APW22 Symposium: Let’s Work Together to Halve Child Poverty by 2030
October 17 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pmFree
This half day symposium will be held during Anti-Poverty Week 2022 to explore what contributes to child poverty, its impact on the lives of children and their families, current impediments to addressing it as well as avenues for its resolution.
Registration: 8.30am – 8.50am
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Ballroom, Government House, 13 St Georges Tce. Perth
Registration: REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE
Speakers and panel members include:
The Hon Dr Anne Aly MP Minister for Early Childhood Education; Minister for Youth
Jacqueline McGowan-Jones Commissioner for Children and Young People
Associate Professor Francis Mitrou Program Head, Population Health; Telethon Kids Institute
Glenda Kickett Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Engagement and Therapeutic Services, Aboriginal Children and Families; Australian Childhood Foundation
Bella Burgemeister Youth Advocate; Author; Presenter; Valuing Children Initiative Ambassador
Adjunct Professor Tony Pietropiccolo AM Director Centrecare Inc; Founder Valuing Children Initiative
The symposium will be open to all and those who attend will come away with:
a fuller understanding of child poverty
a clearer view of the reasons for the high level of child poverty in Australia;
a realization that child poverty is not intractable;
the practical ways it can be addressed; and
how individually and collectively we can halve it by 2030.
On behalf of the WA Committee for Anti-Poverty Week 2022, I invite you and your colleagues to register to attend this event. By working together to raise awareness and take action on the issue of child poverty, we can make sure all Australian children and families can meet their basic needs.
The WA Committee for Anti-Poverty Week 2022 is made up of the following organisations: Anglicare WA; Centrecare Inc and Valuing Children Initiative; Commissioner for Children and Young People; Communicare; Foodbank WA; Good Sammy; Mission Australia; People Kind Group; Salvation Army; St Vincent de Paul; Uniting WA; WACOSS; Wungening