Anti-Poverty Week runs from 14-20 October 2018

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Sunday 14 October

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VIC: TBC

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As part of APW, Melbourne City Mission, the Council for Single Mothers and their Children, and RMIT Public Relations Students will be producing a short video sharing stories about single mothers from the perspectives of their children. We know that children in single parent families are three times more likely to be living in poverty than children in couple families, but in this video we would like to share both the challenges and joys of single mother and children households.

Melbourne City Mission, Council for Single Mothers and Their Children, RMIT PR students
Rhiannon
P: N.A
E: rwapling@mcm.org.au
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TAS: Church service and morning tea

10amUniting Church Centre, 10 Tottenham Road, Gagebrook 7030

A Church service that will have a very strong focus on poverty. All are invited to stay and share some hospitality together. We will take up an offering at the end of the service with all money raised going to the CatholicCare Multicultural Services program Stitches. This is a program which caters to women, and in particular refugees, to combat isolation, increase conversation opportunities whilst learning to or sharing skills around sewing.

Gagebrook Uniting Church
Marian Bisset
P: 03 6263 5100
E: mission@bg.ucastas.org
W: n/a
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TAS: Sunday service

10am startChristian Family Centre, 500 East Derwent Highway Risdon Vale Tas 7016 7016

God's heart for the poor

Christian Family Centre
Norm Reed
P: 03 6243 6336
E: norm.reed@gmail.com
W: cfchobart.org.au
Fb: n/a
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TAS: School holiday activity

11.00am-1.30pm79 Hamilton Road, New Norfolk 7140

School children will be able to prepare small care packs that will be distributed to anyone that comes along to the Salvos Sunday Dinner on 14th October at Hobart City Salvos.

The Salvation Army - Beyond the Classroom Program
Sarah Davison
P: 0429 213 385
E: sarah.davidson@aus.salvationarmy.og
W: https://salvationarmy.org.au/find-us/ta...
Fb: facebook.com/TheSalvationArmyTasmania/
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WA: Anti-Poverty Week Community Lunch

12 - 1.30pmVictoria Park Community Centre 248 Gloucester St East Victoria Park 6101

Free long-table lunch with our community to share friendship, healthy eating tips and some fun.

Victoria Park Community Centre Inc.
Nicky Macdougall
P: (08)93611999
E: manager.vpcc@westnet.com.au
W: n/a
Fb: facebook.com/VicParkCommunityCentre/
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VIC: Care for the community - Photography exhibition

2:30 pm - 4:30 pmChinese Cancer & Chronic Illness Society of Victoria, 784 Station Street, Box Hill 3128

Fundraising event to support 'Share the Dignity Ltd' - Dignity Drive. It includes sanitary product collection and photography exhibition displayed by members of photography club. Aims to raise the awareness of the Chinese community, to be conducted in Cantonese and Mandarin languages.

Serenity Life Balance Consultant
Amy Yuen
P: 61421732488
E: ayconsultant@serenitylifebalance.com
W: serenitylifebalance.com
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TAS: Salvos Sunday Dinner

4.00-5.30pmThe Salvation Army, 180 Elizabeth Street Hobart 7000

Homeless, those in temporary accommodation, vulnerable, lonely, families and individuals who are struggling and could do with a place to feel safe, warm and embraced.

The Salvation Army
Johnmark or Nicole Snead
P: 0362 315440
E: nicole.snead@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: https://salvationarmy.org.au/en/Find-Us...
Fb: facebook.com/hobartsalvos/
Or: n/a

Monday 15 October

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VIC:

10:30 - 11:30am.210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000

A morning tea bringing together the organisations and staff within QVWC to reflect on the gendered experience of women facing poverty.

Council of Single Mothers and Their Children
Jenny Davidson
P: (03) 9654 0327
E: ceo@csmc.org.au
W: https://csmc.org.au/
Fb: n/a
Or: n/a

WA: Anti Poverty Week Event

11.00 am - 2.00 pm35 Edinburgh Rd, Forrestfield 6058

Information & referral services presentation highlighting organisations in the region who assist with emergency food relief, financial counselling, bill payment assistance. Discussion. Snacks, lunch, refreshments provided.

Foothills Information & referral Services
Sue Bateman
P: 0893591253
E: sue.batemen@firs.org.au
W: firs.org.au
Fb: n/a
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TAS: Fundraising disco for 'Sock it' to Poverty

School lunchtimeSt Brigids Catholic Primary School, 89 Montagu Street New Norfolk 7140

Event not open to the public. Students attending the disco are encouraged to wear ‘crazy socks’ with their normal uniform on this day. Gold coin donation includes an icy pole. A ‘crazy sock’ colouring competition will also be held to decorate the school hall for the disco.

St Brigids Catholic Primary School
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VIC: Poverty Inc Documentary Screening

5:45-9pm23 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000

Poverty Inc Documentary Screening CQUniversity's Office of Social Innovation in collaboration with ygap are screening the award-winning and thought-provoking documentary, Poverty, Inc., as part of Anti-Poverty week.

Office of Social Innovation
Ashley Clarke
P: 0396160654
E: socialinnovation@cqu.edu.au
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
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VIC: Single mothers: Solutions to entrenched poverty

5:30-7:30pmQueen Victoria Womens Centre: Level 1, 210 Lonsdale St MELBOURNE 3000

Discussion forum with a panel of speakers consisting of those with lived experience and professionals with a history of advocating for and supporting single mother families experiencing entrenched poverty. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their unique insights and solutions.

Council of Single Mothers and Their Children
Jenny Davidson
P: (03) 9654 0327
E: ceo@csmc.org.au
W: https://csmc.org.au/
Fb: n/a
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VIC: War on Wage Theft

5.00pm - 6.00pm182/186 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North 3068

Join us for a lively discussion from a dynamic panel to reflect on the topic of wage theft as a form of poverty and hardship to acknowledge Anti-Poverty Week. Anti-Poverty Week was established in Australia as an expansion of the United Nation’s annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17. The aim of the week is to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia. Come along to the North Fitzroy Library on Monday 15 October from 5pm to 6pm and join in conversation with expert worker’s rights advocates to highlight the impacts of wage theft as a contributor to poverty, not only on the individual but as a greater cost the community. This free event would be of interest to anyone, however will have a focus on young people, students, casual and migrant workers.

Yarra City Council
Elly Murrell
P: 0392055106
E: elly.murrell@yarracity.vic.gov.au
W: https://yarracity.vic.gov.au/
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Tuesday 16 October

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NATIONAL: Launch ACOSS/UNSW Poverty in Australia 2018 Report

Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm16 National Circuit, Barton 2600

Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO of ACOSS will launch the new ACOSS/UNSW research on Poverty in Australia, which will provide updated analysis of the rate and number of people living in poverty in Australia, the profile of people living below the poverty line and trends over time using latest ABS data.

ACOSS
ACOSS
P: 02 9310 6200
E: info@acoss.org.au
W: https://npc.org.au/speakers/dr-cassandr...
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QLD: Community Breakfast

8:30am - 11am97 School Street 4006

Join us for a community breakfast + info stalls!

The Salvation Army
Jillian McKinlay
P: n/a
E: jillian.mckinlay@aue.salvationarmy.org
W: https://salvos.org.au/
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NSW: Anti Poverty Week Forum

9am -3pm11 Bourke St, Fairy Meadow 2519

The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW is hosting a community worker event on energy and related issues with topical speakers and exhibitors from 15 help agencies. This event is free for workers at the coalface assisting low income and vulnerable consumers

Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW
N Brown
P: 028218 5241
E: narelleb@ewon.com.au
W: ewon.com.au
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NSW: Anti Poverty Week Open House

9.00am - 4.00pm558 Hunter Street, Newcastle West 2302

Our drop-in hub will be open to the public, local Members of Parliament and other stakeholders will be invited. There will be a sausage sizzle, anti poverty week posters, silhouettes of women and children with statistics about homelessness and domestic violence, workers on hand to chat.

Nova for Women and Children
Fiona Edwards
P: 02 40235620
E: fionae@novawomen.org.au
W: novawomen.org
Fb: Nova for Women and Children
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NSW: Inequality and Mental Wellbeing

9:00am -4:30pm600 Kurrajong Rd Carnes Hill 2171

We often put responsibility on individuals to improve their mental wellbeing. However, we know that social, environmental and economic factors play key roles. Inequality exacerbates mental health issues. This forum will look at how we can address the systemic issues that undermine mental wellbeing. Presentations will cover innovative approaches to discrimination, housing, employment, social inclusion and more. Keynotes:Professor Fran Baum, Flinders University and Karen Walsh CEO Shelter NSW

South Western Sydney Wellbeing Collaboration
Gabi Martinez
P: 02 46218714
E: gabriela.martinez@health.nsw.gov.au
W: n/a
Fb: South Western Sydney Wellbeing der Coll...
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NSW: Operation Anti-Poverty

9am - 4pm2259

Having information booths of St Vincent de Paul Services. Offering EAPA Assistance (by appointment), Food Parcels, Raffles, Sausage Sizzles, Counselling (Personal and Budgeting, By Appointment), Referrals.

St Vincent de Paul Wyong
Brad
P: 0243566706
E: bradley.dingle@vinnies.org.au
W: n/a
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NSW: Bill pay day

10.30 - 2.30pm12 Powell Rd Brookvale 2100

Come and enjoy a free BBQ and while you are there let us take care of your energy or gas bill and if you have a Telstra account we can help pay for that as well

Vinnies
Jodie Davidson
P: 02 86220434
E: Jodie.davidson@vinnies.org.au
W: n/a
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TAS: Community BBQ

11am-1pmUniting Church Centre, 10 Tottenham Road Gagebrook 7030

A community sausage sizzle is being held. Come along and have some tucker, a drink and a chat. Information packs containing material on educational supports within the community and financial literacy resources will be provided. Financial literacy appointments will also be available.

Uniting Tasmania - Bridgewater-Gagebrook outlet
Charlie Ryan
P: 03 6263 5217
E: charlie.ryan@vt.uniting.org
W: https://vt.uniting.org/
Fb: facebook.com/unitingtasmania
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ACT: Salvos Mini Expo Day

11:30am to 2:30pmSalvation Army Church Tuggeranong, Corner Anketell & Reed Street North, Tuggeranong 2900

Moneycare Financial Counselling, NILS Loans, Doorways Case Workers Plenty of Information for Youth, Teens, Middle Aged, Seniors or Anyone Needing or Wanting to Transform their Life Energy Efficiency Program, Utilities Bills, Accommodation, Food Banks, Centrelink, Legal Assistance, Return to Work Programs, No Interest Loans, Step-Up Loans

Salvation Army
Rodney
P: 0262703135
E: rodney.stanton@aue.salvationarmy.org
W: salvos.org.au
Fb: n/a
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TAS: "Poverty Does Not Discriminate"

12.00 noon106 David St, East Devonport TAS 7310

The community in East Devonport, key message, “Poverty does not discriminate”. Community will be able to share their thoughts about poverty and what it means during the healthy meal. St Vincent de Paul will provide a dignity bag table at the community meal.

Housing Choices Tasmania / East Devonport Community House / St Vincent de Paul.
Kim Bomford
P: 1300 312 447
E: kim.bomford@hcau.org.au,
W: n/a
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SA: Food and Friendship

12.30-1.30pm4 Fourth Street, Murray Bridge 5253

Free BBQ Lunch with sit down community friendship, healthy eating literature and financial advice available.

The Salvation Army Community Support Services Murray Bridge
Linda Dorward
P: 08 8531 1133
E: linda.dorward@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: n/a
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NSW: Addressing Homelessness

2pm-3pm99 Forbes St, Woolloomooloo 2011

The co-chairs of invite you to the NSW opening event featuring Benjamin Law from Filthy Rich and Homeless. Join us for a frank conversation about homelessness and Q&A session with Benjamin Law. Other speakers include Anti-Poverty Week Co-Chairs Jack de Groot, CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, and Tracy Wright, State Director, Mission Australia, NSW.

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
Felicity Moody
P: 02 9568 0278
E: Felicity.moody@vinnies.org.au
W: bit.ly/Anti-PovertyOpening
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SA: The Changing Face of Poverty

5.30pm - 6.30pmEclipse Room, Union House, University of Adelaide, North Terrace 5005

Join us for this special Anti-poverty week talk on the Changing Face of Poverty. We welcome Rev Dr Lynn Arnold to the AIIA to present on this timely topic. The Rev Dr Arnold is well placed to discuss his thoughts on this topic, spending much of his working life in assisting the more vulnerable in our community. We will have an informal dinner at a local restaurant afterwards where you are welcome to continue the conversations.

Australian Institute of International Affairs (SA Branch)
Amanda
P: n/a
E: amanda.tsoundarou@adelaide.edu.au
W: n/a
Fb: facebook.com/InternationalAffairsSA/
Or: eventbrite.com.au/e/the-changing-face-o...

Wednesday 17 October

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QLD: Celebrating the WINS

7:30-9amCorner Maroochydore & Broadmeadow Rds Maroochydore 4558

The aim of this breakfast is to celebrate the wins we have had throughout the previous year pertaining to breaking the generational cycle of poverty. Let’s keep the momentum going and keep expanding this great opportunity to work together to achieve the one common goal of delivering a holistic service. Special guest speaker: Michele Lipner, OzHarvest, Sunshine Coast Coordinator.

The Salvation Army
Dianne Spencer
P: 07- 5443 7775
E: dianne.spencer@aue.salvationarmy.org
W: salvos.org.au/maroochydore
Fb: n/a
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QLD: Money Matters

9am to 3pm4 Hasking St, Caboolture 4510

Held in conjunction with Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre, The Salvation Army Moneycare Financial Services & other agencies (inc public sector). Approx 20 stalls will be set up. - Sausage Sizzle (+ more food!) - Series of short talks from various agencies - Food vans with free/cheap options - Photo exhibition - Opportunity for community members to share their stories

The Salvation Army & Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre
Jenny Marsh
P: 0754954627
E: jenny.marsh@aue.salvationarmy.org
W: n/a
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SA: Poverty Simulation

0900 - 1200AHMS Building, The University of Adelaide, North TCE 5005

Nursing students will participate in The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS). Developed by the Missouri Community Action Network the simulation challenges students will take on the identity of people who face financial and social hardship. Their challenge is to manage a 'month' of poverty while interacting with a broad range of social support systems.

Adelaide Nursing School, The University of Adelaide
Frank Donnelly
P: 0883133639
E: frank.donnelly@adelaide.edu.au
W: https://adelaide.edu.au/
Fb: n/a
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VIC: Poverty, Youth Homlessness & Breaking the Cycle

9.30am-10.30amLevel 12/474 Flinders St. Melbourne 3000

Frontyard Youth Services with support from Citycite will deliver an education session to Year 9 students focused on how when homelessness endures into adulthood it puts young people at risk of lifelong marginalisation and poverty. Students will be encouraged to promote within their own school community, how and where young people can seek support early on if at risk of homelessness.

Frontyard Youth Services
Belinda Biffin
P: 03 9611-2413
E: bbiffin@mcm.org.au
W: https://melbournecitymission.org.au/
Fb: n/a
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NSW: Support for you & your Family within the Community

9am - 3pm271 Queen Street Campbelltown 2560

Our event will be an information day focused around crisis support for people affected by poverty and where they can get access to emergency housing, clothing and food. We will also have on hand information on financial counselling, budgeting and savings support within the Macarthur region. We will be supported by other not for profit organisations such as One Door, Anglicare, Baptist Care, Lifeline, Uniting, Salvation Army, Burnside, St Vincent De Paul.

The Benvolent Society
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W: n/a
Fb: business.facebook.com/CfWCFH/?business_...
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VIC: The Poverty Problem; whose fault is it anyway?

9:30am-4:30pmThe Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

We need a society that supports and holds those experiencing hardship versus punitive, conditional welfare. No Australian should live in poverty. Conference participants will develop a deeper understanding of this complex issue including the scope and size of the problem. They’ll hear from those whose services or initiatives are making a difference for their local communities. We’ll talk about the systemics change required to alleviate poverty and how to become changemakers.

Community Information & Support Victoria
Kate Wheller
P: 0396722001
E: kate@cisvic.org.au
W: cisvic.org.au
Fb: n/a
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SA: Debt Free Through Empowerment

10am - 2pm8 Langford Drive Elizabeth 5112

Discover how St Vincent de Paul can help you with Emergency Relief, Financial Counselling, Budgeting, and Concession Entitlements. Are you having problems with paying your bills? Do you have unpaid fines? Are debt collectors constantly harassing you? And you don’t know what to do? Learn about the pitfalls of Payday Loans and Rental Companies and the alternatives to using these companies. Learn how to negotiate with creditors and plus much more.

St Vincent de Paul - Elizabeth North Conference
Jennifer Flory
P: n/a
E: jflory@svdpsa.org.au
W: https://vinnies.org.au/
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VIC: Food For 400

10 - 11.30am46-50 Queens Ave, Springvale 3171

We are collecting non-perishable grocery items to donate to the Springvale Benevolent Society. We are trying to get enough grocery items for 400 families. The collected items will be donated at a morning tea on 17th October.

Springvale Neighbourhood House Inc
Melanie Virtue
P: 0395483972
E: manager@snh.org.au
W: snh.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/SpringvaleNeighbourhoodHou...
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NSW: Stretching the Dollar

10 - 2pmDawson Mall Cleeve Cl, Mount Druitt 2270

Various providers presenting their services to community members

The Salvation Army
Jessica Racheal Harris
P: n/a
E: jessica.rachael.harris@aue.salvationarmy.org
W: https://salvos.org.au/need-help/financi...
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QLD: Wynnum Connect

10am to 2pmSt Peter's Anglican Church hall, Bride Street, Wynnum 4178

Wynnum Connect will bring together key services around financial inclusion and literacy for workshops and information stalls. There will be healthy food, pet products, thrift shop vouchers, showers and laundry facilities.

St Peter's Anglican Church
Gabrielle Huggett
P: 34071565
E: gabrielle.huggett@brisbane.qld.gov.au
W: n/a
Fb: Safe by the Bay
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TAS: Anti-Poverty Week Combined Charity Expo

11:00 am - 2:00 pmCivic Square Launceston 7250

This is the 5th year local charities have come together to raise awareness of poverty within their local community and elsewhere. Vinnies, CatholicCare, City Mission, the Benevolent Society and Uniting will all have a presence and there will be a sausage sizzle and give away of fruit. There will be displays explaining local services and the different 'faces' of poverty, both locally and across Australia and the world.

CatholicCare Tasmania, St Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army, Benevelant society of Tasmania, Uniting, City Mission
Maryanne Singline
P: 03 63330822
E: Maryanne.singline@vinniestas.org.au
W: n/a
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VIC: Housing and wellness

11 am to 2 pmRosebud Memorial Hall and Village Green, 994 Point Nepean Road Rosebud 3939

Fun activities and information to help improve your wellness and standard of living. Join a campaign for more affordable housing. Help make a community quilt with a message. Learn about available housing and legal assistance and services for all ages. Haven't been able to afford health checks? Here is an opportunity for eligible people to get their feet, teeth and eyes checked and treatment for their pets. Take a lucky dip. Enjoy the sausage sizzle while listening to some music

Mornington Peninsula Housing Network which is auspiced by the Mornington Peninsula Shire
Roz Franklin
P: 5950 1911
E: rosalyn.franklin@mornpen.vic.gov.au
W: https://mornpen.vic.gov.au/Activities/W...
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TAS: Kids Supporting Kids

11.30am-1.00pmSanctuary Cafe - Christian Family Centre 550 East Derwent Highway, Risdon Valey 7016

Students from local schools will be holding gold coin days to raise money to purchase Coles Myer & Big W gift cards. The gift cards will be presented on the day to two women’s shelters. The gift cards will then be given to families for children to use to purchase a toy or a book etc. This is recognising that women and children seeking safe refuge in Family Violence shelters, overnight enter a situation of poverty, where they are potentially homeless and have left most of their possessions behind

The Salvation Army - Communities for Children
Stacey Milbourne
P: 0457 412 114
E: stacey.milbourne@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: cfctas.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/CfCSouthEastTasmania
Or: n/a

VIC: Child Poverty & the Wage Fixing System in Australia

12.30 - 1.30 pm383 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002

An informal lunchtime conversation facilitated by Brian Lawrence into his research into the topic.

Catholic Social Services Victoria
Peter Hudson
P: 03 9287 5570
E: phudson@css.org.au
W: css.org.au
Fb: n/a
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NSW: Poverty Inc Documentary Screening

12:45-2:30pmCentral Queensland University, Sydney Campus 400 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000 2000

CQUniversity's Office of Social Innovation invite are screening the award-winning and thought-provoking documentary, Poverty, Inc., as part of Anti-Poverty week. Doors open at 12:45pm and the screening will commence at 1:15pm sharp. There will be a 20 minute facilitated discussion post-screening followed by conversation and networking.

Central Queensland University
Peter Bolling
P: 0396160669
E: socialinnovation@cqu.edu.au
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
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TAS: The Salvation Army Community BBQ

12.30-3.30pmGlenorchy City Council grounds, Main Road, Glenorchy 7010

To facilitate community awareness through a community engagement activity, by providing a free BBQ for community members and public thoroughfare, whilst incorporating community awareness of poverty in Tasmania and broader Australia. This is facilitated through community consultation and two way dialogue with community and Salvation Army personnel, and providing information flyers and brochures whilst sharing a free BBQ and fostering community inclusiveness.

The Salvation Army Doorways Moonah and Glenorchy Centres
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P: 0409 239 016
E: moonah.doorways@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: n/a
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VIC: Ecumenical Christian Prayer Service

1.30 - 2.00 pm383 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002

A communal Christian Prayer Service led by the Social Questions Commission of the Victorian Council of Churches.

Victorian Council of Churches
Peter Hudson
P: 03 9287 5570
E: phudson@css.org.au
W: vcc@vcc.org.au
Fb: n/a
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QLD: You're The Boss

2pm6-8 Bartlett St Noosaville 4566

Moneycare’s unique financial literacy education program, “You’re the Boss”, has been written in a readily understandable, conversational English format. The program strives to portray key messages in an empowering and engaging manner. We work on the basis that workshop participants, if given the opportunity and information, can independently and competently manage their own financial affairs.

The Salvation Army
Debbie Robbie
P: 0754438248
E: debbie.robbie@aue.salvationarmy.org
W: https://salvos.org.au/need-help/financi...
Fb: n/a
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ACT: Anti-Poverty Week Screening - Marymead

3pm to 4pmCorner Weston and Loch Streets, Yarralumla 2600

Marymead will be a hosting an afternoon tea and screening of the APW content for all staff and volunteers.

Marymead
Cass
P: 02 6162 5828
E: cass.scutt@marymead.org.au
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
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ACT: Film screening and discussion

5-7pmLevel 9, 121 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra 2601

The ACT Council of Social Services (ACTCOSS), Australian Red Cross and Nous Group will view a screening of short film stories titled together creating pathways out of poverty. We will listen to people who have experienced poverty traps themselves about what happened to them and what worked best in helping them out. We will also have a conversation about how we might help to lessen and avoid poverty traps across our Canberra community. Please note this is a PRIVATE corporate event, however the short film series will be publicly available from Sunday 14th October should you wish to host a public event or an event within your organisation.

ACTCOSS, Australia Red Cross, Nous Group
Tiffany
P: n/a
E: tiffany.ayala@nousgroup.com.au
W: n/a
Fb: tbc
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Thursday 18 October

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ACT: Health justice partnership launch

1-2:30pmJunction Youth Health Service, 30 Scotts Crossing Civic ACT 2602

Street Law (a program of Canberra Community Law) and the Junction Youth Health Service invite you to join us to celebrate the launch of our health justice partnership during Anti-Poverty Week 2018. We’ve brought lawyers, health and social support services under the one roof at the Junction. Working together we will help prevent legal problems from affecting the health and wellbeing of young Canberrans doing it tough. Light refreshments will be provided.

Street Law and the Junction Youth Health Service
Farzana Choudhury
P: 02 6218 7995
E: events@canberracommunitylaw.org.au
W: canberracommunitylaw.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/canberracommunitylaw/
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NSW: Pathways to Employment

10am - 12pm80 Rickard Rd, Bankstown 2200

Presented by the Canterbury Bankstown Multicultural Interagency, this forum will be presenting the Final Pathways to Employment Report, launching the Canterbury Bankstown Service Mapping, and discuss the latest research on volunteering. This will be a opportunity people to discover what employment services are available and close to them.

Canterbury Bankstown Multicultural Interagency
Dinaz Rather
P: 0297983744
E: dinaz.rather@metroassist.org.au
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
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NT: Walk in my Shoes BBQ

8.00am-11.00amRaintree Park, Smith street Mall, Darwin 0800

This is a chance for the general Darwin public to reflect on the often hidden face of poverty in our community. Join local charities and business to get information and enjoy a free BBQ.

NT Anti-poverty committee
Janine Sims
P: 0889482665
E: janine@ntcoss.org.au
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
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TAS: Reading Together Project

School HoursCygnet Primary School, 21 Louisa Street Cygnet 7112

Community volunteers to provide literacy support for children to increase positive educational outcomes.

The Salvation Army - STeP 123 Program
Deborah
P: 0362700303
E: deborah.stroh-reilly@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: salvationarmy.org.au/step123
Fb: n/a
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TAS: Social and Community morning tea

9.30am-12 noonThe Salvation Army, 31 Wilmot Road Huonville 7109

Local support through morning tea and chat

The Salvation Army
Ian Wilkinson
P: 0437 404 264
E: ian.wilkinson@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: https://salvationarmy.org.au/en/Find-Us...
Fb: n/a
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SA: Utilities literacy

9.30am - 12.30pmDCD Training Room 9 Elizabeth Street MOUNT GAMBIER 5290

Training for staff on electricity, gas and water usage reduction; calculating running costs of appliance, getting a better deal on contracts, understanding bills and reading meters and how to minimise appliance energy use.

Uniting Communities
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E: n/a
W: n/a
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NSW: Connecting with Community

10 am till late1 Rockdale Plaza Dr, Rockdale 2216

Info stall at the Plaza presenting Moneycare services and tapping into the late night shopper community members.

The Salvation Army
Phil White
P: n/a
E: philip.white@aue.salvationarmy.org
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
Or: n/a

QLD: Employment, Elder Abuse Prevention

10-12pm16 Bolsover St, Rockhampton City 4700

Presentations from APM and CTC disability employment services. Presentation from Elder Abuse Prevention Support Service. Connection between poverty and employment/poverty and vulnerability of elders. Attendees must RSVP their attendance

Mental Health Interagency Community of Practice
b/a
P: n/a
E: akenney@raq.org.au
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
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SA: Nothing About Us Without Us

10:00 am - 4:30pmClayton Wesley Uniting Church 271 Portrush Rd, Norwood (Crn Portrush Rd and the Parade) 5067

An Anti-Poverty Week event run by and for the poor. This is the fourth of Anti-Poverty Network SA's annual Anti-Poverty Week conferences, one of the only Anti-Poverty Week events run by and for people on low incomes. The experts on poverty are the people in poverty. Join us to hear from speakers with first-hand experience in poverty, and others fighting alongside us. The day will include: A panel of our members speaking from their experience on issues surrounding poverty A Skype-in from Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO of Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) A panel of spokespeople from different faith groups to talk about their positions on poverty and the ways we can connect through community outreach Break-out sessions on grassroots organising, community outreach, and campaigns around key issues (including disability, single parents, unemployment, youth, transport, housing, and job agencies)Closing discussions on where to go next The cost is $25 for the day for a full-time worker, $10 for a concession holder/part-time worker, and pay-what-you-can-afford for low-income earners. Lunch is included. This event will be held at Clayton Wesley Uniting Church, home of the amazing Hope's Cafe.

Anti Poverty Network SA
Tammy Headon
P: (08) 8451 1589
E: antipovertynetworksa.org
W: n/a
Fb: facebook.com/events/230033971006475/
Or: eventbrite.com.au/e/nothing-about-us-wi...

TAS: Information and Awareness Day

11am-2pmThe Salvation Army Car Park, 103 Wilson Street Burnie 7320

Community BBQ with information table on Anti-Poverty awareness. Information on The Salvation Army Social Programs that work at Wilson Street Hub Thrift shop staff holding fashion parade Lucky Dips for children Jumping Castle for children

The Salvation Army Burnie
Jo-Anne Deverell-Smith
P: 0364304141
E: jo-anne.deverell-smith@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
Or: n/a

TAS: Fundraising Disco for 'Sock it" to Poverty

School lunchtimeSt Brigids Catholic Primary School, 89 Montagu Street New Norfolk 7140

Event not open to the public. Students attending the disco are encouraged to wear ‘crazy socks’ with their normal uniform on this day. Gold coin donation includes an icy pole. A ‘crazy sock’ colouring competition will also be held to decorate the school hall for the disco. Grades Kinder-2 Grades 3-6 will hold their disco on 15th October.

St Brigids Catholic Primary School
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P: n/a
E: stbrigidsnn@catholic.tas.edu.au
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
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TAS: Pizza for Poverty

12-2pm52 Hampden Road, Battery Point 7004

A community lunch to discuss poverty issues within the community with a free pizza lunch

Colony 47
Gabby
P: 0362221518
E: gabbym@colony47.com.au
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
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QLD: The value of Dignity Hubs in giving people a hand

12.30pm-2pmCentacareCQ, 16 Bolsover St, Rockhampton 4700

Highlighting the work of the Dignity Hubs in Gladstone and Yeppoon and the discussing the proposed Rockhampton Hub

Capricorn Community Development Association
Sandy Paton
P: 17 4939 4504
E: sandypaton@bigpond.com
W: n/a
Fb: Capricorn Community Development Associa...
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NSW: Rosalie Rendu Forum

6.30-8.30pm166-180 George St, Redfern 2016

The topic for the forum will be reconciliation and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people to end poverty and disadvantage. Keynote speaker to be confirmed.

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
Jasmine Horrocks
P: 0240323545
E: social.justice@vinnies.org.au
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
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Friday 19 October

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ACT: Together creating pathways out of poverty

5:30-6:30pmLevel 5, NICTA Building B, 7 London Circuit, Canberra 2601

The ACT Council of Social Services (ACTCOSS), Australian Red Cross and King & Wood Mallesons will view a screening of short film stories titled together creating pathways out of poverty. We will listen to people who have experienced poverty traps themselves about what happened to them and what worked best in helping them out. We will also have a conversation about how we might help to lessen and avoid poverty traps across our Canberra community. Please note this is a PRIVATE corporate event, however the short film series will be publicly available from Sunday 14th October should you wish to host a public event or an event within your organisation.

ACTCOSS, Australian Red Cross, King & Wood Mallesons
Rebekha Pattison
P: n/a
E: Rebekha.pattison@au.kwm.com
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
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WA: Anti-Poverty Week Networking breakfast

7.30amPadbury's Cafe Restaurant, 114 Terrace Road, Guildford 6055

The Anti-Poverty Week WA Breakfast, emcee'd by Mr Ian Carter AM, will provide opportunities for businesses and the social sector to discuss the impacts of poverty on the lives of children and young people. Joining us as guest speaker is internationally-renowned academic, Professor Donna Cross, Head of Health Promotion and Education at the Telethon Kids Institute and Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Australia.

Swan Alliance and Anti-Poverty Week WA Committee
Kath Venables
P: 08 9368 930
E: swanalliance@ngala.com.au
W: https://ngala.com.au/about-us/partnersh...
Fb: facebook.com/midland.swan.9
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TAS: Reading Together Project

School hoursHuonville Primary School, 74 Wilmot Road Huonville 7109

Community volunteers to provide literacy support to children to increase positive educational outcomes.

The Salvation Army STeP 123 Program
Deborah
P: 0362700303
E: deborah.stroh-reilly@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: https://salvationarmy.org.au/step123
Fb: n/a
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ACT: Pens Against Poverty

10.30am start2606

If you are a creative young writer in grades 3 -10 living in Canberra and southern NSW, then Pens Against Poverty is a competition for you! The competition is now open and we’re looking for poems and stories with the theme ‘on the edge’ in mind. The competition is an engaging and practical way for children and young people to connect with issues of poverty.

Anglicare
Amy Lanham
P: (02) 6278 8410
E: Amy.Lanham@anglicare.com.au
W: pensagainstpoverty.org
Fb: tbc
Or: n/a

VIC: Poverty and Wealth: Respect with dignity

10 am - 12 pm1040 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128

Regular monthly meeting of Philosophy of Living Well group. Group members will be facilitated to think more about poverty and wealth, respect with dignity

Serenity Life Balance Consultant
Amy Yuen
P: 61421732488
E: ayconsultant@serenitylifebalance.com
W: serenitylifebalance.com
Fb: n/a
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QLD: Anti Poverty Day Fundraising Event

11am - 2pm80 John Street, Yeppoon 4730

Livingstone Shire Council Community Centre User Groups will be holding a fundraising event for the ICare Community Project by holding a Garage Sale, Cake Stall, Plant Stall, Sausage Sizzle in the Centre Gardens

Livingstone Shire Council Community Centre
Sue Hamilton
P: 0749133840
E: sue.hamilton@livingstone.qld.gov.au
W: livingstone.qld.gov.au
Fb: n/a
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TAS: Community Lunch / Information Session

11.30am79 Hamilton Road New Norfolk 7140

Community lunch with information about the benefits of Nils loans versus same day lenders, as well as a general chat about the impact of poverty at a local level.

The Salvation Army
Leigh Simpson
P: 0362615996
E: leigh-anne.simpson@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: https://salvationarmy.org.au/en/Find-Us...
Fb: n/a
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Saturday 20 October

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TAS: Couch Wars

6.30pm - 8.30 amHobart Corps (176 Elizabeth Street) and Moonah Corps (73 Hopkins Street Moonah) 7009

This event is for youth from grade 8 + The event will Shine a spotlight on Youth Homelessness. Teams of youth will race each other to find "hidden couches" participate in challenges to make a difference.

The Salvation Army
Sarah Davidson
P: 0429 213 385
E: sarah.davidson@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: https://salvationarmy.org.au/en/get-inv...
Fb: facebook.com/Couch-Wars-Salvos-Sleepout...
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Week Long Activities

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QLD: A Tonne of Tucker in Ten Days

00:00-23:59179 Lake Street, Cairns, North Queensland 4870

We want to collect a tonne of food for vulnerable people to give out as food hampers

Anglicare North Queensland
Theresa Roberts
P: 0436608697
E: Theresa.roberts@anglicare.net
W: Www.anglicarenq.org.au
Fb: n/a
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TAS: Display of Anti-Poverty Week Banners

All WeekHobart City 7000

Display of Anti-Poverty Week Banners throughout the City.

The City of Hobart
Danielle Walker
P: 03 6238 2772
E: walkerd@hobartcity.com.au
W: https://hobartcity.com.au/Home
Fb: n/a
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VIC: It Takes Two

All day33 Lincoln Square S, Carlton 3653

We are Oaktree: Australia's largest youth-run not-for-profit organisation. Our vision is to see a world where all people have the opportunity to thrive. Change starts with a simple belief: that poverty is unacceptable. It Takes Two empowers all Australians to fight for a fairer world, regardless of their bank balance. By donating $2* (*or more) during Anti-Poverty Week, we will support Oaktree's work fighting poverty and empowering young people to lead, demand and create a more just world.

Oaktree
Josh Owies
P: +61 488 309 621
E: j.owies@oaktree.org
W: ittakestwo.org.au
Fb: Oaktree Facebook Page (facebook.com...
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Murray Community Food Drive 2018

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The Shire of Murray will once again support Anti Poverty week by hosting a local food drive. Numerous organisations throughout the Shire will act as collection points for the public to donate non perishable goods. The donations are then given to the Pinjarra Community Kitchen alliance and distributed to locals experiencing severe financial constraints.

Shire of Murray
Tenneike Brown
P: 0895317777
E: mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
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SA: POVERTY & HEALTH

9am startLot 8, Umoona Rd, Coober Pedy 5723

Our mission is to provide all youth/Elders in our community with opportunities for social activities. Through our programs youth/Elders are improving their life style while also learning important values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership. This helps them build important lifelong skills such as discipline, strategic thinking, goal setting. The event will feature exhibitions and information stalls, as well as a meal service.

Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal Corporation
Delesh Perera
P: 0432090621
E: jperera@uths.com.au
W: uths.com.au
Fb: Umoona Tjutagku Health Service
Or: n/a

SA: Poverty Food Drive

n/aMultiple Venues 5000

The Alexandrina Council Food Drive occurs annually. The Drive is used to raise awareness in the community of people in need and, to obtain donations of non-perishable food items that are distributed to community groups that support people in need in our community. The Alexandrina Council’s Anti-Poverty Week Food Drive is here again, supported by service clubs, community groups, local schools, churches and local businesses. We are collecting non-perishable food items for distribution to a number of community organisations and school breakfast clubs to support people in need within the Alexandrina Region. Donations can be made during October in Goolwa at the Library, Foodland, Woolworths Mall, Bendigo Bank, Investigator College Goolwa and Victor Harbor, Goolwa Children’s Centre, Port Elliot Primary School and Mt Compass IGA.

Alexandrina Council
Anna Schmidt
P: 0885557000
E: anna.schmidt@alexandrina.sa.gov.au
W: alexandrina.sa.gov.au
Fb: facebook.com/AlexandrinaCouncil
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NSW: GIFTED

9am StartBerala Community Centre, 98-104 Woodburn Road, Berala 2141

GIFTED is a clothing drive for women experiencing disadvantage. The quality clothing will be collected at different collection points (Berala Community Centre, Cumberland Council Offices) from 12 September to 12 October. We will be partnering with local community organisations who work with women whom are experiencing disadvantage/difficulties and will be inviting them to join us for one special morning tea GIFTING clothing and other special gifts.

Cumberland Council
Moana Kailahi
P: 8757 9026
E: moana.kailahi@cumberland.nsw.gov.au
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
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NT: Walk in my Shoes

9-5 pmVarious various

For Anti-Poverty week 2018, a group of local organisations are calling out to the general public for donations of new or gently used shoes to be donated to be placed on shoe trees at selected sites around Darwin and Palmerston. To support those in need, these shoes will be freely available to support people who need shoes for themselves or their children. The week will culminate with a morning tea event on 18 October from 8am - 11am in Raintree Park, The Mall.

NT Anti-poverty committee
janine sims
P: 08898482665
E: janine@ntcoss.org.au
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
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TAS: Providing information on options for costs of lending

10am-2pm135 Clarence Street, Howrah 7018

Come to the Salvation Army Clarence City Corps during anti-poverty week to check out our display and grab some handouts!

The Salvation Army
Janice Goss or Carryl Mellor
P: 0362444615
E: clarence.doorways@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: https://salvationarmy.org.au/en/Find-Us...
Fb: n/a
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SA: Raising awareness of Poverty

10am - 6:00pm571 Montague Road Modbury 5092

36 participants from 5 art classes across 3 community centres have painted 32cm round shaped "rondels" that will be exhibited in the Tea Tree Gully Library foyer. Paintings vary from beginner level through to advanced. subjects include caring sharing & awareness.Would love to send photos as we have a number of paintings in already?

City of Tea Tree Gully
Jackie Hallam
P: 0883977425
E: jackie.hallam@cttg.sa.gov.au
W: n/a
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NSW: Cashtober

All Octobern/a n/a

Join us this Cashtober! Moneycare Northern NSW are paying cash this October! This means we are going cardless, paywave-less and without online shopping for the month of October! Join us! Did you know that 1 in 6 consumers struggle with Credit Card debt? Why not beat the debt trap by paying cash only this October. Using cash gives space and slows down our decisions on the purchases we make and helps us become more aware of the dollars we spend.

The Salvation Army
Kristen Hartnett
P: n/a
E: kristen.hartnett@aue.salvationarmy.org
W: https://salvoscommunityfundraising.ever...
Fb: facebook.com/groups/841721549549021/abo...
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NSW: Warmer Winter Drive

July-September12 Ross Street, Oberon 2787

Oberon Council & The Oberon Neighbourhood Centre are partnering together for a Warmer Winter Drive to collect blankets, jackets and other warm clothing over the months of July to September.

Oberon Council & The Oberon Neighbourhood Centre
Oberon Council
P: 02 6329 8100
E: Council@Oberon.nsw.gov.au
W: oberon.nsw.gov.au
Fb: facebook.com/oberoncouncil/
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TAS: Anti-Poverty Week Launch in the Elizabeth Street Mall

12/10/2018, 11amElizabeth Street Mall, 50 Elizabeth St, Hobart 7000

The launch of the Anti-Poverty Week in the Elizabeth Street Mall. The Lord Mayor, Ron Christie, will highlight some of the upcoming events during Anti-Poverty Week. CEO of TasCOSS, Kym Goodes and Major Brad Watson from The Salvation Army will speak on the important role that Education plays in breaking inter-generational poverty.

The City of Hobart
Danielle Walker
P: 03 6238 2772
E: walkerd@hobartcity.com.au
W: n/a
Fb: n/a
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VIC: Financial Health Check

10am-2pmBenalla Rd Shepparton 3630

GV water, Consumer affairs Victoria and Suncorp have been invited to attend. There will be free coffee for every financial health check and a guessing game! Thursday, 11th October 2018.

The Salvation Army
Sandra Kington
P: n/a
E: Sandra.Kington@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: salvationarmy.org.au
Fb: n/a
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SA: Free Fun on the Foreshore

3/10/2018 11am to 3pmCeduna Foreshore by the Sailing Club 5690

Highlighting anti-poverty in Australia. Free giveaways, information, games, bouncy castles, BBQ and fruit and veg to giveaway.

Centacare Country SA
Lisa or Toni
P: 0886287600
E: n/a
W: n/a
Fb: Centacare Catholic Country SA
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WA: Rally against poverty and inequality

13/10/2018 11:00 - 1:00pmForrest Place, Perth, WA, 6000 6000

Rally against Poverty with the Anti-Poverty Network (WA). We need to raise Newstart, provide public housing for all who need it, and abolish the cashless welfare card and drug-testing of income support recipients.

Anti-Poverty Network (WA)
n/a
P: 0415 922 740
E: n/a
W: https://facebook.com/APNWA/
Fb: facebook.com/events/227211008000962/
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VIC: From Stigma to Dignity: Activist Expo

12/10/2018 12-6 pmVictorian Trades Hall• 54 Victoria St, Carlton 3053

It’s time to dissolve poverty misconceptions and promote solutions for change! - hear first-hand experiences from the front line - discuss solutions for positive change - meet campaigners working on multiple fronts - get involved and join forces for a better future Panel: Frontline Experiences Lunch & Expo It’s Time to Raise Newstart: choir performance. Panel: Activists & Allies

Australian Unemployed Workers' Union
Robert Buckmaster
P: 0497 484 465
E: liaison@unemployedworkersunion.com
W: unemployedworkersunion.com/conference-2...
Fb: facebook.com/events/322001625201716/
Or: n/a

TAS: The connection/ disconnection with education

8/10/2018 4-5.30pmImmersive Video Conferencing Room 218, Sandy Bay Campus, University of Tasmania (Physics Building) 7005

Horizon Series October – Danny Sutton. Speaker presents for about 30min, and this is followed by Q&A. The connection/ disconnection with education amongst Colony 47 clients.

The Peter Underwood Centre
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P: n/a
E: UnderwoodCentre.Enquiries@utas.edu.au
W: n/a
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