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October 2019

Anti Poverty Week Ecumenical Prayer Service

October 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert Street
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002 Australia
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This service is facilitated by the Victorian Council of Churches through their Social Questions Commission. It is a short 'lunchtime' prayer service in the inner city of Melbourne. The prayer service will beheld in the Cathedral Room at the Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002.

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Raise the Rate: Port Phillip Community Group

October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Port Phillip Community Group, 161 Chapel Street
St Kilda, Victoria 3182 Australia
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Port Phillip Community Group (PPCG) invites you to our ‘Raise the Rate’ event in conjunction with Anti-Poverty Week. This will be held at 161 Chapel Street, St Kilda, VIC, 3182 on Wednesday 16th October between 12pm – 2pm. “The Raise the Rate campaign is key to reducing poverty and inequality in Australia. The goal of the Raise the Rate campaign is for the Federal Government to immediately lift the single rate of Newstart, Youth Allowance and other related payments by…

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Brotherhood Talks: Action on Child Poverty

October 18, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy, Australia
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Looking back, looking forward, looking across the Tasman Session 1: 11:30am - 12:30pm Contemporary lessons from past actions: Why people are still talking about the historic Family Centre Project Dr Tim Gilley (Senior Research Fellow at the Brotherhood) will help shed light on the Brotherhood’s radical Family Centre Project of the 1970s. Together with David Tennant (CEO FamilyCare) they will look at how key elements could translate into the current environment. David will also provide insight into the impacts and…

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Relating Well Club

October 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Box Hill Library, 1040 Whitehorse Road,
Box Hill, Vic 3128 Australia
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First Chinese Community Forum on Social Issues The aim of 'Relating Well Club' is to recognize the importance of civil responsibility and social justice by promoting the value of 'Inspire, Aware and Change' to the Chinese Community.

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October 2020

Launch of Street Pantry

October 11, 2020
Alma Road Community House, 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East, 200 Alma Road
St Kilda East, VIC 3183 Australia
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Mazon Australia and Port Phillip Community Group's Alma Road Community House (ARCH) are launching their Street Pantry in front of ARCH at 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East. The Street Pantry is a community project encouraging everyone to "give what you can, take what you need".

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Anti-Poverty Youth Program

October 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom contact 1300 173 741, 44, Lakeview Drive
Scoresby, Vic 3179 Australia

Serenity Life Balance is holding a series of Anti-poverty Youth Program in conjunction with the Anti-Poverty Week (11-17 October 2020). This will be conducted virtually via Zoom, key activities include volunteer sharing session, youth forum etc. We would like to invite youth within the age range of 12 to 17 years old to register for this meaningful program. There will be 3 sessions throughout  Anti-Poverty Week, each session is about 30 minutes. Participants are required to attend all sessions.

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Poverty, COVID-19 and the road ahead…

October 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

More than six months since COVID entered Victoria, where do we find ourselves? This special Victorian Council of Social Service / Anti-Poverty Week event will explore lessons from the pandemic, and discuss how the virus exploited vulnerable communities and exacerbated pre-pandemic levels of poverty and hardship. We'll also look ahead to how the state's recovery strategy should be shaped. Guests include: 🔹 Luke Donnellan, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers and Child Protection 🔹 Emma King, CEO, Victorian Council of…

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October 2021

Respect Elderly & Anti-Poverty Day

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is a 2-hour Zoom event, aiming to raise awareness of elderly abuse and poverty issues in the community, as well as to acknowledge the contribution of the elderly through an awards ceremony.

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No Fighting Chance: impact of the withdrawal of COVID-19 income and tenancy benefits report published by UnitingVic.Tas and Swinburne University Centre for Social Impact.

October 19 @ 12:00 am - 12:30 pm

Uniting Vic.Tas is the community services organisation of the Uniting Church, delivering services and programs across Victoria and Tasmania. This report is published with the

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CAP Virtual Fundraising Dinner

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The CAP Annual Fundraising Dinner is going online! Saturday, 23 October 2021, 7:30-8:30pm (AEDT) Replacing the annual dinners in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney & Newcastle, this is an opportunity for supporters across the nation to (virtually) come together live from Newcastle — the birthplace of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Australia! This year you’ll have the joy of sharing the evening with MasterChef 2021 winner Justin Narayan! You will receive a menu prepared by Justin in advance so you can cook…

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