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October 2021

Good to know Expo

October 19 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Hobart Library, Mathers Lane
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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Free

A mini expo of local providers sharing practical tips on how to do more with less. Stall holders include Metro Tas, Priceline, The Smith Family, Libraries Tas and many more.

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Shifting the dial on family and child poverty – what will it take?

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online webinar, Online webinar Australia + Google Map
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Anti-Poverty Network SA – Online Discussion: Renters in Crisis

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
APN:SA Web Forum South Australia Australia + Google Map
Free

Anti-Poverty Network SA has surveyed 375 renters from around Australia. We will be discussing the findings of this survey and hearing from members who have experienced housing stress.

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Single Mothers vs Poverty, ‘From Melbourne’s Moral Decay to the UN’ Facebook Live Event

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

the National Council for Single Mothers and Their Children will hold a Facebook live event Single Mothers vs Poverty, 'From Melbourne's Moral Decay to the UN', and will take place on Tuesday the 19th of October at 7:30pm (AEDT). Hosted by Living Incomes for Everyone- LIFE. Guest speaker Terese Edwards from The National Council For Single Mothers and Their Children, will discuss recent issues taken up by NCSMC as well as questions around their advocacy and any queries by the…

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Salvation Army Moneycare Day

October 20
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Release of Foodbank Hunger Report 2021

October 20 @ 1:00 am - 1:30 am
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Derwent Valley Family and Youth Network

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

This Anti-Poverty Week join The Salvation Army, supported and guided by the Derwent Valley’s ‘Our Strategic Plan’, would like to invite you attend the inaugural Derwent Valley Family and Youth Network. This will be an action focussed, monthly meeting, connecting services who deliver in the Derwent Valley region together, to create, coordinate and collaborate for our Derwent Valley community. Community members and interested businesses are welcome to attend so we get as many people around the table as possible (and…

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What Informal Kinship Carers Need, What They Really Really Need: Kinship Care Forum IV

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Around 50,000 children and young people in Queensland live in informal kinship care with grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins, and other relatives to keep them out of the child protection system. Informal Kinship Carers make significant sacrifices including postponing retirement, withdrawing their superannuation, changing careers, disrupting relationships and being forced into poverty. These carers fall between the cracks of Federal and State Governments and receive little or no financial or other support to for children in their care. On…

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Poverty, the Indue Card and Women’s Rights

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

In the 60s, we burned our bras for women's liberation. Now we have to ask permission to buy them. Find out how the Indue Card penalises the poor and erodes human rights, including the rights of women to safety and shelter. Katheryn and Amanda from NCDCA - No Cashless Debit Card Australia will be in conversation with Professor Shirley Randell.

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Exploring Social & Economic Barriers to Housing in SA: How do we bridge the gap?

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bradley Forum, UniSA City West Campus, 50-55 North Terrace
Adelaide, SA Australia
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Forum hosted by St Vincent de Paul SA, exploring the current policy and socio-economic barriers impacting secure, adequate and permanent housing.  Speakers/panellists include Helen Connolly (SA Children's and Young People's Commissioner, Ross Womersley (SACOSS Executive Director), Josh Peak (SDA) and representatives from SVDPSA. 12-2pm Adelaide time.  Includes release of results of survey of SA young people by SA Children's Commissioner.

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