Anti-Poverty Week runs from 13-19 October 2019

Activities in 2004

Week Long Activities

New South Wales

Zululand Hospice Fundraiser, 8.00pm, 9 October, North Bondi RSL
Live music including Jive Kayana. Zululand Hospice in South Africa provides home-based care, counselling and other community programs for people living with HIV/AIDS. Tickets through Fish Record's Bondi Junction and King Street locations for $20 plus booking fee – or at the venue door for $25. All proceeds will go to the hospice.
For more information, contact Molly on 0423 138 654.

Parramatta and Holroyd Anti-Poverty Week Awareness and Information Stall, 10am – 4pm, 16 October
Poverty information and resources provided by the Parramatta and Holroyd Interagency Anti-Poverty Week Working Party [Guilford Festival, Guilford Rd (opposite the train station)]
For more information contact Claire Edmonds,

South Australia

Community Leaders Challenge
A fundraising activity to raise awareness about poverty and how people get by with limited resources. During Anti-Poverty Week, participants, including some high-profile members of the community, will be challenged to wear a pedometer to measure how many steps they take during the week. Participants will be sponsored, and money raised will go towards a new micro-finance, interest-free loans scheme.
Mid North Primary Health Care / UnitingCare Wesley Port Pirie
To find out more, contact Andrew Cockington, 08 8633 8641

Anti-Poverty Display at Noarlunga Library
Held all week, for more information contact Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services of South Australia, 08 82100828

Week-long poverty Display at the Burnside Library
Held all week, for more information contact Peter Daughtry, Unitarian Church, 08 8331 9492.

University of South Australia Students Association
Anti-Poverty Week 25-29 October – POVERTY AFFECTS US ALL

Anti-Poverty Week activities will take place at the City West, City East, Whyalla, Underdale and Magill campuses. The focus of the Week will be around the 'Baked Bean Can Mural Wall', with guest speakers, welfare rights seminars and a BBQ on each campus.
For more information contact Melanie Curtiss on 0418 811 679

Poverty Display at Marion Centrelink
For more information contact Sue Heathcote at UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide, 08 8202 5182


Did you know … 50c will put an apple in a hungry kid's lunchbox?
Information and awareness about poverty – keep an eye out for the blue and white Colony 47 tubs in a pub near you. Any funds raised will go towards Community Central, a drop-in centre that supports people experiencing mental health issues.
To find out more, contact Susan Bailey, Colony 47, 03 6231 4359, or

MPs working for a day in emergency relief centres
During Anti-Poverty Week, several MPs have accepted the invitation to work in one of The Salvation Army's emergency centres.
For more information contact Rhonda McIntyre, Salvation Army, 03 6278 7184

Sunday 17 October

Description [venue] Contact
Vic: Day one: FCRC Conference: Poverty in the Lucky Country: "Reflecting and Creating a New Agenda"
Speakers include: Mary Crooks, Victorian Women's Trust; Andrea Sharam, author of 'Social Protections in Deregulated Essential Services Markets; and Phil Lynch, Public Interest Law Clearing House[The Cumberland, Marysville]
Denise Budge
Financial and Consumer Rights Council of Victoria
p: 03 9663 2000
National: Micah Challenge Anti-Poverty Sunday - 'Take up the Poverty Challenge'
Actions and resources available for Christian groups and churches throughout Australia around the Millennium Development Goals - see website for more details.
Amanda Jackson,
Micah Challenge
p: 02 9453 1586,
Vic: Camcare Stall on Poverty issues in Boroondara
To be held at the Camberwell Market, a combined clothing and Anti-Poverty Week information stall. [Camberwell Market, Station Street (Opposite Target carpark)]
Beth Jones
Camcare Ashburton
p: 03 9882 2216
NSW: Parramatta and Holroyd Anti-Poverty Week Awareness and Information Stall
[Carnivale Festival, Central Gardens Merrylands]
Parramatta and Holroyd
Interagency Anti-Poverty Week Working Party
Claire Edmonds
Vic: Will Thomas Anti-Poverty Oration and Prize Presentation Recognising young Victorians working towards the eradication of poverty - see website for details.
Speaker: Dr Stephen Ziguras, Brotherhood of St Laurence[St David's Uniting Church, Cnr Burke Rd and Mont Albert Rd, Canterbury]
Adrian Pyle
St David's Uniting Church, Canterbury
p: 03 9817 2720
Vic: Lifting the Lid on Jewish Poverty: A Forum on Jewish Poverty in Melbourne
Speakers include:
Prof. Paul Smyth, Brotherhood of St Laurence; Robyne Schwarz, Jewish Care; Rabbi Ralph Genende, Mount Scopus College and Prof. Allan Borowski, La Trobe University. Chair: Dr Philip Mendes, Dept. of Social Work, Monash University. Students of King David School will also present a play on the theme of poverty.[B'Nai B'Rith House, 99 Hotham St St Kilda]
Lorraine Levy,
Social Justice Committee, Jewish Community Council of Victoria
p: 03 9527 4866

Monday 18 October

Description [venue] Contact
Vic: Day 1, National Forum - Healthy Women, Healthy Communities [Rydges Hotel, Melbourne] Judy Swann
National Rural Women's Coalition
p: 02 6162 0430
SA: Day One: Poverty Display
[Tea Tree Plaza Mall, Modbury]
Margaret Galdies
Lutheran Community Care
p: 08 8269 9300
WA: Media Launch of Anti-Poverty Week in WA
Janet Holmes a Court [Foodbank, Welshpool]
Mission Australia
Contact David Tasker,
p: 08 9388 0944 / 0433 112 936
WA: Poverty Seminar Dept of Govt and Regional Development
Speakers include:
Ian Fletcher, CEO City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Other presentations TBA. [City of Gosnells]
Virginia Scott
Dept of Government and Regional Development
p: 08 9217 1500
Qld: Anti-Poverty Week Opening event: Indigenous Housing Forum
Pat Cora, Tenants Union Queensland; University of Queensland Aboriginal Environments Unit; Ian Appo, Chair NQ Regional Housing Council; Bob Sands Cowanyama Community Council. [The Powerhouse Rooftop Terrace New Farm]
The Brisbane Institute and Queensland Shelter
Cost $10, RSVP to:
p: 07 3393 2433
NSW: Media Conference of National Welfare Agencies Speakers TBC
[UnitingCare Level 5 Meeting Room, 222 Pitt St Sydney]
Anouk Ride
Australian Council of Social Service
p: 02 9310 4844
Vic: Free Anti-Poverty Sausage Sizzle
With information about local poverty issues [Cnr McCartin and Bair St, Leongatha]
Debbie Sachs
Salvation Army Gippscare
p: 03 5662 4502
SA: Launch of Anti-Poverty Week in South Australia
Speakers include:
Joe Scalzi, Hartley MP on Teenagers and Mobile Phone Debts; Astrine Ajiing, member of Sudanese community; Barry W, Big Issue Vendor; Madelaine, Single Mother & Volunteer at SPARK Resource Centre. Poverty information plus musical performances and free BBQ for students. [Morphett St and Currie St, Adelaide]
Rosalyn Williams
South Australian Council of Social Service
p: 08 8226 4111
Vic: Anti-Poverty Week Opening Event in Victoria
Speakers: Rev Tim Costello, Chief Executive World Vision Australia, Prof Julian Disney, Chair of Anti-Poverty Week, Sandie de Wolf, CEO, Berry St Victoria. [Yarra Room, Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston St City]
Assoc. Prof. John Murphy
Director, Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University
p: 03 9925 5067
Light lunch from 12.30pm, speakers will begin at 1pm.
NSW: The Plight of the Poor in Australia and Overseas
Rev Bill Crews, Executive Chairman, Exodus Foundation; Journalist Jeff McMullen [Council Chambers, Chancellory, UNSW]
Ramona Vijeyarasa
Social Justice Project, UNSW
Vic: Catholic Social Services Oration: Eradicating Poverty for Healthier Communities
Sir Gustav Nossal, with response by State Attorney General the Hon. Rob Hulls [Lecture Theatre, Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert St East Melbourne]
Catholic Social Services,
03 9287 5566
$12 Supper included - bookings essential
Tas: Dorothy Pearce Address
Speaker: Andrew McCallum, President, ACOSS, Poverty in Australia: Whose Problem? Are there Solutions? Whose Responsibility?[Hobart Function Centre, Elizabeth St Pier]

Tasmanian Council of Social Service
p: 03 6231 0755
$50, includes 3-course meal with wine and pre-dinner drinks.
RSVP essential

Tuesday 19 October

Description [venue] Contact
Vic: Day 2, National Forum - Healthy Women, Healthy Communities
[Rydges Hotel, Melbourne]
Judy Swann
National Rural Women's Coalition
p: 02 6162 0430
SA: Day Two: Poverty Display
[Tea Tree Plaza Mall, Modbury]
Margaret Galdies
Lutheran Community Care
p: 08 8269 9300
SA: Poverty Display
[Seaford Shopping Centre, Seaford]
Jo Ng
UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide
p: 08 8329 1700
Vic: The New Face of Poverty: Low Pay, Welfare and the Working Poor
Speakers include:
Jeff Laurence, LHMU; Margarita Murray, Low Paid Worker; May Lam, Jobs Australia; Peter Rigg, St Vincent de Paul; Chaired by Prof. Paul Smyth, Brotherhood of St Laurence [Father Tucker Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick St Fitzroy]
Hosted by LHMU, St. Vincent de Paul,
Australian Catholic Commission on Employment Relations and the Brotherhood of St. Laurence
Jess Walsh
p: 03 9235 7777
NSW: Regional Forum on Poverty
Speakers include:
Prof Julian Disney, Chair of Anti-Poverty Week[Newcastle City Hall]
Asha Ramzen
Hunter Council of Social Service
p:02 4926 3344
WA: Anti-Poverty Common (cents) Sense Strategies. Micro-financing in WA: local initiatives and enterprises for building community capacity: Speakers include: Prof. Peter Kenyon, Curtin Institute of Technology; Suresh Rajan, Ethnic Communities Council of WA; Ian Carter, Anglicare WA and Myra Cake, Community Initiatives.[DCD Theatrette, 189 Royal Street, East Perth] Cindy Gorton,
WA Community Development Seminar Series
SA: Communities Building BBQ
Everyone welcome, family entertainment including activities for children[Prospect Estate, cnr Prospect and Regency Road, Prospect]
Margaret Galdies
Lutheran Community Care
p: 08 8269 9300
Vic: St Kilda Community BBQ
BBQ and speakers including Jacques Boulet, Borderlands Cooperative.Everyone welcome. [Port Phillip Community Centre, 161 Chapel St, St Kilda]
Sandy Joffe,
Port Phillip Community Group
p: 03 9534 0777
SA: Lunch for Invited Dignitaries
The PAM's Kitchen, Port Augusta Meal Service
Hosted by Port Augusta Inter-Agency Network and UnitingCare Wesley Port
Bev Argent
p: 08 8633 8641
NSW: Launch of the Exodus Foundation Dental Clinic
Speakers include: Rev Bill Crews, Executive Chairman, Exodus Foundation [Exodus Foundation, Uniting Church, 180 Liverpool Road Ashfield]
Exodus Foundation
p: 02 9799 2811
Qld: Poverty and the Law Lunch
Speaker: Chief Justice Paul de Jersey [Parliamentary Annexe, Parliament House, Cnr George and Alice St, Brisbane.]
John Rochester
p: 07 3832 1266
RSVP essential
Vic: 'Meeting the Challenge of World Poverty'
Speaker: Reverend Tim Costello, Chief Executive, World Vision Australia
[Agora Theatre, La Trobe University, Bundoora]
School of Social Work and Social Policy, La Trobe University
03 9479 2570
NSW: Launch of 'Literacy for Life' Study and an exhibition of images of the NT Jawoyn communities
Speakers include: Irene Fisher, Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation; Peter Holt, Fred Hollows; and Jerry Schwab and Dale Sutherland, Centre for Aboriginal Economic and Policy Research, ANU [Sotheby's, 118-122 Queen St, Woollhara]
Kelly Holcroft,
Fred Hollows Foundation
p: (02) 8741 1922
NSW: The Great Debate: 'Law Has No Role in Alleviating Poverty'
Students will take part in the debate, adjudicator TBC [Destiny's Restaurant, Nowra TAFE]
Hosted by Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre and Nowra TAFE
p: 02 4422 9529
Vic: Understanding Poverty in Australia:Goulburn Valley Family Care AGM
Bernie Geary, Manager, Membership and Development, St Vincent de Paul [Shepparton RSL, 88 Wyndham St, Shepparton]
Goulburn Valley Family Care
p: 03 5831 1217

Wednesday 20 October

Description [venue] Contact
SA: Anti-Poverty Art Display and Information Stall
A display of anti-poverty material and resources, as well as drawings from primary school students on their perceptions of poverty in Australia. [Village Shopping Centre Morphett Vale]
Mandy Flint
p: 08 8329 0800
Qld: Anti-Poverty Display and Information Stall
[The Plaza, Roma]
Helen McLeod
Anglicare South-West
p: 07 4622 4876
SA: Re-launch of 'Fred's Van' in the West
[Parks Community Centre, Cowan St, Angle Park]
Tony Roach
St Vincent de Paul
p: 08 8212 6311
SA: SACOSS Conference: In or Out? Financial Services for Low Income Australians
The Hon Jay Weatherill, Minister for Families and Communities; Genevieve Sheehan, Brotherhood of St Laurence and Pat Cavanagh, Bendigo Bank. Other speakers from the Banking and Finance Sector with industry perspectives. [Adelaide Riviera, 31 North Tce]
Shane Dinnison
p: 08 8226 4111
SA: North-East Anti-Poverty Forum
Speakers include:
John Gray, Dept. of Human Services on How Poverty Affects Us All. To be opened by Mayor Mrs Lesley Purdon[Tea Tree Gully Council Chambers, Modbury]
Margaret Galdies
Lutheran Community Care
p: 08 8269 9300
NSW: Official Opening of Darcy House
Darcy House is a new support and health service for people on the streets, sex workers, and other marginalised groups in the Port Kembla area. Speakers will include: Liz Gale, Illawarra Health. [Darcy House, Lot 1, Old Port Road Port Kembla]
Sheryl Wiffen
Coordinator, Darcy House
p: (02) 4276 3900
NSW: Raising Anti-Poverty Awareness Event 2004
Live bands, guest speakers and exhibits by Hastings Community Development and Welfare Providers [Port Macquarie TAFE Campus Block G, Widderson Street, Port Macquarie]
Elica Nikolovska
Students Against Poverty
Gold coin donations to go towards Hastings Youth Services.
Vic: Many Faces of Poverty
Speaker: Father Peter Norden, Policy Director, Jesuit Social Services
[Greenhill Enterprise Centre, University of Ballarat]
Centre for Health Research and Practice
p: 03 5327 9772
NSW: Poverty: Measurements and Discontents
A/Prof Niyi Awofeso, Population Health Unit, Long Bay Correctional Centre. [School of Public Health & Community Medicine, Samuels Building, Level 2, Room241, UNSW Kensington Campus]
School of Public Health & Community Medicine
p: 2 9385 1925
NSW: Education and the Prevention of Poverty
Gillian Considine, ACIRRT, University of Sydney and Prof Alison Elliot, Australian Council for Educational Research [Room U215, University of Sydney]
Hosted by Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney.
Contact: Maree Murray, Smith Family
NSW: Volunteering Abroad
Stories and information from returned volunteers [Matthews D, UNSW]
Ramona Vijeyarasa
Social Justice Project, UNSW
SA: Shelter SA Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Dr Mark Peel, Monash University, The Forgotten Lessons of the Past: Housing, Security and Justice[The Balcony Room, Parliament House, North Terrace, Adelaide]
Janet Adkins
p: 08 8221 6488
NSW: Rigged Rules and Double Standards: A Forum on Poverty and the International Trade System
Speakers include:
Natasha Lewis, Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand; Margaret Di Nicola, Oxfam Community Aid Abroad[Esme's, UNSW]
Oxfam Community Aid
Abroad UNSW
Qld: Raising Awareness of Poverty event 'Tent City'
Speakers include:
Dr Mark Wenitong, Wuchopperen Health Service. Other speakers from Amnesty International and the JCU Student Association. BBQ, drumming and fire twirling. [James Cook University Douglas Campus, near the library]
Hosted by the Welfare Committee,
James Cook University Student Association
Contact, Brendan Garner
p: 07 4781 4400
NSW: Quiz Night, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW
[South Sydney Juniors Bowling Club, Chelmsford Avenue, Botany]
$15 a head, proceeds towards local charitable organisation (to be determined)
To RSVP or for information:
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Vic: Brotherhood of St Laurence, Sambell Oration:
'… And where are we now? Post-Election thoughts'.
Robert Manne [Central Hall, 20 Brunswick St Fitzroy]
p: 03  9483 1122
Vic: Debate: 'Eradication of Poverty is the Government's Responsibility'
Camberwell Grammar School v Sienna College[St David's Uniting Church, Cnr Burke Rd and Mont Albert Rd, Canterbury]
Adrian Pyle,
St David's Uniting Church
p: 03 9817 2720
$5 entry to assist Connections Youth and Family Services, UnitingCare.

Thursday 21 October

Description [venue] Contact
Vic: Hastings market stall
Poverty Stall will be held in the main street.
Susan Blackburn-Mitchell
Good Shepherd Peninsula
p: 03 5979 7600
SA: Anti-Poverty Services Expo
Information about agencies and services in the Bowden region [Arndale Centro Shopping Centre, Centre Stage]
Kathy McInerney
Uniting  Care Wesley Bowden
p: 08 8245 7141
SA: Day One, South Australian Financial Counsellors Conference
Children, Families and the Housing Crisis[The Lakes Resort Hotel, West Lakes]
Gerri Phillips
p: 08 8256 2170
Vic: Day One of Expo: 'Poverty is Not Fun'
Staffed by welfare agencies in the Ballarat area, with giveaways and information. [Stockland Wendouree, and Central Square shopping centres, Ballarat]
Iain Beggs
Ballarat Anti-Poverty Working Group
p: 03 5331 7677
Vic: Anti-Poverty Week Market Stall:
Raising Community Voices

Street display with information about poverty issues in Australia and overseas. [Hastings Township]
Susan Blackburn
Mitchell Good Shepherd Peninsula
p: 03 5979 7600
WA: Poverty Forum: The Top 5 Priorities for Action
Dr Mark Peel, Monash University; John Wicks; Prof. Belinda Probert, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Australia (Chair) [University of Western Australia]
Natalie Hunt,
Western Australian Council of Social Service
p: 08 9420 7219
SA: Forum: How Poverty Affects Health Outcomes
Dr David Scrimgeour, Save Medicare Alliance; Dr David Entwistle, GP; Dr Anne Sanders, Adelaide University and a consumer of dental services.[St Francis Xavier Catholic Cathedral Hall, Cnr Wakefield St and Victoria Sq]
Health Consumer Alliance
Monika Baker
Disability Action
p: 08 8346 8288
Vic: Launch of 'Poverty and Education: A Guide to Action' 2004
Jacinta Allen MP, Minister for Education Services [St Albans Secondary College, Main Rd East St Albans]
Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services St Albans
p: 03 9364 3200
RSVP to Emily Hughes for catering purposes
Vic: Health and Poverty Address
Prof Fiona Stanley, Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research [Victoria University Conference Centre, Level 12, Function Room 3, 300 Flinders St City]
Hosted by the Health Issues Centre and the Public Health Association
Panayiota Romios
p: 03 9479 5824
Vic: Poverty in Australia: Unfinished Business
Forum discussion on poverty as part of Anti-Poverty Week. Sessions led by Bernie Geary, St Vincent de Paul [St Thomas a Beckett Catholic Church, Milner's Rd, Yarra Junction]
Yarra Junction
St Vincent de Paul Opportunity Shop:
p: 03 5966 2036
SA: SACOSS Annual General Meeting
Dr Sarah Maddison, School of Politics and International Relations, University of NSW and Principal Author of "Silencing Decent – Non-Government Organisations and Australian Democracy [The Queen Adelaide Room, Adelaide Town Hall]
Malcolm Downes / John Wishart
South Australian Council of Social Service
p: 08 8226 4111
NSW: Launch of Feast2Feed
A non-profit organisation dedicated to fighting hunger in both Australia and abroad [Haris Restaurant, Sheraton on the Park, 161 Elizabeth St Sydney]
Stephenie Zacharia
p: 02 9380 2490
ACT: Launch of UnitingCare Australia Anti-Poverty kit
Opened by Bill Wood MLA, Retiring Minister, Housing and Community Services. Speakers: Rev Gregor Henderson, NCCA; Lin Hatfield Dodds, UnitingCare Australia. Chair: Ara Cresswell, ACTCOSS. [Johnson Auditorium, Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City]
Gillian Hunt
Canberra City UnitingCare Australia
p: 02 6257 4600

Friday 22 October

Description [venue] Contact
SA: Day Two, South Australian Financial Counsellors Conference
Children, Families and the Housing Crisis
[The Lakes Resort Hotel, West Lakes]
Gerri Phillips
p: 08 8256 2170
Vic: Day Two of Expo: 'Poverty is Not Fun'
Staffed by welfare agencies in the Ballarat area, with giveaways and information. [Stockland Wendouree, and Central Square shopping centres, Ballarat]
Iain Beggs
Ballarat Anti-Poverty Working Group
p: 03 5331 7677
SA: SA.FM and UnitingCare Bowden Anti-Poverty Breakfast
Held as part of the current appeal by UnitingCare Wesley Bowden, SA.FM will be cooking breakfast by gold donation for members of the public who stop by. SA.FM Black Thunders will be on site.[Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Port Rd]
Sue Shepherd
UnitingCare Wesley Bowden
p: 08 8245 7100
WA: Setting the Agenda
Mark McGowan MP; The Hon Colin Barnett MP. [Theatrette, Alexander Library, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge]
Ian Carter,
Anglicare WA
p: 08 9325 7033
Vic: Youth Futures Breakfast and Poverty Awareness March
Speakers will include young people and community workers talking about their experiences of poverty. Art by local artists on display. Several organisations will march through Frankston to the 'Dispelling the Myths' forum at Cube 37. [Corner of Ross Smith Ave and Young St, Frankston]
Darren Meddings
Salvation Army
Peninsula Youth and Family Services
p: 03 9784 5024
Vic: The Effects of Poverty on Our Community
Fr Joe Caddy, Catholic Social Services; Educator from Gamblers Help Southern; Carol Drummond, Dandenong CAB; Tracey Rodoni, Financial Counsellor [Wellsprings for Women, 79 Langhorne St Dandenong]
Wellsprings for Women
p: 03 9701 3740
Please RSVP for catering purposes
Vic: Poverty - Dispelling the Myths: It's not just about money!
Leigh Snelling, Victorian Local Governance Association; Basil Varghese, Brotherhood of St Laurence [Cube 37, Studios A & B, 37 Davey St Frankston]
Joanne Birkett
p: 03 9784 1938
RSVP by Tues 19
NSW: Public Address by Professor Marie Bashir, NSW Governor
With other key speakers:
Peter Sainsbury, President, Public Health Association; David Rose, Administrator, Bingarra Shire; Charles Davidson, Immediate Past President of NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and Prof. Julian Disney, Chair, Anti-Poverty Week.[Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament House]
Anne Hampshire
Mission Australia
p: 02 9217 1059
RSVP Essential
Vic: Launch of Charter of Housing Rights for Victoria
The Housing is a Human Rights Project is jointly managed by VCOSS, Shelter Victoria, the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions and Women's Housing Ltd. [Steps of Parliament House, Spring St Melbourne]
Rivkah Nissim
Victorian Council of Social Service
p: 03 9654 5050
SA: Public Address by the Hon. Jay Weatherill, Minister for Families and Communities
Rev Roger Bryson [Flinders St Baptist Church, Flinders St City]
Mark Henley
UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide
p: 08 8202 5111

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Carers Week – 17-23 October 2004
Carers Week is a national awareness week held during October each year all over Australia. The event was established to promote and raise awareness of the valuable role that carers play in our community and to generate discussion about carer issues. Carers Week also provides an opportunity for carers to come together, support one another and share ideas and information. For more information visit:

YWCA - Week Without Violence, 24 - 31 October 2004
Each year in October, the YWCA challenges all Australians to live for one week without participating in, perpetuating or observing violence. This national campaign, now into its 8th year, engages the public and media in thought-provoking activities and dialogue that demonstrate practical, sustainable alternatives to violence.
For more information:

Singing afternoon and lunch celebrating the International Year of Rice

[Margot, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 03 6223 6152]

South Australia
Whyalla Civic Library Display
12-19 October. Spanning Mental Health Week and Anti-Poverty Week, for more information contact Marie O'Shea, Centacare Community House, 08 8649 2647.

Refugee and Low-Income Families Picnic
11am – 2pm, 7 October. Food provided free, held as part of Anti-Poverty Week and Refugee Week. More information contact Giang Le Huy, UnitingCare Wesley Bowden, 08 8245 7135.