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October 2019

Hands Across Canberra Annual Charity Lunch

October 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place
Parkes, ACT 2600
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Hands Across Canberra is a true collaboration between the community, business and government. Our annual lunch gives us the chance to celebrate community organisations who are working to improve the lives of people in Canberra and the region. The lunch provides an opportunity to mix community organisations with business. Our generous table sponsors allow us to offer free seats to two charities for each table. Community organisations are given an opportunity during the lunch to pitch their organisation's needs to…

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Red Carpet Screening: Half a Million Steps

October 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Palace Theatre, 2 Phillip Law Street
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia
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In October 2018, as part of Uniting's Fair Treatment campaign, 100 people walked the 500,000 steps from Dubbo, in Western NSW, to deliver a message to NSW Parliament in Sydney – highlighting how far a person in regional NSW may have to travel to reach the drug treatment they need. This Long Walk to Treatment has now been made into a powerful and moving documentary telling the personal stories behind a movement to reform drug laws and policy and make…

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October 2020

Creating a future without poverty: In conversation with Philip Alston, Sabine Alkire and Sharon Bessell

October 1, 2020 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Join Mark Kenny as he talks to three of the world’s leading voices on poverty measurement, research, and eradication about creating a post-COVID future without poverty. Is such a future possible? Why is it important to understand and measure multidimensional poverty? What steps must the world take now to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere, by 2030? Philip Alston is professor of law at New York University and recently ended his term as United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme…

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Homelessness and the Law

October 8, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
virtual Australia

In the lead-up to Anti-Poverty Week 2020, Street Law, an outreach legal service for people experiencing or at risk of homeless, will be discussing homelessness laws as part of the ACT Law Society’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee’s free series of lunchtime chats. Street Law will provide an overview of the specific challenges that people facing homelessness in the ACT have in accessing legal support; some of the legal issues that people facing homelessness commonly deal with; and how to identify…

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Homelessness Laws in the ACT (for support and community workers)

October 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
virtual Australia

Canberra Community Law will host a community legal education session on Homelessness Laws in the ACT for support and community workers in the ACT. This FREE, interactive session will help you to identify: - A number of legal issues frequently experienced by people experiencing homeless including: - Public space offences; - Replacing lost ID - Voting with no fixed address; - Fines - Early access to superannunation - The legal services that can assist if one of the people you…

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Reducing Poverty & Homelessness in the ACT

October 14, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This Anti-Poverty Week, join some of Canberra's leading voices as they discuss achievable measures to reducing poverty and homelessness. Watch the live panel at on Wednesday 14th October. Please submit questions in advance to About the panel Dr John Falzon is Senior Fellow, Inequality and Social Justice at Per Capita. He is a sociologist, poet and social justice advocate and was national CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society from 2006 to 2018. He has written and…

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October 2021

ACT APW Youth Art Competition

October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 22 @ 3:00 pm

The APW Art Competition is a youth art competition open to all ACT Youth 18 years and under! Entries are open until Friday 15th October and voting will take place the following week. The theme of the APW Art Competition is “Hopes for My Future” and all art submissions are encouraged to make a representation of their own hopes for what their future will look like, what they hope the future of the world will look like or any other…

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Lighting Up National Carillon ACT

October 17 - October 23
National Carillon, Aspen Island
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600 Australia
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The National Carillon in the ACT will be lit up in APW colours to support Anti-Poverty Week and raise awareness for those experiencing poverty. If you see the light display show your support and help raise awareness for those experiencing poverty using #APW21 and tag us @antipovertyweek.

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Take 10 to Talk about Poverty

October 18 @ 8:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm

Workplaces, family and friends across the ACT will be encouraged to take part in Anti-Poverty Week by taking ten minutes to talk about poverty, chat about disadvantage on our doorstep and what we can do to make change. This includes sharing an opportunity to donate to local organisations through Hands Across Canberra.

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Lighting Up Telstra Tower ACT

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The Telstra Tower will be lit up in blue on the evening of Thursday 21st October. Telstra Tower will be lit in blue alongside other monuments across Australia during the week to raise awareness and communicate a brighter future of hope, particularly for children in poverty.

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