Anti-Poverty Week runs from 13-19 October 2019

Activities in 2005

Sunday 16 October

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TAS and VIC Distribution of liturgical material within the Uniting Church

Materials can be downloaded at

Antony McMullen


TAS Launch with Card of "12 Indicators of Poverty"


T: (03)6231 0755


ACT St Vincent de Paul "Confronting the Issues" Congress 14 - 16 October.

Session on Sunday, October 16 - Responding to the needs of the poor".

St Vincent de Paul

T: (02) 6282 2722

VIC Anti Poverty Awards for Young Victorians

Will Thomas Oration, Speaker: Rev. Dr. Ray Cleary. "Institutions or Individuals: How Best to Fight Poverty?"

St David's Uniting Church,

Cnr Burke Road and Mont Albert Road



Adrian Pyle

Uniting Church

T: 03 9657 5363

VIC World Food Day Feast - International Women's Development Agency

Leading female chefs feed people to raise money for poorest women in Asia and the Pacific.

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron

St Kilda Esplanade

Kathy Proctor

T: 03 9650 5574


SA Sunday Mail Column

Recipes for Feeding a Family of Five Under $10 by high profile Adelaide chefs.

SA Marion Prevention of Violence Action Group Display

Marion Markets (located at Marion Sports Club)



T: 08 8202 5180

WA TV Commercial by the Archbishop of Perth, the Revd. Barry Hickey

Channel 9, during the first advertisement break in the 6pm news

Brett Mendez

T: 08 9263 2059

Monday 17 October

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NSW Forum: Achieving the Impossible? Halving world poverty by 2015.

Level 1, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts.

280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Soroptimist International

Doreen Todd


SA  Launch with Minister Jay Weatherill

MC - Amanda Blair

Fashion parade of recycled clothing from Anglicare, Goodwill, Red cross and St Vinnies.

Celebrities to model.

Under the canopy in Rundle Mall

TAS Activity in Hobart Mall

NSW Watanobbi Community Centre

Children (6 - 8 years) mural painting "What poverty means to me"

Watanobbi Community Centre

11 Harrington Place


Debbie or Julie


T: 02 4351 2860

ACT Shelter Poverty Forum

Ara Creswell from ACTCOSS speaking

Havelock House, Northbourne Avenue

ACT Shelter

T: (02) 6247 3727


QLD Open Forum: Poverty of Housing

The ASHRAM services directory will be launched.

Brisbane Powerhouse

Queensland Shelter

T: 07 3393 2433


QLD Poverty Event - Queen Street Mall

United Nations Association of Australia (QLD)

Rev. Enoch Choy


(t) 07 3279 4836

WA Seminar of Partnerships, Poverty and Participation.

Department for Community Development and Curtin University's Department of Social Work and Social Policy.

Curtin Business School

Murray Street, Perth

Suzanne Magna Jones

T: 08 9222 2751


WA Forum: Poverty and Older People

Council on the Aged (COTA)

City Place Community Centre (Perth Railway Station)


Helen Jones

Council on the Aged

T: 08 9321 2133

ACT Launch of Anti-Poverty Week

Speakers: Julie Tongs, Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service and Sir Wiliam Deane

Canberra Museum and Gallery

ACT Shelther

T: 02 6247 3727


WA Fremantle Housing Association AGM - Speaker Mr Ian Carter, CEO of Anglicare

Sails Restaurant, Fremantle

Kaz Sternberg

T: 08 9430 0900


NSW AIDWATCH trivia night

SAM Bar, level one in the student union

Rochelle Spencer


SA Forum: Indigenous Housing:  Homes for Our Children?

Speaker: Nerida Saunders, General Manager of the Aboriginal Housing Authority

The Art Gallery of South Australia



Jandet Adkins

T: 08 8221 6488


VIC Forum: 'Looking at Local Poverty'

Speaker: Rev. Ray Cleary - CEO Anglicare

St Lukes Anglican Church

Cnr, Price Street and Pride Street, Torquay

Robert Packet

T: 03 5261 7303


WA Human Rights Commitee of the United Nations Association of Australia (WA) Forum

Speaker: Lisa Baker, Executive Officer of WACOSS

Conference Room, Lotteries House, 33 Moore Street, East Perty

Astrid Chapman

T: 08 9221 9411


QLD Project Hope: Helping to overcome poverty for everyone by promoting a community response to housing needs

Cooloola Sunshine Institute of TAFE


Cim Gillies

T: 07 5451 2904


QLD Common Wealth for the Common Good Address: The Common Good and Industrial Relations Reform: The challenge of distributing wealth fairly in Australia

Speaker: Mr John Ryan, Executive Officer Australian Catholic Commission for Employment Relations

Marymac Community Centre, Ipswich Road, Annerley

RSVP Essential

T: 07 3891 5866


SA Soup and Sausage Sizzle and Job Seeker Info Day

ASK Employment

80A Essington Lewis Ave, Whyalla

Kelly Smyth


SA Kick off with Breakfast - Jan Stirling

Sponsored  by ETSA


SA 'Christmas Target 200'

Inaugural meeting of a coalition of Community Organisations and Church groups to facilitate delivery of Christmas Hampers to disadvantaged families in the Southern Suburbs of Adelaide.

Southern Youth Exchange

13 McKinna Road, Christie Downs

Ingrid Scicluna

T: 0407 711 808

NSW Free Public Forum: Make Poverty History: At Home and Abroad

Keynote speaker: Reverend Bill Crews, Exodus Foundation

Macquarie University, SAM Atrium

lower ground floor in the student union

Rochelle Spencer


WA Perth Family Support Services Sausage Sizzle for Clients

333 William Street, Northbridge

Jenny Lydon

T: 08 9328 1690

VIC Press Conference: 10 Spokespeople from peak welfare agencies in Victoria

Melbourne CBD - Under the Princes Bridge, under Flinders Street Station, alongside the Yarra River

Nina Bailey

T:0417 900 036


NSW Open morning tea at refurbished Rawson Centre

Cnr Rawson and Reiby Streets, Newtown

T: 1300 306 461


TAS Poverty Forum and Meal with Colony 47 residents, board and staff and David Lewellyn MHA, Minister for Health and Human Services

Sue Ham

T: 03 6220 8518


VIC Indigenous Panel on 3KND (Kool n' Deadly Radio Station) discussing poverty issues

Denice Kickett

Brotherhood of St Laurence


VIC Forum: Colleen Marion, Chairperson Western Suburbs Indigenous Gathering Place Opening Doors to Our People and Simon McKeon, Executive Chairman, Macquarie Bank, Chairperson, Melbourne Cares The Role of Business in Alleviating Poverty.

Conference Centre,

Uniting Care Sunshine Mission,

28 Withers Street, Sunshine

T: 03 9364 3200

NSW Forum: Does it Matter if the poor are forced out of Sydney

Speakers: Sylvia Hale MLC; Chris Brown, Tourism and Transport Forum; Ken Morrison, Property Council of Australia; Bill Randolph, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, UNSW; Cr Helen Westwood, Mayor of Bankstown and President, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils.

MC - Quentin Dempster, Presenter, Stateline ABC

Jubilee Room, State Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney

Virginia Sarah

The Fred Hollows Foundation

T: 02 8741 1946


TAS Who gets the rice?

Elizabeth Street Mall

Tuesday 18 October

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NSW  Inaugural Mary Ward Justice Lecture - "Making Poverty History". Guest Speaker, Sharan Burrow, President ACTU and President International Centre for Trade Union Rights.

Loreto Kirribilli Auditorium


Bookings through Trish O'Brien

T: 02 9409 2981


TAS School Students Microcredit Conference

City Gate, Mornington

Ian Samson

T: 03 6266 6848

SA Lutheran Community Care Sausage Sizzle

309 Prospect Road

Blair Athol

Kathy Binks or Sue Rourke

T: 8269 3900

SA Forum: Shelter. Speaker - Adam Sampson Executive Director Shelter UK

Shelter SA

T: 08 8221 6488


SA Anglicare - Planning and Saving: Avoiding Debt and Banking and Financial Products

Salisbury Library Service,

John Street, Salisbury

Gerry or Kaylene

T: 08 8256 2170

ACT Matter of Public Importance in the Legislative Assembly

Raised by Dr Deb Foskey MLA

ACT Shelter

T: 02 6247 3727


VIC Forum: La Trobe University

Speakers: Julian Disney, "Fighting Poverty at Home and Abroad" and Lillian Holt, "Poverty: Implication and Diminishment'.

The Agora Theatre - La Trobe University

NSW Indigenous Poverty Forum

Speakers: Sue Green and Paul Knight (Tranby Aboriginal College)

University of New South Wales


Social Justice Project


NSW Social Policy in the City Seminar by Professor Peter Saunders, 'Experiencing Poverty: the voices of low-income Australians'.

Macquarie Bank, Level 22, 20 Bond Street, Sydney

RSVP to Thanh Vuong

T: 02 9219 2022


SA 'The Money-Go-Round Expo: Juggling the Financial Ups and Downs"

St Hilary's Parish, 1 William Street, Morphett Vale


T: 08 8329 1700

QLD QCOSS Panel Discussion: Poverty in a Wealthy Society

Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, Anglican Primate and Brisbane Archbishop and Jill Lang, QCOSS Director.

Brisban Powerhouse, Lamington St, New Farm

RSVP Essential

T: 07 3832 1266


SA Anti-Poverty Lunch - food, showbags and information available.

Hackham South Primary School

Ingrid Scicluna

T: 08 8382 3554


VIC Community Forum: "Challenging Attitudes, Challenging Perceptions" Speaker: Basil Varghese

The Mooroopna Education and Learning Centre

Alexander Street, Mooroopna

RSVP by October 14

T: 03 5833 4125

NSW Food Fairness Forum

Speaker, Rev Bill Crews

T: 02 4226 5000


SA "Planning and Saving" Workshop

Magdalene Centre

42 Carrington Street, Adelaide

Vikki Noel

T: 08 8305 9379

NSW Fines and Fees Forum


66 Albion Street, Surrey Hills

NSW "There is NO Poverty on the North Shore" Seminar

Ford Room, The Crows Nest Centre

2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest

T: 02 9415 4855

NSW Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association of NSW State Conference.

Speakers: John Wicks of St Vincent De Paul and Prof Peter Newman, Sustainability Commissioner of NSW

Salvation Army Congress Hall

Elizabeth St, Sydney

T: 02 9281 3588

VIC 'Poverty and Income Inequality in Australia"

Three speakers including Gavin Duffy from St Vincent de Paul and discussion about local issues.

Memorial Hall, Rosebud Foreshore, Point Nepean Road,


Sharon or Lorraine

Southern Peninsula Community Support and Information Centre

T: 03 5986 1285


SA  Anti-Poverty Week Expo - Whyalla

Show bags, badge making, balloons, information from welfare agencies

Westlands Shopping Centre, Whyalla

TAS Social Action Research Centre (SARC) to release data from a recent survey relevent to poverty in Tasmania.

Anglicare Board Room 27,

Watchorn Street, Hobart

Margie Law

T: 03 6213 5666

Wednesday 19 October

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TAS Dorothy Pearce Lecture with Saul Eslake, Chief Economist, ANZ Bank


T: 03 6231 0755



SA Forum: The Southern Housing Round Table

"Affordable Housing - Sustainable Homes"

Keynote speaker: Julian Disney

Port Noarlunga Arts Theatre

Southern Housing Round Table

Molly Wakely


NSW Watanobbi Community Centre

Children (9 - 11 years) mural painting "What poverty means to me"

Watanobbi Community Centre

11 Harrington Place


Debbie and Julie

T: 02 4351 2860


VIC Inaugural Anglicare Neale G Molloy Social Justice Lecture - "Poverty and the Law" -  by Professor Marcia Neave, Chair of the Victorian Law Reform Commission.

The Ground Floor Auditorium, National Australia Bank

800 Bourke Street, Docklands

Vanessa Flynn

T: 03 9321 6133


RSVP: Wednesday 12 October

VIC Mind the Gap - Women, Poverty and Health.

Royal Women's Hospital

132 Grattan Street


Fiona Lange

T: 03 9344 2199


VIC Catholic Welfare Australia Annual National Conference: McCosker Oration by Julian Disney

Ballarat Doherty Lodge

Catholic Welfare Australia

T: (02) 6285 1366

VIC Anti-Poverty Forum - Speaker Sir Gus Nossal

VCOSS Congress 19 - 21 October

Eden on the Park

6 Queens Road



T: 03 9654 5050


SA Village Green Community Services Expo

Torrens Building

Victoria Square

WA Ecumenical Church Service

St Mary's Cathedral

Archbishop's Office

T: 08 9223 1351

SA Anglicare: Money Minded Workshop: Planning and Saving

Grenville Centre,

Elizabeth Centre

Keith and Sandy

T: 08 8209 5400

VIC St Mary's House of Welcome

Members and staff of the Victorian Parliament will be serving a free meal to social security card holders

165 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Lara Denes

T: 03 9417 6497


SA Angel for a Day Appeal Movie Show

Films: Three Dollars and Tom White - both about how vulnerable we all are to homelessness and poverty.

Tickets: $20 including movies, wine and light refreshments.

Nova East End Cinema, 251 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Shelter SA

T: 08 82211 6488


NSW Fundraising Novelty Golf Day for Youth Programs

Mid North Coast Coalition Against Poverty

Bowraville Golf Course

Sue Penny

T: 02 6568 4040


SA Poverty Display at the Avenues Shopping Centre, St Peters


T: 08 8202 5180

NSW Forum: Overcoming Poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of Justice" (Neslon Mandela 2005)

Hosted by the Illawarra Institute of TAFE and Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre

Wesley Centre Hall, Nowra

Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre

T: 02 4422 9529

SA Launch of the Australian Red Cross, South Australia Inner City Support Program.

the Hon. Jay Weatherill, Minister for Families and Communities


Helen Farinola

T: 08 8100 4597


VIC Forum: 'Can We Make A Difference" 

Speaker: Tim Costello AO, CEO of World Vision

Church of Christ Clayton

Cnr Burton Ave & Dunstan St

Wayne Ngo


SA MoneyMinded Stall @ SACOSS

Village Green, Torrens Building,

Victoria Square, Adelaide

Vikki Noel

T: 08 8305 9379

VIC "Are You Homeless Tonight?" Conference

Frankston Arts Centre - Rotary Room

Lisa Saint-John

T: 03 9784 1851


NSW Launch of the Charter for Social Determinants of Health

Speaker: Peter Sainsbury

The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts

Level 3, 280 Pitt Street

Samantha Edmonds

T: 02 9211 2599 ext 116

VIC Sacred Heart Mission invites you to a free 3 course meal to help raise awareness of poverty in our community

Sacred Heart Mission Dining Hall

87 Grey Street, St Kilda

Dinner served between 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Elisha Warren

T: 03 9537 1166


SA Presentation of a collection of children's poetry and artwork by students from Immaculate Heart of Mary primary school to a representative from Uniting Care Wesley Bowden

Kathryn McInerney

T: 08 8245 7141

NSW Children In Poverty Forum.

Speakers from UNICEF discussing the plight of children in poverty from a global perspective.

University of New South Wales


Social Justice Project


SA Morning tea to hand over donated items to local charities

DECS Family Day Care Office, Elizabeth

Julie Moat

T: 08 8207 9147

VIC Fundraising Morning Tea

Cathedral/Lansdowne Room

Cardinal Knox Centre

383 Albert Street, East Melbourne

Mary Brown

T: 03 9287 5512


ACT The Canberra Social Plan poverty-proofing trial

ACT Government's Community Inclusion Board - Poverty Proofing Forum

Riley Room, Pilgrim House,

69 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra

Community Inclusion Board

T: 02 6207 6020


Thursday 20 October

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VIC Dinner and speech entititled Stop Child Prostitution and Trafficking, by Bernadette McMenamin, CEO of Child Wise.

Essendon Football Club, Napier Street, Essendon.


Mission Australia

Marissa Tyler


ACT Youth Coalition Forum - "Youth and Poverty"

Information sharing session and morning tea from 9am followed by forum. Information packs will be distributed for youth workers on dealing with Centrelink.

46 Clianthus Street, O'Connor

Enquiries and RSVP

T:  (02) 6247 3540

SA Anglicare: Money Minded Workshop: Planning and Saving

City of Playford Library Service

Playford Civic Centre

Elizabeth Centre

Keith and Sandy

T: 08 8209 5400

SA Anglicare: Money Minded Workshop:  Planning and Saving

City of Playford Library Service

Munno Para Shopping Centre

Jean and Amanda

T: 08 8209 5400

WA Salvation Army Breakfast

Normal breakfast delivered to clients in the Wellington Square, including guests invited from within the community.

Major David Button

T: 08 9227 7010

SA Demonstration and Display at Colonnades Shopping Centre.

Focus on budgeting, healthy menu planning and growing fresh produce.

Ingrid Scicluna

T: 08 8382 3554

NSW Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre 2005 AGM

Speaker: Reg Yates (Aboriginal Community Development Officer, BMCC) Social Programs V Economic Development

Joy Anderson Hall

Mid Mountains Community Centre

9 New Street, Lawson

T: 02 4759 2592


SA Health and Wellbeing Quiz

Healthy, Wealthy or Wise - Which Are You?

Torrens Building Courtyard

220 Victoria Square

T: 08 8226 4114


SA Poverty Information Stall

Rundle Mall

T: 08 8202 5180


SA Community Services Forum

Speaker: Leanne Head, Director of Community Connect, Department for Families and Communities

Playford Community Health

50 Peachey Road, Davoren Park

Lisa Lewis

T: 08 8207 9007

ACT Forum on Indigenous Poverty - "Narrowing the disadvantage gap - lets just get on with it!" Speaker: Bob McMullan

University House, cnr Liversidge Street and Balmain Cresent, ANU


Anna Damiano

T: 02 6125 6708


NSW Utilities Assistance Community Information Forum

Energy and Water Industry Ombudsman

194 Argent Lane, Broken Hill

T: 02 9218 5250


VIC Forum: "Poverty and Welfare - Is It Fair?"

Southern Peninsula Community Support and Information Centre

Memorial Hall, Rosebud Foreshore, Point Nepean Road, Rosebud  

Sharon or Lorraine

T: 03 5986 1285


SA Forum: Women, Welfare and Workforce Participation - Policy Triumph or Poverty Trap

Women Lawyer's Association

Law Society

NSW Forum

Speaker: Tanya Plibersek, Federal Member for Sydney and Shadow Minister for Work and Family, Childcare and Youth; Women.

Univeristy of New South Wales

Scientia, Richie Theatre

Social Justice Project


SA Forum: Transition to Life

Speaker: Minister for Education, the Hon Jane Lomax-Smith, Providing Paths out of Poverty

Way Hall, 10 Pitt Street, Adelaide

Mark Henley

UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide

T: 0404 067 011

SA Poverty in our streets, our towns, our country.

Street stall with lunch giveaways, literature and affordable cooking demonstrations.

Ceducina Community Hall

Poynton Street

Penny Goldsworthy

T: 08 8625 3810


Friday 21 October

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SA Anti-Poverty Week Closed by Minister Stephanie Key

University of South Australia

WA Forum - Real Life Stories From Workers in the Field

Including representatives of the Premier, Leader of Opposition and Greens WA


Jane Gibson

T: 08 9263 2059

ACT Forum: Poverty and the Law

Canberra Museum and Gallery


David Tenant

T: 02 6257 1788

SA Keys to Unlocking Intergenerational Poverty through Education, Panel Discussion, Minister Stephanie Key to officially close Anti-Poverty Week, BBQ, 'One Blood' Aboriginal Dance

The Atrium, Yungondi Building, City West Campus University of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide

Janet Adkins

T: 08 8221 6488


NSW Volunteering Abroad - speakers from Palms, Australian Youth Ambassadors and Austraining will be speaking about their experiences volunteering overseas.

University of New South Wales

Mathews Theatre B

Social Justice Project


ACT Launch of Referral Guid to Emergency Accomodation and Support Services in the ACT Region

Yarramundi Cultural Centre

Lady Denman Drive

T: 02 6202 7202


Saturday 22 October

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SA Garage Sale

Lutheran Community Care

309 Prospect Road, Blair Athol


T: 8269 9300


QLD Forum: Action on Poverty: How Can We Help

Speakers: Prof Colin Power, Kevin Rudd MP, Ms Jessica Van Der Merwe. Moderated by Sandy McHutcheon of ABC Radio

Abel-Smith Lecture Theatre

University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus)

Rev Enoch Choy


(t) 07 3279 4836

SA Chefs demonstrate cooking on a budget to raise awareness of poverty issue

Adelaide Central Markets

ACT Workshop: Saving Energy to Reduce Housing and Transport Costs

Speakers: Peter Miller, Home Energy Advice Team and Adrian Whitehead, Conservation Council

Rocks Meeting Room (behind ANU food co-op)

Kingsley Street, Acton


T:  02 6247 7808


Related Activities

NSW Poverty in the Jewish Community Presentation

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies
11 October, 7.30pm
146 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst, NSW
Contact: Geejay Schneeweiss - 02 9360 1600


NSW Seminar by Professor Peter Saunders, Director, Social Policy Research Centre, 'Disability, Poverty and Hardship in Australia'.

Tueseday 11, October.
1 - 2.30pm
SPRC, Room 25, G2, Western Grounds, UNSW


SA South Australian Community Health Association Forum

"Alternatives to Coke, Chips and the Couch"

Friday, October 28
2pm - 5pm
Pilgrim Hall, 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide.