Anti-Poverty Week runs from 16-22 October 2016

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WA: #couches4poverty

A number of couches will be decorated with personal experiences of poverty as well as factual information. These couches will then be spread around the community for people to relax upon but also gain greater understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty.

City of Albany
Community Development Team
P: 08 9841 9333
E: staff@albany.wa.gov.au

NATIONAL: Are you Australia's most passionate energy saver?

With rising electricity prices putting pressure on families, we’re looking to show the importance of being energy efficient. We’re looking for Australia’s most passionate energy saver. Our Facebook competition will ask people to show us their most extreme, creative, clever or stingy energy saving tips. Entries judged the most creative will win one of two energy efficient fridges or a washing machine. facebook.com/microfinancegs

For more information: https://facebook.com/microfinancegs

Good Shepherd Microfinance
E: communications@gsmicrofinance.org.au
W: https://facebook.com/microfinancegs

NSW: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Glover Street Rozelle 2039

Meals are being provided to recovering addicts.

We Help Ourselves
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NATIONAL: CAP Money Course

The CAP Money Course is a revolutionary money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that really works. This course will help people feel more in control of their finances, so they can budget, save and prevent debt. CAP Money courses will be running throughout Anti-Poverty Week. To find a course near you visit capmoneycourse.org.au

For more information: capmoneycourse.org.au

Christians Against Poverty
Sally McKinnon
P: (02) 4914 0511
E: sally.mckinnon@capaust.org
W: capaust.org

WA: Charity Clothes Donation Drive

Central Institute of Technology, Northbridge Campus Buildings 1,2,3,4 6003

A team of students from Certificate IV in Business at Central institute of technology are working to raise awareness on Poverty and organize a donation drive for clothes to be donated to Vinnies. This donation drive will last for four days and encourages students staff and visitors at Central to give and help those in need.

Organised by: Central Institute of Technology Certificate IV In Business Group B

Central Institute of Technology
E: enquiry@central.wa.edu.au
W: central.wa.edu.au

ACT: Children's Voices on Poverty

Anglicare's Early Childhood Centres are compiling an Anti-Poverty Week book. It will feature the children's voices on Poverty and will be launched during Anti-Poverty Week.

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT
Hannah McQuiggin
P: (02) 6245 7119
E: Hannah.McQuiggin@anglicare.com.au
W: anglicare.com.au

WA: ECU Anti-Poverty Week Competition 2015

Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027

The ECU Anti-Poverty Week Competition 2015 invites year 10, 11 and 12 students in Western Australia to submit a short response to the question: “What is one simple thing that could be done to reduce poverty in society?” All entries can be made online at the link provided. Entries are limited to a maximum of 200 characters or approximately 1-2 sentences. More details about the competition can be found at the link provided or by contacting us.

For more information: https://ecuau.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_...

Organised by: Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University - Engagement Unit
ECU Engagement Team
P: 134 328
E: engagement@ecu.edu.au
W: ecu.edu.au

QLD: Food Collection @ CQUniversity Mackay

Building 1 / 151 Boundary Road Ooralea QLD 4741 4741

Collection of in date non perishable food items to fill the pantries of the not for profit organisations in Mackay.

Organised by: CQUniversity Mackay

CQUniversity
Leanne Williams
P: 074940 7450
E: l.c.williams@cqu.edu.au

NSW: Food Hampers

254 Luxford Road Emerton 2770

Offering food hampers for vulnerable people living in Mt Druitt.

Jesuit Social Services
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

ACT: Food Relief in Anti-Poverty Week

Various venues across Canberra - YWCA Canberra's School Age Care services.

Children in YWCA Canberra's School Age Care will be taught about the realities facing families living in poverty in the ACT. They will be encouraged to bring tinned food items to each of the 13 SAC centres across Canberra to be further donated to the Lanyon Food Hub.

YWCA Canberra
Sarah Nicholson
P: 02 6180 5777
E: sarah.nicholson@ywca-canberra.org.au
W: ywca-canberra.org.au

QLD: Food Security

Jeays St Community Centre, Bowen Hills 4006

During Anti-poverty Week, Jeays Street Community Centre, in collaboration with Brisbane City Council, local food vans, food providers and the community, will discuss the complexities of food insecurity over a delicious and nutritious three course meal creating a pop up restaurant. It will aim to create a safe, welcoming space and build an understanding of the causes and consequences of food insecurity in inner city Brisbane. It will also aim to create a voice for people who experience food insecurity to influence current and alternative food provision practices. If you are interested in getting involved in this project we welcome you to contact jeayscommunity@redcross.org.au

Australian Red Cross
Christine Grose
P: 07 3367 7269
E: jeayscommunity@redcross.org.au

NATIONAL: How can Good Money get you going

Commencing in Anti-Poverty Week, we’re running a competition to encourage people on low incomes to investigate microfinance. Each of our four Good Money stores will be running a competition where they’ll give away a washing machine. To be eligible, people will have to have had a financial conversation with a member of the Good Money team and filled out an entry form.

Dan Simpson
E: dsimpson@gsmicrofinance.org.au

NSW: Lunch

13A Moonstone Pl, Eaglevale 2558

Providing lunch to vulnerable people.

Odyssey House
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lunch

168 Chalmers Street Surry Hills 2010

Providing sandwiches to homeless people in several parks within the inner city.

PWA Dorcas Standing Committee - Surry Hills
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lunch

185 Allambie Road (go to Reception) Allambie Heights 2100

Lunch being provided to residents & day workers at Sunnyfield.

Sunnyfield
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lunch

Westpac Building Newcastle West 2300

Providing lunch for the vulnerable people of Newcastle.

Lifeshapers Family Services
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lunch & Food Hampers

124 South Street Windale 2306

Providing lunch & food hampers for vulnerable people of Windale.

BaptistCare Community Centre
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

SA: Meet and Great - Come & join us

PO Box 1518 Davoren Park, Oldford St Davoren Park SA 5113

NACY's are supporting Anti-Poverty Week 2015 by creating multiple events throughout the week; Monday & Wednesday they are having a morning tea to talk about avaliable services, Tuesday there is a brunch for breast cancer (gold coin donation), Thursday free sausage sizzle & swap meet, Friday there is a mystery second hand bus tour with a morning tea.

Organised by: Northern Area Community & Youth Services Inc. (NACYS)

Northern Area Community & Youth Services Inc. (NAC
Ann Brown
P: 08 8252 2474
E: abrown@nacys.asn.au

ACT: Pens Against Poverty

Pens Against Poverty is a writing competition open to anyone in years 3-6 and 7-8 in the ACT. It is an opportunity for students to write a short story or poem (up to 500 words) on the 2015 theme ‘Shelter.’ There are two categories (by school years) with heaps of prizes and awards to be won. The winners will be selected by renowned young person’s author, Jackie French. The closing date is September 18 and prizes will be awarded during Anti-Poverty Week (October 11 – 17).

For more information: pensagainstpoverty.org

Organised by: Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT | SEE-Change | ACTCOSS | St Vincent De Paul | Australian Red Cross | UnitingCare NSW.ACT | Canberra Grammar School | Woden Community Service | Homelessness Australia | YWCA Canberra

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT
Hannah McQuiggin
P: (02) 6245 7119
E: Hannah.McQuiggin@anglicare.com.au
W: pensagainstpoverty.org

QLD: Photo-Journalism Exhibition

Brisbane Square Library 4000

The Photo-Journalism Exhibition will feature powerful images and stories captured by Griffith University students that bring to the forefront the issues of hardship that are often hidden within our local communities.

For more information: wmb.org.au/news-events/events-list/item...

Organised by: Carlee Hay

Wesley Mission Brisbane
Carlee Hay
P: (07) 3621 2046
E: c.hay@wmb.org.au
W: wmb.org.au

VIC: Poverty in the City of Casey

1/90-92 Victor Cres, Narre Warren 3805

We aim to get practical information out on social media platforms. Inform people about where to go for assistance and how Casey North works with families experiencing poverty and hardship.

For more information: https://facebook.com/caseynorthciss

Organised by: Casey North Community Information & Support Service

Casey North CISS
Susan Magee
P: 03 9705 6699
E: smagee@caseynorthciss.com.au
W: caseynorthciss.com.au/

NT: Schools Food Drive

A number of Christian Schools in the Darwin area will be collecting non-perishable items to donate to Food for Life.

Baptist Care NT
Kate Woods
P: 0410 270 708
E: kate@woods.id.au

NATIONAL: Silver Hand

Silver Chain's most fundamental organisational value is 'care'. Some of our clients are disadvantaged and may not be able to afford essential services or appliances. Our employees nominate Silver Chain clients who would most benefit from a support gift. Once shortlisted, clients may receive a support gift to assist them with an essential service or appliance. All nominations are confidential.

Organised by: Silver Chain

WA: Silver Hand

Silver Chain's most fundamental organisational value is 'care'. Some of our clients are disadvantaged and may not be able to afford essential services or appliances. Our employees nominate Silver Chain clients who would most benefit from a support gift. Once shortlisted, clients may receive a support gift to assist them with an essential service or appliance. All nominations are confidential.

Silver Chain
Nicola Hart
P: 0431 086 212
E: nicola.hart@silverchain.org.au

SA: Op Shop Sale

10am - 3.30pm307 Prospect Rd, Blair Athol, 236 Payneham Rd, Payneham

50% off all stock in the stores (excludes collectables).

Lutheran Community Care
Diane Gerrie
P: 08 8269 9338
E: dgerrie@lccare.org.au

NSW: Lunch

10am -2pm66 Queen Street, Warners Bay 2282

Providing lunch for vulnerable people in Warners Bay.

Baptist Church Food and Friendship
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning tea and food pantry

10am 1pm3/47 Lawson Crescent, Karangi 2450

Food pantry to support disadvantaged of Coffs Harbour.

Organised by: Door of Hope

Tony Gatt
E: gatttony@bigpond.net.au

NSW: Lunch & Food Hampers

10am-2pm58 Cowper Street, Wallsend 2287

Providing lunch & food hampers for vulnerable people in Wallsend.

Baptist Church
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning tea and food hampers

10am-2pmUnit 6, Kemblawarra Business Park, Warrawong 2506

Providing morning tea & food hampers for vulnerable people in Warrawong.

House of Hope Foodbarn
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lunch

12-2pm19 Denham Street, Surry Hills 2010

Lunch for recovering addicts.

Mission Aust. Centre - Surry Hills
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

VIC: Joffa's Food Bank Drive for Anti Poverty Week

24 hours236 Ballarat Road, Footscray 3011

Collecting non perishable foods across Melbourne for a charity to dispense with accordingly.

Joffa Corfe
P: 0407 545 228

SA: Poverty

25/09/2015-17/10/2015Collection points are as follows:Goolwa: Goolwa Library, Alexandrina Centre for Positive Ageing, Whaler’s Food Barn, Goolwa Foodland, Goolwa Shopping Centre, Goolwa Children’s Centre, Alexandrina Connect, Goolwa & District Community Bank® branch of the Bendigo Bank, Riverport Veterinary Hospital (pet food only)Strathalbyn: Strathalbyn Library, Strathalbyn IGA, Strathalbyn Neighbourhood Centre, Woolworths Strathalbyn, Greencross Vets (pet food only)Port Elliot: Port Elliot Library, Whaler’s Emporium Port ElliotMount Compass: Mount Compass Library, Mount Compass IGAMilang: Milang Library, Milang Old School House Community Centre 5124

In support of Anti-Poverty Week, Alexandrina Council is again organising a collection of non-perishable goods. Council will be seeking donations from members of the community. Goods donated will be distributed to a number of local community organisations that assist disadvantaged people within the Alexandrina region. A number of food bins are located across the Alexandrina region and will be in place until 17 October to enable the collection of goods.

For more information: alexandrina.sa.gov.au/page.aspx

Alexandrina Council
Anna Schmidt
P: 08 8555 7000
E: Anna.Schmidt@Alexandrina.sa.gov.au
W: alexandrina.sa.gov.au/page.aspx

WA: VividWireless Cup for a Cause in support of Manna

7am - 10am125 St Georges Terrace 6000

Organised by: VividWireless, The Trustee Perth, Brookfield Place Perth, Manna Perth, pSquared Communications

pSquared Communications
Stephanie Patniotis
E: stephanie@psquared.net.au

TAS: Kingborough Helping Hands Food and Gift Drive

8.45am - 5.15pm Monday to FridayOffice of Senator Catryna BilykShop 3, Kingston Plaza20 Channel Highway, Kingston 7050

Senator Catryna Bilyk has launched her sixth annual Christmas food and gift drive in support of local charity, Kingborough Helping Hands. The Senator is calling for donations of non-perishable food, essential household goods and gifts appropriate for all ages to be included in hampers distributed by the charity. Donations can be dropped off at the Senator's office in Kingston Plaza, Kingston.

Organised by: Senator Catryna Bilyk & Kingborough Helping Hands

P: (03) 6229 4444
E: senator.bilyk@aph.gov.au

WA: COMMUNITY CAFE

9.00-12.00THE SALVATION ARMY BALGA, 10-18 LAVANT WAY, BALGA WESTERN AUSTRALIA 6061

FREE COFFEE AND CAKE AT THE SALVATION ARMY COMMUNITY CAFE ALL WEEK.

THE SALVATION ARMY BALGA
Amanda Dehnel
P: 08 9349 7488
E: mandy.dehnel@aus.salvationarmy.org

SA: "DONATE-A-CAN FOR KIDS WEEK"

9.00am to 3.00pmBUILDING 40, BARNET ROAD, EVANSTON SA 5116 5116

Preschool and Children Centre children and their families will be be asked to donate a can of food or an item of non-perishable food during Anti-Poverty Week which will then be donated to a local charity or foodbank.

For more information: https://facebook.com/gawlercc

GAWLER & DISTRICT COLLEGE B-12 CHILDREN'S CENTRE
KIM WRIGHT
P: 08 8522 3626
E: kim.wright2@sa.gov.au
W: gawlercc.sa.edu.au / https://facebook.c...

QLD: Food Drive

9.00am to 4.00pmBendigo BanksWestcourt, Smithfield, Edmonton, Lake Street and Sheridan Street branches

Anglicare North Queensland in conjunction with Bendigo Bank are organising a week long event where members of the community can drop off tinned and long-life shelf produce at Bendigo Bank branches in Smithfield, Edmonton, Westcourt, Lake Street & Sheridan Street. Anglicare NQ run a food bank in Lake Street, Cairns and is completely run by volunteers. We have around 200 people who are on a CentreLink pension and visit us each day for free bread, fruit & vegetables and other food items.

For more information: anglicarenq.net

Anglicare North Queensland
Theresa Roberts
P: 0405 971 955
E: theresaroberts2304@gmail.com
W: anglicarenq.net

QLD: Face of Poverty in Townsville

9am -5pm12 Wickham Street, Townsville 4810

During Anti Poverty Week our team will be collecting a variety of stories of people experiencing, or who have experienced poverty. Once we have a collection of photos and stories this will then be produced into a booklet and/or brochure and release publically. This will be released after Anti Poverty Week as an outcome of our events.

Australian Red Cross
Kate Jacka
P: 07 4753 0644
E: kjacka@redcross.org.au

VIC: Mount Alexander to Support Anti-Poverty Week

9am-5pmCastlemaine District Community Health, 13 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine 3450

Castlemaine District Community Health will contribute 100% of its intake for Allied Health Services throughout the week of 12th October to 16th October to the purchase of food and haircut vouchers for those in the Shire most in need. Local businesses Corner Cuts, The Snip for Men Barber and Top Meats have joined forces to match dollar for dollar towards the purchase of the vouchers.

Castlemaine District Community Health
Reception
P: 03 5479 1000
E: email@cdch.com.au
W: cdchcastlemaine.com.au

NSW: Bookshop discounts!

9am-6pmBuilding E12 College Rd, Kensington NSW 2033

The UNSW Bookshop will have a display and discounts throughout Anti Poverty Week to help raise awareness of the issues of poverty both within Australia and Abroad!

UNSW Australia Bookshop
P: 02 9385 6622
W: https://bookshop.unsw.edu.au/

SA: Food and sanitary product drive for charity

All dayFlinders Connect Foyer, Library Level AND Flinders University Student Association Foyer, 4th Floor, Engineering Building, Flinders University, Sturt Road, Bedford Park 5042

Food drive - week-long collection of non-perishable food items for Foodbank SA. Sanitary product drive - week-long collection of feminine hygiene products for donation to charities that support women living in poverty.

Organised by: Flinders University Student Association

Elen Shute
E: elen.shute@flinders.edu.au
W: fusa.edu.au/

VIC: Hidden Homelessness

Anytime

The ABAB event focuses awareness on poverty and hidden homelessness by encouraging participants to sleep anywhere other than in their bed, highlighting the circumstances and choices that people experiencing homelessness face on a daily basis. To register for the event please go to: www.abab.org.au. Then tell your friends and colleagues you are going to do it, encourage them to join in and donate. You can also connect with us via our Facebook and Twitter accounts and help spread the word.

For more information: abab.org.au

Barwon South West Homelessness Network
Andrew Edgar
P: 0418 522 800
E: aedgar@cah.vic.gov.au
W: abab.org.au

VIC: 5 Day Challenge

Monday 12-Friday 16th October 2015Various 3690

Participate in one day or all five by giving up something you take for granted, drink water only one day, go without your favourite appliance, all sleep in the same room or eat only rice/noodles for a day. Experience the dis-satisfaction of poverty for yourself. Upload a photo of you engaging in the challenge to win one of five $50 Target vouchers. Register online for your chance to win. Register online here: https://unitingcarewodonga.wufoo.com/forms/register-for-the-5-day-challenge-1216-oct-20

Albury Wodonga Emergency Relief Providers Network
Alison Reed
P: 02 6024 2108
E: alison.r@wodonga.unitingcare.org.au
W: facebook.com/AWERPN

TAS: Various fundraising incl. BBQ's

VariousVarious across Tasmania

Tasmanian Rotary Clubs will be conducting a number of fundraising activities to raise money for the purchase of dedicated refrigerated trailers to be used to collect and redistribute surplus fresh food from catered events to provide emergency food relief to vulnerable Tasmanians. The Rotary Clubs will be working in collaborate with both SecondBite and Foodbank to facilitate this ongoing process.

Organised by: SecondBite in conjunction with various Rotary Clubs

Rotary Club of Devonport
Graeme Snare
P: 0478 413 248
E: graeme@secondbite.org

VIC: Collecting food for Anti-Poverty Week

We are collecting for the entire weekDerrimut Community Centre, 30 Lennon Parkway, Derrimut 3030

Our Centre will be putting out bins for the week for parents and community members to put food donations into.

Derrimut Community Centre
Patrice Belcher
P: 03 9307 4700
E: patrice.belcher@ymca.org.au

Sunday 11 October

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VIC: Surviving on Income Support

A short video about the challenges of budgeting for people living on income support payments will be released. The link to the video will be shared in the lead up to Anti-Poverty Week for anyone to use.

The Salvation Army
Jason Davies-Kildea
P: 0418539235
E: jason.davies-kildea@aus.salvationarmy.org

QLD: APW Launch & Photo-Journalism Exhibition Opening

10:30am - 11:30amBrisbane Square Library 4000

The launch of Anti-Poverty Week in Brisbane will coincide with the opening of a Photo-Journalism Exhibition featuring powerful images and stories captured by Griffith University students that bring to the forefront the issues of hardship that are often hidden within our local communities. The launch will be attended by representatives from industries, as well as community and government organisations, and will commence a week of awareness-raising activities and events.

Wesley Mission Brisbane
Carlee Hay
P: (07) 3621 2046
E: c.hay@wmb.org.au
W: wmb.org.au

VIC: Stand Against Poverty Community Expo

10am to 1:30pm143-145 Parker Street Templestowe 3106

MCC Community Connections is hosting their 3rd Stand Against Poverty Expo, with the theme ‘Let’s write a different story.’ The event will inspire you that together, we are able to write a different ending to the unfreedoms which exist within society. The expo will highlight community organisations that are working to make our community a safer & more vibrant place to live, along with having presentations by great guest speakers who are working locally and globally.

For more information: manninghamcc.org

Organised by: MCC Community Connections

Manningham Christian Centre - Community Connection
Erin-Ruth Smith
P: (03) 9262 7444
E: esmith@mannighamcc.org
W: mannighamcc.org

VIC: International Day of the Girl Carnival

11am - 3pmFederation Square, St Paul's Court(outside the Information Centre) 3000

Celebrate International Day of the Girl by joining in a giant game of interactive snakes and ladders in Federation Square. How will you fare as a girl in a developing country? Will you fall down the snakes of early marriage and hunger or soar up the ladder of life with a good education? Write messages of support to the world’s girls on our giant blackboard and meet Plan International Australia staff. Suitable for everyone ages 12+

For more information: becauseiamagirl.com.au/

Plan International
Holly Crocket
P: +61 3 9672 3620
E: holly.crocket@plan.org.au
W: becauseiamagirl.com.au/

VIC: International Day of the Girl Activities Artplay

1pm - 4pmBirrarung Marr behind Federation Square 3000

Celebrate International Day of the Girl by seeing how Plan International works with children in disasters. Help make sculptures using found objects and tell stories with local artists and Plan International Early Childhood and Development staff. Experience a Child Friendly Space like the ones Plan International set up after the Nepal Earthquake. Join theatre group Born in a Taxi for a giant interactive game of chess. Suitable for children aged 3-12 and their parents.

For more information: becauseiamagirl.com.au/

Plan International
Holly Crocket
P: +61 3 9672 3620
E: holly.crocket@plan.org.au
W: becauseiamagirl.com.au/

SA: Ecumenical Service

5pmPilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide

Anti-Poverty Week Ecumenical Service to begin Anti-Poverty Week Sunday 11th October at 5pm at Pilgrim Uniting Church 12 Flinders Street Adelaide SA. A time of reflection and prayer for those experiencing poverty and encouragement for responding to poverty as experienced locally and globally. All are welcome.

Organised by: Supported by Leaders of Christian Churches SA

Helen Lockwood
P: (08) 8269 9333
E: hlockwood@lccare.org.au

QLD: Worship Service - Anti Poverty Week 2015

6.30pmAlbert Street Uniting Church, 319 Albert Street, Brisbane 4000

Worship Service - Ecumenical in nature. All welcome.

For more information: wmb.org.au/news-events/events-list/item...

Wesley Mission Brisbane
Rev. Lyn Burden
P: 07 3031 3030
E: l.burden@wmb.org.au

SA: Oaktree Collective Future Speaking Tour

6pm-8pmThe University of Adelaide, Napier Building 5005

Oaktree's Collective Future Speaking Tour brings together voices from the Asia-Pacific to share stories of how climate change has impacted their communities. This is your opportunity to hear firsthand from those most affected by climate impacts. Learn how we can meet the new challenges climate change poses to ending poverty, and take collective action to build the low carbon communities of the future.

For more information: oaktree.eventbrite.com

Oaktree
Lauren Varo
P: 0415 072 918
E: l.varo@oaktree.org
W: oaktree.org

SA: "The Myths of Poverty"

8am and 10.30amSt Peter's Anglican Cathedral,King William Rd,North Adelaide, SA 5006

Rev Dr Lynn Arnold AO, Deputy National Chair, Anti-Poverty Week preaching at 8am and 10.30am services at St Peter's Anglican Cathedral.

For more information: stpeters-cathedral.org.au/choral-euchar...

Organised by: Faith in the Public Square - St Peter's Anglican Cathedral

Faith in the Public Square - St Peter's Cathedral
Rev Dr Lynn Arnold AO
P: 08 8267 4551
E: larnold@stpeters-cathedral.org.au
W: stpeters-cathedral.org.au

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WA: Economic Empowerment with Sharon Warburton

22 October 5.30-8pmLevel 4, 130 Stirling Street, Perth WA 6000

Women are disproportionately affected by poverty largely because of barriers to education and employment. Join us at HLB Mann Judd on October 22, to find out more about this fascinating topic. Our speakers will provide you with a greater understanding of the issues affecting women and what you can do to help.

For more information: eventbrite.com.au/e/economic-empowermen...

100 Women
Larissa Elliot
P: 0448 933 631
E: info@100Women.com.au
W: eventbrite.com.au/e/economic-empowermen...

WA: SPIRITS AND SPOOKS CONCERT Perth Town Hall

25th October 2015 3.00pm-5.00pmPerth Town Hall, Cnr Hay St & Barrack St, Perth 6000

The ever-popular SOS (Spirit of the Streets) choir joins forces with hilarious "dark knights of song", the Spooky Men of the West. Don't miss this uplifting, fun afternoon of serious and silly song.

For more information: spiritofthestreetschoir.org.au/performa...

Spirit of the Streets Choir
Joanne Pollard or Lorraine Frendin
P: 0407 195 555 or 0414 406 816
E: info@spiritofthestreetschoir.org.au
W: spiritofthestreetschoir.org.au/

NSW: Empowering Women for Health

27 October 2015, 5.30-8.00Scott Skirving Theatre L6 Main building RPA Hospital, Missendon Road Camperdown 2050

Talk & panel/Q&A session by Public Health Assoc. Aust. 27 October. Dr Mirai Chatterjee, Prof Elizabeth Harris, UNSW. Michael Moore PHAA, Mandy Richards Global Sisters. Mirai was a Commissioner World Health Org & works in the Self-Employed Women’s Assoc, India. SEWA works with very poor women. It est. childcare, banks, Primary Health Care services & organised the women to improve their work situation. The SEWA model is supported by World Bank to be replicated elsewhere

For more information: bit.ly/1VNhTfz

Organised by: Public Health Association of Australia, NSW Branch

Public Health Association of Australia
Jude Page
P: 0439 987 954
E: nswphaa@gmail.com
W: https://phaa.net.au/

SA: Community Spring Fair

30th September 10am to 2pmFindon Community Centre, 222 Findon Road, FINDON 5023

FREE: BBQ, Live music, second hand clothing, children’s entertainment and activities, health and community service information The aims of the event are to provide: •Low cost fun event for people of all ages •Low cost options for personal development, health and social connections

For more information: ucwb.org.au/images/content/news/Communi...

Organised by: UCWB

UnitingCare Wesley Bowden
Rosalyn Williams
P: 08 8245 7136
E: rosalyn.williams@ucwb.org.au
W: ucwb.org.au

NSW: Anti Poverty Week Awareness Forum

4pm 18th OctoberRouse Hill Town Centre, Windsor Rd, Rouse Hill 2155

The Rotary Club of Vinegar Hill is focusing on Anti - Poverty Week at its meeting held on Sunday 18th October with an open forum and discussion. The Club will also include information about Poverty in its newsletter.

Organised by: Rotary Club of Vinegar Hill

Janis Redford
E: jredford@chcs.com.au

NSW: FOODBANK-Affordable food for those on a low budget

7 October 2015, 11-1pmGumbramarra Hall,Addison Road Community Centre,142 Addison Rd,Marrickville. 2204

PLEASE NOTE: Foodbank at the Addison Road Community Centre is an on-going MONTHLY activity which occurs on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Gumbramarra Hall, Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville. The next Foodbank will occur on Wednesday 07.October.2015

For more information: https://facebook.com/AddisonRoadCommuni...

Organised by: Addison Road Community Centre

Addison Road Community Centre - Marrickville
Alex Mcinnis - Communications Officer
P: 02 9569 7633
E: communications@arcco.org.au
W: arcco.org.au

WA: Discussion of outcomes within Homelessness Service

8am 5/10/15East Perth 6004

The Board and Management of St Bart's are meeting with Mark Friedman - the author of Results Based Accountability. This forum will focus on the need for outcomes to better understand its impact on reducing homelessness.

St Barts
W: stbarts.org.au

QLD: Farmers and Poverty

9:00 AMonline 4010

How rural Australian Farmers, organised with responsible local businesses, corporations, professionals and the community can "reduce poverty in South East Asian Nations and inside our cities".

EcorePLUS Inc.
Reuben Castrol
W: lftaustralia.com/the-beerwah-project/

WA: Presentation at the National Housing Conference

Friday 30 October

Shelter WA will provide an overview of the WA Housing Hub, an online engagement platform for the WA housing community that includes a support services directory for people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness and poverty.

Shelter WA
Louise Pratt
E: comms@shelterwa.org.au
W: wahousinghub.org.au

TAS: Vinnies Youth One Night of Poverty

Friday 9 October 2015

Young people sleeping out to raise awareness of homelessness. This will be a challenging and at times confronting experience for participants and will introduce them to some of the conditions experienced by approximately 1600 homeless people each night in Tasmania.

For more information: vinnies.org.au

St Vincent de Paul Society (Tasmania) Inc - Southern Region
Jayne Direen
P: 03 6234 4244
E: youth@stvinnies.org.au

NSW: Food Drive and Classroom discussion

Friday 9th oct77 Mowbray Rd Willoughby 2068

Food drive undertaken on behalf of Foodbank to help homeless.

Mowbray Early Learning Centre
MS Victoria Hodge

ACT: Shared lunch

October 13, 14 & 16St Benedict’s Community Day Centre, Queanbeyan NSW 2620

A shared lunch and discussion with clients will be organised about their experiences of what can potentially break the cycle of poverty. Although the event will be held in Queanbeyan NSW, this activity is being run by Anti-Poverty Week ACT. By invitation only.

UnitingCare NSW.ACT
Briony Griffiths
E: bgriffiths@Unitingcarenswact.org.au

ACT: Church Service with guest speaker Andrew Leigh

October 18 10:00am69 Northbourne Avenue (on the corner of Rudd Street) Canberra City ACT 2601

Andrew Leigh will be speaking at the regular worship service at Canberra City Uniting Church.

Organised by: Canberra City Uniting Church

Hannah McQuiggin
E: Hannah.McQuiggin@anglicare.com.au

SA: Budgeting activities, information giveaways

October 8th 11.30am - 3.30pmForeshore by The Sailing Club, Ceduna 5690

Centacare Ceduna will be holding a Free Fun on the Foreshore event on October 8th from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Local organisations will be attending and providing free activities for people to do. Some of the activities will include making veggie pots, kite making, face painting and much more. We will be having a free sausage sizzle as well as other giveaways. We also have a jumping castle, Velcro wall and sumo suits to keep the kids entertained. This event will be held down by The Sailing Club on the lawns.

Centacare
Lisa Chandler
P: 08 8628 7600
E: lchandler@centacarecdpp.org.au

NT: The Territory Walks Against Hunger

Saturday 10 October, 9am8 Atkins Dr, Fannie Bay 0820

Starting at the Darwin Trailer Boat Club, participants will walk a 7km return circuit along East point. The course is mobility friendly and suitable for wheelchairs and prams. Registration is free, but there are a number of different ways to contribute: register as a walker or register a team and fundraiser/donate, or simply donate without joining the walk. Breakfast will be available for purchase from 7.30am at the Trailer Boat Club.

For more information: foodbanknt.org.au

Organised by: Foodbank NT, St Vincent de Paul

Foodbank NT
P: 08 8947 3669
W: foodbanknt.org.au

TAS: Roads2Recovery Event

Saturday the 10th of October 10:30am - 3pmHobart Regatta Grounds - Walking to the Parliament Lawns at Salamanca, Hobart 7000

Walk from the Hobart Regatta Grounds to Parliament Lawns. Entertainment and refreshments on the lawns. The event is the signature event for Mental Health Week, 'Mental Health Begins With Me' and will focus on looking after your own health and well-being, including both physical health and mental health.

Mental Health Carers Tasmania
Rachel Sylvester
P: 03 6228 7448
E: student@mentalhealthcarerstas.org.au
W: mentalhealthcarerstas.org.au

ACT: Church service with guest speaker

Sunday 18 October - 10:30amSt Margaret’s Uniting Church, Corner of Antill St and Phillip Avenue, Hackett 2602

A church service is to be held, with guest speaker Peter Martin, a Fairfax Journalist. Everyone welcome to attend!

UnitingCare NSW.ACT
Briony Griffiths
E: bgriffiths@Unitingcarenswact.org

TAS: Spring Food Festival

SUNDAY 18th October, 10.30 am - 2.30 pmGagebrook Community Centre, 191 Lamprill Circle, Gagebrook 7030

Waterbridge Food Co-op is a grant-funded project aiming to encourage access to healthy food in the economically challenged Bridgewater, Gagebrook and Herdsman's Cove suburbs of Tasmania. We show how cheap it is to grow, cook and eat fruit and vegetables; we host cooking classes, kitchen garden volunteers and a fresh produce pantry. Our Spring Food Festival will have cooking demos (MONA chef!), gardening demos, free kitchen garden plants, free health checks and lucky door prizes. Come join us!

For more information: waterbridgefood.org/

Organised by: Waterbridge Food Co-op, Jordan River Service,Colony 47, SecondBite, Centrecare Evolve, Community Blitz and MONA 24 Carrot School Gardens.

Waterbridge Food Co-op
Gwen Harper
P: 03 6263 2097
E: waterbridgefood@gmail.com
W: waterbridgefood.org/

NSW: Morning Tea Event at LifeSource FoodCare

Thursday 29th October 10am-12 MiddayLifeSource Christian Church (formerly North Shore Christian Centre) - enter via 175 Lower Gibbes Street(off Smith Street, near Bunnings)CHATSWOOD 2067

We're having a special free Morning Tea Event to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of LifeSource (formerly ShoreCare) Community FoodCare. Goodie bags will be available and we'll also be giving away free herb kits and plants to new* and existing FoodCare Members, whilst stocks last. (*FoodCare Membership is open to those with a Centrelink concession card, and we invite people to come along and join up at this event.)

For more information: lifesource.org.au/community/

LifeSource Community Care
Sue Davis
P: 02 9417 7377
E: community@lifesource.org.au
W: lifesource.org.au/community/

NSW: Empowering Women for health

Tuesday 27th October, 5:30pm-8:30pm.Scott Skiving Theatre, L6 Main Building RPA Hospital Camperdown 2050

Mira Chatterjee Commissioner for the World Health Organisation's Social Determinates of Health Committee speaks about how they are improving the health and opportunities of women in poverty.

Public Health Association of Australia NSW Branch
P: 0439987954
E: phaansw@gmail.com

NSW: Pushed to the Margins: Poverty in our Region

Wed 21st October, 5.30-7.30pmNewcastle City Hall, 290 King St, Newcastle 2300

One Night Only…ABC Lateline’s Emma Alberici will be hosting a panel of distinguished local and national speakers as they explore the realities of poverty and inequality in our community, its causes, impacts and how collectively we can bring change. A conversation guaranteed to enlighten, engage and stimulate – A rare opportunity not to be missed! Panelists include John Falzon (StVdP), Bill Mitchell (CofFEE), Clare Hogue (HRF), Kelly Hansen (Nova), Doug Herd (NDI) and Sue Cripps.

Organised by: Nova for Women and Children and the St Vincent de Paul Society

Nova for Women and Children
Nicola Hirschhorn
P: 0413 499 192
E: nicolah@novawomen.org.au

SA: Utilities Literacy Energy & Water Information Session

Wednesday, 21st October 11am-1pmUniting Communities, Smithfield Community Hub, 2/2b Morialta Drive, Smithfield 5114

Energy & Water Information session open to the public to learn ways to reduce electricity, water & gas consumption. Learn how to read energy bills, calculate appliance running costs, where to make a complaint, financial counselling services, No Interest and Step Up Loans, etc.

Uniting Communities
P: 08 8202 5180
E: utilitiesliteracy@unitingcommunities.org

Monday 12 October

Description Contact

VIC: Economic and Social Impact Survey - Victoria

A summary report based on the Victorian data set of The Salvation Army's national Economic and Social Impact Survey will be launched during Anti-Poverty Week.

The Salvation Army
Jason Davies-Kildea
P: 0418539235
E: jason.davies-kildea@aus.salvationarmy.org

NSW: Food drive

Cherrybridge Station, Lot 19 Hollows Pde Ropes Crossing 2760

Food drive.

Organised by: Cherry Bridge Station

Tony Gatt
E: gatttony@bigpond.net.au

ACT: State of the Family Report Launch

Canberra 2600

Our 15th State of the Family Report will combine national and network analysis of the changing situation for the wide range of people that Anglicare agencies work with across the country, and will throw light on the kind of support and engagement that, when made available, can make a meaningful difference.

Anglicare Australia
Skye Owen
P: (02) 6230 1775
E: Skye.Owen@anglicare.asn.au

TAS: Games Afternoon

1.30 - 3.30 pmHobart Salvation Army Citadel, 180 Elizabeth Street, Hobart 7000

Salvation Army Hobart & Doorways invites anyone to join us in a "Games Afternoon" on Monday 12th and Friday 16th October to enjoy activities and social interaction. Table tennis, carpet bowls, a movie and some games will be be set up to enjoy and refreshments will be offered. There will be information on community services available.

The Salvation Army
Joy or Lynette
P: 03 6231 5440
E: joy.radford@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: salvationarmy.org.au/hobart

TAS: Anti-Poverty Week Forum at HWHC

1.30pm to 2.30pmHobart Women's Health Centre, 25 Lefroy Street, North Hobart 7002

Anti-Poverty Week Forum at Hobart Women's Health Centre. Featuring: Dr Bridgette Watts. A local GP who is involved in the Waterbridge Food Co-op, Urban Farming, the Seed Studio and the 24 Carrot Gardens at MONA. Bridgette will speak about these amazing community building projects. And Faye Houston will give an overview of SecondBite an organisation that redistributes surplus fresh food and advocates for an end to food insecurity.

For more information: hwhc.com.au/events

Hobart Women's Health Centre
P: (03) 6231 3212
E: info@hwhc.com.au
W: hwhc.com.au

QLD: Report Launch

10am

Launch to the CentacareCQ website of: "You cant live without hope things will change for the better. Drought and Poverty in Central Western Queensland 2014 -2015. Short Report. Anti-Poverty Week 2015"

CentacareCQ
Sandy Paton
P: 07 4939 4504
E: sandypaton@bigpond.com
W: centacare.net/

SA: Lunch at the WestCare Centre

10am - 1pmWestCare Centre, 11-18 Millers Court, Adelaide 5000

We invite you to join us for a free lunch at Baptist Care's homeless service the WestCare Centre. Together we stand with those fighting poverty and experiencing hardship, offering a place of hope and a sanctuary from the cold, harsh reality of life on the streets.

For more information: baptistcaresa.org.au

Baptist Care
Candice Blayney
P: (08) 8118 5200
E: cblayney@baptistcaresa.org.au
W: baptistcaresa.org.au

NSW: Homelessness, housing, healthcare, support service

10am - 3pmParramatta Town Hall 2150

WSHC aims to connect people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless with as many support service providers in one place, on one day, to achieve real outcomes that help put an end to homelessness. WSHC is free and offers people access to information about the housing, employment, health, financial, legal and social services available to them around Western Sydney, as well as access to immediate services including clothing, medical and hygiene services.

For more information: westernsydneyhomelessconnect.com/

Western Sydney Homeless Connect
Nancy Skinner
E: Nancy.Skinner@evolvehousing.com.au

NSW: Market, Music and Lunch

11.00am to 1.30pm7 Greene St, Warrawong 2502

Free Community Event with a Market Place set up by Wollongong Homeless Hub giving away clothes, bed linen and toys, Music Workshop with Music Jam n Bread, BBQ lunch by Warrawong Community Centre and Illawarra Legal Centre.

Organised by: Illawarra Legal Centre, Warrawong Community Centre, Wollongong Homeless Hub

Illawarra Legal Centre
Kerry Wright
P: 02 4275 4727
E: Kerry_Wright@clc.net.au
W: illawarralegalcentre.org.au

TAS: Poverty

11am- 2pmThe Salvation Army Centre New Norfolk, 79 Hamilton Rd 7140

The Salvation Army New Norfolk will collaborate with The Derwent Valley Community House in organising a community walk to raise awareness of poverty. This event will be called the "Walk Against Poverty." The walk will begin at The Derwent Valley Community House where we will make our way to The Salvation Army Centre.

Organised by: The Salvation Army & The Derwent Valley Community House

Leigh Simpson
E: leigh-anne.simpson@aus.salvationarmy.org

QLD: Credit Facts of Life

11am-12pm26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central Library 4114

Want to know more about credit, rental goods and payday loans? Learn alternative credit options and who can assist if you are experiencing financial difficulty. Presented by the YFS Financial Counsellor.

Organised by: YFS Ltd

Logan Central Library
Fiona Hawkins
P: 07 3412 4100

TAS: Anti-Poverty Week Event

12.00pm to 2.00pmFoodbank of Tasmania Inc.4/8 Sunmont Street Derwent Park 7009

Anti-Poverty Week event celebrating the relationship between St Vincent de Paul Society (Tasmania) Inc. - Southern Region and Foodbank of Tasmania Inc. and to launch our Christmas hamper assistance period.

St Vincent de Paul Society (Tasmania) Inc.
Marina Campbell
P: 03 6234 4244
E: marina.campbell@stvinnies.org.au
W: https://vinnies.org.au/

QLD: Anti-Poverty Week CEO Lunch Challenge

12.15pm - 2:00pm4000

What can $2 buy you? OzHarvest and Co-owner/Chef of Gerard's Bistro has accepted this challenge and will create a lunch menu for $2. The menu will be as surprising as it is challenging as Ben draws on all his creativity, innovations and experience to make the most out of very little.

Carlee Hay
P: 07 3621 2046
E: c.hay@wmb.org.au

WA: The ripple effect of poverty

12.30-2.30pmBankwest - registration is required WA

Join Minister for Community Services, Hon. Tony Simpson MLA, at this event which coincides with Anti-Poverty Week 2015. This event will discuss the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre's latest report on poverty, which follows on from last year's Falling through the Cracks report.

For more information: ceda.com.au/events/eventdetails/2015/10...

CEDA
Alicia Chambers
P: 08 6104 7104
E: alicia.chambers@ceda.com.au
W: ceda.com.au

NSW: NCOSS Pre-Budget Submission Launch

12:30NCOSS Office, Level 3, 52-58 William St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

Since the mid-1980s NCOSS has prepared an annual Pre-Budget Submission (PBS) on behalf of the non-government community services sector and people experiencing poverty. This year, our focus is on the change that needs to happen here in NSW to ensure that everyone in our state can share the benefits of our prosperity, and that no one gets left behind. Join us for the launch of our PBS, with a light lunch commencing at 12:30pm.

For more information: festivalforcivilsociety.com/new-index/#...

NCOSS
P: 02 9211 2599
E: info@ncoss.org.au
W: ncoss.org.au

SA: Low Cost Recreational Activities

12noon till 4.30pmYMCA Leisure Centre Sports Hall, Racecourse Road, Whyalla Norrie SA 5608

To promote low cost recreational activities for families with it being a ‘Follow the M2B Trail’ (bit like follow the yellow brick road…. We will have stalls set up where people can participate in activities and have the opportunity to talk to people from organisations about what they offer the community. People can follow the trail and end at our stall where we will promote the budgeting app that has been developed by Centacare's Manager Financial Counselling... the 'Money2Budget' app….

Centacare Catholic Country SA
Steffany Woolford
P: (08) 8645 8233
E: swoolford@centacarecdpp.org.au
W: centacarecdpp.org.au/

WA: Poverty & Hardship Awareness

12pm76 Abernethy Road, Belmont 6065

Staff will bring leftovers from their dinner the night before and share it with colleagues for lunch the next day.

St Vincent de Paul Society
Karen Orchard
P: 08 9475 5410
E: karen.orchard@svdpwa.org.au

VIC: Pop of Free Fresh Juice Bar

1:30pm161 Chapel St, St Kilda 3182

In 2015, Anti Poverty Week coincides with National Nutrition Week so we are creating a Pop Up Fresh Juice Bar at St Kilda Community Centre from 1:30pm until the juice runs dry!

Port Phillip Community Group
Maggie Mildenhall
P: 03 8598 6604
E: maggie@ppcg.org.au
W: ppcg.org.au

SA: Leadership for Social Change Meeting

1pm-3.30pm68 Grenfell Street, Adelaide 5000

Leadership Team of Junction Australia will focus their regular meeting around Social Change and Anti-Poverty Week.

Junction Australia
Paula Rowney
E: ceoea@junctionaustralia.org.au

NSW: Poverty and its impacts

6.30pmEast Market St, Richmond 2753

The Rotary Club of Richmond is focusing on Anti - Poverty Week at its meeting held on Monday 12th October with an open forum and discussion. The Club also included information about Poverty in its newsletter.

Organised by: Rotary Club of Richmond

Janis Redford
E: jredford@chcs.com.au

NSW: UNSW Roundhouse Free Anti Poverty Week Trivia

6pmUNSW Roundhouse, Beer Garden, UNSW Kensington 2052

Free trivia in the Roundhouse to the theme of learning about anti-poverty.

Organised by: UNSW Roadhouse

Arc Student Life
Beth Downey
P: 9385 7687
E: b.downey@arc.unsw.edu.au
W: arc.unsw.edu.au

NSW: Week 11 Internals: Anti-Poverty Week

6pmSquare House, UNSW Kensington 2052

The UNSW Debating Society will be hosting a series of debates on the causes of, and solutions to, global poverty. Organisation running: UNSW Debating Society

UNSW Debating Society
E: unsw.debsoc@gmail.com

ACT: Voices for Justice Prayer Vigil

7:30pmQueen Victoria Terrace Canberra, ACT, NSW 2600

On Monday October 12, Micah Challenge is coordinating a large night time prayer vigil at Parliament House, Canberra during our Voices for Justice gathering. Please join us as we pray for our nation, our leaders and our contribution to a world free from poverty. The vigil will begin at Queen Victoria Terrace, Federation Mall at 7:30pm. Together we will proceed up the hill to gather on Parliament Lawns at 8pm. Bring a tea light candle in a glass jar.

For more information: micahchallenge.org.au/vigils

Micah Challenge Australia
Pip Berglund
P: 1300 738 286
E: pip.berglund@micahchallenge.org.au
W: micahchallenge.org.au/vigils

WA: Workshop

9 am - 4pmLevel 1, 300 Murray Street Perth 6000

United Way WA in conjunction with staff from the Bankwest recruitment team are conducting a workshop to help develop basic skills in applying and gaining employment for some long term unemployed people from Perth.

Organised by: United Way WA and Bankwest

Craig Spencer
E: craig.spencer@bankwest.com.au

TAS: Free Community Luncheon

9:30 am – 2:30 pm510 Old Forcett Road, Dodges Ferry 7172

The Salvation Army Carlton & Okines Community House Dodges Ferry warmly invite you to join our Anti-Poverty Week event: Free Community Luncheon Soup Main Dessert October 12th @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm @ Okines Community House 510 Old Forcett Road, Dodges Ferry Learn how many and what types of meals can be produced from food obtained via Tasmania’s community food programs offered by Doorways and Okines Sponsors: Food Bank, Second Bite and Hill Street/IGA Dodges Ferry

Organised by: The Salvation Army Carlton & Okines Community House

The Salvation Army
Natalie
P: 0400 191 407
E: natalie.hayes@aus.salvationarmy.org

WA: COMMUNITY OPEN DAY

9:30-12:3010-18 LAVANT WAY BALGA WESTERN AUSTRALIA 6061

Various government and non-government agencies will have stalls at the open day to provide information about their services. We are having various other activities: Face painting for children Free Haircuts (9:30-11:00) Free sausage sizzle 11:00am -12:30pm

THE SALVATION ARMY BALGA
AMANDA DEHNEL
P: 08 9349 7488
E: mandy.dehnel@aus.salvationarmy.org

SA: LCC Half-Price Op Shop Sale

9am - 4pmLutheran Community Care Blair Athol Op Shop, 307 Prospect Road, Blair Athol 5084

Lutheran Community Care's Op Shop at 307 Prospect Rd Blair Athol SA will sell everything at half price during Anti-Poverty Week from Monday 12th to Friday 16th October.

Lutheran Community Care
Di Gerrie
P: 08 8269 9300
E: dgerrie@lccare.org.au
W: lccare.org.au

TAS: "Working Together, Making a Difference"

9am till 5pm day#1, 9am till 3pm day#2Aspect Tamar Valley Resort, 7 Waldhorn Drive, Grindelwald 7277

Day one – starts with a catch-up with tea and coffee and registration. We then settle for the opening of the conference by the Mayor of Launceston and the keynote speaker. The balance of the two days comprises interesting and informative sessions from key organisation such as: Energy providers panel Key industry organisations such as banks, regulatory bodies (AFSA, ACC), collection agencies, reaching out to community programs — Money Matters.

For more information: financialcounsellingtasmania.org.au/

Organised by: Financial Counselling Tasmania Inc.

Bert Aperloo
E: B.Aperloo@anglicare-tas.org.au

NSW: Pancakes and Awareness

9am-1pmScience Lawn, UNSW Kensington 2252

What do delicious pancakes have to do with devastating poverty? Balance some light and fluffy stacks with heavy facts about how poverty impacts kids, and what you can do about it! Help us raise money for Compassion Australia.

Compassion UNSW
E: compassionunsw@gmail.com

QLD: No Interest Loans and StepUp Personal Loans

9am-4pmOutside SpendLess Shoes at Earlville Shopping Centre 4870

Promotion of No Interest Loans and StepUp Personal Loans for the purchases of household items diverting low income earners away from high interest pay day lenders and rental companies.

Organised by: Shelter Housing Action Cairns

SHAC
Sharon Large
P: 07 4080 7400

TAS: SHOPPING ON A BUDGET/WHAT DO I NEED?

Between 10am and 2pm73 Hopkins Street Moonah 7009

During Anti Poverty Week Moonah Doorways will have available a selection of healthy easy to prepare receipes. Doorways will also be distributing examples of budgets which can be used by clients to plan for their weekly or fortnightly living expenses.

Organised by: The Salvation Army Moonah Doorways

E: karen.mckinlay@aus.salvationarmy.org

Dates not finalised

Description Contact

QLD: Conversations about poverty with high school kids

4700

Facilitating conversation with high school students about poverty in Australia and inviting them to discuss what they think poverty looks like in their community. Using resources eg information sheets from AP Week website and Dropping Off the Edge website.

CentacareCQ
Carmel Marshall
P: 1300 523 985
E: carmelm@centacare.net

SA: Food for Thought

CareWorks SA is inviting local Churches of Christ congregations to participate in an Anti-Poverty Week “Food for Thought” meal. The goals are: •to raise awareness and understanding of issues of poverty in Australia and Overseas, and •to raise funds for ministries directed to the most disadvantaged in our community.

For more information: cwsa.org.au/programs/food-for-thought

Organised by: CareWorks SA

Mike Ogden
E: mike@cwsa.org.au

Tuesday 13 October

Description Contact

NSW: Breakfast

41-43 Coleridge Street, Riverwood 2210

Providing a breakfast at school for kids who have come to school without having had dinner &/or breakfast

Daystar Foundation - Leumeah
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

WA: Coffee'n' Toastie Day

THE SALVATION ARMY BALGA, 10-18 LAVANT WAY BALGA 6061

Coffee and toasties available from 9:30 till 12:30. Free Haircuts 9:30-11:00. Come and spend 15 minutes with a financial counsellor one on one (information only given). Energy bills explained. Energy awareness information provided.

THE SALVATION ARMY BALGA
Amanda Dehnel
P: 08 9349 7488
E: mandy.dehnel@aus.salvationarmy.org

NSW: Food Hampers

75 Lawrence Hargrave Road, Warwick Farm 2170

Providing food hampers to struggling low income, disabled, mental illness-affected and unemployed locals.

Salvation Army Food 4 Life - Warwick Farm
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Food Pantry

Un 1/106 Grose St, North Parramatta 2151

Providing food hampers.

Life Church Parramatta
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lecture

Training Room number 1, Ground Floor, in the Labor Council NSW Building, 377-383 Sussex Street, Sydney. If you wish to attend please contact Paula Rix by email paula@shelternsw.org.au or ring 92675733.

Lecture on Geography of the city – implications for understanding equity issues. By Professor Bill Randolph, City Futures Research Centre, University of NSW. The lecture will be held in Training Room Number 1, Ground Floor, in the Labor Council NSW Building, 377-383 Sussex Street, Sydney. If you wish to attend please contact Paula Rix by email paula@shelternsw.org.au or ring 92675733.

Shelter NSW
Paula Rix
P: 02 9267 5733
E: paqula@shelternsw.org.au

SA: Living cheaper and better

Uniting Communities, 3/107 Dyson Rd, Christies Beach 5165

Opportunity for all people to see what services Uniting Community provide and how we may be able to help you - you will get a chance to speak to people that provide the service. Food provided.

Uniting Communities
Christine Raymond
P: 08 8202 5010
E: christiner@unitingcommunities.org

NSW: Morning tea & food hampers

Glenroi Community Centre, Orange 2800

Providing a morning tea & food hampers for the vulnerable people of Glenroi & Orange generally.

FoodCare Inc
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning tea & food parcels

14 Hall Street, Cessnock 2325

Providng a morning tea & food parcels for the vulnerable people of Cessnock.

Salvation Army
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning tea &/or lunch

32 Edgar Street, Glenquarie - Macquarie Fields 2564

Providing morning tea &/or lunch for struggling locals.

Anglicare Break The Cycle
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

ACT: Poverty and the education attainment gap

The Youth Coalition of the ACT and ACT Council of Social Service will present to public education sector leaders on the socioeconomic profile of below average education attainment and the importance of improving education attainment for disadvantaged students.

Organised by: ACT Education and Training Directorate

Susan Helyar
E: director@actcoss.org.au

QLD: "What does Poverty mean to you"

09:00am-3.30pmCanelands Central Shopping Centre Mackay 4740

An Information stall on how poverty impacts on people in society. This stall will hopefully raise people's awareness of poverty in Australia and what we can do as a society to help people in need.

Organised by: George Street Neighbourhood Centre Association Inc.

Venetia Aprile
E: venetiaa@georgestreetnc.org.au

WA: Anti-Poverty Cook-Off

1-2 pmAustralian Red Cross, Wellington Street Training Room, Wellington Street, EAST PERTH 6004

Four Teams from associated agencies will prepare meals from a Mystery Box, to feed a family of four for $10. They will take their learnings back to their Clients.

Organised by: Red Cross

Marina Zafiris or Daisy Ashworth
P: 08 9225 1926
E: mzafiris@redcross.org.au

SA: "Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor"

1.10-2.30pmPolygon Lecture Theatre, Barr Smith South, University of Adelaide, North Tce, Adelaide 5000

Rev Dr Raymond Pelley, Wellington Cathedral, speaking on the environmental and social justice aspects of "Laudato Si" Encyclical of Pope Francis. Sponsored by Faith in the Public Square [St Peter's Anglican Cathedral]

Organised by: Faith in the Public Square of St Peter's Anglican Cathedral

Faith in the Public Square - St Peter's Cathedral
Rev Dr Lynn Arnold AO
P: 08 8267 4551
E: larnold@stpeters-cathedral.org.au
W: stpeters-cathedral.org.au

TAS: Children's Voices

10 AMHeritage Forest, Mowbray (off Conway St)Playground / Hoo Hoo Hut area 7250

The Speak Up Challenge encourages children to share the visions they have for their communities in Launceston, Tamar Valley. Their ideas and aspirations will contribute to the Every Child Succeeds initiative: communities working with governments, services and businesses to ensure no child's life is limited by poverty or disadvantage.

Organised by: Anglicare Tasmania

Bronwen Hayes
P: 0448 074 608

NSW: Money Management Workshop

10.00 am to 12.30 pm, followed by lunch from 12.30Surry Hills 2010

To mark Anti-Poverty Week, Wesley Mission is presenting an ‘In Charge of My Money’ Money Management Workshop at Vincentian House. The workshop will cover: your relationship to money; how to be in more control of your spending; how to budget and save; getting into and out of debt; and where you can get help. This Money Management Workshop is proudly sponsored by Genworth, and is for St Vincent de Paul Society NSW service-users only.

Vincentian House (St Vincent de Paul Society NSW)
P: 02 8093 6798

NSW: Living Books Program

10.00am-12.00pmLiverpool Library Youth Space, 170 George Street Liveprool 2170

The concept of Living library originated in Denmark in 2000. It is a program where people can hear stories about people from different backgrounds and walks of life. Liverpool's Living Books Program will engage with community members who live or work in the area to tell their stories and life experiences and share them with local school students.

Organised by: Liverpool City Council

Shabnam Bhana
P: 02 9821 7779
E: s.bhana@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

WA: Morning Tea

10.30541 Hay Street, Subiaco 6008

Amana Living will hold a Morning Tea at their Corporate Office during Anti-Poverty Week.

Amana Living
Jove Bogoevski
P: 08 9424 6300
E: jbogoevski@amanaliving.com.au
W: amanaliving.com.au

VIC: Free Supermarket

10.30-2.30

A partnership event between a Salvation Army Corp and a Salvation Social program, to distribute food in the form of a help yourself 'free' supermarket,to clients of the service and church.

Organised by: The Salvation Army

Hazel Cleary
E: hazel.cleary@aus.salvationarmy.org

QLD: Poverty and stress

10.40amLogan Radio 101.1fm 4114

The YFS Financial Counsellor, Fiona Hawkins, will be talking with Athol Woodford on Logan Radio 101.1fm about poverty and stress. Many people on low incomes are good at budgeting and they know how to pay bills. The problem is that there is simply not enough money coming in to fund a normal life! Rather than band-aiding the problem with loans and leases, and making it worse, let's look at ways to make low-income life less stressful.

YFS Ltd
Fiona Hawkins
P: 07 3826 1500
E: fionah@yfs.org.au
W: yfs.org.au

TAS: Art Exhibition in Launceston

10amHeritage Forest, Mowbray (off Conway St) at the Playground/Hoo Hoo hut area. 7250

Highlighting the voices of children from communities in Launceston Tamar Valley, the Art exhibition is a media event for Anti Poverty Week. Local children will present their entries in the Speak Up Challenge, a competition promoted through the schools which asks children what they like about their communities and identify what would make them even better.

Organised by: Anglicare Tasmania Inc.

Sharon Dutton
E: S.Dutton@anglicare-tas.org.au

NSW: Morning Tea

10am -12pmSalvation Army Street level, Surry Hills

Hosting a morning tea for locals, including the working poor and unemployed.

Salvation Army
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning Tea & Food Pantry

10am -1pm3/23 Cemetery Rd, Helensburg 2508

Morning tea & food pantry for vulnerable of Helensburgh.

Organised by: Hope Church

Tony Gatt
E: gatttony@bigpond.net.au

VIC: Housing, transport and family hardships

10am-11.15amBalluk Room,Level 20/485 Latrobe Street, Melbourne 3205

In this seminar, Professor Julian Disney AO will discuss some of the hardships that families can experience as a result of inadequate housing, transport opportunities and inappropriate patterns of urban development. He will focus particularly on successive governments’ policies that have aggravated these hardships, and on changes that need to be made in the interests of families and their communities.

For more information: https://aifs.gov.au/events/housing-tran...

Australian Institute of Family Studies
Genevieve Costigan
P: 03 9214 7857
E: genevieve.costigan@aifs.gov.au
W: https://aifs.gov.au

QLD: Living with Financial Challenges

10am-12pmThe Salvos Family Store, 66 Grafton Street, WARWICK QLD 4370

A FREE budgeting Workshop conducted by qualified Financial Counsellors.

The Salvation Army
Donna Neale-Arnold
P: 07 4661 1031 (option 2)
E: donna.neale-arnold@aue.salvationarmy.org

SA: Kids Activities, Make your own hamburger

11-12Port Pirie Community Centre, 28 Symonds Street, Port Pirie 5540

We will be making your own healthy hamburgers, free kids activities, financial counsellor available for questions, Anti-Poverty team members to answer questions and provide information on available services, community foodies in attendance.

Organised by: Uniting Care Wesley

Port Pirie Community Centre
Kaidi James
P: 08 8633 3391/ 0428 496 999
E: kaidi.james@ucwcsa.org.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Picnic

11am-3pmScience Square Lawn, UNSW Kensington 2052

This event involves a food stall that will educate students about the proportion of people in the world living in poverty, and the importance of supporting local producers.

Oxfam UNSW
E: oxfam.unsw@gmail.com

QLD: Poverty staff awareness

12 middaySinnamon Village, Sinnamon Park

BBQ Lunch to be held focusing on the impacts of poverty - specifically, the issues of hardship and poverty in our own backyards. Learn about the events being held through Anti-Poverty Week and the services Wesley Mission Brisbane provides to help people facing these challenges.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Brisbane

WA: A New State of Play in WA - Private Luncheon

12-2pm

A New State of Play for WA - key note address by a prominent Western Australian Business leader discussing the changes in the WA economy.

CEDA and DLA Piper
Liz Ritchie
E: liz.ritchie@ceda.com.au

NSW: Lunch

12-2pm52-54 Celebration Road, Sadleir 2168

Hosting a lunch for struggling locals.

Inspire Community Services - Sadlier
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

SA: Financial Wellbeing Workshop

12-3:30 pmMid-Murray Support Service - Mannum Community Hub, 58 Walker Avenue

4 day workshop (13th, 15th 20th, 22nd Oct) about Financial Wellbeing including Utilties Literacy Session (Energy & Water information, bills, appliance running costs, etc). Registration Required 8569 1832

Organised by: AC-Care Murray Bridge

Mid-Murray Support Service - Mannum Community Hub
P: 08 8569 1832

TAS: Through the eyes of our children

12.00AM - 2.30PMBrighton Civic Centre Greenpoint Road Bridgewater TAS 7030

The Salvation Army Communities for Children in South East Tasmania will coordinate an arts display and presentation, showcasing how our local school children in grades 5 and 6 view the world they currently live in and how they imagine a world they would like to live in. This exhibition will be open to the public on Tuesday the 13th of October at the Brighton Civic Centre, Greenpoint Road, Bridgewater Tasmania. For more information please call Stacey 0457 412 114 or Rebekah 0400 689 965

For more information: salvationarmy.org.au/c4c/

Organised by: The Salvation Army Tasmania - Communities for Children

The Salvation Army - Communities for Children
Stacey Milbourne
P: 0457 412 114
E: stacey.milbourne@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: salvationarmy.org.au/c4c/

TAS: How poverty impacts on children in Tasmania

12.30 - 1.30pmCommissioner for Children Office, Level 1, 119 Macquarie Street, Hobart

The Commissioner For Children's October's Lunchtime Conversation, presented by Kym Goodes, CEO TasCOSS will look at the impact of poverty on the health, education, participation, and the futures of Tasmanian children and young people. Places will be limited to the first 25 people who RSVP to this invitation. A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday 9 October RSVP: Ann Davie: ann.davie@childcomm.tas.gov.au or phone (03) 6233 4520

Ann Davie
P: (03) 6233 4520
E: ann.davie@childcomm.tas.gov.au

NSW: Poverty & Food insecurity

12.30-1.30pmMacquarie St NSW Parliament House 2000

Information session for NSW parliamentarians hosted by Jenny Leong MP for Marrickville & Tony Gatt Foodbank NSW & ACT Ltd.

Organised by: Jenny Leong Greens MP for Marrickville

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Persistent Communal Disadvantage in Australia

12.30pm - 1.30pmSocial Policy Research Centre, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington 2052

Seminar with Emeritus Professor Tony Vinson about social disadvantage in Australia: Tony Vinson will talk about his project “Dropping Off The Edge 2015”. The project shows that experiences of disadvantage in Australia are not evenly distributed across the community: they are geographically concentrated, complex and persistent. For more information, please visit the project website www.dote.org.au

For more information: https://sprc.unsw.edu.au/event/persiste...

Organised by: Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW

Social Policy Research Centre
P: +61 2 9385 7800
E: sprc@unsw.edu.au
W: https://sprc.unsw.edu.au/event/persiste...

WA: Mark Fitzpatrick

12:00-2:00Main lecture theatre, Central Institute of Technology, 25 Aberdeen St Northbridge Perth WA 6000

Mark, CEO St Vincent De Paul, will come to Central Institute of Technology to outline how his organisation provides solutions to poverty. Activity organised by students in Certificate IV Business as part of course content.

Central Institute of Technology
P: 1300 300 822
E: enquiry@central.wa.edu.au
W: central.wa.edu.au

QLD: Parliamentary briefing: Community Legal Centres

12pmParliament House, George St, Brisbane 4000

Queensland's community legal centres will host members of the Queensland Parliament and their staff, to discuss the legal issues affecting Queenslanders living in poverty, and the services that are able to assist.

For more information: qails.org.au

Organised by: QAILS - Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services Inc.

James Farrell
E: director@qails.org.au

VIC: Ecumenical Liturgy

1:00pmMary MacKillop Chapel, Daniel Mannix Building, Australian Catholic University

The Victorian Council of Churches Social Questions Commission will run their annual ecumenical liturgy with a special focus on the Christian response to poverty. This event can also be streamed live via Periscope on Twitter: @salvojdk.

Organised by: Victorian Council of Churches Social Questions Commission

Jason Davies-Kildea
E: jason.davies-kildea@aus.salvationarmy.org

NSW: Volunteering for Change Panel Discussion

1pm-2pmSeminar Room 208, Main Library, UNSW Kensington. 2052

An event run for students at UNSW to look at what volunteering means for a number of local services that work on issues related to poverty. Come and learn how you can get involved with services and make a difference in your community.

Social Justice Project
P: 02 9385 2850
E: sjp@unsw.edu.au
W: antipovertyweek.org.au

TAS: Save ur $$

2 - 3.30pmDevonport Community House, 10 Morris Avenue, Devonport 7310

We will provide an afternoon of giveaways with a sausage sizzle, fruit and veg, preloved clothes and books/magazines, cooking demo and service provider information.

Organised by: Devonport Community House and Mission Australia

Devonport Community House
Kate Beer
P: 03 6424 7060
E: devhouse@internode.on.net
W: devonportcommunityhouse.com.au

WA: Albany Public Library Anti Poverty Week event

5:30pm - 7:00pmAlbany Public Library, 221 York Street, Albany 6330

The library will be showcasing 4 short TED talks on the different faces of poverty and homelessness, followed by a presentation by Rod Pfeiffer from Foodbank and Leah Severin from Shalom House. Participants are asked to bring a can of food to the event for Foodbank - collected at the library. Displays showcasing the different aspects of poverty will be scattered throughout the library.

For more information: library.albany.wa.gov.au/news-events/ev...

Organised by: City of Albany - Library

Albany Public Library
Soraya Majidi
P: (08) 9841 9390
E: library@albany.wa.gov.au
W: library.albany.wa.gov.au

NATIONAL: Small Change APW edition

6-7pm (ACDT)Radio Adelaide

Small Change is SACOSS' weekly radio show. Our Tues 13 Oct edition will be an Anti-Poverty week edition, sharing stories of lived experience of poverty, information about SACOSS' anti-poverty statement, as well as interviews with APW National Coordinator Jill Lang and local SA participants.

For more information: https://radio.adelaide.edu.au/program/s...

Organised by: South Australian Council of Social Service

Marnie Round
E: marnie@sacoss.org.au
W: https://radio.adelaide.edu.au/program/s...

NSW: Protecting a Living Wage

6.00pm - 7.30pmThe Menzies Room, The Royal Hotel QBN85 Monaro Street, Queanbeyan 2620

Penalty rates and minimum wages protect the exploitation of vulnerable workers and aim to prevent workers from falling below the poverty line. Yet, the Productivity Commission has recommended undercutting these workplace entitlements. UnionsACT Secretary, Alex White, will chair a discussion on the implications for vulnerable workers and their families if these entitlements are cut and the ramifications of a structural shift towards insecure work.

UnionsACT
Naomi Brooks
P: 02 6225 8116
E: unionsact@unionsact.org.au
W: unionsact.org.au/

NSW: Discussion Forum

6.30pmNorth Richmond Shopping Centre, Bells Line of Road, North Richmond 2758

The Rotary Club of Kurrajong North Richmond is focusing on Anti - Poverty Week at its meeting held on Tuesday 13th October with an open forum and discussion. The Club also included information about Poverty in its newsletter.

Organised by: Rotary Club of Kurrajong North Richmond

Janis Redford
E: jredford@chcs.com.au

NSW: Forum - Poverty in Australia

6.30pm504 Victoria Rd, Ryde 2110

The Rotary Club of Ryde is focusing on Anti - Poverty Week at its meeting held on Tuesday 13th October with an open forum and discussion. The Club also included information about Poverty in its newsletter.

Organised by: Rotary Club of Ryde

Janis Redford
E: jredford@chcs.com.au

VIC: Oaktree's Collective Future Speaking Tour

6.30pmThe Copland Theatre, The Spot The University of Melbourne, 198 Berkeley Street, Carlton 3053

Oaktree's Collective Future Speaking Tour will bring together voices from the Asia-Pacific to share stories of how climate change has impacted their communities. This is your opportunity to hear firsthand from those most affected by climate impacts, learn how we can meet the new challenges climate change poses to ending poverty, and take collective action to build the low carbon communities of the future. Tickets at oaktree.eventbite.com.

For more information: oaktree.eventbrite.com

Oaktree
Stephanie Kenealy
P: +61 431 791 103
E: s.kenealy@oaktree.org
W: oaktree.org

NSW: Breakfast for Kids

8 -9amRedfern St, Redfern 2116

Hosting a breakfast for students.

SBP-Redfern Jarjum College
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Anti Poverty Week Forum

8.30 - 2pmNoahs on the Beach Newcastle 2300

A community forum and mini expo will be held in Newcastle for Anti Poverty Week. The forum will have a number of speakers on energy, tenancy, credit files and more, for workers that are at the coalface assisting vulnerable consumers.

For more information: ewon.com.au/ewon/assets/File/Events/APW...

Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW
Narelle Brown
P: 02 8218 5241
E: narelleb@ewon.com.au

NSW: Food Drive

8am-12pmWestin Macquarie St Sydney 2000

Food drive amongst staff to raise food & awareness of poverty & food insecurity in Australia.

Organised by: Westin

Tony Gatt
E: gatttony@bigpond.net.au

SA: Drop in service to discuss finances

9 AM - 12 PMThe Salvation Army Tea Tree Gully, 138 Reservoir Road, Modbury 5092 Ph: 8360 6444 5092

Please Drop in to discuss your finances. Free Event. Participants: Tea Tree Gully Council: 10 AM– 11 AM No Interest Loans : 9 AM - 11 AM Good Money Store : 9 AM—12 PM Refreshments will be provided.

The Salvation Army Tea Tree Gully
Jenifer Hill
P: 08 8360 6444
E: jenifer.hill@aus.salvationarmy.org

SA: Anti Poverty Week Stakeholder Forum

9.30 - 11.30amJohn Harvey Gallery, City Of Salisbury, 12 James Street, Salisbury 5108

The purpose of this forum is to provide an opportunity for financial hardship service delivery providers in the Salisbury LGA to: - Network - Share service information and ideas - Maximise resources - Explore potential future collaborative opportunities

For more information: scoap.org.au

Organised by: SCOAP (Salisbury Community Organisation Against Poverty)

SCOAP
Leonie Smith
P: 08 8258 8099 Mobile 0487 993 931
E: leonie@scoap.org.au
W: scoap.org.au

QLD: Homelessness Hub Market Day

9am - 5pm12 Wickham Street, Townsville QLD 4810

A market day at the Hub providing free food, clothes, home wares and services such as nail painting. Free sausage sizzle and other giveaways (donated by locals).

Australian Red Cross
Kate Jacka
P: 07 4753 0644
E: kjacka@redcross.org.au

SA: Finances/Utilities

9am-12pm138 Reservoir Road, Modbury 5092

The Salvation Army are hosting the event, with Tea Tree Gully Council, Financial Counsellors, No Interest Loans, Good Money Store, and Utilities Literacy Community Educators available to discuss issues and concerns and share information. Participants are encouraged to bring their bills on the day to receive assistance.

Salvation Army
P: 08 8360 6444

QLD: Individuals building stronger communities

All dayBrisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (Plaza Level), Corner Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Bank, Brisbane - Please enter via Merivale Street entrance 4101

The 2015 QCOSS State Conference. Both social and economic wellbeing are important for individuals and families to be able to participate in building vibrant, thriving communities. This vision will require a whole-of-community partnership approach involving the community sector, government, private sector and the broader community. Join us to discuss this in more detail.

For more information: https://qcossstateconference2015.wordpr...

Organised by: Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS)

QCOSS
Donette Fanti
P: 07 3004 6936
E: conference@qcoss.org.au
W: https://qcossstateconference2015.wordpr...

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ACT: ACTEWAGL Distribution ECRC

A discussion about energy poverty as part of the ACTEWAGL Distribution Business Energy Customers Reference Group.

Organised by: ACTEWAGL and ACTCOSS

E: director@actcoss.org.au

SA: Family Meals on a Budget

Anglican Church Community Building, Crocker st, Goolwa 5214

The Community Centre – Goolwa, as part of Anti-Poverty Week 2015, is holding a (Free) Family Meals on a Budget cooking workshop with local chef identity Sippy. Participants will cook a meal and enjoy this as a shared lunch, then cook again and take this home to share with friends or family. Participants will also receive a goodie bag containing information and giveaways from LifeLine, Beyond Blue, OPAL (Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle) and local group Grow Free.

For more information: https://facebook.com/alexandrinaconnect...

Alexandrina Connect Inc. and The Community Centre
Karen Barrett
P: 08 8555 3941
E: karen.barrett@alexandrinaconnect.org.au
W: https://facebook.com/alexandrinaconnect...

NSW: Food Hampers

48 Queen Street, St Marys 2760

Providing food hampers to vulnerable people living in St Marys.

Hillsong CityCare
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Food Hampers

354 - 356 Main Road, Toukley 2263

Providing food hampers for vulnerable people of Toukley.

Toukley Neighbourhood Centre
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Food Hampers & Morning Tea

6 Tarawara Street, Bomaderry 2541

Providing food hampers & morning tea for vulnerable people in Nowra.

Australian Mercy
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lunch

No 3. Auburn Community Centre 2144

Hosting a lunch for Hassanian refugees & locals.

AAHYA - Aust Afghan Hassanian Yth Assoc
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lunch

Cnr Sackville and Delamere Sts No.62 2166

Providng lunch & food hampers for struggling locals.

Inspire Community Services - Canley Vale
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lunch

100 Kingswood Road, Orchard Hills 2748

Lunch for at-risk youth.

Cana Communities Inc
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lunch

29-31 Browne Street, Forbes 2871

Providing lunch for vulnerable people in Forbes.

Havannah House Ministries Inc
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning Tea

9 Northumberland Street, Liverpool 2170

Hosting a morning tea for young mothers.

Anglicare Emergency Relief - Liverpool
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning tea

7 Hattersley Street, Arncliffe 2205

Providing food hampers & morning tea.

Bay City Care - Arncliffe
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning Tea & Food Hampers

2837 Princes Highway, Moruya 2537

Hosting a morning tea & giving away food hampers for vulnerable people in Moruya.

Southern Care
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning Tea and Food Hampers

The Entrance Primary School 2261

Providing morning tea & food hampers for the working poor whose kids are attending school.

The Benevolent Society & The Entrance Village Hub Project
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NATIONAL: SDOHA Anti-Poverty Week Oration

The ACT Legislative Assembly Reception Room - 196 London Circuit Canberra, ACT 2601

The St Vincent de Paul Society national report titled “Sick with worry” has stories from the frontlines of inequality in Australia. The report will be launched at the Social Determinants of Health Alliance's Anti-Poverty Week Oration for 2015. This year's oration will be delivered by Vinnies' CEO, Dr John Falzon. The Oration will be held from 11am to 12:30pm at the ACT Legislative Assembly Reception Room - 196 London Circuit Canberra, ACT 2601. Please see: http://j.mp/OrationandVinniesReport

For more information: j.mp/OrationandVinniesReport

St Vincent de Paul Society National Council
Communications Advisor: Colleen O'Sullivan
P: 0400 845 492
E: media@svdp.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au

WA: Meeting

1.30pm - 4pmKelmscott Church of Christ, Cnr Lake & Centre Roads, Kelmscott WA 6111

South East Metro Emergency Relief Forum activity for APW 2015 is to acknowledge the global charity with Australian branches titled "days for girls". This voluntary charity provides sanitary and toiletry items for girls in overseas locations that would be normally have access to these items. Penny Hooper from the WA chapter of this charity will be attending to talk about this worthwhile charity. The Forum is made up of welfare agencies from the cities of Armadle, Gosnells and Canning.

Organised by: Gosnells Community Legal Centre Inc

South East Metropolitan Emergency Relief Forum
Shirley Glover, convener
P: 08 9398 1455
E: shirley@gosclc.com.au
W: gosclc.com.au

QLD: Moneycare, managing your money.

10-2pm64-72 Hoare Street, Manunda 4870

Information on managing your money, consumer rights, understanding your bills. How Financial Counsellors and Financial Capability Workers can support you in times of financial hardship. Free sausages sizzle and sample bags. Family store monster sale.

Organised by: The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Moneycare Program
Fiona Oliver
P: 4051 2454
E: fiona.oliver@aue.salvationarmy.org

NSW: Financial Counselling service

10-4Village Central Wyong, 18-34 Alison Road, Wyong 2259

At Village Central Wyong promoting TSA Moneycare Financial Counselling Services and Financial Literacy Education.

The Salvation Army Moneycare Central Coast
Heather Smith
P: 02 4353 9799
E: heather.smith@aue.salvationarmy.org
W: salvos.org.au

VIC: Bring Your Bills

10.00am - 12.30pm

Financial Counsellors will meet with Clients to get assistance with understanding their bills. If it appears there are more issues other than just understanding their bills we will make FC appointments with them.

Organised by: The Salvation Army

Cheri Pryer
E: cherith.pryer@aus.salvationarmy.org

SA: Breaking the poverty cycle

10.30 amLevel 731 Flinders Street Adelaide 5000

All staff morning tea to discuss actions that ensure all children and young people are part of an inclusive professional practice irrespective of the circumstances in which they live.

Organised by: Department for Education and Child Development

Trish Strachan
E: trish.strachan2@sa.gov.au

SA: SACOSS Anti-Poverty Week Statement Launch

10.30-11.30amUnitingCare Wesley Bowden, 77 Gibson St, Bowden 5007

Each year as a part of the activity that surrounds Anti-Poverty Week (October 11-17), SACOSS releases an APW Statement that profiles poverty in different areas of South Australia. We're launching the Statement on Wednesday 14 October at UnitingCare Wesley Bowden and we'd love you to be there. This year the Statement focuses on City of Charles Sturt, along with the LGAs of Onkaparinga and Port Augusta. It includes Department of Employment and ABS Community Profile Census data relating to education, employment, ethnicity, income and other economic resources for each area, as well as for South Australia as a whole. Dropping Off The Edge (DOTE 2015) rankings have been included for four indicators: housing stress, low family income, overall education and unemployment. These rankings allow for comparison between geographical areas. To accompany the data and rankings, we asked a SACOSS member organisation in each area to provide a case study of a person’s real current day experience of poverty in their community.

South Australian Council of Social Service
Catherine Earl
P: 08 8305 4225
E: catherine@sacoss.org.au
W: sacoss.org.au

WA: Anti-Poverty Week Morning Tea

10:00am - 10:30am41a Great Northern Highway, Middle Swan 6084

Rise is excited to be hosting a morning tea to help raise awareness and funds for Anti-Poverty Week. A Morning Tea will be held on Thursday 17th September at 10:00am.

Organised by: Rise Network Inc

Natasha Zeplin
E: Natasha.Zeplin@risenetwork.com.au

SA: Anti-Poverty Week Morning Tea and Donation Drive

10:30amLevel 8, 31 Flinders Street Adelaide 5000

Organised by: Department for Education and Child Development

Amy Farrell
E: amy.farrell@sa.gov.au

QLD: Sausage sizzle in the Park

10:30am - 2:30pmAlexandra Park - Northern End Gazebo, Quay St, Bundaberg 4670

• Trash and Treasure • Sausage sizzle • Service information • Children’s activities • Medical Checks

Organised by: Centacare Community Services Fraser Coast - HomeStay Program

Jen, Deb or Nakayla
E: ccs.fchousing@bne.centacare.net.au

NSW: Morning Tea and Food Hampers

10am -1pm902 Pittwater Road, Dee Why 2099

Hosting a morning tea & food hampers for vulnerable within the Dee-Why area.

Grace City Care
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

TAS: Launch of Best Practice Volunteer Guide

10am-11:30amBellerive Yacht Club, Bellerive

NILS supports its volunteer STARS! NILS will launch its new Best Practice Volunteer Guide and Reference Manual as well as celebrate and recognise its wonderful volunteers. The STAR project is funded by a grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund.

NILS Tasmania
Danita Bond
E: danita@nilstasmania.org.au

NSW: Morning tea

10am-12pm90A Auburn Road, Auburn 2144

Hosting a morning tea for Rohingya refugees.

Church of Christ Auburn District
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning tea

10am-12pm11 Jersey Road, Liverpool 2168

Hosting a morning tea for struggling local families.

Salvation Army and Food 4 Life Market-Liverpool
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Bake Sale

10am-1pmLibrary Lawn, UNSW Kensington 2052

The children, families and staff from Tigger’s Honeypot Early Years Centre UNSW will be baking a variety of treats to sell to raise awareness of and funding for homeless people.

Tiggers' Honeypot Early Years Centre UNSW
Sylvia Turner
P: 9385 1222
E: tiggers@unsw.edu.au

NSW: Morning tea & Food pantry

10am-2pm251 Lang St Kurri Kurri 2327

Morning tea & food pantry for vulnerable in Kurri Kurri.

Tony Gatt
E: gatttony@bigpond.net.au

TAS: Let's Unite - Poverty we Fight!

10am-3pmCivic Square Launceston 7250

St Vincent de Paul, Catholicare, Launceston City Mission and The Salvation Army are coming together in Launceston to hold an event in the Launceston Civic Square that brings awareness to the different faces of poverty. There will also be resources available, a BBQ to share and helpful tips around saving.

For more information: https://google.com.au/maps/@?hl=en

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul, Launceston City Mission, Catholicare, The Salvation Army

St Vincent de Paul
P: 03 6333 0382

TAS: Let's Unite - Poverty We Fight!

10am-3pmCivic Square Launceston - Near the Town Hall 7250

St Vincent de Paul, Launceston City Mission, Catholicare and The Salvation Army are coming together to host a public BBQ and Awarness event in the Launceston Civic Square to help to bring a voice to the many faces of poverty. There will be resources available, some helpful tips on how to save, and a great BBQ. United against Poverty.

For more information: https://google.com.au/maps/@?hl=en

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul, Catholicare, Launceston City Mission, The Salvation Army

St Vincent de Paul
Maryanne Singline
P: 03 6333 0822
E: maryanne.singline@vinniestas.org.au

ACT: Vinnies pop up op shop at ANU

10am-4pmUnion Court,Australian National University,Canberra 0200

The ANU branch of the St Vincent de Paul Society are holding a pop up op shop in Union Court, ANU from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday October 14th. Quality second hand items will be available to buy for very reasonable prices. Come along and a pick up a bargain while raising money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to help people in need.

St Vincent de Paul Society
Sarah Clifton
P: 02 6234 7384
E: sarah.clifton@svdp-cg.org.au

ACT: Sick with worry: AntiPoverty Week Oration & launch

11.00am - 12.30pmThe ACT Legislative Assembly Reception Room - 196 London Circuit Canberra 2601

Following on the from the Inaugural SDOHA Anti- Poverty Week Oration held in 2014 this year's oration will be delivered by Dr John Falzon (CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia). The St Vincent de Paul Society report titled “Sick with worry” Stories from the frontline of inequality 2015 will also be launched in conjunction with the Oration.

For more information: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/sdoha-anti-...

Social Determinants of Health Alliance
Anne Brown
W: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/sdoha-anti-...

NSW: Nova for Women and Children's Open Day

11.00am - 3.00pm558 Hunter St, Newcastle West 2302

Nova for Women and Children’s ‘OPEN DAY’ in recognition of Anti-Poverty Week - All welcome! The aim of Anti-Poverty Week is to highlight issues of poverty and hardship in our community. Please join us to meet our workers, learn more about people who live with poverty, see our drop-in facilities for women, and our new Mobile Support Service. Refreshments will be available, and a BBQ from 12.00pm. Nova works with women and children who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.

Nova for Women and Children
Nicola Hirschhorn
P: (02) 4023 5620
E: nicolah@novawomen.org.au

TAS: Sport/recreation activity bringing people together

11.00am-1.00pm7010

This event brings together: - young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through the support of the Bridgewater PCYC; - newly arrived refugees supported by CatholicCare Tasmania; - people living with disabilities supported by Able Australia; and - staff from the St Vincent de Paul Society (Tasmania) Inc.

For more information: https://vinnies.org.au/

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society (Tasmania) Inc, Bridgewater PCYC, CatholicCare Tasmania, Able Australia,

St Vincent de Paul Society (Tasmania) Inc.
Marina Campbell
P: 03 6234 4244
E: marina.campbell@stvinnies.org.au

ACT: Connecting Gungahlin

11:00am - 1:00pmJoin us, in between Communities@Work’s Gungahlin Community Centre and the Gungahlin Child and Family Centre, for refreshments 2912

Communities@Work in partnership with Meegan Fitzharris MLA, the Gungahlin Child and Family Centre, and many more local organisations are helping to build social connections and bring services to the people who need them most. We will be holding an Anti-Poverty Week event to help build stronger community connections in Gungahlin.

For more information: commsatwork.org

Organised by: Communities@Work

Hannah McQuiggin
E: Hannah.McQuiggin@anglicare.com.au
W: commsatwork.org

SA: BBQ

11am - 1pm17A Fletcher Road, Mount Barker 5251

BBQ, Coffee and Cakes. You can have a chat with anyone and there will be an opportunity to chat to a financial counsellor and possibly get some bill help.

Organised by: The Salvation Army - Mount Barker Corps

The Salvation Army
P: 08 8398 2686
E: admin.mount.barker@aus.salvationarmy.org

WA: Information and access to services

11am to 1pmAnglicareWA2 Tuart Ave Mandurah 6210

AnglicareWA Tuart Ave Mandurah is hosting an open day where services from around the region will be present to provide information about their services and money management. Come and join us for our sausage sizzle and hot cuppa.

AnglicareWA
Priscilla Wheatcroft
P: 08 9581 0591
E: Priscilla.Wheatcroft@anglicarewa.org.au

NSW: Anti-Poverty Awareness Day

11am to 2pmUniting Church Liverpool, 28 Pirie Street, Liverpool NSW 2170

The event will include information stalls by service providers, entertainment, lucky door prizes and a BBQ.

Organised by: Liverpool Community Kitchen and Hub

Inspire Community Services
Mike Meyer
P: 02 9723 4581
E: mike.meyer@inspirecommunity.org.au

WA: IV Community fight against poverty

11am to 4pm519 Murray Street, Perth 6000

Come visit WASUA on Wednesday to grab something to eat, take home some non-perishables, eat some fruit, grab some toiletries and other freebies!

WASUA
Laura Jinks
P: 9321 2877
E: peered@wasua.com.au

QLD: Poverty Awareness

12 middayWheller Gardens Chermside

Staff BBQ Lunch to raise awareness of hte impacts of poverty specifically issues of hardship in our own backyard. Learn about the events being held throughout Anti-Poverty Week and the services that Wesley Mission Brisbane provides to help people facing these challenges.

Organised by: Wesley Mission Brisbane

NSW: Lunch

12-2pmParramatta 2150

Providing lunch for locals: homeless, working poor, unemployed, disabailities.

Parramatta Mission - Wesley Apartments
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

WA: Anti Poverty Week BBQ

12.15pm - 2pm7 Lime St East Perth 6004

St Bart’s, Lorikeet and OZ Harvest are hosting a barbeque to celebrate Anti-Poverty Week 2015 Wednesday, 14/10 at the St Barts Lime St complex for their 138 residents and Lorikeet Centre members. The BBQ will consist of Healthy Burgers made by residents as part of Oz harvest Nest program, sausages donated by the Hyatt hotel along with rolls and finger food. Oz harvest will provide free healthy food hampers and St Barts will supply donated clothing and toiletries for clients to choose from.

Organised by: St Bartholomew's House, Ozharvest and the Lorikeet centre

Mitch Hanson
E: coordinator.volunteers@stbarts.org.au

SA: Raising Awareness and Donations for Anti-Poverty

12pm - 1pm5000

Staff get together and discuss their ideas, activities and donations that they are participating in during Anti-Poverty Week. Activities include: Staff collection of recycling bottles and cans donated to Life Without Barriers Homelessness Program and Staff volunteering in stalls at the Shelter SA community event – Homeless Connect: Homelessness, Health and Housing Connect Expo, Whitmore Square, Adelaide on Thursday, 15 October from 10am to 2pm.

Organised by: Life Without Barriers

Adelaide Reception
P: 08 8193 9401
E: adelaide.reception@lwb.org.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Week Challenge

24 HoursNESAY, 86-90 Rowan Street, Wangaratta 3677

Each staff member has elected to give up one of three items they may take for granted each day;- one being other sources of food except rice and noodles, use of their personal mobile phone and drinking water only for 24 hours.

Organised by: North East Support for families And Youth (NESAY)

NESAY
Paige Murphy
P: 0357202201
E: pmurphy@nesay.com.au

NSW: Hunger in the Classroom - Poverty/Food insecurity

3-3.30pmCarriage works Redfern 2074

Foodbank NSW presentation of its recent survey of Hunger in the classroom.

Organised by: NCOSS

Tony Gatt
E: gatttony@bigpond.net.au

ACT: Afternoon tea

3pm2600

The community legal hub and Legal Aid are joining forces for Anti-Poverty Week. We are holding a fundraising/awareness raising afternoon tea.

Canberra Community Law
Catherine Murnane
E: cmurnane@canberracommunitylaw.org.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty week at Messy Church

4-6pmWesternport Mission Centre, 2036 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Hastings 3915

Various hands-on activities to highlight the plight of people living in poverty. Then we will share a "meat-free" meal together.

The Salvation Army
Lorelle Vince
P: (03) 5979 2751
E: lorelle.vince@aus.salvationarmy.org

ACT: Oaktree's Collective Future Speaking Tour

6.00pmCoombs Theatre, College of Asia and the Pacific , HC Coombs Building (#9) Fellows Road, Australian National Univeristy 2601

Oaktree's Collective Future Speaking Tour will bring together voices from the Asia-Pacific to share stories of how climate change has impacted their communities. This is your opportunity to hear firsthand from those most affected by climate impacts, learn how we can meet the new challenges climate change poses to ending poverty, and take collective action to build the low carbon communities of the future. Purchase tickets at oaktree.eventbite.com.

For more information: oaktree.eventbrite.com

Oaktree
Gina Zheng
P: +61 422 939 126
E: g.zheng@theoaktree.org
W: oaktree.org

NSW: Anti Poverty Week Awareness Forum

6.15pmWindsor Country Golf Club, McQuade Ave, South Windsor 2756

The Rotary Club of Windsor is focusing on Anti - Poverty Week at its meeting held on Wednesday 14th October with an open forum and discussion. The Club also included information about Poverty in its newsletter.

Organised by: Rotary Club of Windsor

Janis Redford
E: jredford@chcs.com.au

NSW: Information night

6pm-8pmTown Hall House, 456 Kent St, Sydney 2000

On the 14th October, Engineers Without Borders Sydney is hosting its largest information evening of the year. This exciting, free event will feature a comprehensive overview of why EWB exists, what it stands for, how it is achieving change and the many ways that there are to get involved. This is an excellent opportunity for all interested university students and graduates, academics, senior professionals and non-engineers alike to network with the wider Sydney humanitarian engineering community

For more information: https://facebook.com/events/10074152361...

Organised by: Engineers Wihout Borders UNSW Chapter, City of Sydney

Engineers Without Borders
E: ewb.unsw@gmail.com
W: https://facebook.com/events/10074152361...

VIC: Food Rescue and Food Security

7-9pmSt Stephens Church, Beechworth Road Wodonga (corner Nilmar Avenue). 3690

Join community minded people from Albury Wodonga for the Movie Night showing "Just Eat It," a highly acclaimed film about a couple on a food waste reduction journey. $12 per person includes a rescued supper and talk from local council. All funds raised will go to our emergency food relief program supporting people in crisis.

Organised by: UnitingCare Wodonga

UnitingCare Wodonga / AWERPN
Alison Reed
P: 0405 328 773
E: alison.r@wodonga.unitingcare.org.au
W: facebook.com/AWERPN

ACT: Panel Discussion on Poverty in Australia

7-9pmManning Clark Centre, Australian National University, Canberra 0200

A panel discussion on poverty in Australia featuring a special guest from the St Vincent de Paul Society, AIME, federal Members of Parliament and a student who has spent the last 3 months sleeping rough in his car to raise awareness of homelessness.

St Vincent de Paul Society
Sarah Clifton
P: 02 6234 7384
E: sarah.clifton@svdp-cg.org.au

NSW: Investing in children to break the cycle of povert

7:00 - 8:00pmWesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney(Close to Town Hall Station) 2000

The 2015 topic is: ‘Investing in children to break the cycle of poverty’. Dorothy Hoddinott is the Keynote Speaker and will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion with: Pat Fogarty, Regional Manager for St Vincent de Paul Society Support Services, Emily Goldsmith, St Vincent de Paul Society member and Heather Manning, Area Manager Mission Australia The lecture honours Blessed Rosalie Rendu, a Daughter of Charity who was a leading worker and social organiser to assist people in the slums of 19th.

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
Jey Natkunaratnam
P: (02) 9568 0282
E: social.justice@vinnies.org.au

SA: Breaking down Depression & Building Resilience

7pm28 – 30 KINGFISHER DRIVE, HEWETT 5118

The aim of Anti-Poverty Week is to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty & hardship. This Year, the Hewett Centre plan to focus on Mental Health as it is well known that living with mental illness often leads people into poverty. In Partnership with Time To Heal Counselling Service and the Black Dog Institute, an information session is offered to the community.

For more information: hewettcentre.com.au; timetohealcounsell...

HEWETT CENTRE
Rhonda Smedley
P: 08 8523 0057
E: reception@hewettcentre.com.au;
W: hewettcentre.com.au

NSW: Poverty

8:30am-9:30am.LEGAL AID NSW, 51-55 BOLTON STREET, NEWCASTLE 2300

Barbeque breakfast to raise awareness. Gold coin donations accepted.

LEGAL AID NSW
TENDAYI
P: (02)49295482
E: tendayi.chivunga@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

VIC: Fluro Fightback

8amSouthern Cross Station, corner Bourke and Spencer streets 3000

We will be raising the awareness of the link between casual and insecure work and the increase in poverty in Australia.

For more information: https://nuw.org.au/

National Union of Workers
Emma Kerin
P: 0448 555 112
E: ekerin@nuw.org.au
W: nuw.org.au

WA: Nutrition and Cooking Class

9.30 - 12St. Barts, Lime St, Perth, Closed event to clients of St. Barts ONLY

This workshop will empower participants with nutrition knowledge, fundamental to healthy living. During this workshop the participants will be making hamburgers from scratch and healthy Anzac biscuits. The aim of this workshop is to encourage healthy eating, educate participants, encourage socialisation and to give participants the opportunity to be involved in an event that helps/feeds others. This is a closed event.

OzHarvest
Natalie Seigne
P: 0433 035 223
E: perth.nest@ozharvest.org

SA: Utilities Literacy (electricity, gas and water)

9.30am -10.30amPangula Mannamurna, Mt. Gambier 5290

Understanding your bills, cost of appliances to run, tips on how to use less energy and water in the home, tips on negotiating with your retailer, contracts and what to look for when changing retailers.

Uniting Communities
Sarah Warren
E: SarahW@unitingcommunities.org

VIC: Bring your Bills Day

9.30am-2.30pm15 Dawson Street North Ballarat 3350

Financial Counsellors and Community Lawyers will be available to assist you with any problems relating to your debt, unpaid bills or fines, and provide general legal advice.

For more information: chclc.org.au/whats-on.html

Central Highlands Community Legal Centre
Lisa Buckland
P: 03 5331 5999
E: lisa_buckland@clc.net.au
W: chclc.org.au/

WA: YOU'RE THE BOSS AND FOODCENTS

9:30-12:3010-18 LAVANT WAY BALGA WESTERN AUSTRALIA 6061

DEMONSTRATION OF YOU'RE THE BOSS FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM NEW APP FOODcents workshop-Shop smart, nutrition, cooking demonstration.

THE SALVATION ARMY BALGA
AMANDA DEHNEL
P: 08 9349 7488
E: mandy.dehnel@aus.salvationarmy.org

QLD: ERGON INFORMATION SESSION: AntiPoverty Week Event

9am registration 9.30 start Finish 12pmThe Parish Centre (St Joseph’s Cathedral grounds), 169 William Street, Rockhampton. Building is to the left of the Cathedral when entering from William Street. Parking to the rear of the Cathedral or along Murray Street. 4700

A short half day information session to assist workers to better support clients who are experiencing difficulties in managing their energy bills and/or getting and maintaining service connections. Topics to be covered include: Energy Efficiency - taking control of your bill Understanding your bill Home Energy Emergency Assistance Customer Assistance Programs

Organised by: Central Queensland Family Law Pathway Network

Central Queensland Family Law Pathway Network - CQ
Sandy Paton
P: 07 4939 4504
E: sandypaton@bigpond.com

NSW: Sydney Festival for Civil Society

http://www.festivalforcivilsociety.com/Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh 2015

NSW Council of Social Service
Laura Maclean
P: 02 8960 7902
E: laura@ncoss.org.au
W: ncoss.org.au

SA: Loxcare Sleep Out

Wednesday 14 - Thursday 15, 12pm - 12pmEast Terrace, Loxton (main Street) 5333

Loxcare in Loxton are organizing a community sleep out where community members are able to come and join in to experience how a person living in poverty may live. Loxcare are working with a soup kitchen which will supply an evening meal as well as a breakfast the following morning - they are also thinking about having the heat and eat cans there for people to try. Community members are encouraged to bring a swag, short cot or blankets to join in and replicate how people in Loxton may live. The sleepout has brought to our attention the noise in the street during the night akin to what could be experienced in the city. We intend to engage the locals in activities that will both educate and entertain. We have a "Tree of knowledge" where we can take a tennis ball with a large green leaf stuffed inside which has a comment about living in poverty, or what causes poverty etc.

Loxcare Inc
Mary Hansen
P: 8584 6954
E: coordinator@loxcare.org.au

Thursday 15 October

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NSW: Food Hampers

60 Wairoa Avenue, Bondi 2026

Giving away food hampers to the vulnerable people of Bondi.

Anglicare Emergency Relief
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Food Hampers and Morning Tea

10/158 Princes Highway, Nowra 2541

Giving away food hampers & hosting a morning tea for vulnerable people in Nowra.

Australian Mercy
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Food Pantry

187 Riverside Drive, Airds 2560

Morning tea & food pantry for clients.

Organised by: Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation - Airds

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Food Pantry

187 Riverside Drive, Airds 2560

Morning tea & food pantry for clients.

Organised by: Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation - Airds

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Food pantry

39 Sarsfield St, Blacktown 2148

Food pantry for clients.

Organised by: Western Suburbs Haven - Blacktown

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Hunger & Poverty

11 Jersey Street, Busby 2168

Morning tea for clients.

Organised by: Salvation Army 2168 Food 4 Life Market-Liverpool

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lunch

180 George Street, Redfern 2016

Providing lunch for visiting Aboriginal kids from the bush on study programmes in Sydney.

National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning tea

217 Cucumber Lane, Canowindra 2804

Hosting a morning tea for vulnerable poeple in Canowindra.

Cornerstone Community
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning tea cafe

Brabyn St, Windsor 2756

Morning tea for clients & locals.

Organised by: Hawkesbury Community Kitchen INC Windsor

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

VIC: 'Justice is inevitable, like birth.' John Falzon

10 am - 12 pmGerald Ward House, 43 Prospect St, Box Hill 3128

Dr John Falzon is the author of The language of the unheard (2012). He is a political sociologist, poet and advocate for a more equitable society. He has worked in academia, in community development and in social analysis and research. He has been the Chief Executive of the St Vincent Paul Society National Council of Australia since 2006. Come and partake in the conversation with John!

For more information: https://vinnies.org.au/events/register/...

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria
Michael Walter
P: 03 9895 5935
E: rsvp@svdp-vic.org.au
W: https://vinnies.org.au/events/register/...

SA: Impact of Poverty in our local community

10-3Port Augusta Central Oval Complex 5700

A presentation to our organisation's staff of 240 people. A voice recordings of clients and their stories of how they have been impacted by poverty.

UnitingCare Wesley Country SA
Jenny Scarce
E: jenny.scarce@ucwcsa.org.au

NSW: Food pantry

10am - 12pm12 Carsons Lane, St Marys 2760

Food pantry for clients.

Organised by: Fusion Australia Ltd - Western Sydney

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

SA: Free Raffle - Guess the value & raise awareness

10am - 2pm75 Gertrude Street Pt Pirie 5540

Generic Vs non Generic brands of food and groceries compared for community to guess the $$ value between each basket. Highlighting the importance of wise choices when shopping. Closest guess wins the basket of food & groceries.

Organised by: Families SA - DECD & UCWCSA

Shona Foster-Holland
E: shona.foster-holland@sa.gov.au

NSW: Lunch

10am-12pm28 Pirie St, Liverpool 2170

Lunch for clients.

Organised by: Inspire community Kitchen

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning tea

10am-12pm122 Davies Road, Padstow 2211

Morning tea for clients doing it tough.

Organised by: Encounter Life Aust - Wattle Grove

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning tea and food pantry

10am-12pmGlenroi Community Centre, Gareema Rd Orange 2800

Morning tea & food pantry for families doing it tough in Orange.

Tony Gatt
E: gatttony@bigpond.net.au

NSW: School breakfast

10am-12pm41-43 Coleridge Street, Riverwood 2210

School breakfast for kids.

Organised by: Daystar Foundation - Riverwood

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: KLC Bake Sale

10am-1pmGround Floor, Law Building and Main Walkway, UNSW Kensington 2052

Every year Kingsford Legal Centre runs a stall to sell donated sweet goods in order to raise money for Kooloora Community Centre.

Kingsford Legal Centre
Roselle Nunes
P: 02 9385 9566
W: klc.law.unsw.edu.au

NSW: Food Hampers and Morning Tea

10am-2pmMacquarie St, Windsor 2756

Giving away food hampers & hosting a morning tea for vulnerable people in Windsor.

Hawkesbury Community Kitchen INC
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Food pantry

10am-2pm254 Luxford Road, Emerton 2770

Morning tea cafe & food pantry.

Organised by: Jesuit Social Services - Emerton

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Food pantry

10am-2pm254 Luxford Road, Emerton 2770

Morning tea cafe & food pantry.

Organised by: Jesuit Social Services - Emerton

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning tea and food hamper

10am-2pm100 Main St, Young 2594

Morning tea & food pantry for vulnerable families in Young.

Organised by: Young food hall

Tony Gatt
E: gatttony@bigpond.net.au

VIC: Spotlight on Retirement Incomes Policy

11.30 - 1.30 pmFather Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065

Speakers: Susan St John, Auckland University John Daley, Grattan Institute Angela McCrae, Productivity Commission

For more information: bsl.org.au/get-involved/whats-on/detail...

Organised by: Australian Social Policy Association and the Brotherhood of St Laurence

Brotherhood of St Laurence
Jane Douglas
P: 03 9483 1364
E: jdouglas@bsl.org.au
W: bsl.org.au/get-involved/whats-on/detail...

SA: Addressing the poverty crisis facing ageing SA Women

11.30am

Leaders Forum featuring key topic experts Professor Hazel Bateman, Head of School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, Business School, University of New South Wales and Professor Wendy Lacey, Dean and Head of School: Law, University of South Australia. This facilitated working lunch could deliver a number of tangible outcomes; with one potential outcome being a collective submission into the Senate Standing Committee on Economics inquiry into “Economic security for women in retirement”.

ECH Inc & COTA SA
Margaret Young
P: 08 8407 5198
E: Myoung@ech.asn.au

WA: Central Institute Anti Poverty Expo

1130 to 140030 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge 6003

A group of students from our Business Certificate IV class at Central Institute of Technology will be facilitating an information Expo to be held during lunchtime, outside the library on campus. We will be raising awareness of poverty in Australia, Anti-Poverty Week and our raffle, with proceeds to be donated to St Vincent de Paul Society WA.

Organised by: Central Institute of Technology- Cert IV in Business Group B

Central Institute of Technology
Pradip Nair
P: 0894271209
E: pradip.nair@central.wa.edu.au
W: central.wa.edu.au

NT: Cross Agency Cook-off Competition

11am - 1.30pmRear of 55 A Gap Rd Alice Springs 0870

Local NGOs compete to see which Agency has the cheapest, nutritious and best tasting lunch to feed the masses for $100 each competitor. Each category will be judged by an impartial local dignitary.

Organised by: Lutheran Community Care

Denese Walsh
P: 08 8953 5160
E: dwalsh@lccare.org.au

SA: Lunch

11am - 1pm1 - 7 Gray Street, Kilkenny 5009

Free Sausage Sizzle.

The Salvation Army
P: 08 8445 2044

TAS: ...to stand up against poverty

11am Walk; 12pm BBQPathways 34 Cameron Street, Launceston 7250

Pathways and Rocherlea Rehabilitation and Recovery Program members are invited for a walk and a barbie for Anti-Poverty Week. If you want to walk: "Walk bare foot or in thongs to stand up against poverty" Come to Pathways, 34 Cameron Street, Launceston at 11am. Barbecue: People can meet up at Royal Park barbecue area at 12pm. Please let us know you are coming before Friday, 9th October. Contact Pathways Team on 63310 224. Finish time for event 2pm.

Organised by: Sponsored by Anglicare and run by the Pathways Program

E: annaa@anglicare-tas.org.au

NSW: Food hampers

12-2pm90A Auburn Road, Auburn 2144

Providing food hampers to clients.

Organised by: Church of Christ Auburn District

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Food hampers

12-2pmUnit F2, 291-303 The Horsley Drive, Fairfield NSW 2165

Providing food hampers to clients.

Organised by: Ebenezer Fairfield Church Inc.

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Food hampers

12-2pmCnr Sackville and Delamere Sts No.62, Canley Vale 2166

Providing food hampers to clients.

Organised by: Inspire Community Services - Canley Vale

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lunch

12-2pmSalvation Army, William Booth House, Albion St, Surry Hills 2010

Providing lunch for recovery addicts.

Salvation Army - Surry Hills
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lunch

12-2pmCnr Park Road & South Parade, Auburn 2144

Providing lunch for struggling locals: working poor, mental illness, physical disability, unemployed, refugees.

Salvation Army Auburn
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lunch

12-2pm130 Railway Parade, Lakemba 2195

Lunch for clients.

Organised by: Canterbury City Community Centre

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Lunch

12-2pm32 Edgar Street, Macquarie Fields 2564

Lunch for clients.

Organised by: Anglicare Break The Cycle Glenquarie - Macquarie Fields

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

VIC: Anti Poverty Sausage Sizzle Anglicare

12.00-1.3039 Ovens Street Wangaratta 3677

Bbq lunch, gold coin donation for sausage, all proceeds go to Anti Poverty Week.

Anglicare Victoria
Julie Wentworth
P: 03 5723 7900
E: julie.wentworth@anglicarevic.org.au

VIC: Community Support Frankston Lunch

12.30 pm - 2.30 pm35 Beach St, Frankston 3199

Come enjoy a meal in the sun at Community Support Frankston. With fruit, veg and bread giveaways, and the best burgers in town, this event is for everybody! Community Support Frankston provide emergency food, grocery vouchers, help with utility bills, referrals and advocacy. Supported by Frankston City Council, the Rapid Relief Team & Second Bite, this event will be low-key, tasty and fun! Everyone welcome, no bookings required.

For more information: frankston.vic.gov.au/Things_To_Do/Event...

Organised by: Community Support Frankston & Frankston City Council

Community Support Frankston
P: (03) 9783 7284
E: csf@frankston.net
W: frankston.net/

ACT: Housing Affordability Research Paper Launch

12:00pm - 2:00pmCanberra College Performing Arts Centre 2 Launceston St, Phillip ACT 2606

The voice of Canberra's Community Sector will unite at the launch of the Housing Affordability Research Paper which looks at 'how to tackle housing affordability in the ACT'. The paper features a compilation of reports written on critical topics such as domestic violence and homelessness, homelessness and young people, after-housing poverty, the effects of extreme housing stress, the links with debt and much more!

For more information: anglicare.com.au

Organised by: Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT, ACTCOSS, ACT Shelter, YWCA Canberra, Care FCS

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT
Hannah McQuiggin
P: (02) 6245 7119
E: Hannah.McQuiggin@anglicare.com.au
W: anglicare.com.au

QLD: The Future of Poverty Lunchtime Forum

12pm - 1:30pmThe Edge Auditorium, State Library of Queensland 4101

Join us for a rescued lunch from OzHarvest and a lively panel discussion highlighting many progressive responses to poverty in our own backyard. Speakers include World Vision CEO, Tim Costello; Big Issue Manager, Susie Longman; Queensland Council of Social Services CEO, Mark Henley and Oaktree’s Jayme Ellis.

For more information: wmb.org.au/news-events/events-list/item...

Wesley Mission Brisbane
Carlee Hay
P: (07) 3621 2046
E: c.hay@wmb.org.au
W: wmb.org.au

SA: Low Income Households and Poverty

12pm - 1pmAustralian Red Cross, 212 Pirie Street, Adelaide, East wing Ground floor 5000

Our guest speaker is Sue Kleve who is a dietician with over 20 years’ experience in both public and community health settings in rural and metropolitan SA and Vic. She has a wide range of experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of nutrition and non-nutrition based multi strategy interventions.

Organised by: Australian Red Cross in SA

Australian Red Cross
Rosalie Pace or Helen Barnard
P: (08) 8100 4626
E: rpace@redcross.org.au

NT: Lunch for Backpack Beds for the Homeless

12pm-2pmLevel 3 Jacana House, 39 Woods Street, Darwin 0810

Staff from the Department of Employment will be cooking up a luncheon storm. Please come along and choose from a yummy selection of dishes and support Anti-Poverty Week with a $10 donation. The money raised will go towards buying backpack beds (swags) for homeless people in the NT. The NT has the highest rate of homelessness in Australia at around 15 times the national average (ABS).

Department of Employment
Jenna Gray
E: jenna.gray@employment.gov.au

TAS: Gender inequality and its relationship to poverty

1pm - 2pmParliament House Reception Room, Hobart 7000

Panel discussion on gender inequality and its relationship to poverty. Panelists: The Hon. Jacquie Petrusma MP, Rebecca White MP and Cassy O'Conner MP. MC Ms Naomi Edwards, Chair, Tasplan Board.

Colony 47
Crystal Morris
P: 03 6214 1311
E: admin@colony47.com.au
W: colony47.com.au

SA: Raising Awareness of Mental Health & AOD

1pm - 4pm62 Athol Street, Athol Park SA 5012

Holding an event on Thursday 15th Ocotober which is focused on Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs in relation to poverty. Will have a guest Speaker, Sue Berdossa, from Flinders University at the event.

Organised by: Vietnamese Community in Australia/ Community Access & Services SA

Vietnamese Community in Australia
Julio Alejo
P: (08) 8447 8821
E: julio.alejo@sa.vnca.org.au

WA: Whole School Assembly

2:1538 Troode Street Munster 6166

Student councillors will lead an assembly that focuses on the Anti Poverty powerpoint. Teachers will be doing related activities during this week and we will hold a crazy sock day (Socktober) to support Catholic Mission on that day.

Organised by: St Jerome's Primary school

St Jerome's Primary School
Carol Hoare
E: hoare.carol@stjeromes.wa.edu.au

SA: Community BBQ - FREE

2pm - 4pmPort Lincoln Foreshore, Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln 5606

A free BBQ will be held on the Port Lincoln foreshore (near the stage), together with the Food Bank Van to distribute food to the members of our community. The Southern Eyre Food For All Network will be conducting a survey to ascertain what information the community currently know on Food Security.

Organised by: Southern Eyre Food For All Network

Kerry Schubert
P: 08 8683 0551
E: kschubert@redcross.org.au

NSW: Evening supper

5-7pm15 Park Road, Seven Hills 2147

Providing evening supper for struggling locals.

Community Care Incorporated - Seven Hills
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

VIC: Anti-Poverty Summit

5.30-7.30La Trobe University Lecture Theatre, University Drive, Wodonga 3690

Join us at La Trobe University Lecture Theatre to discuss the impacts of poverty, with Darran Stonehouse from La Trobe and Chris Halburd from Skinners & Associates with opening comments from Mayor Cr Rodney Wangman. Q & A Panel discussion will take place after the summit.

Organised by: Albury Wodonga Emergency Relief Provders Network

UnitingCare Wodonga / AWERPN
Alison Reed
P: 0405 328 773
E: alison.r@wodonga.unitingcare.org.au
W: facebook.com/AWERPN

VIC: State Schools' Relief Annual Lecture

6:00 PM to 8:00 PMMonash University MBA Centre - Level 3, Building N. Room N3.23. Monash University Caulfield 3145

The State Schools' Relief Annual Lecture recognises the role of Government education in tackling disadvantage and will be delivered by former broadcaster and parliamentarian, Maxine McKew. Maxine McKew╩╝s new book Class Act looks at some of the most important questions in Australian education.

For more information: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/state-schoo...

State Schools' Relief
Stephen Iles
E: iles.stephen.t@edumail.vic.gov.au
W: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/state-schoo...

SA: What's AID got to do with it?

7.30pm - 8.30pmHoldfast Bay Bowls and Croquet Club, 583 Anzac Highway, Glenelg Nth. (cnr Tapleys Hill Rd) 5045

What’s AID got to do with it? FREE EVENT Ever wondered what Australian Aid does or why it is so important... Join with leaders of the South Australian community to discuss the need to reduce global poverty and its importance to our local community, our economy and to international stability. Guest speaker Senator Nick Xenophon Speakers Brad Chilcott (founder of Welcome to Australia), Dr Amrita Malhi (Research Fellow at UniSA) and D'Arcy Lunn (Teaspoons for Change)

For more information: https://facebook.com/events/72435129433...

Organised by: Campaign for Australian Aid/Oxfam Australia

Oxfam Australia
Judee Adams
P: 08 8236 2160
E: judeea@oxfam.org.au
W: https://oxfam.org.au/what-we-do/aid-and...

VIC: Rural Housing Anti Poverty Week Trivia Night

7pmSeymour 3660

Rural Housing is hosting a trivia night in Seymour to raise awareness and funds for people living in poverty who are homeless or at risk.

For more information: ruralhousing.com.au/newsroom.html

Rural Housing
P: 03 5735 2000

NSW: Breakfast

8am -10amPresbyterian The Scots Church, Sydney 2000

Providing breakfast for homeless people.

Presbyterian The Scots Church Sydney
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

ACT: Young People, Optimism and the Future

9.30-11.30amYouth Coalition Offices, 46 Clianthus St, O'Connor 2602

Should young people feel optimistic about the future? While many young Australians have the opportunity to achieve their aspirations, some still face significant barriers, disadvantage, & discrimination. With much debate nationally & locally regarding government, community, family & individual responsibility in supporting young people's education & employment pathways, this forum includes speakers from across the Canberra community sharing their views on how the future for young people is looking.

Youth Coalition of the ACT
Emma Robertson
P: 02 6247 3540
E: info@youthcoalition.net

WA: FINANCIAL COUNSELLING AND RESUME WRITING

9.30-12.3010-18 LAVANT WAY BALGA WESTERN AUSTRALIA 6061

COME AND SPEND 15 MINUTES WITH ONE OF OUR FINANCIAL COUNSELLORS ( FOR INFORMATION ONLY) FREE RESUME WRITING WITH EMPLOYMENT PLUS.

THE SALVATION ARMY BALGA
AMANDA DEHNEL
P: 08 9349 7488
E: mandy.dehnel@aus.salvationarmy.org

QLD: Poverty vs Money Care

9am - 1:30pm1 Takalvan St Bundaberg (PO Box 155) 4670

A series of workshops designed to make staff of various Salvation Army facilities (Family Store, Refuge, VocEd College) aware of impact of money care and poverty. Workshops will also follow on to Refuge clients and VocEd students.

Organised by: The Salvation Army Moneycare

the Salvation Army To Quinn Community Centre
Wayne Chamberlin
P: 0428 177 006
E: wayne.chamberlin@aue.salvationarmy.org

ACT: Relief Services Mini Expo

9am - 1pmMura Lanyon Youth & Community Centre, Sydney Nolan Street, Conder ACT 2906

YWCA Canberra will host a Mini Expo on Emergency Relief Services in South Canberra, at our Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre. This will be organised by young people studying their Certificate II in Community Services at the Centre. It will be held on the same day that our Food Hub is open, so Food Hub clients, and other members of the community, will also have access to the information.

For more information: https://ywca-canberra.org.au/community-...

YWCA Canberra
Jan Skeyhill
P: 02 6294 4633
E: jan.skeyhill@ywca-canberra.org.au
W: ywca-canberra.org.au

QLD: No Interest Loans and StepUp Personal Loans

9am to 4pmOutside SpendLess Shoes at Earlville Shopping Centre 4870

Promotion of No Interest Loans and StepUp Personal Loans for the purchases of household items diverting low income earners away from high interest pay day lenders and rental companies.

Organised by: Shelter Housing Action Cairns

Shelter Housing Action Cairns (SHAC)
W: shac.org.au/

TAS: Budgeting and cheap easy meals

9am-11amThe Salvation Army, 135 Clarence Street Howrah 7018

Clients are invited to breakfast. Information will be given out regarding budgeting and recipes for cheap easy meals.

Organised by: Clarence Salvation Army/Clarence Doorways

Janice Goss
E: janice.goss@aus.salvationarmy.org

Friday 16 October

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NSW: Breakfast

Drake Ave, Macquarie Park 2113

Staff breakfast to highlight the awareness of APW & Foodbank big breakfast.

Organised by: ecolab

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

WA: Lunch time forum

The Foyer, 14-16 Victoria Avenue, Perth 6000

A lunch time forum will be held in the foyer of 14-16 Victoria Avenue, Perth, hosted by The Smith Family. Topics to be addressed include: The Smith Family's support for disadvantaged young Australians; and tips for saving money from a Saver Plus coordinator. Primo Cafe will be selling budget lunches of Toasted Ham & Cheese sandwiches for $5.

Organised by: The Smith Family

Lorna Woodley
E: Lorna.Woodley@thesmithfamily.com.au

SA: Morning Tea

Morning Tea.

Organised by: Department for Education and Child Development

Hannah Fisher
E: hannah.fisher2@sa.gov.au

NSW: Morning Tea & Food Hampers

150 Fisher Rd North, Cromer 2099

Hosting a morning tea for vulnerable people & the working poor on the Northern Peninsula.

The Link Church Cromer Community Centre
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

VIC: Student Doco Evening

A documentary screening for Students at Holmesglen Education First Youth Foyer. Students will vote on a film of their choice focusing on issues relating to poverty.

Launch Housing
Kate Ribton-Turner
E: Kate.Ribton-Turner@launchhousing.org.au

WA: Morning Tea and Clothing Swapmeet

10.00 am - 2.00 pmThe Smith Family Gosnells Office, Sop 79 Maddington Central Shopping Centre, Attflied Street, Gosnells 6109

Families are invited to attend a morning tea and to bring along clothing (in good condition) to swap with other donated garments. Items of children's clothing will be particularly welcome. This activity is being supported by the Melville VIEW Club.

Organised by: The Smith Family

Lorna Woodley
E: Lorna.Woodley@thesmithfamily.com.au

ACT: Bring Your Bills Day

10.00AM - 2.00PMThe Salvation Army, 104 The Valley Avenue, Gungahlin 2912

An open display and information forum where people can seek advice about bills they don’t understand, Options for No Interest Loans and small business start up loans and information about the Salvo’s care line. The event will include morning tea and a free sausage sizzle. Staff from Moneycare Salvos NILS and Doorways Case Work Support Services will be there to answer questions and to take appointments.

Organised by: The salvation Army

Bob O'Heir
E: bob.o'heir@aue.salvationarmy.org

VIC: CEO in Cafe Day

10:30am - 12pmCourthouse Cafe, Corner Gheringhap and Little Malop Streets, Geelong 3220

Barwon Child, Youth & Family will hold our first ever CEO in Café Day. Our CEO will work in one of the Geelong Cafés that supports our Café Meals program. The Governor General will be in attendance at the café and will sit down and enjoy a cafe meals lunch with young people from our Youth Advisory Group and have a conversation about some of the issues impacting young people in Geelong. Café Meals helps young people aged 15-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. More info on link.

For more information: bcyf.org.au/images/2013_cm_kit_web.pdf

Barwon Child, Youth & Family
Adam Cassidy
E: adam.cassidy@bcyf.org.au

SA: Promotion of local services of UCare

10am - 2pmUniting Communities Hall, 24 Barwell Street, Eudunda 5374

Celebrate the grand opening of UCare Eudunda. We will provide a free sausage sizzle with giveaways, information and handouts. Discover how UCare can help you with Emergency Relief, Financial Counselling, Budgeting, Low Income Loans, Street Swags and Concession Entitlements. Learn about the pitfalls of Payday Loans and Rental Companies, how to negotiate with creditors plus much more.

For more information: https://facebook.com/Eudunda.Ucare

Organised by: UCare Gawler Inc

UCare Eudunda
Jennifer Flory & Richard Carter
P: 08 8522 4522
E: ucare@internode.on.net
W: ucaregawler.org.au/

NSW: Food Pantry

10am-12pmEnmore Church of the Nazarene 2042

Providing food hampers for local struggling families.

Nazcare Inc Enmore
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Morning tea & food pantry

10am-1pmCnr De havilland Cr & Piper Drive, Ballina 2478

Morning tea & food pantry for people doing it tough in Ballina.

Organised by: Sea Coast Pantry

Tony Gatt
E: gatttony@bigpond.net.au

NSW: Morning Tea & Food Hampers

10am-2pm224 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour 2450

Hosting a morning tea & giving away food hampers to vulnerable people in Coffs Harbour.

Lifehouse Care The Pantry
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

VIC: Community Festival

11.00am - 3.00pmRosebud Memorial Hall, Rosebud Foreshore, Rosebud. 3939

To help raise awareness to end poverty. Free BBQ, health & beauty services, wood turning, craft works, on site vet, freebies and giveaways. Planning by local community organisations and local rooming house residents.

Organised by: SalvoCare Eastern, Rapid Relief Team, Women's Housing, Advance Community College, RDNS Homeless Person Program, Mornington Peninsula Shire.

SalvoCare Eastern,
Conor Sibly, Emma Hillman.
P: (03) 5986-7122
E: pyfs.crisis@aus.salvationarmy.org

SA: Stretching Your Budget

11am - 1pmThe Salvation Army Playford - 39 Kinkaid Road Elizabeth East 5112

Playford Salvos is joining with Playford Community Food Co-Op to showcase some of their healthy, delicious and easy to make Easy Meals. Come and enjoy a delicious Sausage Sizzle and sample one of the many Easy Meals you can purchase from the Co-Op. You can even take an Easy Meal home with you! Limited number available, get in quick to avoid disappointment! You can also chat with our staff about your budget, and learn about the Affordable SA APP, which you can use to help stretch your budget!

Organised by: The Salvation Army and the Playford Community Food Co-Op

P: 08 8255 8811
E: admin.playfordcss@aus.salvationarmy.org

SA: Healthy Meal Cook Off

12 - 3Junction Community Centre - 2A May Tce., Ottoway

Please sign up by Oct 9th if you wish to be part of our 'cook-off' competition. You'll have 1 hr to be as creative as you can in the kitchen using some very simple ingredients. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative & most nutritious. Enjoy the banquet that can be created even on a shoe-string budget! Places are limited.

Junction Community Centre
Sophia Katari
P: 08 8341 1334
E: sophia@junctioncommunity.org.au

WA: Perth as a Science and Innovation Hub

12.15 to 2.30pmPerth Convention Centre

Hon. Colin Barnett, Premier of WA; Peter Klinken, Chief Scientist and long list of prominent WA leaders will join a panel to discuss the future of our state.

SA: Swap a can for a snag

12.30pm

Students are encouraged to bring along a can of food in exchange for a BBQ sausage in bread. Alternatively, students can give a gold coin donation.

Organised by: Moonta Area School

Kris Strauss-Scott
P: (08) 8825 2088
E: Kris.StraussScott909@schools.sa.edu.au

Poverty and access to justice

12.30pm-2pm

At this lunch we will discuss the inability of people to access justice when they are in poverty. We will also seek donations to be paid to a community legal service assisting those who can afford it least to obtain legal services.

Ruth Beach
P: 0423 738 827
E: ruth@ruthbeach.com.au

ACT: Passport to Anti-Poverty

12:30pmRoadhouseRoom 1, Griffin Centre,Centre 2601

During Anti-Poverty Week Red Cross will be hosting an event called Passport to Anti-Poverty. This event will require participants to visit various services throughout the ACT during Anti-Poverty Week and have their passport signed. The event will finish with a simple lunch being provided by Roadhouse on the Friday 16th October, where guest speakers will talk about their services and participants are encouraged to share their experiences. Please RSVP by 9th October to galley@redcross.org.au

Red Cross
Hannah McQuiggin
P: (02) 6245 7119
E: Hannah.McQuiggin@anglicare.com.au

QLD: Poverty and Entrenched Disadvantage

12pm - 2pm49 Park Rd Milton 4064

A short film to kick off discussion on how Red Cross works to tackle poverty and entrenched disadvantage in Australia and internationally.

Australian Red Cross
Christine Grose
P: 07 3367 7269
E: cgrose@redcross.org.au

VIC: Bring your bills

1:30-3:3026 Mahogany Ave, Frankston North 3200 3200

Are you having problems with paying your bills? Do you have unpaid fines and don’t know what to do? Do you need help with your budget? Local service providers will be onsite to talk to you about your situation. • FMC – financial capability officer will be onsite to assist with general financial queries and referral options • Centrelink – Ask a worker about Centrepay or any Centrelink matter • Consumer Affairs Victoria – Consumer help • Dispute Centre - Resolving disputes – Victims support services • Find out about options for your fines and/or warrants

For more information: mediation.com.au

Organised by: FMC mediation and counselling

Frankston community centre
Janet Reid
P: 03 8773 9546
E: Janet.Reid@frankston.vic.gov.au

TAS: Growing Youth Attainment and Employment in Tas

1pm - 2pmParliament House Reception Room, Hobart 7000

Panel discussion on growing youth attainment and employment in Tasmania by Tasmanian politicians.

Colony 47
Crystal Morris
P: 03 6214 1311
E: alexn@colony47.com.au

SA: Anti Poverty Day Expo

1pm - 5pmCarlton Parade Shopping Centre Carpark, 96 Carlton Parade, Port Augusta 5700

Combined services will provide an afternoon of free activities, giveaways, demonstrations, workshops, BBQ, fashion parades and much more. Great family fun. All Welcome.

Organised by: The Port Augusta Inter-agency Group: The Salvation Army, Uniting Care Wesley Country SA, Common Ground, Victim Support Service, Mission Australia, Early Years Parenting Centre, Housing SA, Centacare, Family Relationship Centre, Headspace, Aboriginal Family Support Service, Red Cross, Bungala.

Port Augusta Inter-agency Group
Shelley Ellis
P: 08 8641 1021
E: shelley.ellis@aus.salvationarmy.org

QLD: Drought and Poverty in Central Western Qld

2pmCentacareCQ, 141 Egerton St, Emerald 4720

Central Highlands Qld launch of the updated short report by Sandy Paton: "You can't live without hope things will change for the better: Drought and Poverty in Central Western Queensland 2014-2015"

CentacareCQ
Anne Meehan
P: 1300 523 985
E: annem@centacare.net

VIC: The 29th Annual WJ Craig Lecture

3pm - 4pmMelbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000

The 29th Annual WJ Craig Lecture will be delivered by Dean McWhirter, Assistant Police Commissioner, Family Violence Command. Mr McWhirter has had a diverse career during his 35 years in Victoria Police and has had roles as investigator and in various other supervisory levels. Earlier this year, Mr McWhirter was appointed Assistant Commissioner, Family Violence Command.

For more information: connections.org.au

Connections UnitingCare
P: 03 8792 8999
E: rsvp@connections.org.au
W: connections.org.au

VIC: Presentation of Anti-Poverty Awards

4pm - 5pmMelbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000

The Anti-Poverty Awards recognise that there are many young people in Australia who are passionately working towards tackling inequality and injustice in Australia or abroad. The Awards acknowledge and highlight the hard work and dedication of individuals and schools across Australia who demonstrate a deep understanding of those in need.

For more information: antipovertyawards.org.au

Connections UnitingCare
P: 03 8792 8999
E: rsvp@connections.org.au
W: connections.org.au

WA: UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

5pm - 8pmUWA Business School, Ernst and Young Lecture Theatre 6009

On 25 September 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. The first of these goals is to “End Poverty in All Its Forms Everywhere” In this forum we consider what the goals mean for Australia both in terms of its contribution to ending extreme global poverty and in its policies to ending poverty in Australia.

Organised by: WACOSS & UWA Centre for Social Impact

UWA Centre for Social Impact
Paul Flatau
P: 08 6488 5691
E: paul.flatau@uwa.edu.au

ACT: ANU Student Sleepout

5pm to 8am the next dayUnion Court, Australian National University, Canberra 0200

ANU students will be sleeping rough in Union Court to raise awareness of homelessness in the ACT and to fundraise for the work of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Canberra.

St Vincent de Paul Society
Sarah Clifton
P: 02 6234 7384
E: sarah.clifton@svdp-cg.org.au

VIC: Dinner & Keynote speaker

6-9pmThe Cube Wodonga Courtyard, Hovell Street Wodonga. Parking in the council carpark, Coles carpark or street parking. 3690

Community BBQ dinner and presentation to celebrate the events of Anti-Poverty Week in Albury, Wodonga. Speakers include Acting CEO NELLEN Cr Kevin Mack, CEO of Carevan Di Mant and Founder of Bendigo Youth For Homelessness Luke Owen. Gold coin donation for BBQ and entertainment for the whole family. Bring your own chair/rug/blanket to sit on.

Organised by: Albury Wodonga Emergency Relief Providers Network

UnitingCare Wodonga
Alison Reed
P: 02 6024 2108
E: alison.r@wodonga.unitingcare.org.au
W: facebook.com/AWERPN

NSW: Forum and discussion

6.45amCnr Windsor and Commercial Rds, Rouse Hill 2155

The Rotary Club of Rouse Hill is focusing on Anti - Poverty Week at its meeting held on Friday 16th October with an open forum and discussion. The Club also included information about Poverty in its newsletter.

Rotary Club of Rouse Hill
Janis Redford
E: jredford@chcs.com.au

QLD: Global Awareness

6:30 pm to 10 pmMade In Africa Ethiopian Restaurant, Shop8/197-201 Beaudesert Road, Moorooka 4105

We have been planning to organize a fundraising dinner for a while and got the news about Anti-Poverty Week and have decided to use the period to raise funds for the disadvantaged people in the community. The plan is to use our existing customers to support the cause in addition to other promotions through our network and media. We run an Ethiopian Restaurant in Moorooka so make meat and vegetarian Ethiopian food plus Ethiopian coffee. The profits will go to our charity organization. We will also organize a raffle draw.

Made In Africa
Tesfaye
P: 0421 481 934
E: madeinafrica09@gmail.com
W: ethiopianrestaurant.com.au

ACT: Canberra Community Sleepout

6pm - 6amAIS Track and Field Complex

On Friday the 16th of October 2015, the Canberra community will come together for the 3rd annual Canberra Community Sleepout. This year's Sleepout event highlights family violence and the correlation with homelessness. Within the ACT, 29% of people experience homelessness in attempts to escape family violence.

For more information: sleepout.org.au

Organised by: St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn and Communities@Work

St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn
Samara Gentle
P: 02 6234 7344
E: info@sleepout.org.au
W: sleepout.org.au

VIC: Working together to end Homelessness

6pm - 7pm52 Haig Street South Melbourne 3205

Every Friday night we have a BBQ for residents of Launch Housing Southbank, with produce donated from South Melbourne Market vendors and prepared by a team of volunteers. During Anti-Poverty Week 2015 we are inviting local politicians from a number of political parties to our BBQ. This is a great opportunity to join residents for dinner and talk about how we can all work together to end homelessness during Anti-Poverty Week.

For more information: launchhousing.org.au/

Organised by: Launch Housing

Jo Blair
E: jo.blair@launchhousing.org.au

NSW: Poverty and Education

7 am2155

A significant part of our club's outreach is for youth projects (Sustain Our Students or SOS) which assist students in poverty. We will be brainstorming current activities and potential further activities. Guest speaker: a local deputy principal.

Rotary Club of Rouse Hill
Robert Bredin
E: bredin@bigpond.net.au

NSW: BBQ

7-9pm84 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037

BBQ for at-risk youth within the Glebe area.

Glebe Youth Service
Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Breakfast

7.30am-1pmWynyard park 2000

Large breakfast in Wynyard to highlight food insecurity and childhood poverty.

For more information: foodbanknsw.org.au

Foodbank NSW & ACT
Tony Gatt
P: 0439 880 172
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au
W: foodbanknsw.org.au

WA: Tin Shaking

7am - 2pmForrest Place, Perth CBD 6000

To help raise awareness about hunger in Australia, Foodbank WA will be tin shaking in Perth CBD from 7am - 2pm. Foodbank WA will have an information stand with merchandise, pamphlets and give-aways for the whole day. If you're in the city in Friday head to Forrest Place and come say hi to Foodbank WA's friendly volunteers!

For more information: foodbankwa.org.au

Foodbank WA
Karla Cavalli
P: 08 9258 9277
E: karla.cavalli@foodbankwa.org.au
W: foodbankwa.org.au

QLD: Rise Up Breakfast

7am - 9amThe Edge Auditorium, State Library of Queensland 4101

This breakfast will be relevant for all sectors of the corporate community and will focus on social and economic issues impacting older women in our community. The event will be held in support of Wesley Mission Brisbane’s Emergency Relief Red Bag Appeal. Guests can contribute by filling a red bag with non-perishable food and gifts or by making a donation on the day.

For more information: wmb.org.au/news-events/events-list/item...

Wesley Mission Brisbane
Carlee Hay
P: (07) 3621 2046
E: c.hay@wmb.org.au
W: wmb.org.au

QLD: Information on ANQ Services and Sausage Sizzle

7am to 2.00pmRustys Markets, Near the car park ramp on Sheridan Street, Cairns 4870

A pop-up information desk will be set up at Rustys Markets on Sheridan Street to inform the community about the services in Cairns for people who are doing it tough. Information will be available on where to go if you are experiencing:- tenancy problems, homelessness issues, legal issues, require food relief, risk of becoming homeless, having difficulty in paying bills, support for young people and general information for people who are experiencing difficulties in our community.

For more information: anglicarenq.net

Anglicare North Queensland
Sue Walton
P: 07 4041 5454
E: sue.walton@anglicare.net
W: anglicarenq.net

NSW: Breakfast

8-10amEpping Rd, Macquarie park 2113

Staff breakfast to highlight APW & Foodbank Big Breakfast.

Organised by: Johnson Controls

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Breakfast

8-10amWalker St, North sydney 2060

staff breakfast to raise awareness of APW & FB Big breakfast.

Organised by: NAB

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Breakfast

8-10amWalker St, North sydney 2060

Staff breakfast to raise awareness of APW.

Organised by: MLC

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Breakfast

8-10amTalavera Rd, Macquarie Park 2113

Staff breakfast to raise awareness of APW.

Organised by: Nielsen

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au

NSW: Breakfast

8-10amLyon Park Rd, Macquarie Park 2113

Staff breakfast to raise awareness of APW.

Organised by: Optus

Tony Gatt
E: tony.gatt@foodbanknsw.org.au