty

Organised by: St Benedict's Community Day Centre

Briony Griffiths
P: 0427038180
E: bgriffiths@uniting.org

NSW: Moneycare Day

11.30-2.30 approxTSA Corps 166-170 South Parade Auburn, NSW 2144

Financial Literacy workshop for Salvation Army delegates and staff. Possible Media attending Moneycare staff handing out brochures and flyers at Auburn shopping arcade and Auburn train station.

Organised by: The Salvation Army - Moneycare

NSW: Moneycare Day - Supporting Anti Poverty Week

1140-1330The Salvation Army Corp Centre 2 Peppermint Road Macquarie Fields, NSW 2564

Interactive, Promotional Activity Free BBQ Display table offering financial educational material - brochures, pamphlets, booklets Opportunity to speak with Moneycare staff to discuss service.

Organised by: The Salvation Army - Moneycare

NSW: Moneycare Day - Supporting Anti Poverty Week

9am - 1pmThe Salvation Army Corps 110 Gipps Street Dubbo NSW 2830

Workshop Activity Topic: Keeping the Power On Display table offering financial education material - brochures, pamphlets booklets. Opportunity to speak with Moneycare staff to discuss service.

Organised by: The Salvation Army - Moneycare

QLD: Moneycare Day - supporting Anti Poverty Week

0730-0930The Salvation Army Corps Cnr Broadmeadows and Maroochydore Roads, Maroochydore 4558

Interactive, Promotional Activity: A breakfast will be hosted by Financial Counselling agencies on the Sunshine Coast. Opportunity to speak with Moneycare staff to outline services such as financial counselling, financial capability casework, No Interest Loans. Presentations to local service providers, highlighting the extent of poverty on the Sunshine Coast and featuring speakers from Agencies which are the "first responders" for people in crisis:

Organised by: The Salvation Army - Moneycare

Robyn Underwood
P: 0439541719
E: robyn.underwood@aue.salvationarmy.org

QLD: Moneycare Day - Supporting Anti-Poverty Week

1030-1430Alexander Park Quay St Bundaberg, QLD 4670

Interactive, Promotional Activity Free BBQ Display table offering financial educational material - brochures, pamphlets, booklets. Opportunity to speak with Moneycare staff. Joined by other agencies from Bundaberg Welfare Network Group

Organised by: The Salvation Army, Moneycare

NSW: Moneycare Day - Supporting Anti-Poverty Week

1000-1400The Salvation Army Corps Church hall and grounds 196 Wolfram Ln, Broken Hill NSW 2880

Interactive, Promotional Activity. Fete Style Theme: 'What Can I Do' Cooking demonstration with affordable recipes. Free BBQ Devonshire Tea Bouncy castle and activities for children Display table offering financial education material - brochures, pamphlets, booklets Opportunity to speak with Moneycare staff to discuss service. Other agencies joining providing information on their service.

Organised by: The Salvation Army, Moneycarey

QLD: Moneycare Day - Supporting Anti-Poverty Week

1000-1300The Salvation Army Store 64 Hoare Street, Manunda,QLD 4870

Interactive, Promotional Activity Free BBQ Display table offering financial education material - brochures, pamphlets booklets. Opportunity to speak with Moneycare staf to discuss service. Joined by Gambling Health Service.

Organised by: The Salvation Army, Moneycare

SA: Movie and Popcorn

0900-1100

Watch a movie and enjoy some popcorn

Organised by: Hutt St Centre

Gabriella
P: 08 418 2500
E: antipoverty@huttstcentre.org.au

QLD: No Interest Loan Scheme

19 October 9 - 4:40; 20 October 9:30 – 3.Wesley House, 140 Ann St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Brisbane City Council will arrange for community representatives to discuss possibilities of No Interest Loans for those experiencing financial hardship. The event is being held on the 19th & 20th October at Wesley House 140 Ann Street Brisbane.

Organised by: Brisbane City Council

Colleen Kelly
E: Colleen.Kelly@brisbane.qld.gov.au

NSW: Parramatta Mission’s poverty alleviation programs

1000-1300Parramatta Mission, 119 Macquarie Street, Paramatta, NSW 2150

Highlight issues around poverty; Parramatta Mission’s poverty alleviation programs such as Bridges out of Poverty and the Getting Ahead program operating in western Sydney; Lunch held in Meals Plus community kitchen and outreach service

Organised by: Kathryn Breden

TAS: Power Saving Tips

0900-1330135 Clarence Street Howrah Tas 7018

Clarence Doorways have compiled handouts with information from Aurora on their service with hints and tips on how to save money on power.

Organised by: The Salvation Army – Clarence Doorways Centre

Janice Goss
P: (03) 6244 4615

QLD: Problem Gambling

1000-1200Relationships Australia, 119 High Street Berserker, Qld 4701

Presentation by James Nien of Relationships Australia at Community of Practice meeting on gambling and it's relationship to a family's economic issues. Attendance open to consumers, services providers and carers, by RSVP only to akenney@raq.org.au.

Organised by: Mental Health Interagency Community of Practice

Aaron Kenney
P: 0429620466
E: akenney@raq.org.au

QLD: Qld Microfinance Forum

19 & 20 October 0900 startWesley House, 140 Ann St Brisbane QLD 4000

Gathering of No Interest Loan (NILS) workers and volunteers from organisations across Qld, key staff from Good Shepherd Microfinance and other relevant stakeholders to provide information and discussion on how low income earners can be best supported through microfinance initiatives.

Organised by: Good Shepherd Microfinance and Wesley Mission Queensland

Karen Denham
E: kdenham@gsmicrofinance.org.au

QLD: Reading Under the Stars

0900 startCloncurry Neighbourhood Centre

Centacare NQ’s will host an under 5’s literacy event on Wednesday 19 October at the Cloncurry Neighbourhood Centre - 57 Sheaffe St celebrating Anti Poverty Week. Commencing at 9am the Cloncurry Shining Stars event will share the love of reading and emphasis the importance of education, imagination and connection as a precursor for the eradication of poverty. Reading under fairy lights, free food and drinks will all be part of the morning’s activities at the Centre. The children will also be gifted a pillow and a book from Centacare NQ and engage in the experience of reading under the stars – Parents are also invited to share the engagement of literacy and the love of reading with their little ones.

Organised by: Centacare North Queensland

Jo Frame
P: 4742 0542
E: jframe@centacarenq.org.au

SA: Renewal of Covenant of Service

1715St Peters Anglican Cathedral King William Rd North Adelaide, SA 5006

The Magdalene Centre has been serving those in need in the Adelaide community for many years. It operates under a Covenant of Partnership between St Peter's Cathedral, Anglicare SA, the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide and the parish churches of St Mary Magdalene and St John's, both in the CBD. There is to be a renewal of the Covenant to be celebrated during Evensong at the Cathedral

Organised by: St Peter's Anglican Cathedral

Rev Dr Lynn Arnold AO
P: 0401177186
E: larnold@stpeters-cathedral.org.au
W: stpeters-cathedral.org.au

TAS: Speak-up Challenge 15/16 Results.

1100-1200Civic Square, Launceston TAS 7250

In collaboration with the Vinnies BBQ and other service providers Communities for Children will showcase some local children's written statements around the topic of poverty. This is part of the Speak Up Challenge 2016, in which we have asked children from local schools to let us know their wishes for the future and what would improve their local communities There will also be a dozen FindHelp Tas kiosks (tablets on stand) to have them displaying the Speak-up challenge material.

Organised by: Anglicare Tasmania

Sharon Dutton
E: s.dutton@anglicare-tas.org.au

WA: Stitches of Hope

1330-1600Catholic Church Hall, 297 Forrest Road, Armadale WA 6112

Kay Eva, from Stitches of Hope will be attending the South East Metropolitan Emergency Relief forum meeting to explain about 'Stitches of Hope'. A charity that raised funds in Australia to send to Cambodia where people are paid to make sleeping bags that are returned to Aust for distribution to the homeless. The forum will conclude with a gold coin donation afternoon tea and the proceeds will be donated to Stitches of Hope.

Organised by: South East Metropolitan Emergency Relief Forum

WA: The Big Idea Social Enterprise Competition UWA

1800-2100Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre, University of Western Australia Business School, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009

The Big Idea invites students to develop a concept and business plan for a social enterprise or social business with a mission to change the lives of disadvantaged people. At this event, five teams of undergraduate UWA students will pitch to an expert judging panel. The winner of this event will go through to compete at the national finals. The social enterprises being pitched in this competition will aim to meet the needs of homeless, marginalised or disadvantaged people.

Organised by: Centre for Social Impact UWA

Claire Stokes
E: claire.stokes@uwa.edu.au
W: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/the-big-ide...

TAS: Vinnies BBQ

1100-1400Civic Square, Launceston TAS 7250

St Vincent de Paul, Benevolent Society, Anglicare, CatholicCare, Hobart City Mission are coming together to host a public BBQ and awareness event in the Launceston Civic Square to help to bring a voice to the many faces of poverty. The city's Mayor will be assisting in the cooking at the sausage sizzle!

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul, Benevolent Society, Anglicare, CatholicCare, Hobart City Mission

Bernard Saunders
P: (03) 6333 0822

NT: Write Away Poverty Creative Writing Competition

TBC (evening)City of Darwin Libraries

Write Away Poverty is a creative writing competition created to raise awareness of Anti-Poverty Week and issues faced by Territorians experiencing hardship. If you are a school student in the NT, use your passion for social justice to write a story or poem of no more than 500 words prompted by the theme 'home'. Two winners will receive a $50 book voucher. Entries open Monday 22nd August and close Friday 7 October. Winners announced Wednesday 19 October. Get in touch for a resource kit!

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society NT

Virginia Spicer-Harden
P: 08 8948 8100
E: youth@svdpnt.org.au
W: https://vinnies.org.au/
Fb: facebook.com/VinniesYouthNT/
Or: instagram.com/vinniesyouthnt/

NATIONAL: The future of housing assistance

0800-1615Adelaide Oval War Memorial Drive North Adelaide 5006

The future of housing assistance conference will examine the current demand for housing assistance in Australia, strategies for increasing the supply of affordable housing and tenancy management and support strategies. The conference will present key findings and recommendations from the latest research by Prof Gavin Wood, Prof Wendy Stone and Prof Steven Rowley. This is a national conversation, and we encourage policy-makers and practitioners from across Australia to join us.

Organised by: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

Georgie Holst
P: 03 9660 2309
E: events@ahuri.edu.au
W: ahuri.edu.au/events/the-future-of-housi...
Fb: facebook.com/AHURI.AUS/

SA: Information stall: Domestic Violence and Poverty

0830-1700near the intersection of Gawler Place and Rundle Mall Adelaide, SA 5000 5000

Legal and financial information stall with a focus of delivering information about financial related problems such as debt and legal avenues to assist. The focus of the information will be to aid victims of domestic violence who often face severe financial hardship. We will also have more general information there about consumer law rights, including a new flyer about rent-to-buy arrangements.

Organised by: Legal Services Commission of SA and Zahra Foundation Australia

Leah
E: cle@lsc.sa.gov.au
W: lsc.sa.gov.au/
Fb: facebook.com/legalaidsa/

VIC: The Meaning of Poverty

1030-1230William Kinsella Boardroom, 43 Prospect St, Box Hill, 3128

A conversation with Dr John Falzon, the National CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society will explore the meaning of poverty. After this there will be a panel discussion between Denis Fitzgerald (Executive Director of CSS), Dr John Falzon, Lucy Adams (Manager of Homeless Law at Justice Connect), and Sue Cattermole (CEO of St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria).

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria

RSVP
P: 0398955935
E: rsvp@svdp-vic.org.au

NSW: Snag and a chin wag!

1100 startUniting Church Front Lawn, Cnr Berry and Junction Street, Nowra 2541 2541

Free Sausage Sizzle for the community as well as having information about local organisations and programs that can offer assistance to those in need as well as giving others an opportunity to donate or volunteer.

Organised by: Uniting

Jackie Girvan
P: 0418441679
E: jgirvan@uniting.org

SA: Lunch on us, there is such a thing as a free lunch

1130-1330Hutt St Centre, 258 Hutt St, Adelaide 5000

Free hot lunch and dessert for people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable people.

Organised by: Hutt St Centre

Zorica Stefanovic
P: 0884182500
E: antipoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre/
Or: Hutt St Centre, 258 Hutt St, Adelaide S...

QLD: Food Insecurity

1700-1930St Johns Church Hall, Cnr Minnie & Lake Streets (177 Lake Street), Cairns 4870

A giant evening meal will be put on for all people doing it financially tough in Cairns. Please call on 0405971955 to book your spot.

Organised by: Anglicare North Queensland

Theresa Roberts
P: 0405971955
E: fundraising@anglicare.net
W: anglicarenq.net
Fb: anglicare north queensland - community ...

NSW: PDCN 21st Birthday Cocktail Function

1800-2100Four Seasons Hotel 199 George St Sydney 2000

A celebration of 21 years of the work of PDCN - supporting people with disability to have a better life, escape poverty and become fully inclusive members of the NSW community. Note this event is by invite only, however past PDCN Board members and employees, or PDCN members are welcome to get in contact if they would like to attend

Organised by: Physical Disability Council of NSW

Kieren Sainsbury
E: keiren.sainsbury@pdcnsw.org.au

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NT: A Snapshot of Poverty

1700-1930 (light supper provided)Darwin City Library, Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin City NT 0800

A Snapshot of Poverty...The real faces of poverty in the NT. Who are the hidden faces of poverty? What are the impacts of Poverty and our communities? What can we do to make a difference? Guest Speakers: Olga Havnen CEO Danila Dilba Health Services, Helen Egan CEO Team Health, Dave Pugh CEO Anglicare NT.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society

Rachael Bowker
P: 8948 8100
E: RSVP admin@svdpnt.org.au or 8948 8100 by Fri 14 October.

VIC: Addressing inequalities in early childhood education

1100-1300Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Seminar with panel - Dr Tim Gilley, Professor Guyonne Kalb, Professor Shelley Mallet, Associate Professor Chris Ryan and Professor Stephen Zubrick. By the time disadvantaged children have progressed from Year 1 to Year 3 they are one year behind their counterparts. This gap then widens onwards to year 9. Addressing inequalities in early childhood education: Gaming the system or changing the game

Organised by: The Brotherhood of St Laurence Research & Policy Centre in conjunctwith the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course, University of Queensland

Jane Douglas
P: 03 9483 1364
E: jdouglas@bsl.org.au
W: https://bsl.org.au/knowledge/about-the-...

ACT: Advocacy BBQ

1200 startUnion Court Australian National University Canberra, ACT 0200

A BBQ held at lunchtime in Union Court at ANU to raise awareness for Anti-Poverty week and the systemic inequality that leads to poverty in Australia. Funds raised will support the work of the St Vincent de Paul volunteer group on campus.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society

NSW: Affordable food for the poor

0900-1500INSPIRE HEAD OFFICE FAIRFIELD, 62 Delamere St, Canley Vale, NSW 2166

We will assistance, care, food, hamper, hampers for those going through hardship in our community

Organised by: Inspire Community Services

Shirley Perez
P: (02) 9723 4581
E: info@inspirecommunity.org.au
W: inspirecommunity.org.au/causes/life-ess...

ACT: Affordable second hand clothing stall

0900-1600Union Court Australian National University Canberra, ACT 0200

Student poverty is often overlooked. This pop-up opshop will give students the opportunity to buy affordable and quality second hand clothing. Funds raised will support the work of the St Vincent de Paul volunteer group on campus.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society

NSW: Anti Poverty Week Luncheon

1000 startBarenz Camden, 130 Argyle Street Camden, NSW 2570

Three speakers from the Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly area share their experiences of poverty in each community. Coffee and Sweets are served while stories are shared and connections are made. Community members involve themselves to be educated in the issue and in turn spread the knowledge to improve the local poverty conditions.

Organised by: Sector Connect

Kim Landouw
P: 02 4648 5933
E: kim.landouw@sectorconnect.org.au
W: sectorconnect.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/sector-connect-inc-1632028...

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Sausage Sizzle

1100 start17-19 Ninth Ave, Rosebud, VIC 3939

This event will be the fourth sausage sizzle we have held for Anti Poverty Week. We will be joined by other local services community organisations and private traders together with our clients but extend a warm invitation to all our colleagues.

Organised by: The Salvation Army Rosebud and SalvoCare Eastern

ACT: Canberra Community Law 30th Birthday

1600 start21 Barry Drive, Turner ACT 2612

Canberra Community Law welcomes you to celebrate 30 years of success in delivering free and accessible legal services to the most vulnerable people in our community. In 30 years we have touched the lives of a countless number of people, providing a social and economic benefit to the community and an invaluable benefit to every person we have helped. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Jordan Bulley for an invitation. All attendees must RSVP.

Organised by: Canberra Community Law

Jordan Bulley
P: 02 6218 7920
E: JBulley@canberracommunitylaw.org.au
W: canberracommunitylaw.org.au/
Fb: facebook.com/canberracommunitylaw

VIC: Community Support Information Stall

1600-1830Walker Street Housing Estate, 11 High Street Northcote, VIC 3070

The Salvation Army Preston Community Support Service provides emergency relief assistance, referral and advocacy to people facing financial hardship. They will be hosting an information stall at the Walker St Festival during Anti-Poverty Week.

Organised by: The Salvation Army Preston Community Support Service

Darebin Council
P: 8470 8888

SA: Cooking Class

1300-1500258 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Cooking Class will be held in the Meal Centre from 1-3pm. We will be baking simple and affordable cookies and muffins to be shared with clients in the Day Centre during Morning Tea the following day.

Organised by: Hutt St Centre

NSW: Court of Conscience Launch

0600-2030Business Lounge, Level 6, UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052

The Court of Conscience launch is an annual end of year event, which celebrates UNSW Law Society’s premier social justice publication – Court of Conscience. The publication is the culmination of the hard work done by the Editorial Team throughout the year, brimming with thoughtful and insightful contributions from UNSW students, academics, and other eminent individuals with a distinct focus on contemporary social justice issues in the wider community.

Organised by: UNSW Law Society and UNSW Law Faculty

Angelina Yurlova
P: 0449895989
E: courtofconscience@unswlawsoc.org
W: unswlawsoc.org/court-of-conscience/
Fb: facebook.com/CourtOfConscience/

NSW: Crisis Roundtable - Poverty and Women

1200-1600Salvation Army, 67 Cleary St, Hamilton NSW 2303

The CEOs of local services to women will discuss strategies to address the crisis of poverty and women.

Organised by: Nova for Women and Children

Nicola
P: 0240235620
E: nicolah@novawomen.org.au

QLD: Eat Pray Act Dinner

1500-1800Centacare North Queensland office, 80 Short Street, Mount Isa QLD 4825

To strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship in Australia and how we can help reduce poverty and hardship in our community through people participating in a service bingo. Also to show mercy in the giving out of dinner to all and having craft activities.

Organised by: Centacare North Queensland

Irena Paznikov
P: 0747498100
E: ipaznikov@centacarenq.org.au

QLD: Ecumenical Service

1800 startSt Stephens Cathedral, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Ecumenical Service to recognize the hardship within our community.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Queensland

Rev Lyn Burden
E: l.burden@wmb.org.au

SA: Every Chance for Every Child in the South

0900-1600South Adelaide Football Club, 1 Lovelock Drive Noarlunga Downs, SA 5168

Keynote Speaker Nigel Richardson is in Adelaide to share the city's inspiring story of what it took to change a system from consistently failing its children and young people, into the highest rated local authority in the UK. If you are involved in collective impact, community development, child protection, youth justice, child and family health and well-being, place making, education, training and employment, or have any interest in the future of South Australia's young people and our social and economic growth - this event is for you.

Organised by: Junction Australia

Renee Hundt
P: 0434 550 564
E: events@togethersa.org.au
W: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/southern-re...

ACT: Forum

1000-1200Uniting Office 15 Barry Drive, Canberra ACT 2601

Uniting is hosting a Forum on Thursday, October 20 with guest speaker Jody Griffiths-Cook, ACT Public Advocate and Children & Young People Commissioner.

Organised by: Uniting

Briony Griffiths
P: (02) 6248 9311
E: bgriffiths@uniting.org

SA: Gold Coin Donation Morning Tea

1030-1130Level 5 182 Victoria Square Adelaide, SA 5000

Staff & volunteers morning tea get together with a gold coin donation raising funds for Hutt Street Centre who serve meals to the homeless.

Organised by: Volunteering SA & NT Inc

SA: Homeless Connect

1000 startWhitmore Square, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

We combine with other agencies to show what is available for people who are living a very marginalised life ... In particular a focus on oral care and its impact on general health

Organised by: School of Dentistry University of Adelaide

Margie Steffens
P: 0467812966
E: margie.stfeffens@adelaide.edu.au
W: Shelter SA

VIC: Homelessness as it relates to education

1830-2000HB36 Lecture Theatre Building H Monash University, Caulfield, VIC 3145

The Guest Speaker is Tony Keenan (Chief Executive Officer - Launch Housing).

Organised by: State Schools' Relief Inc.

Simone Hackett
P: 03 8769 8406
E: hackett.simone.l@edumail.vic.gov.au
W: ssr.net.au

NSW: India Club Diwali Festival Celebration Party

Invites sent out on 20 October; Cultural Event on 5 November 1830-2230Castle Hill Community Hall (at Castle Grand), 14 Pennant St, Castle Hil, NSW 2154

India Club came to know about “APW” a few days ago and connected with it to raise awareness. IC is hosting Diwali Festival Celebration Function,a very lively event, on 5th November and will raise APW Awareness during its "IC Charities Segment" and will present a chq. to the nominated charity for Homeless people. Several parliamentarians, Mayor & Councillors from the Hills Shire Council will be attending the event + members from CMRC, Uniting Care, HDVPN, and members & friends of India Club.

Organised by: India Club Inc. (IC)

Shubha Kumar
P: 02-98731207
E: shubha.kumar.indiaclub@gmail.com
W: indiaclub.com.au

VIC: Information and Advocacy booth

1000-1400Hargreaves Mall Central, Hargreaves St, Bendigo VIC 3550

The students of Cert IV in Community Services will advocate for those suffering from poverty by providing information and referrals to local service providers.

Organised by: People Plus Australia - Community Services students

Noel Hourigan
P: 0417557548
E: noelhourigan@hotmail.com

NATIONAL: Keynote addresses

0915 start

5 presentations from the Jobs Australia conference include: 0915-0945 The Three Sectors and the Future of the Community Sector - John Butcher, ANU 0945-1015 Nurturing the power of a collective community, Mariam Issa 1015-1030 Performance – The Street University (tbc) 1430-1500 Breaking the Ice – Matt Noffs, Noffs Foundation 1515-1545 The importance of speaking out– Van Badham All the presentations will be available for live streaming through our Facebook page.

Organised by: Jobs Australia

Al Parmeter
P: 0408417712
E: aparmeter@ja.com.au
W: ja.com.au
Fb: facebook.com/JobsAustLtd/

VIC: Market Fresh Day

1000-1230Community Support Frankston Inc, 35R-39R Beach St, Frankston VIC 3199

Join in, have fun, eat well - Market Fresh Day at Community Support Frankston. Come join us for a free community event featuring: - Hot food - Food giveaways - Cooking demonstrations - Showers - Haircuts - Manicures - Dental - Health checks - All sorts of other giveaways too! A laid back community festival day, the Market Fresh Day is free, everyone's welcome and there are no bookings required.

Organised by: Frankston Homelessness Network

Community Support Frankston
P: 9783 7284
E: csf@frankston.net
W: frankston.net/
Fb: facebook.com/CommunitySupportFrankston/

NSW: PDCN Celebrity Charity Golf Day

0930 startLakes Golf Club, Vernon Ave & King St, Eastlakes NSW 2018

PDCN welcomes all golfers to participate in this charity golf day to help raise funds for the Physical Disability Council of NSW, and ensure we can continue to help people with disabilities move from poverty and isolation to fully inclusive lives.Held at the prestigious Lakes Golf Club (host of the Australian Open!)

Organised by: Physical Disability Council of NSW

Albert Salerno
P: 0419243509
E: alberts@iprimus.com.au
Or: Serena Ovens 0411 327 877

SA: Poverty, Health and Personal Care

0900 startYorketown Area School, Stansbury Rd, Yorketown SA 5576

The SRC and well being committee have organized posters and notices for all students to bring on Thursday the 20th of October, 2 to 5 items of clothes that they don't want anymore, we will be hanging them on clothes racks and every piece is sold for $1 for anyone to buy. The clothes that will be left over will be donated.

Organised by: Yorketown Area School

Yorketown Area School
P: 8852 1233
E: dl.0767.info@schools.sa.edu.au
W: yorketnas.sa.edu.au/

SA: Prison recidivism and poverty impact

1900-2100Cynthia Poulton Hall, St Peters Anglican Cathedral, 27 King William Rd, North Adelaide SA 5006

A forum to discuss ways of reducing prisoner recidivism and mitigating poverty impact on families of offenders

Organised by: St Peters Anglican Cathedral

Rev Dr Lynn Arnold AO
P: 0401177186
E: larnold@stpeters-cathedral.org.au
W: stpeters-cathedral.org.au

SA: Red Cross Anti Poverty Community BBQ

1100-1300Port Augusta Red Cross Office 22 Jervois St Port Augusta SA 5700

Come along for a community sausage sizzle & fruit yogurt muesli on 20/October to raise awareness and action on poverty.

Organised by: Port Augusta Red Cross

Dionnie Thompson
E: kdthompson@redcross.org.au

NT: Rheumatic Heart Disease Awareness Raising

1800-2000Parliament House - Dining Room Mitchell St, Darwin City NT 0800

This free community event will feature personal stories from people living with rheumatic heart disease. The panel, facilitated by Charlie King, will include: Dr Marion Scrymgour - Australia's first Indigenous female Cabinet Minister, Mark Munnich - community legal educator and Indigenous advocate, Professor Bart Currie - physician and expert in rheumatic heart disease, and Dr Adam El Gamel - pioneering heart surgeon.

Organised by: Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia (RHDAustralia)

Saveeta Roberts
P: 08 8946 8654
E: info@rhdaustralia.org.au
W: rhdaustralia.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/RHDAustralia
Or: twitter.com/RHDAustralia

SA: Student Poverty and Awareness

1100-1400Flinders University Main Campus Plaza Sturt Rd, Bedford Park SA 5042

Student Assist are holding the event to build awareness of poverty in general, while addressing the financial difficulties that many Flinders students face. Flinders Nutrition students will be demonstrating lowcost, nutritious meals using Foodbank ingredients. Anglicare, Good Shepherd Microfinance, Uniting Communities Energy Expo, Salvation Army Affordable SA App and Student Assist services will be promoted. Food, stationery and toiletry items available for Flinders students.

Organised by: FUSA - Flinders University Student Association

E: student.assist@flinders.edu.au

ACT: The Lanyon Pantry Dash

TBCMura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre, Sidney Nolan St., Conder 2906

Using supplies from the Lanyon Food Hub, young people will compete against each other (and the clock!) to cook a nutritious meal to share with clients of the Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre.

Organised by: YWCA Canberra

Katherine Higgins
P: 02 6294 4633
E: katherine.higgins@ywca-canberra.org.au
W: https://ywca-canberra.org.au/

NSW: Women and Technology

0745Facebook Sydney, 77 King St, Sydney NSW 2000

Connecting women living in some of the most remote communities our region with digital services is helping to break the poverty cycle. From the mountains of Nepal to the boardrooms of Sydney, the link between women leaders and technology has never been more important. It’s time to strengthen the connection. A panel of technology sector leaders will discuss women and technology in Australia and offer key insights into this rapidly changing sector.

Organised by: Good Return

Rebecca
P: 02 9114 8111
E: rebecca@goodreturn.org
W: goodreturn.org
Fb: goodreturn.org
Or: @goodreturnorg

QLD: Workplace Giving

1300-1400BDO, Level 10, 12 Creek St, Brisbane City, 4000

Presentation regarding 'workplace giving' to a corporate business regarding how to make a real difference to those experiencing financial hardship

Organised by: Micah Projects

Margie Gamble
P: 0429180712
E: margie.gamble@micahprojects.org.au

NSW: Zootopizza Night with Compassion UNSW!

1700-2100Colombo Theatre C, University of New South Wales Sydney NSW 2052

Come join us in finishing off the semester by watching Zootopia with pizza dinner and games on the menu! Tickets are $5 to cover dinner, and can be purchased at the door. Invite your friends!

Organised by: Compassion UNSW

Bregan Soh
P: 0405806007
E: compassionunsw@gmail.com
Fb: facebook.com/compassionunsw/

NSW: WNC's Walk for Want

Registrations open at 0830Starting Line: 132 Macquarie Rd Springwood NSW 2777 // Finish Line: 62 White Cross Rd Winmalee NSW 2777 2777

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre's Walk for Want is a fundraiser/food drive that supports WNC food projects which keep healthy food on the table for Blue Mountains individuals and families that cannot afford groceries. It is part of a continuing effort to end food insecurity.

Organised by: Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

P: 0247544050
E: wincntre@tpg.com.au
W: winmaleeneighbourhoodcentre.com.au/
Fb: facebook.com/Winmalee-Neighbourhood-Cen...

NSW: Bake Sale Fundraiser

1000-1300Ground floor, Law Building and Main walkway, in front of Law Building, UNSW, Kensington 2052

Every year KLC runs a stall to sell donated sweet goods in order to raise money for Kooloora Community Centre

Organised by: Kingsford Legal Centre

Roselle Nunes
P: 02 93859566
E: legal@unsw.edu.au
W: klc.unsw.edu.au/
Fb: facebook.com/kingsfordlegal/

NSW: Helping disadvantaged and vulnerable people

1000-1100Uniting, Level 4, 222 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000

Morning Tea for all Uniting Staff at 222 Pitt Street to come together and hear Peter Worland, Executive Director, talk on the work that Uniting is undertaking to help disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Open forum for discussion and morning tea will follow

Organised by: UnitingCare

NSW: early education and wellbeing

1000-1300Library Lawn, University of New South Wales, Kensington New South Wales, 2052 2052

The children, educators and families will bake and sell goods as well share some learning stories about the children's agency within their community

Organised by: Tigger's Honeypot, UNSW Early Years

Sylvia Turner
P: 0293851222
E: sylvia.turner@unsw.edu.au
W: earlyyears.unsw.edu.au/

SA: Free Fresh Food Market Day

1000-1300The Salvation Army Tea Tree Gully 138 Reservoir road Modbury 5092

Organised by: The Salvation Army Tea Tree Gully

Eleanor
P: 0883606444
E: Eleanor.gordon@aus.salvationarmy.org

NSW: Project Homeless Connect

10.00AM-1:00PMTwin Towns Function Centre 8 Boyd Street Tweed Heads NSW 2485

Free event supporting homeless people and those at risk of homelessness. Connect to services including health, accommodation options, benefits. Clothing and toiletries available. Hot lunch and baked goods.

Organised by: Tweed Shire Housing and Homelessness Network

Sylvia Roylance
P: 02 66702 736
E: sroylance@tweed.nsw.gov.au

NSW: Highlighing the issue of poverty and hardship

11.30am - 2.00pmThe Debbie & Abbey Borgia Centre PCYC Marrickville Steel Park 531 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204

AbSec will be hosting a BBQ to highlight the issue of poverty and hardship. AbSec invites you to our Anti-Poverty Week event to raise awareness of the need to better support our families that are affected.

Organised by: Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec)

Jodie Porter
P: 02 9559 5299
E: Jodie.Porter@absec.org.au

NSW: Poverty Week March

1130-1430Maitland street, Narrabri, NSW 2390 2390

We will be marching down the main street of Narrabri distributing resources for poverty week and meeting at the bowls club to have a networking lunch.

Organised by: Narrabri District & Community Aid Service

Jessica Hawker
P: 0267924900
E: community-development@ndcas.com

SA: To raise awareness of poverty in our community

1300-1600Port Lincoln Foreshore, Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln SA 5606 5606

Organised by: Australian Red Cross Port Lincoln

Kerry Schubert
P: 0886830551
E: kschubert@redcross.org.au

NSW: The Rosalie Rendu Lecture

1800-1930Wesley Conference Centre 220 Pitt Street Sydney, NSW 2000

The Rosalie Rendu lecture is an annual lecture hosted by the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW during Anti-Poverty Week. This year’s keynote speaker is Hon. Susan Ryan AO on ‘The Changing Face of Poverty–homelessness and older women’. Susan Ryan was the former Age Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission. The lecture honours Blessed Rosalie Rendu, a Daughter of Charity who was a leading worker and social organiser who assisted people in the slums of 19thcentury Paris. Rosalie’s energy, creativity, fidelity and courage made her a natural mentor to a young Blessed Frederic Ozanam, founder of the St Vincent de Paul Society. The event is free.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society

Kate Scholl
E: social.justice@vinnies.org.au
W: Register here: https://eventbrite.com.a...

VIC: Tackling Poverty, Transforming Communities

1930-2200Jasper Hotel 489 Elizabeth St.Melbourne 3000

The annual Ethical Enterprise Conference will bring together influential business and community leaders, organisations and businesses that are tackling, or aspiring to tackle poverty and transform their communities for the better. The day will unify change makers, embrace the courage of purpose driven organisations that seek to push boundaries to shift business culture and encourage innovation and collaboration. The Conference will be hosted by comedian and writer, Catherine Deveney.

Organised by: Moral Fairground

Celeste Simpliciano
P: 61 411 264 828
E: Celeste@moralfairground.com.au
W: moralfairground.com.au/ethical-enterpri...
Fb: facebook.com/moralfairground?v=wall

Friday 21 October

Description Contact

TAS:

1100-1300Uniting Church Gagebrook car park (next to community garden), 28 Tottenham Rd, Gagebrook TAS 7030 7030

BBQ at the Uniting Church for ER clients and the general public. Free event but gold coin donation accepted.

Organised by: Uniting Church Tasmania

TAS:

1200-1600Hobart Showground, Derwent Room, Main Granstand 2 Howard Road, Glenorchy, Tasmania, 7010

The 2016 Rural Alive and Well Inc.'s Hobart Show Luncheon, this is our annual fundraiser and thank you to our supporters. We are hoping to get 160 – 180 people at the Luncheon.

Organised by: RAW Tasmania

SA: 'OP IS IN" revamped clothes from Op Shops BUDGET

1800-2000Coober Pedy Area School Gym Paxton Rd Coober Pedy South Australia 5723 5723

We have come up with “OP IS IN” Fashion Parade. Looking at how to stretch the family budget. Clothing children is an expensive part of a budget. The local children's groups have been learning how to use a sewing machine and have made some interesting useful items, tool belt for the boys and cushions for the girls. In Coober Pedy There will be a fashion parade to showcase their handy work.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross

Sandy Williams
P: 08 86725380
E: swilliams@redcross.org.au

QLD: 'School Savvy'

0900-1700Centacare Cairns 22-24 Aplin Street Cairns City QLD 4870

Cairns Friends! Drop off all your pre-loved school uniforms,shoes, socks, calculators, exercise books, pens, pencil cases and school bags to your nearest participating school's designated drop-off point. Donations are welcome from all schools and will help ensure ALL students have access to affordable school supplies in 2017 from our January Pop-up Store called 'School Savvy' :) Rob Pyne will be present as our Guest Speaker.

Organised by: Centacare Cairns

Jes Alexander-Rowe
P: 0740440165
E: jes.alexander-rowe@centacarecairns.org
Or: Available Tuesdays

WA: Anti-Poverty Networking Breakfast

0800-1000Padbury's Restaurant and Café, 114 Terrace Rd, Guildford WA 6055

Poverty and severe hardship affects more than one million Australians and directly impacts on families within the eastern suburbs of Perth. Join guest speaker Irina Cattalini, CEO of The WA Council of Social Service (WACOSS), and representatives from industry, business, government and the social service sector, to explore how we may work together to reduce poverty and hardship within our local area and beyond. About the Speaker Irina Cattalini is the CEO of WACOSS, Western Australia’s leading community service peak body. She has a strong history of contribution to the local, national and international community. She has served as Vice President of the Australian Conservation Foundation, as a founding Board member of Reconciliation WA, and on the CEOs for Gender Equity group. Her international work has included hosting the Commonwealth People’s Forum at CHOGM, serving as a member of the Civil Society Advisory Council at the Commonwealth Foundation, and as a member of the Alumni of the USA State Department International Visitor Leadership Program. She has also contributed to United Nations General Assembly hearings with civil society on the Post 2015 Global Development Agenda. Please contact the Swan Alliance to register your interest in attending via email or phone (as provided).

Organised by: Swan Alliance

Raksha Hirani
P: 0893689382
E: swanalliance@ngala.com.au
W: ngala.com.au/swanalliance
Fb: facebook.com/swanalliancecommunitiesfor...
Or: eventbrite.com.au/e/anti-poverty-week-n...

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week morning tea

11001/828 Sydney Road North Coburg VIC 3058

SalvoConnect Barwon staff will gather for morning tea at their Torquay site to mark anti-poverty week

Organised by: The Salvation Army - SalvoConnect Barwon

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week morning tea

1030Westcare offices, Devonshire Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020

Westcare will be showing a short video clip during morning tea on Friday the 21st, and will be asking for a gold coin donation from staff to help reduce poverty.

Organised by: The Salvation Army Westcare

WA: Anti-Poverty Week Networking Breakfast in Guildford

0800Padburys Cafe Restaurant 114 Terrace Road Guildford, Western Australia 6055

You are invite to join us for Anti-Poverty Week Breakfast Poverty and severe hardship affects more than one million Australians and directly impacts on families within the eastern suburbs of Perth. Join guest speaker Irina Cattalini, CEO of The WA Council of Social Service (WACOSS), and representatives from industry, business, government and the social service sector, to explore how we may work together to reduce poverty and hardship within our local area and beyond. About the Speaker Irina Cattalini is the CEO of WACOSS, Western Australia’s leading community service peak body. She has a strong history of contribution to the local, national and international community. She has served as Vice President of the Australian Conservation Foundation, as a founding Board member of Reconciliation WA, and on the CEOs for Gender Equity group. Her international work has included hosting the Commonwealth People’s Forum at CHOGM, serving as a member of the Civil Society Advisory Council at the Commonwealth Foundation, and as a member of the Alumni of the USA State Department International Visitor Leadership Program. She has also contributed to United Nations General Assembly hearings with civil society on the Post 2015 Global Development Agenda. Take advantage of this unique opportunity for you and your colleagues to get valuable insights from Irina. Hurry!! Limited tickets available!!

W: perth.eventful.com/events/antipoverty-w...

VIC: BBQ dinner with Launch Housing residents and staff

180052 Haig St, South Melbourne VIC 3205 3205

Join us for a casual BBQ dinner with Launch Housing residents and staff. Find out about the connections between homelessness and poverty.

Organised by: Launch Housing

Jasmine
P: 0392883983
E: jasmine.fiegehen@launchhousing.org.au
W: launchhousing.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/launchhousing
Or: twitter.com/launchhousing

ACT: Chats by the Fire- An evening of discussion

1800 startForestry fire pit The Fenner School Forestry Building (Building 48) Australian National University Canberra, ACT 0200

Come along for food, drinks and conversation around a camp fire. Featuring special guests including Jason Morrissey, Manager of St Vincent d Paul Homelessness Services. Conversation will focus on systemic inequality in Australia, the causes of homelessness and the cycle of poverty. Attendees will be encouraged to put their passion into action at this event and follow up with further advocacy or volunteering.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society

Sarah Clifton
P: 0409 821 720
E: Sarah.Clifton@svdp-cg.org.au

SA: Community Expo and Pop Up Op Shop

1000-140024-26 Second Street, Nuriootpa SA 5355

Community Expo - Services available to chat about Budget Help, Financial Counselling, Centacare Outer North Youth Homelessness Service, Barossa Career Service, Centrelink and Personnal Counselling. Pop Up Op Shop- Fill a bag for $1 Free morning tea available. Lunch provided by Kind Hearted Kitchen.

Organised by: Lutheran Community Care

Helen Walker
P: 08 8562 2688
E: hwalker@lccare.org.au

SA: Experiencing Homelessness

1230 startRed Cross Headquarters 212 Pirie St Adelaide SA 5001

Guest client or volunteer from Red Cross Homelessness Prevention Programs to discuss their experiences of poverty when living rough. The talk will be over lunch and aimed at other staff and volunteers to raise awareness of these issues.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross

Lisa Clark
P: (08) 8100 4547
E: lclark@redcross.org.au
W: redcross.org.au
Fb: Australian Red Cross

NATIONAL: Financial Counselling: It Makes a Difference

To coincide with anti-poverty week, Financial Counselling Australia is releasing “Financial Counselling: It Makes a Difference” a compendium of 65 case studies from the files of financial counsellors. The case studies show that people in debt are often living in poverty, but financial counselling can help overcome this.

Organised by: Financial Counselling Australia

Fiona Guthrie
P: 0402426835
E: fiona.guthrie@financialcounsellingaustralia.org.au
W: financialcounsellingaustralia.org.au

WA: Hardship – Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

0900-1100Hainsworth Community Centre 29 Hainsworth Avenue Girrawheen , WA 6064

The City of Wanneroo is collaborating with The Spiers Centre to hold an Anti-Poverty Workshop & Expo on Friday 21 October 2016 at the Hainsworth Community Centre, commencing at 9.00 am.

Organised by: The Spiers Centre in collaboration with the City of Wanneroo

Diane Barr
P: 08 9405 5603
E: diane.barr@wanneroo.wa.gov.au

VIC: Homelessness Fundraiser

1800 startLakeside Community Centre, Benalla Showgrounds, Benalla VIC 3671

We will be raising funds for homelessness in Benalla with a fun trivia night. $15, BYO food, drinks at bar prices. Put a table together and have fun quizzing away.

Organised by: Rural Housing Network

Tanya
P: 0357228000
E: ttabone@rhnl.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/RuralHousingNetwork

SA: Item Collection Morning Tea

1000 startEducation Centre, Level 9, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide 5000

Level 9 Anti-Poverty Week Morning Tea Collecting Items for the Hutt Street Centre

Organised by: Department of Education and Child Development

QLD: Lets Talk About It

0730-0830Hambledon House, 177 Bruce Hwy, Edmonton QLD 4869

Networking breakfast for services working with children and families on the south side of Cairns. Free event.

Organised by: Mission Australia

Margaret
P: 0740372800
E: osmondm@missionaustralia.com.au
W: cfcsouthcairns.com.au
Fb: Communitis for Children Cairns South

ACT: Lunch at St Benedict's

1200-1300St Benedict's Community Day Centre, 284 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620

Invited guests will share a meal at St Benedict's one day of the week. Guests and local services will share their stories and experiences of breaking the cycle of poverty.

Organised by: St Benedict's Community Day Centre

Briony Griffiths
P: 0427038180
E: bgriffiths@uniting.org

NATIONAL: MAD Day

Open

MAD Day is shorthand for 'Make A Difference' Day! The day is all about celebrating the difference we can bring to those living in poverty and supporting CUFA’s work in the Asia-Pacific region. When: Friday, 21 October 2016. Register to host an event in your workplace or with your friends and family and raise money and awareness of CUFA. Funds raised will support the CUFA International Project Fund and the Children's Financial Literacy program in Cambodia.

Organised by: CUFA

Ellen Watts
E: ellen.watts@cufa.org.au
W: https://cufa.org.au/madday/
Fb: facebook.com/CUFA.update
Or: cufa.org.au

NSW: Mind the Gap

The Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204

A launch of a report on inequality experienced by Culturally & Linguistically Diverse residents of Marrickville.

Organised by: The Addison Road Community Centre

Alex McInnis
P: (02) 9569 7633
E: communications@arcco.org.au
W: arcco.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/AddisonRoadCommunityCentre...

SA: Morning Tea

1030 startHutt St Centre - Day Centre, 258 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000

The Morning Tea will be a little different from the usual. Clients from previous day’s cooking class will be sharing the baked treats they made with those in the Day Centre. Morning Tea is held at 10.30am in the Day Centre shared space

Organised by: Hutt St Centre

VIC: Poverty and Community as a Solution

1800 startHoly Trinity Cathedral- Outside on the Steps, 6 The Cl, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Open Air Event to raise awareness and make some noise in the heart of the city Music by The Quick and The Dead. Makeshift Market with free stalls with selling handmade/recycled items to generate income, empower people and inspire creativity. Sleep Out (9pm) from after the gig to say WE See You to those who have no choice but to Sleep Out. Followed by Breakfast (8am) of Food from Emergency Relief- Loaves & Fishes-Christians Caring. 'When you have more than enough build a longer table not a higher fence'

Organised by: Glenrowan God's Squad Church

Di
P: 0419 530 455
E: jer20v9fire@gmail.com

NSW: Poverty, nutrition and well being!

1000-1300Toukley Neighbourhood Centre Heador St Toukley NSW 2263

Community Cafe provides a morning tea, refreshments, friendly social setting and a delicious hot 2 course lunch prepared by a dedicated team of volunteers for disadvantaged members of our community finding it tough to eat nutritious food for better health and well being.

Organised by: Toukley Neighbourhood Centre

Bronwyn Barnes
P: 02 4396 1555
E: bronwyn.barnes@tnc.org.au
W: tnc.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/tnc2263/

TAS: Power Saving Tips

0900-1330135 Clarence Street Howrah Tas 7018

Clarence Doorways have compiled handouts with information from Aurora on their service with hints and tips on how to save money on power.

Organised by: The Salvation Army – Clarence Doorways Centre

Janice Goss
P: (03) 6244 4615

SA: Power To The Poor - Silent No More

Friday October 21st, 9:30am-4:30pm, Saturday October 22nd, 12pm-6:30pmClayton Wesley Uniting Church Portrush Rd & The Parade, Norwood SA 5067

The voices and struggles of low-income people will be at the centre of this unique conference. These voices have been ignored in the development of often harsh government policies. Featured sessions include discussions on unemployment, homelessness and housing, disability, Job Agencies, domestic violence, Work For The Dole, sole parents, Compulsory Income Management, climate change and poverty, and mental health and poverty. This event will be held on 21st and 22nd of October

Organised by: Anti-Poverty Network SA

Pas Forgione
P: 0411587663
E: antipovertynetwork.sa@gmail.com
W: antipovertynetworksa.org
Fb: facebook.com/events/563666463813046/
Or: eventbrite.com.au/e/power-to-the-poor-s...

ACT: Prosperity in the park

1400-1800Jaycee's Park Parramatta Street East Nowra, NSW 2541

FREE family fun day with activities, food and stalls. Includes jumping castle, and performances by Nat Curtis, trio Ella, Audrey and Jackson and Bryan Rae and much much more.

Organised by: Shoalhaven anti-poverty committee

Judith Reardon
P: 44221299
E: community@sns.org.au

QLD: Smart Money Fair

0900-1300Morningside School of Arts, Cnr Wynnum Rd and Thynne Rd Morningside, QLD 4170

Free half day event about money / finance. Participating organizations are Department of Human Services –Centrelink (Outreach officer for individual queries)BCC Library Services, Office of Fair Trading (Tips to avoid online scams & identity theft)QCOSS (energy deregulation and how to read electricity & gas bills – bring your power bill, Foresters (loans & fair finance info), Energy & Water Ombudsman (service info & pitfalls, ASIC (using smart money website), Meadowlands Men's Shed free BBQ.

Organised by: Gateway Community Housing and Centacare Community Connections

Melissa Gannon
P: 07 3399 5671
E: melissa.gannon@bne.centacare.net.au

QLD: Smart Money Fair

0900-1300Morningside School Of Arts CNR Wynnum And Thynne Rd Morningside, Brisbane, QLD 4170

Free entry about scams, low interest loans, finance. Department of Human Services–Centrelink (Outreach officer for individual queries), Smith Family - Saver Plus program, Office of Fair Trading (avoiding online scams & identity theft)QCOSS (energy deregulation and how to read electricity & gas bills – bring your power bill, Foresters (loans & fair finance info), Energy & Water Ombudsman (deregulation pitfalls), ASIC (Smart money website), free BBQ.

Organised by: Gateway Community Housing & Centacare Community Connections Cannon Hill

Melissa Gannon
P: 07 33995671
E: melissa.gannon@bne.centacare.net.au

NSW: Solutions that would make a real difference

0800-0930Broken Hill Musicians Club 276 Crystal St, Broken Hill NSW 2880

With a particular focus on the Far West and Western NSW to gain a deep understanding of the type of community members want for their clients, the barriers they experience in providing this, and the possible solutions that would make a real difference in the lives of people experiencing or at risk of poverty and disadvantage.

Organised by: NCOSS

Elizabeth
P: 02 8960 7930
E: elizabeth@ncoss.org.au

NSW: The impact of tax and development

1300-1400Outside the Tyree Building, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052

Oxfam will be holding a short lunchtime talk about the impact of tax avoidance on developing countries. It is an especially relevant topic given the recent allegations into tax avoidance by Apple. We will also be discussing how people can help us with Oxfam's petition for greater holding corporations to account in paying their fair share of tax.

Organised by: Oxfam UNSW

Brigitte Rheinberger
P: 0405040209
E: oxfam.unsw@gmail.com

TAS: Travelling Op Shop

Ash Cottage, Lyell Highway, Ouse TAS 7140

The Traveling Op Shop is our van that travels to remote and rural area’s in the Southern Midlands and Central Highlands. We go to areas that do not have Op Shops and it is a community service. It is more about making contact with these communities to see how they are travelling and to offer any assistance we can over a cuppa and a talk. Ash Cottage at Ouse is run by Rural Health

Organised by: UnitingCare

NSW: Uniting Church reponse to poverty and hardship

1500 startCentre for Ministry, 16 Masons Dr, North Parramatta NSW 2151

Open forum to discuss and reflect on the Uniting Church’s response to the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship as part of the Synod Standing Committee meeting

Organised by: Kathryn Breden

QLD: BBQ to highlight Food Insecurity

0600-1400Rustys Market, 57-89 Grafton St, Cairns City 4870

A BBQ will be held at Rustys Markets to highlight to the public what food insecurity is all about. Instead of payment for a sausage we will be asking for a donation of food.

Organised by: Anglicare North Queensdland

Theresa Roberts
P: 0405971955
E: fundraising@anglicare.net
W: anglicarenq.net
Fb: anglicare north queensland - community ...

QLD: Learn, Grow, Share.

0900-1300The Community Centre 80 John Street Yeppoon 4703

Celebrate your local community centre! See how you can participate in many activities where you can learn, grow and share. There will be morning tea, guest speakers and workshops. Donations are being accepted for the local Salvation Army, Share The Dignity and Alternative Learning Spaces.

Organised by: Livingstone Shire Council

Molly Saunders
P: 0749133840
E: communitycentre@livingstone.qld.gov.au
W: livingstone.qld.gov.au
Fb: facebook.com/livingstoneshirecouncil/?f...

ACT: Pens Against Poverty - Awards Ceremony

1030-1130Canberra College Theatre, 2 Launceston Street, Phillip 2606

Pens Against Poverty is a writing competition open to anyone in grades 3-10 in the ACT. It is an opportunity for students to write a short story or poem (up to 500 words) on the 2016 theme ‘Playing Fair.’ There will be heaps of prizes and awards to be won and the winners will be selected by renowned young person’s author, Jackie French. The closing date is September 19 and prizes will be awarded at a ceremony on October 21.

Organised by: Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT in conjunction with: SEE-Change | ACTCOSS | St Vincent de Paul | Australian Red Cross | Uniting | Woden Community Service | YWCA Canberra

Hannah McQuiggin
P: (02) 6245 7119
E: Hannah.McQuiggin@anglicare.com.au
W: https://pensagainstpoverty.org/

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Free Event

1030-1430Alexandra Park, Quay Street, Northern End Gazebo, Bundaberg QLD 4670

• trash & treasure • sausage sizzle • service provider information • children’s activities • medical checks

Organised by: Centacare Community Services HomeStay Service

HomeStay Bundaberg
P: 07 4131 6871
E: ccs.fchousing@bne.centacare.net.au
W: centacarebrisbane.net.au/

WA: Fundraising for Youth Homelessness - Charity Golf Day (Closed Event)

1100 startCottesloe Golf Club, 173 Alfred Rd, Mount Claremont WA 6010 6010

Raising awareness of and funds for youth homelessness, Passages Golf Day provides a focus on the issues surrounding the causes and effects of youth homelessness.

Organised by: Rotary Club of Perth

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VIC: The 30th Annual WJ Craig Lecture

1500-1600Deakin Edge, Federation Square, 1 Batman Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3000

The Annual WJ Craig Lecture aims to stimulate and encourage debate on important social issues. This year’s Lecture will be presented by Seri Renkin, Chief Executive Officer of the ten20 Foundation.

Organised by: Connections UnitingCare

Antonieta Morales
P: 03 8792 8999
E: rsvp@connections.org.au
W: connections.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/connectionsunitingcare/
Or: twitter.com/ConnectionsUC

VIC: The Presentation of Anti-Poverty Awards

1600-1700Deakin Edge, Federation Square, 1 Batman Avenue, Melbourne 3000

The Anti-Poverty Awards recognise young people and schools who are actively working towards tackling inequality and injustice, locally and internationally.

Organised by: Connections UnitingCare

Antonieta Morales
P: 03 8792 8999
E: rsvp@connections.org.au
W: antipovertyawards.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/connectionsunitingcare/
Or: twitter.com/ConnectionsUC

Saturday 22 October

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VIC: Access Sport

0900 startMelbourne Sports and Acquatic Centre, Albert Park, VIC. 3206

Weekend sport comes with a lot of expenses, including club fees, equipment and uniforms. This puts it outside the reach of many families. On Saturday October 22nd, to mark Anti-Poverty Week, the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre will open its doors to kids who don't usually get the chance to play weekend sport. All children aged 5-12 years old are invited

Organised by: Victorian Council of Social Service

Ryan Sheales
P: ‭+61 418 127 153‬
E: Ryan.shesles@vcoss.org.au
W: access-sport.org

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Community forum

1300-1600Katoomba-Leura Community Centre, Katoomba Street, Katoomba NSW 2780

A Blue Mountains event for all community members to attend a forum to raise awareness around issues of the impacts of poverty. This will include speakers from local community organisations and key speaker John Falzon, who is the National CEO of St Vincent's de Paul. John has written and spokely widely on structural causes of marginalisation and inequality in Australia, and is a long-time advocate for a fairer and more equitable society. The event will include some info stalls & free lunch.

Organised by: Blue Mountains Anti-Poverty Week partners

Angelique Sasagi
P: 02 4782 1555
E: angelique@mountainssupport.org
W: bmfss.org.au

NSW: Cambodia Film Night

1930-2200Sassafras Room, Springwood Sports Club, 83 Macquarie Rd, Springwood NSW 2777

We will be screening an important Khmer documentary on Cambodia; "I am Chutt Vutty". This will be followed by a Q & A session with special guest Julie McCrossin, distinguished journalist and presenter. There will also be a panel of local Australians, with extensive experience of Cambodia over 10 years. This outstanding presentation will support The Bush School, Siem Reap, Cambodia and access to water in remote villages. Topics will include social justice, land rights, forest protection, and education, as Cambodia emerges from a troubled recent history. Adults: $20; Concession $10. Refreshments provided. For a booking, ring Doug on (02)47015459 , mob 0403303943 or online booking http://tinyurl.com/zht987b

Organised by: The Lions Club, Winmalee

Doug
P: 02 47015459
E: dougfrewer@hotmail.com
W: tinyurl.com/zht987b

ACT: Dine Below the Line Dinner Party

1800-1930The Food Coop, 3 Kingsley St Canberra ACT 2601

Join Oaktree on the last night of Anti-Poverty Week for a dinner party with a cause. Each meal that we are serving costs only $2 (roughly the extreme poverty line) and the proceeds from this event will fund Oaktree's important work to eradicate poverty, so this meal out is one that you can feel good about! Buy your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/dine-below-the-line-tickets-28253649426.

Organised by: Oaktree

Sinead
E: s.mccullough@oaktree.org
W: dinebelowtheline.com
Fb: facebook.com/events/1211957302196638/pe...
Or: eventbrite.com.au/e/dine-below-the-line...

WA: ECU Sponsorship of Expresstival 2016

1100-1600Forrest Place, Perth CBD, WA 6000

The ECU Engagement Unit is pleased to offer a minor sponsorship for Expresstival 2016 (Sat 22 October), providing $1000 to the organising committee to assist in the successful delivery of this year's festival.

Organised by: Edith Cowan University

WA: ECU Student Recruitment stall

1100Forrest Place, Perth CBD, WA 6000

ECU Student Recruitment staff will be on hand to speak to members of the community about the full range of ECU courses, as well as information on entry pathways to university.

Organised by: Expresstival

WA: ephemeral art to raise awarenesse 4 the issue

All dayRockingham Lakes Regional Park, Rockingham WA 6168

Art using multiple stencils to raise awareness to Eliminate poverty we have photos we can share of the activity if you like

Organised by: ART CHICKS

Fe
P: 6004
E: Fethedailyplanet@hotmail.com

VIC: Information Stall

1100-1400Northland Shopping Centre/Darebin Creek Retaining Wall (accessible from Wood Street, Preston Car Park entrance), 2-50 Murray Rd, Preston VIC 3072

The Salvation Army Preston Community Support Service provides emergency relief assistance, referral and advocacy to people facing financial hardship. They will be hosting an information stall at the East Preston Darebin Creek Festival during Anti-Poverty Week.

Organised by: The Salvation Army Preston Community Support Service

Darebin Council
P: 8470 8888

ACT: St John's Community Fair

0930-133045 Constitution Ave, Reid ACT 2612

Join us at our traditional community fair which is jam packed full of entertainment, stalls, homemade jams and cakes, craft, books, food, plants, white elephant goods, plus lots more. Anglicare will also be hosting a 'photo booth' with the opportunity for you to leave a note of encouragement for people in need and to share your vision for ending poverty in the ACT.

Organised by: St John's Anglican Church & Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT

Hannah McQuiggin
P: (02) 6245 7119
E: Hannah.McQuiggin@anglicare.com.au

NSW: Welcoming those less fortunate to Australia

1100 startStarting Line: Belmore Park, 191 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000 // Finish Line: Victoria Park, City Rd & Parramatta Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050 2000

the Walk Together crowd will walk through a finish-line of Afro-Uruguayan drummers and into Victoria Park for a community festival. Through sharing stories, music and dance we will celebrate the contribution that migrants and refugees make to our community. You can expect food, entertainment and a number of craft stalls run by refugee entrepreneurs. We welcome your community to share their talents here too.

Organised by: Settlement Services International (SSI)

Marcela Hart
P: 0488 687 744
E: mhart@ssi.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/WTASydney

SA: “How can an animal free diet help to end poverty?

1530-2000The Box Factory, 59 Regent St Adelaide, SA 5000

Afternoon tea 3.30pm, speaker/entertainment and dinner 5.15pm Dinner $10, afternoon tea $3 or $12 for both. Bookings by Tuesday October 18 to Su; vegsu2003@yahoo.com.au or phone: 8326 1062, m: 0433 553 779. Theme of event is “How can an animal free diet help to end poverty

Organised by: Vegetarian and Vegan Society of South Australia (VegSA)

Su
P: 8326 1062 0433 553 779
E: vegsu2003@yahoo.com.au/info@vegsa.org.au
W: vegsa.org.au

WA: Expresstival

1100-1600Forrest Place, Perth CBD, WA 6000

Expresstival is the annual highlight event of Anti-Poverty Week. The purpose of this event is to unite Western Australia's diverse community in conversations about poverty through creative expression. Our team works actively in partnership with local community service providers to engage the community in this vital conversation. This action Packed event feature over 200 performers dancer, musician and visual artists entertaining about 3500 people. An event not to be missed!

Organised by: Expresstival

Aaron Young
P: +61450 866 652
E: info@expresstival.com
W: expresstival.com
Fb: facebook.com/Expresstival-5458216754736...
Or: instagram.com/expresstival/

Week Long Activities

Description Contact

SA: "Go Without" - for Anti-Poverty Week

All DayRed Cross Headquarters 212 Pirie St Adelaide SA 5001 5001

Over Anti-Poverty Week, staff and volunteers are asked to give up something that they would purchase throughout the week and donate the savings to the Red Cross Emergency Food Relief Program. Examples could include take-away coffees, sweet drinks or treats, cafe lunches, swap driving for cycling, etc

Organised by: Australian Red Cross

Lisa Clark
P: (08) 8100 4547
E: lclark@redcross.org.au
W: redcross.org.au
Fb: Australian Red Cross

SA: "Re-stock the Emergency Food Relief Pantry"

All DayRed Cross HQ 212 Pirie St Adelaide SA 5001 5001

Red Cross provides Emergency Food Relief to vulnerable community members in times of crisis. Throughout Anti-Poverty Week Red Cross staff, volunteers, members and visitors will be invited to donate a non-perishable item for the Emergency Food Relief Cupboard. Recipe cards will also be created to provide ideas on the different healthy meals that can be created with items from the cupboard.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross

Lisa Clark
P: (08) 8100 4547
E: lclark@redcross.org.au
W: redcross.org.au
Fb: Australian Red Cross

SA: A Piece of Fruit for Save The Children

All DayGawler & District College B-12 Children's Centre Gate6 - Barnet Road Evanston, SA 5116

The Department for Education and Child Development is supporting and raising funds for Save The Children this year. We have fruit available for our Preschool and Community Families to purchase at our Reception Desk and this week all proceeds from the sale of the fruit will go towards Save The Children.

Organised by: Gawler & District College B-12 Children's Centre

Kim Wright
P: 0885223626
E: kim.wright2@sa.gov.au
Fb: Gawler & District College B-12 Chil...

SA: Alexandrina Anti-Poverty Week Food Drive

Donation Points across the Alexandrina Council Region Goolwa: Goolwa Library, Community Hub, Goolwa Foodland, Goolwa Shopping Centre Mall, Goolwa Children’s Centre, Goolwa & District Community Bank® branch of the Bendigo Bank Strathalbyn: Strathalbyn Library, Strathalbyn IGA, Woolworths Strathalbyn, Eastern Fleurieu School Campus R-6, 7-12, Tyndale Christian School, local churches Langhorne Creek: Eastern Fleurieu School Campus R-6 Milang: Eastern Fleurieu School Campus R-6 Ashbourne: Eastern Fleurieu School Campus R-6 Mount Compass: Mount Compass IGA

In support of Anti-Poverty Week, Alexandrina Council is again organising a collection of non-perishable goods. Council will be seeking donations from members of the community. Goods donated will be distributed to a number of local community organisations that assist disadvantaged people within the Alexandrina region. Goods will be donated to the following: The Pantry Club - Strathalbyn Strath Neighbourhood Centre Milang Old School House Community Centre Open Door – Goolwa Whalers Food Barn – Goolwa Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) – located at Victor Harbor servicing the south coast Local school breakfast clubs across the Alexandrina Council region A number of food bins will be located across the Alexandrina region from 14 October and will be in place until 4 November to enable the donation of goods.

Organised by: Alexandrina Council

Anna Schmidt
P: 0885557000
E: alex@alexandrina.sa.gov.au
W: alexandrina.sa.gov.au
Fb: facebook.com/AlexandrinaCouncil

QLD: anti poverty week and xmas donations

Business hours until 20 NovemberEvergreen Lifestyle Centre, 11/14-18 Discovery Dr, North Lakes QLD 4509

Each year I donate food to those in need and this year I want to get everyone in the community involved as a group effort make a big difference

Organised by: Sarah Kottmann from Zen chi natural therapies

QLD: Anti Povwety Week - Tips for living on a budget

0830-1630Hambledon House Community Centre, 177 Bruce Highway, Edmonton QLD 4869

Display of budget living tips - recipes, local op shops, emergency relief assistance and support services, relevant local Facebook pages (swap and free pages) etc

Organised by: Hambledon Houxe Community Centre (Cairns Regional Council)

Kylie Bock
P: 07 40443410
E: k.bock@cairns.qld.gov.au
W: N/a
Fb: n/a
Or: n/a

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week awareness display

All day, all weekHousing Connections Centre 296 Ross River Road Aitkenvale QLD 4814

Clients accessing the Housing Connections Centre, as well as staff from organisations including Coast to Country Housing Company, Sharehouse Youth Programs, The Women's Centre, and Australian Red Cross will be adding their handprints to a tree display to draw awareness to Anti-Poverty Week.

Organised by: Coast to Country Housing Company

Samantha Taylor
P: 0747725530
E: samantha@c2chousing.org.au
W: c2chousing.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/c2chousingorg/

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week Food Drive

Drop-off points for items are located at the following council facilities: • Mackay Client Service Centre, Civic Precinct • Mackay City Library • Gordon White Library • Sarina Neighbourhood Centre • Mirani Client Service Centre

Mackay Regional Counsil is organising a food drive open to the general community. The food drive kicks off on Monday, September 26, and runs to Saturday, October 22. Donations of non-perishable food (in date and undamaged) + toiletries will be accepted. All donations will then be distributed to Anglicare Mackay, St Pauls Uniting Church and the Sarina Inter Church Council. These groups will then make sure the items get to those in need around the Mackay region.

Organised by: Mackay Regional Council

W: mackay.qld.gov.au/about_council/news_an...

ACT: Anti-Poverty Week Prayer Diary

As part of Anti-Poverty Week, Uniting and Anglicare have teamed up to create a seven day prayer diary resource for churches. Prayer is powerful and can make a lasting difference in a life, a community and a nation. As part of Anti-Poverty week, we encourage individuals and churches across the region to consider making prayer a part of their Anti-Poverty Week contribution.

Organised by: Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT and Uniting

Hannah McQuiggin
P: (02) 6245 7119
E: Hannah.McQuiggin@anglicare.com.au

QLD: APW & WMQ Red Bag Launch

Wheller on the Park 25 The Blvd, Chermside QLD 4032

During APW, Bring a Can If You Can promo encouraging Residents to bring a non-perishable item down to the Leisure Centre during the week. Wheller on the Park will be a collection and pick up point for Residents who wish to be part of the Red Bags Appeal. On Friday afternoon Volunteers will pack the donated items into Red Bags. Wheller on the Park Leisure Centre will be decorating in the APW colours on Monday 17th. Golf Bobs competition for Residents with the theme of APW will be held.

Organised by: Wesley Mission QLD - Wheller on the Park

Jack Greathead
P: 07) 3621 2038
E: J.Greathead@wmq.org.au

WA: Cafes with a conscience

0900-0500City Farm- 1 City Farm Pl, East Perth WA 6004; Tuckshop cafe- 1/180 Newcastle St, Perth WA 6000; Basilica- 161 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000; Salad King- Shop 20, 160 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000; Just Eat- 8/240 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000; Lunch Box- 6/197 St Georges Terrace, Perth CBD, Perth, WA; Low Down- Parmelia House, 16a Cloisters Arcade,, 865 Hay St, Perth WA 6000 Tokyo Station- Shop 8, 777 Hay St, Perth WA 6000 Little Lefroys- 310 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162 Tiisch- 9b/938 Hay St, Perth WA 6000 Café di Mondo- 6 Old Great Northern Hwy, Midland WA 6056 Oven Door; Bakery- 64 Morrison Road Midland, WA

Cafes with a conscience is a mini campaign targeting local Perth food businesses who want to help spread awareness around anti poverty week. The participating cafes will be distributing anti-poverty week labels on takeaway containers and coffee cups throughout the duration of anti-poverty week.

Organised by: Anti-Poverty Week WA

Mark Fitzpatrick
E: Mark.Fitzpatrick@svdpwa.org.au

QLD: Can you live on $40.00 a week of food

Week LongAt each person's home 4870

Can you live on $40.00 a week on food for a single person or $60.00 a week for a family of 5? Why not have a go! A person on a New Start allowance has less than $40.00 a week to spend on food. Find out how difficult or easy this is by giving it a try. Go to our Facebook page to find interesting and cheap recipes.

Organised by: Anglicare North Queensland

Theresa Roberts
P: 0405971955
E: fundraising@anglicare.net
W: anglicarenq.net
Fb: anglicare north queensland - community ...

WA: CEO Pledge to Address Poverty

All Day

CEOs around WA are pledging to raise awareness of issues pertaining to poverty by committing to discuss the issue at any opportunity during Anti Poverty Week 2016.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society WA Inc

Mark Fitzpatrick
P: 94755400
E: mark.fitzpatrick@svdpwa.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au

ACT: Children's Voices on Poverty

N/ACanberra 2600

Anglicare's Early Childhood Centres are compiling an Anti-Poverty Week video. It will feature the children's voices on Poverty and will be launched during Anti-Poverty Week.

Organised by: Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT

Hannah McQuiggin
P: (02) 6245 7119
E: Hannah.McQuiggin@anglicare.com.au
W: anglicare.com.au
Fb: facebook.com/AnglicareACT/

ACT: Children’s Craft for Anti-Poverty Week

No fixed timeYWCA Canberra School Age Care Centres

YWCA Canberra’s school age care programs will be learning how to knit throughout Anti-Poverty Week, and turning their creations into blankets and other warm items to be donated to the YWCA Canberra Housing Support Unit at the end of the week.

Organised by: YWCA Canberra School Age Care

NT: City of Darwin - Anti Poverty Week Food Drive

Donation Trolleys located at: Civic Centre- Harry Chan Ave; City Library- Harry Chan Ave; Casuarina Library- Bradshaw Tce; Karama Library-Kalymnos Dr; Nightcliff Library- Pavonia Plc; Casuarina Pool-Angelo St; Nightcliff Pool-casuarina Dr;

City of Darwin is collecting non-perishable food items for vulnerable and disadvantaged community members to be donated to Foodbank NT for distribution as part of Anti-Poverty Week.

Organised by: City of Darwin

Tracey McNee
P: 08 8930 0632
E: t.mcnee@darwin.nt.gov.au
W: darwin.nt.gov.au
Fb: facebook.com/cityofdarwin/

QLD: Clothing Sale

St Johns Church Hall, Cnr Minnie & Lake Streets (177 Lake Street), Cairns 4870

All clothing at The Helping Hand Community Store will be just 20 cents per item. Come along and find a bargain!

Organised by: Anglicare North Queensland

Theresa Roberts
P: 0405971955
E: fundraising@anglicare.net
W: anglicarenq.net
Fb: anglicare north queensland - community ...

NSW: Collecting items for donation

All week20A Dudley Avenue, Caringbah, NSW 2229

Collecting nappies and children’s clothing to donate to Jarrah House, a residential treatment facility for women. Often the woman that come into Jarrah House with their children are suffering financial hardship due to domestic Violence, substance use & homelessness. For this reason they are always short of Nappies & clothing for children & woman. They have a high percentage of pregnant mothers that quite often enter Jarrah with only the clothes on their back.

Organised by: Uniting Early Learning Caringbah

Natalie Christofidellis
P: 0408 685 804
E: nchristofidellis@uniting.org

NATIONAL: Dine Below the Line

Evening - time chosen by participants

Between October 17 and 22, Oaktree is inviting you to dine fancy for a change - to make change. Dine Below the Line is a dinner party with a twist - each meal served for your quests is only $2 (roughly the extreme poverty line) however they are asked to pay what they would for a normal meal out. The proceeds from your dinner party will fund Oaktree's important work to eradicate poverty through education projects and social change. Sign up as a host here: www.dinebelowtheline.com

Organised by: Oaktree

Sinead McCullough
P: 0484 232 235
E: s.mcullough@oaktree.org
W: dinebelowtheline.com

QLD: Donation drive to help local charities

Rockhampton State High School 1 Campbell St Wandal QLD 4700

A committee of Year 10 students are coordinating a donation drive and will be visiting form classes to collect donations/raise anti-poverty awareness. Acceptable donations will include non-perishable foods, pet foods, new toiletries and new/second-hand clothing. Our intention is for food items to go to The Red Cross, clothing items to St Vinnies and pet items to Capricorn Animal Aid. We will then present to representatives from charities on a school parade.

Organised by: Rockhampton State High School

Rachael Simpkins
P: 0749204324
E: rsimp98@eq.edu.au

WA: ECU Anti-Poverty Week Design Project and Campaign

Swan View Senior High School, Gladstone Ave, Swan View WA 6056

ECU Design lecturer and 16 third-year students from the unit DES3207 - Design Practices consulted with 30 students from a Year 9 class at Swan View Senior High School. The high-school students provided input with their perspectives on poverty and homelessness, to help inform some design projects for the ECU students. The ECU students then pitched to the Expresstival organiser. The winning proposal has been announced: an initiative called #letstalkabout. It will run as a campaign during Anti-Poverty Week.

Organised by: Edith Cowan University

WA: Everybody Fits at Vinnies

Shop opening hours

It is estimated that 2.5 million people are living below the poverty line and as such the campaign focuses on how stylish outfits can be created in Vinnies shops at an affordable price to suit everyone. The campaign will encourage people to donate an item from their wardrobe and replace it with a new purchase from Vinnies.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) Inc

W: https://vinnies.org.au/page/Find_Help/W...

WA: Everybody Fits at Vinnies - Fremantle Region

Shop opening hoursVinnies Shops - Fremantle Region: Applecross; Fremantle; Hilton; Myaree; Willetton

It is estimated that 2.5 million people are living below the poverty line and as such the campaign focuses on how stylish outfits can be created in Vinnies shops at an affordable price to suit everyone. The campaign will encourage people to donate an item from their wardrobe and replace it with a new purchase from Vinnies.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) Inc

W: https://vinnies.org.au/shops

WA: Everybody Fits at Vinnies - Joondalup/Wanneroo Region

Shop opening hoursVinnies Shops - Joondalup/Wanneroo Region: Heathridge; Clarkson; Wanneroo; Joondalup

It is estimated that 2.5 million people are living below the poverty line and as such the campaign focuses on how stylish outfits can be created in Vinnies shops at an affordable price to suit everyone. The campaign will encourage people to donate an item from their wardrobe and replace it with a new purchase from Vinnies.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) Inc

W: https://vinnies.org.au/shops

WA: Everybody Fits at Vinnies - North West Region

Shop opening hoursVinnies Shops - North West Region: Geraldton; Karratha; South Hedland

It is estimated that 2.5 million people are living below the poverty line and as such the campaign focuses on how stylish outfits can be created in Vinnies shops at an affordable price to suit everyone. The campaign will encourage people to donate an item from their wardrobe and replace it with a new purchase from Vinnies.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) Inc

W: https://vinnies.org.au/shops

WA: Everybody Fits at Vinnies - Peel Region

Shop opening hoursVinnies Shops - Peel Region: Kalgoorlie; Kwinana; Mandurah; Pinjarra; Rockingham; Waroona; Port Kennedy

It is estimated that 2.5 million people are living below the poverty line and as such the campaign focuses on how stylish outfits can be created in Vinnies shops at an affordable price to suit everyone. The campaign will encourage people to donate an item from their wardrobe and replace it with a new purchase from Vinnies.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) Inc

W: https://vinnies.org.au/shops

WA: Everybody Fits at Vinnies - Perth Region

Shop opening hoursVinnies Shops - Perth Region: Claremont; Maylands; North Perth; Northbridge; Wembley

It is estimated that 2.5 million people are living below the poverty line and as such the campaign focuses on how stylish outfits can be created in Vinnies shops at an affordable price to suit everyone. The campaign will encourage people to donate an item from their wardrobe and replace it with a new purchase from Vinnies.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) Inc

W: https://vinnies.org.au/shops

WA: Everybody Fits at Vinnies - Queens Park Region

Shop opening hoursVinnies Shops - Queens Park Region: Armadale; Cannington; Rivervale; East Vic Park; Kenwick

It is estimated that 2.5 million people are living below the poverty line and as such the campaign focuses on how stylish outfits can be created in Vinnies shops at an affordable price to suit everyone. The campaign will encourage people to donate an item from their wardrobe and replace it with a new purchase from Vinnies.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) Inc

W: https://vinnies.org.au/shops

WA: Everybody Fits at Vinnies - South West Region

Shop opening hoursVinnies Shops - South West Region: Albany; Bunbury; Busselton; Collie; Dunsborough; Manjimup; Margaret River

It is estimated that 2.5 million people are living below the poverty line and as such the campaign focuses on how stylish outfits can be created in Vinnies shops at an affordable price to suit everyone. The campaign will encourage people to donate an item from their wardrobe and replace it with a new purchase from Vinnies.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) Inc

W: https://vinnies.org.au/shops

WA: Everybody Fits at Vinnies - Swan Region

Shop opening hoursVinnies Shops - Swan Region: Bassendean; Belmont; Midland; Morley; Toodyay

It is estimated that 2.5 million people are living below the poverty line and as such the campaign focuses on how stylish outfits can be created in Vinnies shops at an affordable price to suit everyone. The campaign will encourage people to donate an item from their wardrobe and replace it with a new purchase from Vinnies.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) Inc

W: https://vinnies.org.au/shops

NSW: Fill our Pantry

0900-1500Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre Haydenbrook Road Woodrising, NSW, 2284

We are promoting anti-poverty week by asking the local schools and community members to fill our pantry up with non-perishables and toiletries. We will have information and statistics and real stories about poverty on display . We hope to educate our community around poverty and also fill 50 hampers to distribute to the most vulnerable members of our local community.

Organised by: Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre

Marie James
P: 0249594624
E: woodrising@wnc.ngo.org.au
W: woodrisingnc.org.au

NT: Food Drive

Christian Schools in the Northern Territory

Key speakers will be visiting NT Christian Schools and addressing staff and students at school assemblies about poverty.

Organised by: Foodbank

Kate Woods
P: 08 8947 3669
E: info@bcnt.org.au
W: foodbanknt.org.au

SA: Food security and clothing recycling

all weekLevel 5, 97 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA 5000

People are asked to donate non-perishable food items and clothing to WRC for distribution to of our key partner organisations - the Magdalene Centre and UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide. Goods can be dropped off anytime during business hours and will be donated at the end of the week.

Organised by: Welfare Rights Centre (SA) Inc

Amanda
E: amanda-t@wrcsa.org.au

WA: Give a Little, Take a Little

Any timeAlbany Public Library, York St Albany; St John's Church, York St Albany; Albany Community Legal Centre, Grey St West Albany; Red Cross Op Shop, Lockyer Ave Albany

Little free pantries will be placed in above locations for those who can give to donate non perishable food and other items for those who need to take because of financial hardship

Organised by: City of Albany

Rani Param
P: 0898419391
E: ranip@albany.wa.gov.au
Fb: City of Albany News & Events
Or: Albany Public Library Facebook page

NATIONAL: Great Australian Curry

At each person's home

Cook up a favourite curry, share it with friends and raise funds to help give a hand up to families living in poverty!

Organised by: Opportunity International Australia

Marie Kelly-Davies
P: 0408256381
E: mkelly-davies@opportunity.org
W: https://au.opportunity.org/great-austra...
Fb: Opportunity International Australia
Or: @OpportunityAUS for Twitter

NSW: Helping erradicate poverty

All weekCnr Nicholson Street and Shirley Road Crows Nest NSW 2065

Collection and donation of toiletries to Wayside Chapel and Women's Refuge. We will be asking families to encourage their children to do some chores around the house to collect money to buy the toiletries.

Organised by: Uniting - Shirley Road Preschool

Tenley Betts
P: (02) 9439 2247
W: unitingcarechildrensservices.org.au

QLD: Light up a Council

Story Bridge State Route 15, New Farm QLD 4169

The Story Bridge will be lit blue and orange to celebrate and raise awareness for Anti-Poverty Week

Organised by: Brisbane City Council

NATIONAL: Maitland VIEW Club targets Poverty Week 2016

No fixed time

Members of the Maitland VIEW Club are trying to stem the growing tide of poverty in Australia by raising awareness for disadvantaged young people during Anti-Poverty Week later this month. For the past 56 years 16,000 VIEW club members across the country have chipped in more than 50,000 hours of their time (annually) to the Smith Family programs. To help the VIEW Club fight poverty in the community become a member. To donate directly to the Smith Family, or to become a sponsor of a disadvantaged child visit thesmithfamily.com.au

Organised by: Maitland VIEW club

WA: Murray Community Food Drive

All weekWe have 14 collection points across the Shire and additional unlisted collection points

The Murray Community rallies together annually for the Murray Community Food Drive during Anti-Poverty week, to support members of the local community who are homeless or under severe financial constraint. Collection points are based at Shire establishments, schools and local businesses across the Shire. All donated food items are passed over to the Pinjarra Community Kitchen Alliance who operate each Tuesday and coordinate emergency food runs through out the week. 2015 - 98 food hampers

Organised by: Shire of Murray

Kelly Shipway
P: 08 9531 7775
E: cdo@murray.wa.gov.au
W: murray.wa.gov.au/news-and-events/events...
Fb: Murray Community Events or Shire of Mur...
Or: MurrE-news, radio, twitter

VIC: OctoberFeast

Inner eastern Melbourne, VIC

A large amount of food donations were recently received have been sorted and packed by volunteers and will be distributed to a range of rooming houses, to Salvation Army clients and Asylum Seekers

Organised by: The Salvation Army Camberwell and SalvoCare Eastern

QLD: One can, can make a difference

All weekCairns Bendigo Banks 280 Sheridan St; 53 Lake St; Cnr Cook & Kennedy H'ways; 277 Mulgrave Rd; 107 Bruce H'way 4870

We invite everyone to buy a can or raid their home pantries and donate a can of food to be given to people who are in financial difficulty. Bendigo Bank will be partnering with us and will be the collection depots.

Organised by: Anglicare North Queensland

Theresa Roberts
P: 0405971955
E: fundraising@anglicare.net
W: anglicarenq.net
Fb: anglicare north queensland - community ...

ACT: Passports to Anti-Poverty

20 Genge St. Canberra 2601

During Anti-Poverty Week Red Cross will be hosting an event called Passport to Anti-Poverty. This event will require participants to visit various services throughout the ACT during Anti-Poverty Week and have their passport signed.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross

Joe Thilakan
E: jthilakan@redcross.org.au

SA: Photo Essay Competition

Main Corner Complex, 1 Bay Rd, Mount Gambier SA 5291 5291

Australian Red Cross in the South East of South Australia are running a Photo Essay Competition to encourage school aged children to capture images depicting poverty within the Limestone Coast. The aim of the competition is to increase awareness of the poverty that exists within the Limestone Coast and highlight the issues of hardship that are often hidden within our local communities.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross - Mount Gambier

Greg Baxendale
P: 0447804745
E: gbaxendale@redcross.org.au
W: -
Fb: Red Cross Limestone Coast
Or: -

QLD: Photojournalism Exhibition - "Power of Community"

1000-1700 dailyMaud Gallery 6 Maud Street, Newstead, QLD 4006

Griffith University Queensland College of Art students have collaborated with Wesley Mission Queensland to identify and uncover stories of hardship and poverty across urban and regional Queensland focusing on the people and groups who are working to make a difference addressing the theme ‘The Power of Community’. Their photos can be seen at Central, Roma and South Brisbane train stations and the full exhibition will be available to view at the Maud Gallery in Newstead.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Queensland

E: events@wmq.org.au
W: https://wmq.org.au/news-events-and-medi...

QLD: Poverty & Health Care

Burdekin Shire Council 145 Young Street Ayr, QLD 4807 4807

Donations box in Council foyer seeking donations(both toiletries & non-perishable food items)and In-house smoko - gold coin donation

Organised by: Burdekin Shire Council

Eileen Robertson
P: (07) 4783 9800
E: eileen.robertson@burdekin.qld.gov.au
W: burdekin.qld.gov.au

NATIONAL: PRESS RELEASE: Fair Trade = No Poverty

No fixed time

This year WFTO observes Global Anti-Poverty Week (16-22 October 2016) by promoting the 10 Principles of Fair Trade as means to eradicate poverty as desired by the first goal of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – NO POVERTY.

QLD: Reddacliff Place sculptures: Donna Marcus Steam 2016

Reddacliff Place 266 George Street Brisbane City Queensland 4000

the Reddacliff Place sculptures will be lit blue to celebrate and raise awareness for Anti-Poverty Week.

Organised by: Brisbane City Council

WA: School stationery drive

St John of God Murdoch Hospital 100 Murdoch Drive Murdoch WA 6150

The children of South Lakes need school stationery supplies. Our hospital will collect stationery from staff that will be distributed by the Ottey Family and Neighbourhood Centre in South Lake. We will collect pencils, pencil cases, drink bottles, lunch boxes, pens, coloured pencils / pen, highlighters, staplers, USBs, hole punches, erasers, sharpeners, scissors, rulers, markers, glue, tape and crayons.

Organised by: St John of God Murdoch Hospital

NATIONAL: Silver Hand

Silver Chain Offices across Australia

Throughout September we ask our staff to nominate clients they believe are living below the poverty line. Clients are selected during Anti-Poverty Week and then offered assistance. All funds used are donated from our CEO and Directors.

Organised by: Silver Chain

Nicola Hart
E: nicola.hart@silverchain.org.au

VIC: Tinned food drive

25 Kermeen Street, West Sunshine, VIC 3020

During Anti-Poverty Week help fight poverty and hardship by donating tinned food and other non-perishable items. The food will be given to the Tin Shed in St Albans, which operates a food drop-in for Brimbank residents.

Organised by: West Sunshine Community Centre

VIC: Tip is Forward Campaign - 1983

Normal opening hoursEst. 1983 Espresso & Panini Bar, 20 Cremorne St, Cremorne VIC 3121

Here at ‘Tip it Forward’ our aim is to raise awareness of organisations like Foodbank Victoria, by using food as the vehicle. Foodie Power is strong here in Australia, and we seek to harness this by getting people to ‘think’ when they dine, and help to support organisations working to eradicate food issues like this within our society. Head to the following venues to help raise awareness for those experiencing food insecurity and support Foodbank Victoria by tipping it forward. This year's venues include Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar; Fresh Organic Goods; Bahari The Hellenic Palate; Cobb Lane; Long Story Short Café; 198; 3 Tucker Street; Two Birds One Stone

Organised by: Foodbank Victoria

VIC: Tip is Forward Campaign - Bahari the Hellenic Palate

Normal opening hoursBahari the Hellenic Palate, 179 Swan St, Melbourne VIC 3121

Here at ‘Tip it Forward’ our aim is to raise awareness of organisations like Foodbank Victoria, by using food as the vehicle. Foodie Power is strong here in Australia, and we seek to harness this by getting people to ‘think’ when they dine, and help to support organisations working to eradicate food issues like this within our society. Head to the following venues to help raise awareness for those experiencing food insecurity and support Foodbank Victoria by tipping it forward. This year's venues include Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar; Fresh Organic Goods; Bahari The Hellenic Palate; Cobb Lane; Long Story Short Café; 198; 3 Tucker Street; Two Birds One Stone

Organised by: Foodbank Victoria

VIC: Tip is Forward Campaign - Cobb Lane

Normal opening hoursCobb Lane, 13 Anderson St, Yarraville VIC 3013

Here at ‘Tip it Forward’ our aim is to raise awareness of organisations like Foodbank Victoria, by using food as the vehicle. Foodie Power is strong here in Australia, and we seek to harness this by getting people to ‘think’ when they dine, and help to support organisations working to eradicate food issues like this within our society. Head to the following venues to help raise awareness for those experiencing food insecurity and support Foodbank Victoria by tipping it forward. This year's venues include Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar; Fresh Organic Goods; Bahari The Hellenic Palate; Cobb Lane; Long Story Short Café; 198; 3 Tucker Street; Two Birds One Stone

Organised by: Foodbank Victoria

VIC: Tip is Forward Campaign - Fresh Organic Goods

Normal opening hoursFresh Organic Goods, 276 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121

Here at ‘Tip it Forward’ our aim is to raise awareness of organisations like Foodbank Victoria, by using food as the vehicle. Foodie Power is strong here in Australia, and we seek to harness this by getting people to ‘think’ when they dine, and help to support organisations working to eradicate food issues like this within our society. Head to the following venues to help raise awareness for those experiencing food insecurity and support Foodbank Victoria by tipping it forward. This year's venues include Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar; Fresh Organic Goods; Bahari The Hellenic Palate; Cobb Lane; Long Story Short Café; 198; 3 Tucker Street; Two Birds One Stone

Organised by: Foodbank Victoria

VIC: Tip is Forward Campaign - Long Story Short Cafe

Normal opening hoursLong Story Short Cafe, 40 Crockford St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

Here at ‘Tip it Forward’ our aim is to raise awareness of organisations like Foodbank Victoria, by using food as the vehicle. Foodie Power is strong here in Australia, and we seek to harness this by getting people to ‘think’ when they dine, and help to support organisations working to eradicate food issues like this within our society. Head to the following venues to help raise awareness for those experiencing food insecurity and support Foodbank Victoria by tipping it forward. This year's venues include Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar; Fresh Organic Goods; Bahari The Hellenic Palate; Cobb Lane; Long Story Short Café; 198; 3 Tucker Street; Two Birds One Stone

Organised by: Foodbank Victoria

VIC: Tip is Forward Campaign - Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar

Normal opening hoursLucy Liu Kitchen and Bar, 23 Oliver lane Melbourne, VIC 3000

Here at ‘Tip it Forward’ our aim is to raise awareness of organisations like Foodbank Victoria, by using food as the vehicle. Foodie Power is strong here in Australia, and we seek to harness this by getting people to ‘think’ when they dine, and help to support organisations working to eradicate food issues like this within our society. Head to the following venues to help raise awareness for those experiencing food insecurity and support Foodbank Victoria by tipping it forward. This year's venues include Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar; Fresh Organic Goods; Bahari The Hellenic Palate; Cobb Lane; Long Story Short Café; 198; 3 Tucker Street; Two Birds One Stone

Organised by: Foodbank Victoria

VIC: Tip is Forward Campaign - Tucker Street

Normal opening hoursTucker St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Here at ‘Tip it Forward’ our aim is to raise awareness of organisations like Foodbank Victoria, by using food as the vehicle. Foodie Power is strong here in Australia, and we seek to harness this by getting people to ‘think’ when they dine, and help to support organisations working to eradicate food issues like this within our society. Head to the following venues to help raise awareness for those experiencing food insecurity and support Foodbank Victoria by tipping it forward. This year's venues include Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar; Fresh Organic Goods; Bahari The Hellenic Palate; Cobb Lane; Long Story Short Café; 198; 3 Tucker Street; Two Birds One Stone

Organised by: Foodbank Victoria

VIC: Tip is Forward Campaign - Two Birds One Stone

Normal opening hoursTwo Birds One Stone, 12 Claremont St, South Yarra VIC 3141

Here at ‘Tip it Forward’ our aim is to raise awareness of organisations like Foodbank Victoria, by using food as the vehicle. Foodie Power is strong here in Australia, and we seek to harness this by getting people to ‘think’ when they dine, and help to support organisations working to eradicate food issues like this within our society. Head to the following venues to help raise awareness for those experiencing food insecurity and support Foodbank Victoria by tipping it forward. This year's venues include Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar; Fresh Organic Goods; Bahari The Hellenic Palate; Cobb Lane; Long Story Short Café; 198; 3 Tucker Street; Two Birds One Stone

Organised by: Foodbank Victoria

VIC: Topsy Turvy Day

All dayAll Victorian State Schools

Children and teachers can join in by wearing either their school uniform or free dress clothes backwards, and donating a gold coin.

Organised by: State Schools' Relief

Simone Hackett
P: 03 8769 8406
E: hackett.simone.l@edumail.vic.gov.au
W: ssr.net.au/schools

WA: Vinnies Shops - Osborne Park Region

Shop opening hoursVinnies Shops - Osborne Park Region: Girrawheen; Innaloo; Nollamara; Osborne Park Shop; Scarborough; Mount Hawthorn

It is estimated that 2.5 million people are living below the poverty line and as such the campaign focuses on how stylish outfits can be created in Vinnies shops at an affordable price to suit everyone. The campaign will encourage people to donate an item from their wardrobe and replace it with a new purchase from Vinnies.

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) Inc

W: https://vinnies.org.au/shops

NSW: Wagga Women's Health Centre Facebook Campaign

Posts will be made each morningOnline, Wagga Women's Health Centre Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WaggaWomensHealth

The Wagga Women's Health Centre Facebook page will be focusing on important issues such as: Poverty & it's causes, Debt and Mental Health, Empowerment and the "Sandwich" generation. Special posts will be made each morning throughout Anti-Poverty Week to raise awareness and action around these key issues.

Organised by: Wagga Women's Health Centre

Julie Mecham
P: 02 6921 3333
E: wwhc@waggawomen.org.au
W: waggawomen.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/WaggaWomensHealth

NSW: Youth Allowance and Poverty

All Week

This APW Youth Action is exploring the connection between Youth Allowance and Poverty. We challenged people to budget rent, bills, food, transport and entertainment for the week on just $263 and caught it on video. We are asking organisations to join us in launching this video to raise awareness.

Organised by: Youth Action

W: youthaction.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/youthactionnsw/

NSW: Delivering meals to the vulnerable

0630-2130 each nightOzHarvest HQ, Alexandria Industrial Estate, Unit G3/G4, 46-62 Maddox St Alexandria, NSW 2015

KitchenTable Dinners Presented by Vittoria A private dining experience like no other for 40 lucky guests each night. Each night will be different, with different chefs prepared for each night. Australia’s finest chefs will cook a three course meal in a space where food rescue happens daily. With 100% of proceeds going to OzHarvest, each evening allows an additional 16,000 meals to be delivered to people in need. Every guest booked allows OzHarvest to deliver an extra 400 meals to vulnerable Australians.

Organised by: OzHarvest

OzHarvest Events Team
P: 02 9516 3877
E: events@ozharvest.org
W: https://trybooking.com/Booking/BookingE...

QLD: Wall of Kindness

17 October - 21 October, Daily from 7amBrisbane Central Station, Creek Street end, Brisbane city, QLD 4000

Located at Brisbane Central Station, the Wall of Kindness is a week long activity which will allow Brisbane workers and commuters to either donate goods to the WMQ Red Bag Campaign or purchase a Red Bag they can fill with goods for a family living below the poverty line. At the Wall of Kindness -"leave it if you don't need it, take it if you need it"

Organised by: Wesley Mission Queensland

Carlee Hay
P: 07 3621 2046
E: c.hay@wmq.org.au
W: wmq.org.au
Fb: Wesley Mission Queensland

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week - Non-perishable donations

0900-1700Brimbank Civic Centre Sunshine, Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centres: Westvale Community Centre, West Sunshine Community Centre, Cairnlea Community Hub, Sydenham Neighbourhood House, Delahey Community Centre, Tin Shed neighbourhood House, Good Shepherd House, Duke St Community House, commUnity+ and Derrimut Community Centre.

To support the initiative Brimbank City Council has collection boxes located at the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centres for non perishable food items during Anti-Poverty Week for distribution to food relief service programs within Brimbank. Further to this, Council is supporting the Melbourne Period Project and is also collecting donations of sanitary products for distribution to women experiencing homelessness

Organised by: Brimbank City Council

Justine Ireland
P: 03 9249 4190
E: JustineI@brimbank.vic.gov.au

SA: Half Price OP SHOP

0900-1700307 Prospect Rd Blair Athol, SA, 5084; 236 Payneham Rd Payneham, SA, 5070; 240 Peachey Rd Smithfield Plains, 5114; 24 Anzac Ave Swan Reach, SA, 5354

This year, 4 of our shops will be offering everything at half price. This is to increase awareness of income inequalities, promote affordable living and build positive local communities.

Organised by: Lutheran Community Centre

Di Gerri
P: 08 8269 9338
E: dgerrie@lccare.org.au
W: lccare.org.au

NSW: Anti Poverty Week

Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 2pmUNSW Bookshop Gate 2, High Street Lower Quadrangle Building UNSW 2052 2052

From the 16th October to 22nd October 2016, UNSW Bookshop will be offering a 20% discount off the RRP over a range of APW related titles which will be displayed in store alongside official APW posters.

Organised by: UNSW Bookshop

Emily
P: 02 9385 6622
E: e.doherty@unsw.edu.au
W: bookshop.unsw.edu.au
Fb: facebook.com/unswbookshop

QLD: CAP Money Course

October 8, 15, 22 (3 sessions = one course) 0945-1200 each of 3 daysWindsor Road Baptist Church, 16 Windsor Road, Red Hill QLD 4059

A prime factor in first world poverty is oppressive consumer debt. CAP Money ia a FREE course that teaches delegates how to get in control of their money, and a simple easy to follow system that keeps them in control. If Red Hill is too far then find courses closer to you at the website.

Organised by: Windsor Road Baptist Church

David Young
P: 0412305167
E: capmoney@windsroroad.com.au
W: capaust.org/Get-Help/CAP-Money-Course

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ACT: ACT Election Leaders Event

7 October 1130Ainslie Arts Centre, Main Hall, Eloura St Braddon ACT 2612

Members of Canberra's community sector are hosting the Anti-Poverty Week headline event 'Reducing Poverty = a Better Canberra'. This will be a town hall style forum where Canberra's political leaders will address questions from those who have lived through poverty and severe hardship in our own community and will share their vision for reducingpoverty for a better Canberra.

NATIONAL: Anglicare Australia Report: State of the Family launch

31 OctoberOnline

Our 16th State of the Family Report will combine national and network analysis of the changing situations for the wide range of people that Anglicare agencies work with across the country, and will throw light on the kind of support and engagement that, when made available, can make a meaningful difference.

W: anglicare.asn.au/

QLD: Bank Australia QUT Learning Potential Scholarship

12 October 1800-2000

Launch of the Bank Australia QUT Learning Potential Scholarship

Organised by: Bank Australia

Steven Lynch
P: 03 9854 4659
E: steven.lynch@bankaust.com.au

QLD: CAP Money budgeting course 15th & 29th

15 & 29 October 0900-1200Goodlife Community Centre 100 Buderim Pines Drive Buderim, QLD 4556

A course that makes managing your money simple. Held over two Saturday mornings from 9-12. It teaches people how to create a budget and prevent bad debt. This workshop provides people with the skills and tools they need to manage their day to day finances.

Organised by: Goodlife Church Buderim

Karen Lea
P: 07 54442126
E: capmoney@goodlife.org.au
W: capmoney.org

QLD: CAP Money Course

24, 31 October 1800-20002 Somerset St, Kingaroy QLD 4610

Money course to help manage your personal finances

Organised by: Christians Against Poverty

Caroline Cavanagh
P: 0490267161
E: sistasync@gmail.com

QLD: Church service

4 October 1030Wesley Mission Queensland - Emmaus Village Wheller Gardens Chermside, QLD 4032

Church service to be held for Residents at Emmaus Village with focus on Poverty and the WMQ Red Bag Appeal.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Queensland - Emmaus Village

Bronwyn Dawe
P: 07 36214580
E: b.dawe@wmq.org.au

SA: Community Lunch - eating well on a budget

12 October 1200-1300Peachey Place Living Skills Centre 20-22 Heytesbury Road Davoren Park SA 5113

A roast lunch is be to be prepared and shared by community members. Lunch will be prepared by participants of our cooking course showcasing skills gained in preparing low cost nutritional meals and using fresh produce from our community garden.

Organised by: Lutheran Community Care

Kevin Sharp
P: 08 7070 6711
E: kevinsusansharp@bigpond.com

SA: Community Spring Fair

12 October 1000-1400Findon Community Centre 222 Findon Road Findon SA 5023

Free community event for all ages. Free BBQ. Live Music. Children's activities including Wobbles the Clown and Face Painting. Henna Artist. Lots of fun, information and give-aways.

Organised by: UnitingCare Wesley Bowden and City of Charles Sturt

Di Shaw
P: 08 8408 1310
E: dshaw@charlessturt.sa.gov.au
W: charlessturt.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=808&...

ACT: Community “Make Poverty History” Dinner

7 October 1830-21308 Eggleston Crescent, Chifley, ACT 2606

Come along to our Community Make Poverty History Dinner to help RESULTS generate the public and political will to end global poverty. Our Guest speaker is Professor Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre. During the evening, you will enjoy a simple but delicious meal (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) and learn a little about RESULTS and International Development.

Organised by: RESULTS Canberra

Husnia Hushang
P: 0452661982
E: husnia_hushang@yahoo.com
Fb: facebook.com/events/553584878164703/
Or: Please book here: trybooking.com/Bookin...

QLD: Connecting Communities

23 October 8am to 2pmCorner of Asquith and Britannia Streets, Morningside, Qld, 4170

Local businesses and community groups bringing community together. Live local music acts, local craft and art activities, local food, plant sales, jumping castle, face painting and crazy hair, with proceeds given to GIVIT.

Organised by: Asquith Corner Festival Committee

Margie Gamble
P: 0429180712
E: margie.gamble@micahprojects.org.au

NSW: Dressing on a budget

28 October 1000-1200Anglicare, 91A Kurrajong Ave, Mt Druitt NSW 2770

This activity is part of our community café. The models are people who come to the café regularly and the clothes are from the Anglicare op shop.

Organised by: Anglicare

Hazel
P: 02 8805 0969
E: Hazel.Crandles@anglicare.org.au

NSW: Family Fun Day

5 October 1000-1400St Martins Church Grounds (Cnr Green Street and Princes Highway, Ulladulla, NSW 2539

BBQ, Jumping castle, Information stalls, Freebies, and other actvities. Key Participants: Disability Links, Community Housing, Uniting Church, Sunflower House, St Vinnies and Rotary.

Organised by: Ulladulla & Districts Community Resources Centre

Maria Mitchell
P: 02 4454 0477
E: coordinator@crc.org.au
W: ulladullacrc.org.au
Fb: Ulladulla & Districts Community Res...

VIC: Fluro Fightback

12 October 0800-0830Southern Cross Railway Station, steps at corner of Bourke Street and Spencer Street, Docklands, VIC 3008

Fluro Fightback makes the connection between insecure work and poverty, and shows the community what workers in unions are doing to address wealth inequality and campaign for a fairer Australia.

Organised by: National Union of Workers

Carina Garland
P: 03 9287 1819
E: cgarland@nuw.org.au
Fb: NatUnionWorkers

NT: Food Fridays

Every Friday in the lead up to Anti Poverty WeekCatholicCare NT Katherine office, Corner Giles & First Street, Katherine NT and other sites 0851

CatholicCare NT staff are invited to prepare a meal for 4 people costing under $10. There will be a tasting competition and a recipe book will be compiled to share with others. The winner will be announced on Friday 14 October.

Organised by: CatholicCare NT

Lila Busch
E: katherine@catholiccarent.org.au

VIC: Going without to benefit others

8 November 1130 startSt Francis Xavier Primary School 100 Fortune St Ballarat East Vic, 3350

Children will go without their regular lunch for the day, instead eating plain rice and crackers. The money each child saves is spent on goods for those less fortunate (such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant etc). The money saved on their regular lunch will go towards purchasing a 'care package' which will be donated to the local Soup Bus and St Vincent De Paul Society.

Organised by: St Francis Xavier Primary, Ballarat East

Tim Hogan
P: 0407671994
E: thogan@sfxballarat.catholic.edu.au

SA: Hand Up not a Hand Out

25 October 1000-1600Thebarton Community Centre, Corner of South Rd & Ashwin Parade, Torrensville SA 5031

Aimed at professionals in local government and associated community organisations, this event will feature keynote presentations by Peter Kenyon and David Kelly along with a range of presentations by South Australian councils.

Organised by: Local Government Professionals Australia, SA Community Managers Network

Melanie Winter
P: 08 8291 7994
E: connect@lgprofessionalssa.org.au
W: lgprofessionalssa.org.au

NSW: Homelessness

23 October 9.30amDee Why Uniting Church, 3 St David Ave Dee Why NSW 2099

3 of our congregational members talking for about 5 minutes each on the subject. 1. The topic will be introduced with a few of the statistics from “ Homelessness Australia “. 2. I will be talking about WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR OWN COMMUNITY. i.e. The Manly Community Centre and the Fairlight Centre. 3. The 3rd speaker will be talking about how The Salvation Army is helping in this area We will then wrap up the talk ,considering what our own Uniting Church is doing about this and “ what our role as a Christian is on an individual basis ?

Organised by: DeeWhy Uniting Church

Lyn McIlvain
E: michael.mcilvain59@gmail.com
W: deewhychurch.org

NSW: Launch of the Great Australian Curry

6 October 1830-2130Cell Block Theatre, National Arts School, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney 2010

In honour of Anti-Poverty week, come and celebrate the launch of Opportunity International Australia's Great Australian Curry and watch Olympian Stephanie Rice in a curry cook-off in support of Opportunity's work to transform the lives of families living in poverty. Every dollar raised will help Opportunity provide small loans to families in Asia, giving them the tools they need to start their own businesses, earn regular incomes and begin to leave poverty behind.

Organised by: Opportunity International Australia

Emily
P: 02 9270 3300
E: events@opportunity.org.au
W: opportunity.org.au/
Fb: facebook.com/opportunityAUS/?fref=ts
Or: eventbrite.com.au/e/launch-of-the-great...

QLD: Mercy in Action Photography competition

14 October 1600-1800Civic Centre Lawn – 23 West Street, Mount Isa, QLD 4825

The theme of the photography competition is ‘Mercy in Action’, which encourages students in the community to look at mercy and how that can be integrated positively into everyday life. To enter, students will capture a photo that represents mercy, and tell us the meaning behind their photo. There are four categories, with a bike and helmet up for grabs for a boy and girl in each group. The categories are prep, grades one and two, grades three and four, and grades five and six. All photography competition entries will be on display at Centacare NQ’s ‘Eat, Pray, Act’ dinner on October 20, where the lucky winners will be announced.

Organised by: CentacareNQ

E: competition@centacarenq.org.au
W: centacarenq.org.au/anti-poverty-week-at...

NSW: Pathways to Housing Workshop

24 October 1000-1200Parramatta Library 1-3 Fitzwilliam Street, Parramatta 2150

Jointly organised by Parramatta Library, Community Migrant Recourse Centre and Fair Trading NSW Pathways to housing workshop presented by Fair Trading NSW Topics to be covered: • Private and housing tenants • Roles and responsibilities of the tenant • Consumer rights FREE To register send through name & contact number to Narayan Dhimal on 9687 9901 or narayan.dhimal@cmrc.com.au Information can also be found on the CMRC Website: http://www.cmrc.com.au/ssp-events/2016/10/27/p

Organised by: Parramatta Livrary

Narayan Dhimal
P: 9687 9901
E: narayan.dhimal@cmrc.com.au
W: parracity.nsw.gov.au/play/facilities/li...
Fb: facebook.com/ParraLibrary/
Or: twitter.com/parralibrary

NSW: Pathways to Housing Workshop

27 October 1000-1200Community Migrant Resource Centre Level 4 1 Horwood Place Parramatta, NSW 2150

Presented by Family and Community Services Topics to be covered: - Roles and responsibilities of the tenant and FaCS - Roles and responsibilities of the tenant and FaCS - Education and awareness of properties available in Western Sydney, density of population and housing crisis - Criteria for access to Housing NSW - Criteria for private rental market To register send through name & number to Narayan Dhimal on 9687 9901 or narayan.dhimal@cmrc.com.au

Organised by: Parramatta Library, Community Migrant Resourse Centre and Family & Community Services

Narayan Dhima
P: 02 9687 9901
E: narayan.dhimal@cmrc.com.au
W: cmrc.com.au/ssp-events/2016/10/27/pathw...
Fb: facebook.com/ParraLibrary/
Or: http://parracity.nsw.gov.au/play/whats_...

TAS: Save your $$$ Free Event

11 October 1400-1530Devonport Community House – 10 Morris Ave, Devonport TAS 7310

- Cooking Demo’s - Pre-loved clothes - Sausage sizzle - Fruit/veg and bread

Organised by: Devonport Community House

Kate Beer
P: (03) 6424 7060

NT: The Territory Walks Against Hunger

15 October 0700 for 08:00 startDarwin Trailer Boat Club 8 Atkins Dr, Fannie Bay NT 0820

The walk is a family friendly 7km walk to Dudleys Point on East Point and back. Cost $20 Adult or $35 Family. The fundraiser is an opportunity to contribute to Foodbank NT and their work to overcome the challenge of hunger.

Organised by: Foodbank NT

P: 08 8947 3669
E: info@bcnt.org.au
W: foodbanknt.org.au
Fb: The Territory Walks Against Hunger

SA: World Food Day

14 October 0900 start377A Cross Rd Edwardstown, SA 5039

BBQ to thank welfare agencies who provide food assistance

Organised by: Foodbank SA

WA: World Food Day - Street Appeal

14 October 0700-1400Perth CDB; Raine Square; Forrest Place; Murray and Hay street Malls; Brookfield Place

On Friday 14 October, to align with World Food Day and the launch of Anti-Poverty Week, Foodbank WA staff and volunteers will be shaking tin in Perth CBD. The objective of this initiative is to raise fund to feed hungry West Australian and to increase awareness of food insecurity both in Australia & WA.

Organised by: Foodbank WA

Laura Yau
P: 08 9463 3223
E: laura.yau@foodbankwa.org.au
W: foodbankwa.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/foodbankwa

SA: Anti-Poverty Family Fun Day

13 October 1100-1500Vacant block of land next to Bill's Pizza and Pasta. Poynton St, Ceduna, SA 5690

The Anti-Poverty Family Fun Day involves a fun day for the family and will include a range of activities such as amusements (jumping Castles) etc, face painting, and a free Sausage Sizzle. A range of local Community Service agencies will be involved with give-away's and activities for children.

Organised by: Centacare Catholic Family Services Country SA Ceduna

Lisa Chandler
P: 08 86287600
E: lchandler@centacarecdpp.org.au

ACT: Opening event: ACT Anti-Poverty Week

7 October 2016 1130 startMain Hall, Ainslie Arts Centre 2601

Canberra's political leaders will join us for the opening event for Anti-Poverty Week in Canberra. We will hear from people with lived experience of poverty and hardship, and explore the widespread benefits of reducing poverty our community. REGISTER HERE: https://ywca-canberra.org.au/event/opening-event-act-anti-poverty-week/

Organised by: YWCA Canberra

Jordan Lim
P: 02 6175 9901
E: jordan.lim@ywca-canberra.org.au
W: https://ywca-canberra.org.au/event/open...

SA: Growing strong communities

13 OCtober 1000 - 1530Anna's Black, McKenzie Street, Ceduna, SA 5690

Ceduna Red Cross are taking part in a community Family Fun Day to raise awareness for Anti-Poverty Week. We will be handing out baby tomato plants, grown by the Ceduna Youth Hub, with seeds kindly donated by Ceduna Home Timber and Hardware, in containers collected from beach clean up days. The aim is to encourage families to take the seedlings home and plant them as a sustainable source of tomatoes during the growing season.

Organised by: Red Cross - Ceduna

Brenton
P: 08 8625 3852
E: bniemz@redcross.org.au
W: redcross.org.au/

VIC: Fairer World Bazaar

15 October 0930-1330Leongatha Unting Church hall, Peart Street, Leongatha Vic, 3953

An alternative gift fair. On sale: handcrafted goods from Asia and Africa On show: information displays that explore ways to change the world one step at a time Free entry. Light refreshments available

Organised by: Leongatha TEAR Support and Make Poverty History Action Groups

Johanna Haasjes
P: (03) 5662 2494
E: albert60@sympac.com.au
Fb: facebook.com/Leongatha-Fairer-World-Baz...

SA: Free Party in the Park

11 October 1700-1930McRitchie Crescent Park: McRitchie Cres, Whyalla Stuart SA . 5608

A free Party in the Park with a number of organisations having a display and fun activity. Sausage sizzle, jumping castle, face painting, free low cost family activities.

Organised by: Centacare Catholic Country SA

Steffany
P: 08 8645 8233
E: swoolford@centacarecdpp.org.au
W: centacarecdpp.org.au/
Fb: facebook.com/CentacareCSA

NSW: Anti Poverty week forum - Energy Issues

2 November 0900-1400Lismore workers Club Lismore: 231 Keen St, Lismore 2480

Energy & Water Ombudsman will present to community workers with additional speakers - agenda to be developed

Organised by: Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW

N Brown
P: 0282185241
E: narelleb@ewon.com.au
W: ewon.com.au