Anti-Poverty Week runs from 15-21 October 2017

Welcome to the Anti-Poverty Week Website

The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to:

- Strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia; and

- Encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.

Everyone is encouraged to help reduce poverty and hardship by organising an activity during the Week or taking part in an activity organised by others.

Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians. 
Around the world, more than a billion people are desperately poor.
In Anti-Poverty Week, YOU 
can help fight poverty and hardship!

  • NEWS: 

    ACOSS will be holding a press conference and gathering on Sunday 15th October calling for a new concerted national effort to reduce poverty, especially among children.



  • NEWS:

    “Thinking About Poverty” (Federation Press) will be released in Anti-Poverty Week. It examines the extent of poverty and unprecedented wealth and income inequality across the world, including Australia


  • NEWS:

    Foodbank’s annual snapshot of food insecurity in Australia “Foodbank Hunger Report 2017”  will be released on Monday 16th October in Anti-Poverty Week



  • NEWS:

    The Brotherhood of St Laurence will place pop-up installations during Anti-Poverty Week in the Docklands to engage and educate about the causes and consequences of poverty.



  • NEWS:

    Attack Poverty Not The Poor Conference will be held in Adelaide on 20th-21st October.


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