Anti-Poverty Week runs from 15-21 October 2017

Calendar of Activities in 2017

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Wynnum Connect

9am-12pm

Safe By The Bay-Wynnum Community Hub, St Peter’s Church, Wynnum Library and Brisbane City Council work in collaboration to organise the Wynnum Connect Event as part of Anti-poverty week, which aims to -Strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty, homelessness and hardship in the area of Wynnum. -Connect people to available services to help reduce poverty and hardship -Celebrate the connection and support within the community where everyone feels belonging, connected

Safe By The Bay Wynnum
Em James
P: 0431 042 056
E: em.james@volunteeringqld.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/safebythebay/?ref=br_rs

NSW: Australian Political Party Poverty Audit midterm

To be confirmed +To be confirmed. Main launch of the id term event will take place in Sydney

ASAP will launch its midterm review of the Australian Political Party Poverty Audit http://oceania.academicsstand.org. with a panel presentation on with an update of how political parties are progressing on 3-4 key poverty issues audited for the 2016 election.

ASAP Academics Stand Against Poverty Oceania

Sunday 15 October

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NSW: Food Stall

Sunday 15th of October - Friday 20th of OctoberVinnies Centre - Young 120 Lovell Street Young 2594

Come and enjoy great foods and drinks!!!

St Vincent De Paul Society
Bronwen Grovenor
P: 02 6234 7445
E: young@svdp-cg.org.au

QLD: Inclusive Communities Fun Day

10am - 2pmSouths Leagues Club, Davies Park South Brisbane 4001

Inclusive, connected communities make better neighbourhoods! Please join us for the Inclusive Communities Fun Day! Enjoy Food Stalls, Education Stalls, Games, Activities and Entertainment. Free entry with lots of free and low-cost activities, food and drinks to enjoy. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

Micah Projects
Margie Gamble
P: 07 3029 7000
E: margie.gamble@micahprojects.org.au
W: micahprojects.org.au
Fb: Micah Projects
Or: twitter" @micahprojects

VIC: Poverty Heals with Compassion

1:00pm - 4:00pmFeatherbrook Community Centre 33-35 Windorah Drive, Point Cook 3030

A special Christian Church Sunday Service wiith special Word of God exhortation topic "Poverty Heals through Compassion" followed by Afternoon Tea

First Born Gospel Church
Denwardson Estrada
P: 0456191341
E: Fbgcpc@iafb-australia.org
W: fbgc.iafb-australia.org.au

TAS: Salvos Sunday Dinner

4pm-5:30pmHobart City Salvos 180 Elizabeth St, Hobart 7000

Homeless, those in temp accommodation, vulnerable, lonely, families and individuals who are struggling and could do with a place to feel safe, warm and embraced. Supported by: Lord Mayor Sue Hickey Danny Sutton (Colony 47), Donna Lashman (Uniting), Gabby Mason (Colony 47)

Salvation Army
Stacey Milbourne
E: Stacey.Milbourne@aus.salvationarmy.org

VIC: Running to make Australia free of poverty!

Different Starting times from 7am -11:45amBatman Ave, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne 3000

Tighten those laces and get ready to run to support children and families experiencing poverty through taking part in the 2017 Melbourne Marathon Festival. Whether you’re in it for a fun day out, or to achieve a personal best, you can make every step count in the fight against poverty in Australia. Distances: 3km Walk, 5.7km Run, 10km Run, Half Marathon, Marathon

Brotherhood of St Laurence
Nicky Suter
P: 03 9483 1369
E: nicky.suter@bsl.org.au
W: melbournemarathonfestivalantipovertywee...
Or: http://melbournemarathon.com.au/

Monday 16 October

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WA: ANTI-POVERTY WEEK LAUNCH WA – Q&A BREAKFAST FORUM

7:00 - 9:00amBankwest Place, 300 Murray Street, Perth 6000

Western Australia has seen a sharp growth in inequality. There are 240,000 Western Australians living below the poverty line, many of them children. Nationwide, more than 730,000 children live in poverty (one child in six). We know that it is not right that this alarmingly high number of young people are being left behind. This event will give us an opportunity to come together to discuss and ask important questions to shape a different future.

Combined organisations, including: Bankwest, Cancer Council WA, Foundation Housing, Outcare, RUAH, YACWA, WACOSS, UWA, Telethon, St Bartholomew's House
W: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/anti-povert...

NSW: Sausage sizzle

9 am startVinnies Centre - Harden 53-55 Neill Street Harden 2587

Come and join us for a sausage sizzle or two to support Anti-Poverty Week 2017

St Vincent De Paul Society
Cheryl Minehan
P: 02 6234 7437
E: harden@svdp-cg.org.au

TAS: Information/Advice Sessions

9am-1pm (16-20 October 2017)Clarence Salvation Army. 135 Clarence St HOWRAH, TAS 7018

INFORMATION ADVICE NILS loans versus renting, pay by the month, interest free loans. Information on “pay day” lenders.

Salvation Army
Stacey Milbourne
E: Stacey.Milbourne@aus.salvationarmy.org

SA: Staff reflection around poverty

0930-1000Hutt St Centre, 258 Hutt St, Adelaid 5000

Staff will be invited to donate their coffee money for the day to purchase suspended coffees at a participating café

Hutt St Centre
Crystal Pham
P: 08 8418 2500
E: antipoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre

NSW: Poverty denies us the simple joys

10am - 2pm (16th and 17th of October)St Vincent de Paul Hornsby, 41 Jersey Street, Hornsby 2077

We would like to hold a food drive for homeless clients as well as have a coffee cart for them to have a coffee machine coffee and hopefully raise some money in the area.

St Vincent de Paul Hornsby
Christine Anthony
P: 9477 5010 ext3
E: IRHornsby@vinnies.org.au

SA: Poverty and Homelessness

10.30 -11.30 + Morning teaHutt St Centre, 258 Hutt St Adelaide 5000

Our photography group are encouraged to take photos of what poverty means to them. We will have a display in the DC and a morning tea. This will be an opportunity for us to promote our financial counselling service and other support services in the city and surrounding area.

Hutt St Centre
Liz
P: 0417987062
E: lizj@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre/

NSW: Save-Power and Money, Borrow a Save Power Kit!

11.30am-12pmCarlingford Library, Lloyds Avenue, Carlingford 2118

Learn to monitor the amount of power being used by the appliances in your home using the Save-Power kits which are available for loan in the library. We will also discuss some handy power saving tips for the home.

City of Parramatta Library
Epping Library
P: 02 9806 5843
W: cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/library

ACT: Launch Event - Second night Patrol Van

11.30 amCanberra City 2601

St Vincent De Paul Society
Hilde Schneider
P: 02 6234 7344
E: marketing@svdp-cg.org.au

TAS: Youth Forum

12pmParliament House Reception Room, 1 Salamanca Pl, Hobart 7000

Colony 47

SA: Jams, Pickles and Chutneys

1-3 pmJubilee Community Centre 7-9 Jubilee Way Wynn Vale 5127

Grow or purchase fruit and veggies and then preserve them to use throughout the year.

City of Tea Tree Gully
Jackie Hallam
P: 08 8397 7422
E: jackie.hallam@cttg.sa.gov.au
W: teatreegully.sa.gov.au

VIC: Ethical Enterprise Conference

Monday 16th 9.00am to 5.30pm, Tuesday 17th 9.00am to 5.00pmWilliam Angliss Institute, 555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne 3000

This year’s Ethical Enterprise Conference aims to challenge traditional business models, inspire to do things differently and bring together amazing thinkers, doers, entrepreneurs and disruptors. We will explore how to change mindsets and shift our thinking through adaptation and innovation. The line up of speakers had been nearly finalised and as you can see we have some awesome people presenting at this year’s event. To add to the exciting fabric of the conference, we’ll also have a pitching competition for the Early Ethical Enterprises that have submitted their business idea to be considered for pitching. And in the evening we’ll be celebrating the winners of the Ethical Enterprise Award. This conference is a truly amazing experience because it’s as much about learning and networking as celebrating and supporting, up and coming ethical enterprises.

Moral Fairground Pty Ltd
Susanna Bevilacqua
P: 3056
E: info@moralfairground.com.au
W: moralfairground.com.au/ethical-enterpri...
Fb: facebook.com/moralfairground/
Or: twitter.com

Tuesday 17 October

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QLD: Finance & Food Security

Making Ends Meet: Southside Finance & Food Security ExpoNew Inala Hall, Inala Civic Centre Corsair Avenue Inala 4077

The Making Ends Meet: Southside Finance & Food Security Expo is aimed at the general public and community service providers to promote awareness and understanding of the range of financial inclusion and food security services and resources available.

South West Community Centre Wellness Collaborative
Alison O'Quinn
P: (07) 3372-3770
E: hubservicemanager@communitylegal.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/thehubinala/

Whats happening in Brisbane? Ending poverty and inequality in Queensland

Anglicare North Queensland Limited
Alice Bosanquet
P: 07 4041 5454
E: admin@anglicare.net
W: anglicarenq.org.au

NSW: Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW Anti Poverty Forum

8.30am RegistrationPenrith RSL, 8 Tindale St, Penrith NSW 2750 2750

An energy and water forum for community workers and government and non government workers assisting low income and vulnerable clients

Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW

NSW: Raffle and Cake Stall

9 am startVinnies Centre - Cootamundra 166 Parker Street Cootamundra 2590

Come join us for raffle and cake!!!

St Vincent De Paul Society
Patricia Kelleher
P: 02 6234 7455
E: cootamundra@svdp-cg.org.au

QLD: Ending Poverty and Inequality in QLD Public Forum

9:30am -1pmThe Edge Auditorium, QLD State Library Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank. Brisbane 4101

Please join us at the Ending Poverty and Inequality in QLD Public Forum. Emcee: Kay McGrath. Guest Speakers: - Dr Richard Denniss,Chief Economist, The Australia Institute - Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) - Jackie Trad, Deputy Premier and Member for South Brisbane - Karyn Walsh, CEO, Micah Projects

Micah Projects
Maria Leebeek
P: 07 3029 7000
E: maria.leebeek@micahprojects.org.au
W: micahprojects.org.au
Fb: micahprojects
Or: twitter @micahprojects

NSW: Talk Poverty

9.45am - 2.30pmQueanbeyan Library, 6 Rutledge St, Queanbeyan 2620

Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council is hosting a Community Chat with local speakers sharing their lived experiences and the work they are doing in the region supporting people in need. Come to a session that interests you. Lunch will be provided.

Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council
Lauren Andersen
P: 0262856983
E: lauren.andersen@qprc.nsw.gov.au
W: qprc.nsw.gov.au
Fb: facebook.com/QbnPalerangRC/

TAS: Travelling Op Shop Bus

10am startCommunity Health Centre Car Park 6896 Lyell Highway Ouse 6896

Uniting
Nicky Bawle
E: nicky.bawle@tas.unitingcare.org.au

SA: Fresh food stall

10-11amHutt Street Centre 258 Hutt Street Adelaide 5000

A fresh food stall will be held at Hutt Street Centre, with information about living on a budget for vulnerable people and people experiencing homelessness.

Hutt Street Centre
Tameka Thompson
P: 08 0418 2500
E: tamekat@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com.au/HuttStCentre

SA: Round-a-table

10am-12pmThe Salvation Army 1-7 Gray Street Kilkenny 5009

Join us Round-a-Table for a coffee or tea. Join us Round-a-Table for a cooking demo on a budget. Children - Join us Round-a-Table for creating a planter pot.

The Salvation Army CSS Arndale
Reception
P: 0884452044
E: michelle.king@aus.salvationarmy.org
Or: Affordable SA app.

WA: Anti-Poverty Free Sausage Sizzle Lunch

10.30am - 1.00pmMt Barker (WA) Community Resource Centre 1 Lowood Road Mt Barker 6324

In exchange for their free sizzle, people will be asked for their best money saving tip or comment, which will be put onto a poster for the FC Service office. This event is held on a day when Job Network Providers hold their outreach services at the centre, and this will ensure food is provided to a good sized crowd.

Anglicare WA Financial Counselling Mt Barker
Justine Hurne
P: 08 98 512611
E: justineh@anglicarewa.org.au

NSW: Poverty: Breaking the cycle in our community

11amSpecial Works Louise House 126 Dudley street, Gorokan 2259

information and access to services that provide support and assistance with individuals experiencing degrees of poverty within our community, food hampers, personal hygiene products and relevant services that can assist in breaking the cycle of poverty such as centerlink, compeer, ability links and food bank options

Louise House
Virginia Matenga
P: 0467 028 474
E: virginia.matenga@vinnies.org.au

TAS:

11am - 1pm27 Watchorn Street, Hobart 7000

Some volunteers along with our UCT BBQ Trailer will host a BBQ for clients and the public. Focus will be around youth and housing affordability/homelessness

Uniting Care Tasmania
Nicky Bawle
P: 03 6244 1144
E: nicky.bawle@tas.unitingcare.org.au

WA: Anti-Poverty Week Ecumenical Service

12.00pm - 3.00pmUniting Church in the City, Wesley Perth corner William and Hay Street, Perth 6000

Please join us for the service at Uniting Church in the City, Wesley Perth corner William and Hay Street, Perth Tuesday 17 October 2017 at 1.00pm Free simple soup lunch served from 12noon Amanda Hunt, Chief Executive Officer of UnitingCare West will give the address which will focus on the question: Can you live on Newstart or Youth Allowance? Listening to those at the front line. Hosted by the Ecumenical Social Justice Roundtable RSVP/more information: 9260 9800 or marg.staffa@wa.uca.org.au

WA Ecumenical Social Justice Roundtable
Marg Staffa
P: 0892609800
E: marg.staffa@wa.uca.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/SocialJusticeUCWA/

VIC: Anti-poverty week ecumenical prayer service

1-2pmSt Mary MacKillop Chapel Daniel Mannix Building (ground level, right of entrance) Australian Catholic University Brunswick St Fitzroy 3065

A lunchtime ecumenical prayer service led by representatives from mainstream denominational members of VCC Social Questions Committee. There will be a cup of tea served after the service.

Victorian Council of Churches
Peter Hudson
P: 03 9287 5570
E: phudson@css.org.au
W: css.org.au

TAS: Financial Counselling Q & A Session

1pm-2pmThe Salvation Army New Norfolk, 79 Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk TAS 7140

Doorways clients who may be struggling with financial management. Open discussion about money saving hints/tips, money pitfalls such as same day lenders, pathways to financial stability

Salvation Army
Stacey Milbourne
E: Stacey.Milbourne@aus.salvationarmy.org

NSW: Free Technology at your Library!

1-2pmCity of Parramatta Library, 1-3 Fitzwilliam St, Parramatta 2150

Don’t have a computer? No problems. Do you want free internet access? No problems. Come and join us at Parramatta library to learn more about our free technology services & programs. Yes. You read that right. Free. Here at Parramatta city library we offer a variety of ways to access the internet to help ensure that everyone enjoys an equal access opportunity.

City of Parramatta Library
Parramatta Library
P: 02 9806 5159
W: https://cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/liv...

SA: Low Cost Healthy Eating

1-3 pmThe Salvation Army Hall Fourth Street Murray Bridge 5253

Free produce for people in need. Recipes, hints & tips. Free coffee and conversation. Advice on Utilities and Affordable Living App

The Salvation Army Murray Bridge
Linda Dorward
P: 08 8531 1133
E: linda.dorward@aus.salvationarmy.org

NSW: BBQ promoting anti-poverty week

1.30Youth Reach Drop in Centre, 12 Powells Road, Brookvale 2100

The purpose of the activity is to provide young people with the opportunity to come together; enjoy a BBQ and encourage the building of connectedness. The aim is to work towards creating a resilient and all-inclusive group of youth.

Youth Reach St Vincent de Paul
Rhonda Moore
P: 0299072604
E: youthreach@vinnies.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/vinniesyouthreach

TAS: Addressing Poverty

6:00pm-7:30pmCentenary Lecture Theatre. University of Tasmania Sandy Bay campus Churchill Avenue Sandy Bay 7005

A panel discussion on the potential (economic and social) of a universal basic income to address poverty in Australia Supporting: Alexis Wadsley, Economic Society Aust (Tas branch) Sally Glaezter, Institute for the Study of Social Change Target audience: General public Stakeholders/members/affiliates of the three partner organisations

Anglicare TAS
Meg Webb
E: megw@anglicare-tas.org.au

NSW: Managing Money

6.30-7.30pmEpping Library, Chambers Court, Epping 2121

Information about budgeting, borrowing and credit. Also tips on how to manage debt and to help manage your money. The session will provide information on how to manage your day to day money and with budgeting tools. You will also learn about borrowing and credit with tips on how to manage debt and how to pay it off faster. The session will also cover ways on how to build your savings and will conclude with a question and answer session. In partnership with Centrelink.

City of Parramatta Library
Epping Library
P: 02 9806 5843
W: https://cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/liv...

Wednesday 18 October

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ACT: Hidden Poverty - panel discussion

7.30am startRheinberger Function Centre, Corner Weston and Loch Streets, Yarralumla 2600

A panel discussion involving a number of director-generals on identifying and addressing hidden poverty in the ACT community.

YWCA Canberra, ACT Anti-Poverty Week
Lydia Randall
P: 0261759928
E: lydia.randall@ywca-canberra.org.au
W: ywca-canberra.org.au

QLD: Connecting Communities

7.30am-1.00pmBlue Water Quay- Greater Whitsundays Farmers Markets, River St, Mackay 4740

An information table will be set up to provide information about programs on offer to enhance financial wellbeing and resilience. We will be promoting the anti poverty week event- Connecting Communities Day, fundraiser and food drive.

George Street Neighbourhood Centre Assoc. Inc.
Natasha Syed Ali
P: 0749572626
E: natashas@georgestreetnc.org.au
Fb: George Street Neighbourhood Centre Asso...

WA: Equity in cancer care and prevention

9-11amCrawford Lodge 55 Monash Avenue Nedlands WA 6009 6009

Launch of refurbished Crawford Lodge and Finding Cancer Early program with reference to equity in cancer care and prevention for regional people

Cancer Council WA

SA: Bean's Talk Coffee Cart - Free Coffee for Clients

1000-1115Hutt St Centre, 258 Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000

Beans Talk will provide free coffees to clients from the Day Centre on Wednesday 18th October 10am-11:15am. We will (possibly) do this from the courtyard at the front of the day centre, and staff and passers-bys can also purchase coffees for a gold coin donation.

Hutt St Centre
Crystal Pham
P: 08 8418 2500
E: antipoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com.au/HuttStCentre

VIC: Back to basics: cuppa with our volunteers

10:00-11:30amShepparton Vinnies Shop: 109 Benalla Rd, Shepparton 3630

Our Shepparton Vinnies Shop (109 Benalla Rd, Shepparton 3630) is hosting a special morning tea at 10:00-11:30am for members of the community to meet our volunteers who are on the front line, helping people in times of need. This is a special Anti-Poverty Week event – so we promise a warm cuppa, biscuit or two, and a conversation to remember.

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria
Haley Price
P: 0398955923
E: haley.price@svdp-vic.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au
Fb: http://facebook.com/vinniesvictoria

VIC: Back to basics: cuppa with our volunteers

10:00-11:30amMalvern Vinnies Shop: 29-31 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern VIC 3144

Our Malvern Vinnies Shop (29-31 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern VIC 3144) is hosting a special morning tea at 10:00-11:30am for members of the community to meet our volunteers who are on the front line, helping people in times of need. This is a special Anti-Poverty Week event – so we promise a warm cuppa, biscuit or two, and a conversation to remember.

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria
Haley Price
P: 0398955923
E: haley.price@svdp-vic.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au
Fb: http://facebook.com/vinniesvictoria

VIC: Back to basics: cuppa with our volunteers

10:00-11:30amTraralgon Vinnies Shop: 70 Argyle St, Traralgon 3844

Our Traralgon Vinnies Shop (70 Argyle St, Traralgon 3844) is hosting a special morning tea at 10:00-11:30am for members of the community to meet our volunteers who are on the front line, helping people in times of need. This is a special Anti-Poverty Week event – so we promise a warm cuppa, biscuit or two, and a conversation to remember.

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria
Haley Price
P: 0398955923
E: haley.price@svdp-vic.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au
Fb: http://facebook.com/vinniesvictoria

VIC: Back to basics: cuppa with our volunteers

10:00-11:30amWendouree Vinnies Shop: 1255 Howitt Street, Wendouree VIC 3355

Our Wendouree Vinnies Shop (1255 Howitt Street, Wendouree VIC 3355) is hosting a special morning tea at 10:00-11:30am for members of the community to meet our volunteers who are on the front line, helping people in times of need. This is a special Anti-Poverty Week event – so we promise a warm cuppa, biscuit or two, and a conversation to remember.

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria
Haley Price
P: 03 9895 5923
E: haley.price@svdp-vic.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au
Fb: http://facebook.com/vinniesvictoria

VIC: Back to basics: cuppa with our volunteers

10:00-11:30amChelsea Heights Vinnies Shop:1/2 Hartwood Crt, Chelsea Heights 3196

Our Chelsea Heights Vinnies Shop (1/2 Hartwood Crt, Chelsea Heights 3196) is hosting a special morning tea at 10:00-11:30am for members of the community to meet our volunteers who are on the front line, helping people in times of need. This is a special Anti-Poverty Week event – so we promise a warm cuppa, biscuit or two, and a conversation to remember.

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria
Haley Price
P: 0398955923
E: haley.price@svdp-vic.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au
Fb: http://facebook.com/vinniesvictoria

VIC: Back to basics: cuppa with our volunteers

10:00-11:30amHoppers Crossing Vinnies Shop: Unit 12, 10 Costa Drv, Hoppers Crossing 3029

Our Hoppers Crossing Vinnies Shop (Unit 12, 10 Costa Drv, Hoppers Crossing 3029) is hosting a special morning tea at 10:00-11:30am for members of the community to meet our volunteers who are on the front line, helping people in times of need. This is a special Anti-Poverty Week event – so we promise a warm cuppa, biscuit or two, and a conversation to remember.

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria
Haley Price
P: 0398955923
E: haley.price@svdp-vic.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au
Fb: http://facebook.com/vinniesvictoria

VIC: Back to basics: cuppa with our volunteers

10:00-11:30amRingwood Vinnies Shop: Shop 2, 82 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood 3134

Our Ringwood Vinnies Shop (Shop 2, 82 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood 3134) is hosting a special morning tea at 10:00-11:30am for members of the community to meet our volunteers who are on the front line, helping people in times of need. This is a special Anti-Poverty Week event – so we promise a warm cuppa, biscuit or two, and a conversation to remember.

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria
Haley Price
P: 07 9895 5923
E: haley.price@svpd-vic.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au
Fb: http://facebook.com/vinniesvictoria

NSW: Hand Up Against Poverty

10am - 2pm47 Howarth Street, Wyong 2259

A range of community organisations and businesses coming together to educate the community about poverty and the impact is has on people's lives.

St Vincent de Paul Wyong
Brad Dingle (Client Support Officer)
P: 0243566706
E: bradley.dingle@vinnies.org.au

SA: Pay What You Can Afford Cafe

10am - 3pm (18th and 20th of October)Hope's Cafe Clayton Wesley Uniting Church 271 Portrush Rd, Norwood SA 5067 5067

Hopes Cafe is a 'Pay What You Can Afford' Cafe situated in the heart of the Spire Community, a collaboration between Uniting Church and Uniting Communities. Situated at the top of the Parade, corner of Portrush Road. Lunch on Wednesday and Friday and barista made coffee available all on a Pay What You Can Afford basis. Home to the AntiPoverty Network Eastern Branch Meetings at 1pm on the 1st Friday of every month and visited by Orange Sky Laundry every Wednesday morning.

The Spire Community
Rebecca Walker
P: 04 99338836
E: RebeccaW@UnitingCommunities.org
Fb: facebook.com/HopesCafefans/

QLD: Budget Bites Challenge

10.30am to 12.30pmMuddy's event lawn (adjacent to Muddy's playground) Cairns Esplanade, 52-54 The Esplanade, Cairns City 4870

The Budget Bites Challenge is a cook off competition highlighting the plight of those experiencing homelessness in the Far North, featuring local sports, radio & TV personalities.

Anglicare North Queensland Limited
Alice Bosanquet
P: 07 4041 5454
E: admin@anglicare.net
W: anglicarenq.org.au

NSW: Pathways to housing workshop for Tenants

10.30am-12.30pmCommunity Migrant Resource Centre Level 4, 1 Horwood Place, Parramatta 2150

Jointly organised with Family & Community Services and Community Migrant Recourse Centre. Topics to be covered: - Roles and responsibilities of the tenant and FaCS - Education and awareness of properties available in Western Sydney, density of population and housing crisis - Criteria for private rental market - Q & A with FaCS and Face to Face appointment setting Talk is in English however interpreters available in some other languages. Refreshments provided.

City of Parramatta Library
Michelle (CMRC)
P: 02 9687 9901
W: https://cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/liv...

VIC: Poverty and homelessness

11am to 2pm7D Station Street Frankston, Salvation Army 3199

Free lunch Free give aways Free hair cuts short film music

SalvoCare Eastern
Lizette
P: 9784 5000

NSW: Together we can fight Poverty

11.30am - 1.30pmSt Vincent de Paul Regional Office 684 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale 2100

Creating awareness of the importance of donations and the types of donations that assist organisations like Vinnie's to help those affected by poverty. We also want to thank the Northern Beaches Community for their ongoing generosity and support. We will be putting on a sausage sizzle and will have a cake/gift stall where all money raised will assist Vinnie's to continue their work with those facing poverty.

St Vincent de Paul
Jodi or Lynette
P: 02)86220434
E: jodi.davidson@vinnies.org.au

Pathways out of poverty, a panel discussion

12-1pm

Sacred Heart Mission is focused on developing pathways out of poverty through economic and social inclusion, particularly through our Journey To Social Inclusion (J2SI) program and Client Engagement Forums. Tune in to Facebook to hear from staff about the work that is being done, why this is important and what our clients had to say on the matter.

Sacred Heart Mission
Brittany Dupree
P: 0424 137 763
E: bdupree@sacredheartmission.org

WA: Justice: The Opposite of Poverty - YACWA Anti-pove

1-4pmFoyer Oxford 196 Oxford Street, Leederville 6007

This event is an opportunity to creatively problem-solve through meaningful networking with other organisations working to overcome youth poverty. With 37% of all Australians in poverty under the age of 25, YACWA is facilitating a journey-mapping afternoon for service providers. This afternoon will celebrate the amazing work each organisation does for young people experiencing poverty, and work together - across and within organisations - to understand what young people have access to.

Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia
Ross Wortham
P: 08 9227 5440
E: ceo@yacwa.org.au
W: yacwa.org.au
Or: eventbrite.com.au/e/justice-the-opposit...

ACT: Frugal feast - afternoon tea edition

2.00pmYWCA Canberra Office, Level 2, 71 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City 2601

Participants have a budget to prepare a meal/snack - and bring along to share.

YWCA Canberra

NSW: No Interest Loan Scheme

2.30-3.30pmDundas Library, 21 Sturt Street, Telopea 2117

Apply for safe and affordable no interest loan schemes meant for individuals and families on low income for the purchase of essential household items, medical, dental and educational needs including computers.

City of Parramatta Library
Dundas Library
P: 9806 5960
W: https://cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/liv...

Thursday 19 October

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NSW: Food Stall

9 am startVinnies Centre - Moruya 37 Queen Street Moruya 2537

A food stall will be held at Moruya Vinnies Centre. Come and enjoy!!!!

St Vincent De Paul Society
Geoff Jordan
P: 02 6234 7400
E: moruya@svdp-cg.org.au

NSW: Sausage sizzle

9am startVinnies Centre - Bega 130 Gipps Street Bega 2550

Come and join us for a sausage sizzle or two to support Anti-poverty Week 2017

St Vincent De Paul Society
Mary Nugent
P: 02 6234 7485
E: bega@svdp-cg.org.au

SA: Jams, Pickles and Chutneys Workshop

10am - 12 noonGreenwith Community Centre The Golden Way Greenwith 5125

Grow or purchase fruit and veggies in season and preserve to use throughout the year.

City of Tea Tree Gully
Jackie Hallam
P: 08 8397 7422
E: jackie.hallam@cttg.sa.gov.au
W: teatreegully.sa.gov.au

QLD: TBC

10am - 12pmRelationships Australia Queensland: cnr High St and Berserker St North Rockhampton 4701

Community of Practice - Presentation and interactive discussion

Relaqtionships Australia Queensland
Aaron Kenney
P: 07 49269726
E: akenney@raq.org.au

NSW: KLC Bake Sale

10am-2pmGround floor Law Building UNSW and Main Walkway UNSW in front of Law Building 2052

Every year KLC runs a stall to sell donated sweet goods in order to raise money for a local community organisation.

Kingsford Legal Centre

QLD: Community Legal Centres Qld Leadership Forum

10am - 4pm, 19-20 OctoberThe Metropole Hotel, 81 Palmer St, South Townsville 4810

Join Community Legal Centres Queensland for their 2017 Leadership Forum, taking place 19 to 20 October at M on Palmer, Townsville. The two day workshop is an opportunity for leaders in our sector to come together to discuss common issues. This includes: Leading people and teams: supervision, wellbeing, team dynamics and HR; Leading quality services: measuring outcomes, ethical practice, client-focused services, cultural safety and technology; Leading for change: campaigning and communications

Community Legal Centres Queensland
James Farrell
P: 0733920092
E: director@communitylegalqld.org.au
W: communitylegalqld.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/communitylegalcentresqld/

NSW: 2017 Regional Homelessness Summit

10:45am - 3pm (19th-20th of October 2017)Crowley Care Services 154 Cherry Street Ballina, NSW 2478

Join Homelessness NSW at the 2017 Regional Homelessness Summit as we explore best practice responses to addressing and prevent homelessness in a regional context. The Summit will coincide with National Anti-Poverty Week and will feature presentations, panels and workshops on topics such as working with the private rental market, implementing trauma informed care and Indigenous homelessness. The Summit will also feature a series of workshops based around the recently released Homelessness Guidelines: Assertive outreach good practice guidelines for services supporting people currently rough sleeping Good Practice Guidelines for the Domestic and Family Violence Sector in NSW Good Practice Guidelines for working with Unaccompanied Children 12 – 15 years accessing Specialist Homelessness Services A must attend event for anybody working to address housing and homelessness issues in a regional context. Supported by the Northern Rivers Housing Forum.

Homelessness NSW
Chris Hartley
P: 0447 004 436
E: chris@homelessnessnsw.org.au
W: https://eventbrite.com.au/e/regional-ho...

SA: There is such a thing as a free lunch

1130 - 1300Hutt St Centre, 258 Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000

Free hot lunch and dessert for people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable people

Hutt St Centre
Crystal Pham
E: antipoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre/

VIC: "Still 'Everyone's Business'"

12.00 pm - 2.00 pmCardinal Knox Centre 383 Albert Street East Melbourne 3002

An interactive conversation tracing fifty years of Catholic Social Teaching on economic societal issues in terms of the common good and culminating in the 2017 Australian Catholic Bishops Social Justice Statement entitled "Everyone's Business".

Catholic Social Services Victoria
Peter Hudson
P: (03) 9287 5570
E: phudson@css.org.au
W: css.org.au

SA: Food accessibility and affordability

12:00 - 2:0018-20 Edinburgh Street Port Lincoln 5606

Free hot lunch for wider community and vulnerable people

Australian Red Cross
Kerry Schubert
P: 0886830551
E: kschubert@redcross.org.au
Fb: Australian Red Cross Eyre Peninsula @re...

TAS: Pizza for Poverty

12pm-2pmBattery Point Community Hall - 52 Hampden Road Battery Point 7004

A community lunch to discuss poverty issues within the community with a free pizza lunch provided by D'Angelos

Colony 47 & D'Angelos Restaurant
Gabby
E: gabbym@colony47.com.au

Show casing best practice in combating poverty

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Invited organisations will showcase examples of best practice in client support that combats poverty

Capricorn Community Development Association
Sandy Paton
P: 074939 4504
E: sandypaton@bigpond.com

SA: Pets Matter Too!

4pmCQUniversity Adelaide Campus (Appleton Institute), 44 Greenhill Rd, Wayville SA 5034

Jennifer Howard, founder of Safe Pets Safe Families and the Paws and Pals pop-up vet clinics for people experiencing homelessness, talks to us about her work with people experiencing domestic violence, mental illness and homelessness to house, care for and support their animals during times of crisis. This program keeps pets and their people together during the difficult times, supporting owners and animals wellbeing and connection.

CQUniversity Adelaide
Danielle
P: 0434 217 883
E: d.every@cqu.edu.au

NSW: People Seeking Asylum in Our Community

6-7:30pmWesley Conference Centre. Lower Ground, 220 Pitt St, Sydney 2000

Join us for the Rosalie Rendu Forum where we will discuss the issues affecting people seeking asylum. There will be an empowering and knowledgeable panel including keynote speaker: Professor Gillian Triggs former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. The general public and St. Vincent de Paul Society NSW members, volunteers, employees are invited! A networking event with light refreshments will follow the discussion.

Vinnies NSW
P: (02) 9568 0282
W: bit.ly/rosalierendu

VIC: Dignity and Worth: In Celebration of Anti-Poverty

6:30 pm - 8:30 pmCurate Space, Level 6/306 Little Collins St, Melbourne 3000

This is a live storytelling event featuring two young women who have experienced poverty and social exclusion. We will share with you stories with a focus on dignity and how our storytellers continue to define their self-worth through their work and determination. More details and ticket sales are available through the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/dignity-worth-in-celebration-of-anti-poverty-week-tickets-37963231046

Behind The Label
Marie Chung
P: +61421123640
E: mchung@btlabel.org
W: behind-the-label.org
Fb: facebook.com/BTLabel/

WA: Children, poverty and the Law

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Western Australian Bar Association
Debbie Cole – ExecutiveOfficer
P: (08) 9220 0532
E: ExecutiveOfficer@wabar.asn.au

Friday 20 October

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WA: Child Poverty

10.30am-12.30pmOutcare Bayswater 476 Guildford Rd, Bayswater 6053

OUTCARE

NATIONAL: Meal Packing to help end world hunger

Dependant on locationLocations across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. Visit http://plate4plate.zambrero.com/get-involved/ for further details.

Australia’s largest Mexican restaurant franchise, Zambrero, is calling on Aussies to join the fight against world hunger by registering now to volunteer for Meal Packing Day. The annual day, held on Friday 20th October this year, will see over a thousand volunteers across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth come together to pack nutritious meals for those in need. Zambrero works closely with international food charity, Rise Against Hunger to coordinate the fun community events.

Zambrero
W: plate4plate.zambrero.com/get-involved/
Fb: facebook.com/zambrero/

TAS: The many faces of Poverty

East Devonport Community House, 106 David Street East Devonport 7310

“Pop Up Op Shop” Support organisations invited to have a stand. Door prizes and sausage sizzle. All funds raised to be managed by the Community House for an Anti-Poverty event. Possible guest speakers (Mayor?). HCT are gathering stories from community about what poverty has meant to them. ASupport From: Anglicare/Housing Connect East Devonport Community House Residents from the “Next Steps Program”

Housing Choices Australia
Kim Bomford
E: kim.bomford@hcau.org.au

NSW: Food Stall

9 am startVinnies Centre - Braidwood, 106 Wallace St, Braidwood 2622

A food stall will be held at Moruya Vinnies Centre. Come and enjoy!!!!

St Vincent De Paul Society
Julie Reynolds
P: 02 6234 7459
E: braidwood@svdp-cg.org.au

QLD: Connecting Communities

9am-12pmMackay Regional Council Precinct, 73 Gordon Street, Mackay 4740

A family friendly event to share interests, engage in self-care. Raising awareness about Anti-poverty week through Conversations.

Mackay Women's Service
Tola
P: 49531788
E: tola@mackaywomenscentre.com.au
Fb: facebook.com/mackaywomenscentre/?hc_ref...

SA: Free Financial Counselling

9am-1pm196 Prospect Rd Prospect 5082

Free financial counselling available. No appointment needed

Uniting Communities
Ruth Tulloch

SA: Community Spring Fair

10am-2pmFindon Community Centre 222 Findon Road Findon 5023

Demonstrations, Children's Activities, Stalls, Free Hearing Checks, Information by local Services and Groups, Free BBQ, Free Entry. A great family outing.

Uniting Care Wesley Bowden & Findon Community Centre
Di Shaw
P: 08 84081310
E: dshw@charlesstur.sa.gov.au
W: charlessturt.sa.gov.au

SA: Attack Poverty, Not The Poor Conference

10:00am - 4:30pm (20/10/17) & 12:00pm - 6:30pm (21/10/17)Clayton Wesley Uniting Church, Corner Portrush Road and The Parade, Beulah Park 5067

We will be discussing the punishing policies making life tougher for those out of work, and living in poverty, and how we can struggle for justice and respect. We will focus on the voices of welfare recipients, whose views have been ignored too long. COST: Low-Income: Optional donation per day Community Workers: $25-50 for one day, $35-$70 for two days Others: $10 for one day, $15 for two days

Anti-Poverty Network SA
P: 0411 587 663
E: antipovertynetwork.sa@gmail.com
W: antipovertynetworksa.org/conference
Fb: facebook.com/antipovertynetworksa; face...

ACT: Pens Against Poverty - Awards Ceremony

10.30am startCanberra College Theatre, 2 Launceston Street Phillip 2606

Pens Against Poverty is a writing competition open to students in grades 3-10. This year's theme is 'The Other Side' - entrants produce an original story or poem. Entries close on Monday 25 September and prizes will be awarded at this ceremony.

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT
W: https://pensagainstpoverty.org/

NSW: Poverty in the park

10.30am "Poverty in the park"council/public park opp Woy Woy St Vincent de Pauls society, near public toilets 2256

services such as centerlink, employment providers and supported services, hampers, bill assistance, food vouchers, BBQ and entertainment, local food banks and budget counselling.

Woy Woy St Vincent de Paul Society
Nikki
P: 4341 6020
E: Nikki.willmette@vinnies.org.au

TAS:

11am - 1pm28 Tottenham Road, Gagebrook 7030

Some volunteers along with our UCT BBQ Trailer will host a BBQ for clients and the public. Focus will be around youth and housing affordability/homelessness

UnitingCare Tasmania
Nicky Bawle
P: 03 644 1144
E: nicky.bawle@tas.unitingcare.org.au

TAS: Anti-Poverty Week Pop Up Op Shop

11.00am -4.00pmEast Devonport Community House, 106 David Street East Devonport 7310

Community with support from East Devonport Community House, Housing Choices Tasmania and Housing Connect will be holding a Pop Up Op Shop on Friday the 20th October from 11.00am - 4.00pm at the East Devonport Community House. The aim to raise awareness about Poverty. All items $2 or less, funds raised will go to an Anti-Poverty event organised by the local community for the East Devonport. Activities on the day include an op shop, door prizes, a sausage sizzle and sharing stories.

East Devonport Community House and Housing Choices Tasmania
Kathryn
P: 1300 312 447
E: kathryn.robinson@hcau.org.au
W: housingchoices.org.au/

VIC: Picking up the pieces

11.30 - 3.30pmQueen Victoria Women's Centre 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000

Theme: Conditionality of Social Security - Picking up the pieces (working title) The recent Federal Budget announcements regarding an increase in social security conditionality has raised concern for many advocates in the community sector. Research has shown that restricting access to social security does not enable greater workforce participation or wellbeing for individuals and families that rely on income support as their primary source of income. This overly individualised approach ignores the systemic barriers many people face in finding and retaining paid work. Further, the processes and systems created through this policy have been found to be inconsistent, punitive and damaging to longer term wellbeing, especially women. As a result, disadvantage becomes further entrenched, and others in the community are left to pick up the pieces This forum will invite those organisations and sectors that are ‘picking up the pieces’ of our inadequate social security system, including representatives from: • State Government, who respond with investment in community services, consumer affairs, and other programs; • business, whose customers/clients are not able to afford to pay for services including utilities, telephone and other credit products; and • unions and the community sector that support people marginalised by the welfare system through advocacy, programs and services.

Good Shepherd/St Vincent de Paul
Dimity Fifer
P: 039270 9715
E: dimity.fifer@goodshep.org.au

WA: Anti-Poverty week BBQ

12noon - 1pm7 Lime Street East Perth 6004

a Healthy BBQ is being put on for residents, volunteers and staff at our Lime St Site to raise awareness about Anti-Poverty week. 2 presentations have been arranged One by our CEO John Berger on ending Homelessness and another by the Cancer Council of WA.

St Bartholomew's House

SA: Anti Poverty Sausage Sizzle BBQ

12pm - 3pmAustralian Red Cross Veranda Porch 22 Jervois St Port Augusta 5700

Our Red Cross Volunteers will be cooking the BBQ and connecting with community socialising and giving something back to community who are of in need. Port Augusta Service Providers work in collaboration is one of our community benefits of supporting communities in need. This process will capture community by connecting with Service Providers and their clients.

Australian Red Cross
Maralyn Marsh
P: 08 86419500
E: mmarsh@redcross.org.au

NSW: Australian Poverty Audit Mid-Term Review

2pm - 3pmUniversity of Sydney Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Room (208a) Edward Ford Building 2006

Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) Oceania is part of an international community of scholars and researchers working to confront global poverty. It advocates for targeted, evidence-based reforms. Prior to the 2016 election ASAP Oceania produced the Australian Poverty Audit which examined the different policy positions of the major parties on specific issues affecting poverty.This event launches ASAP's mid-term review.

Academics Stand Against Poverty Oceania
Archana Voola
E: Archana.voola@sydney.edu.au
W: oceania.academicsstand.org

ACT: Seeking solutions to the housing crisis

2.30pm to 4.30pmLegislative Assembly Reception Room 196 London Circuit Canberra 2601

Documentary launch and forum discussion

OWLS: Older Women Lost in Housing

Saturday 21 October

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SA: Sunny Side Saturday

0800 - 0900Hutt St Centre, 258 Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000

Free bacon and egg breakfast for all

Hutt St Centre
Crystal Pham
E: anitpoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre/

VIC: Fairer World Bazaar

9:30 - 1:30Uniting Church Hall, Peart Street, Leongatha 3953

In the hall up to a dozen colourful stalls, sell quality hand-made goods from charities that work to benefit many needy communities. Most stall holders have first-hand experience of the projects and countries they represent, and are happy to answer questions. In the foyer are Info stalls for WaterAid, TEAR and Mission Without Borders. Special guest is Stephanie Franet, WaterAid Development Program Officer for projects in PNG. Free entry. Light refreshment available. Kitchen proceeds to TEAR.

Leongatha TEAR Support and Make poverty History Action Groups
Johanna Haasjes
P: 03 5662 2494
E: albert60@sympac.com.au

WA: March Against Poverty Perth

11am-1pmForrest Place, Perth WA 6000

Increasing numbers of people across Australia are suffering from poverty and unemployment, while much-needed community services remain chronically underfunded. This appalling denial of people's basic rights is completely unnecessary and must end! Join us as we rally and march in Perth's CBD.

Anti-Poverty Network WA
Fb: facebook.com/APNWA/

Week Long Activities

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WA: "When I'm grown up" Capturing kid's future dreams

NA297 Vincent Street Leederville WA 6007

Social Housing provider Foundation Housing asks its youngest tenants to draw what they want to do when they ‘grow up’ to show that every child has dreams of a bright future and needs the opportunity to reach it. Affordable housing is a vital tool in combating poverty and disadvantage in community. Pictures on display at Foundation Housing headquarters.

Foundation Housing
Saskia Mazzela
P: 08 9422 0700
E: communications@foundationhousing.org.au
W: foundationhousing.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/foundationhousing/

NSW: A Call to Action - Food and Toiletry Donations

ongoingVarious businesses through out Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera, Albury, Holbrook, Junee, Tumbarumba, Corowa 2650

Local businesses are 'drop off sites' for collecting non-perishable foods and toiletries which are then donated to each community St Vincent de Paul Society Care and Support Centre

St Vincent de Paul Society Wagga Wagga Central Council
Renee Cooper
P: 0269231905
E: renee.cooper@vinnies.org,au

QLD: Can of Hope Campaign

NABendigo Bank Branches in Edmonton, Smithfield, Westcourt, Lake & Sheridan Streets & Anglicare North Queensland Limited Community Food Store, Lake Street Cairns

Bendigo Bank branches in collaboration with Anglicare are raising awareness of food insecurity & acting as donation collection points for food. Donations of long shelf-life food will be donated to families who are really doing it tough in Cairns

Anglicare North Queensland Limited
Alice Bosanquet
P: 07 4041 5454
E: admin@anglicare.net
W: anglicarenq.org.au

VIC: Food Drive

Multiple locations across Frankston including: Frankston Civic Centre, Frankston Library, Carrum Downs Library, Seaford Community Centre, Langwarrin Customer Service Centre, Frankston South Community Centre 3199

Even in 2017 15% of Aussie families live below the poverty line, with poverty and severe hardship affecting more than a million Australians. In Anti-Poverty Week Frankston City Council, in partnership with Community Support Frankston, will do our bit to help tackle poverty and hardship in the City of Frankston with a local food drive. Foods we are seeking include: school lunchbox items, non perishable pantry staples including pasta, rice, pull ring cans (soup, baked beans, vegetables, tuna), herbs and spices, etc.

Frankston City Council
Venita Mackinnon
E: venita.mackinnon@frankston.vic.gov.au
W: frankston.vic.gov.au/Things_To_Do/Event...

NATIONAL: Foodbank Hunger Report 2017

We will be launching our annual snapshot of food insecurity in Australia called the 'Foodbank Hunger Report 2017'. This includes findings from a survey with over 1,000 charities around Australia as well as one with the direct recipients of food relief.

Foodbank
Sarah Pennell
P: 02 9056 7030
E: sarah@foodbank.org.au
W: foodbank.org.au
Fb: @FoodbankAus
Or: Twitter @FoodbankAus

VIC: Housing and Homelessness

Evening

A home in Moreland will be an evening of sharing stories, food and ideas for community action to respond to the housing crisis in our city.

Morel;and City Council
Mike Collins
P: 0392402484
E: mcollins@moreland.vic.gov.au
W: moreland.vic.gov.au

NATIONAL: Poverty

1 October 1-30 November 2017Australia Wide N/A

By sharing a curry with friends this October or November (in honour of Anti-Poverty Week – 15-21 October), we can celebrate the vibrancy of different cultures while also giving a hand up to families in need. Every dollar raised will help Opportunity International Australia provide small loans to families in Asia, giving them the tools they need to start their own businesses, earn regular incomes and begin to leave poverty behind.

Opportunity International Australia
Emily
P: 02 9270 3322
E: enicola@opportunity.org
W: https://au.opportunity.org/great-austra...
Fb: facebook.com/opportunityAUS/?ref=br_rs

NSW: Raffle

9 am startVinnies Centre - West Wyalong 77 Main Street West Wyalong 2671

Come and join in on our Raffle contest !

St Vincent De Paul Society
Lucy Fraser
P: 02 6234 7417
E: westwyalong@svdp-cg.org.au

NATIONAL: The Salvation Army Economic & Social Impact Survey

All week

Launch of the Salvation Army Victorian Economic and Social Impact Survey 2017 at https://www.sarmy.org.au/Social/vsppu/ This report explores the challenges, barriers and levels of disadvantage experienced by those who access Emergency Relief services.

The Salvation Army Victoria
Karen Taranto
P: 93535229
E: karen.taranto@aus.salvationarmy.org
W: https://sarmy.org.au/Social/vsppu/
Fb: facebook.com/tsavsppu/

NSW: Guessing Competition

9 am startVinnies Centre - Queanbeyan 130 Monaro Street Queanbeyan 2620

Come and join in on our Guessing Competition

St Vincent De Paul Society
Isla Smith
P: 02 6234 7316
E: queanbeyan@svdp-cg.org.au

ACT: Instore Giveaways

9 am startVinnies Centre - Dickson 1/7 - 29 Wooley Street Dickson 2602

St Vincent De Paul Society
Simon Felgate
P: 02 6234 7495
E: dickson@svdp-cg.org.au

NSW: Raffle

9am startVinnies Centre - Batemans Bay 63 Orient Street Batemans Bay 2536

Come and join in on our Raffle contest !

St Vincent De Paul Society
Glenda Bishop
P: 02 6234 7410
E: batemansbay@svdp-cg.org.au

NSW: Raffle

9 am startVinnies Centre - Narooma 9 Canty Street Narooma 2546

Come and join in on our Raffle contest !

St Vincent De Paul Society
Marisa Cashman
P: 02 6234 7480
E: narooma@svdp-cg.org.au

NSW: Raffle

9 am startVinnies Centre - Lake Cargelligo Foster Street Lake Cargelligo 2672

Come and join in on our Raffle contest !

St Vincent De Paul Society
Shirley Byrnes
P: 02 6234 7460
E: lakecargelligo@svdp-cg.org.au

ACT: Raffle

9 am startVinnies Centre - Narrabundah Boolimba Street Narrabundah 2604

Come and join in on our Raffle contest !

St Vincent De Paul Society
Helen Curtin
P: 02 6234 7353
E: narrabundah@svdp-cg.org.au

NSW: Raffle

9 am startVinnies Centre - Goulburn 4/238 Sloane Street Goulburn 2580

Come and join in on our Raffle contest !

St Vincent De Paul Society
Nicholas Condylios
P: 02 6234 7470
E: goulburn@svdp-cg.org.au

NSW: Raffle

9 am startVinnies Centre - Tumut Fuller Street Tumut 2720

Come and join in on our Raffle contest !

St Vincent De Paul Society
Colin Akers
P: 02 6234 7440
E: tumut@svdp-cg.org.au

NSW: Raffle

9 am startVinnies Centre - Crookwell 59 Goulburn Street Crookwell 2583

Come and join in on our Raffle contest !

St Vincent De Paul Society
Wendy Bill
P: 02 6234 7465
E: crookwell@svdp-cg.org.au

NSW: Raffle

9 am startVinnies Centre - Yass 97 Meehan Street Yass 2582

Come and join in on our Raffle contest !

St Vincent De Paul Society
Natalie Howard
P: 02 6234 7450
E: yass@svdp-cg.org.au

ACT: Raffle

9 am startVinnies Centre - Belconnen Cnr Rae and Purdue Streets Belconnen 2617

Come and join in on our raffle contest !

St Vincent De Paul Society
Paul Quinn
P: 02 6234 7490
E: belconnen@svdp-cg.org.au

ACT: Raffle

9 am startVinnies Centre - Tuggeranong Cnr Pitman Street and Athllon Drive Tuggeranong 2905

Come and join in on our raffle contest

St Vincent De Paul Society
Kerry Donald
P: 02 6234 7300
E: tuggeranong@svdp-cg.org.au

ACT: Raffle and Lucky Dip

9 am startVinnies Centre - Phillip 17 Colbee Court Phillip 2606

Come and join us on the fun Raffle and Lucky Dip

St Vincent De Paul Society
Kathy Morris
P: 02 6234 7330
E: phillip@svdp-cg.org.au

ACT: Raffle, Lucky Dip and Cupcakes

9 am startVinnies Centre - Gungahlin 2/10 Gribble Street Gungahlin 2912

Come and join us for raffle, cupcakes and lucky dip

St Vincent De Paul Society
Aaron McNeil
P: 02 6234 7496
E: gungahlin@svdp-cg.org.au

NSW: Sale

9 am startVinnies Centre - Cooma, 27/29 Vale St, Cooma 2630

St Vincent De Paul Society
Donna Kunoksky
P: 02 6234 7420
E: cooma@svdp-cg.org.au

NSW: Sausage sizzle

9 am startVinnies Centre - Temora 143 Hoskins Street, Temora 2666

Sausage sizzle

St.Vincent De Paul Society
Jeanette Judd
P: 02 6234 7430
E: temora@svdp-cg.org.au

NATIONAL: UNICEF Foreign Coin Collection

9am startAll Bankwest Stores

Your leftover foreign currency can positively impact children around the world. That’s why we have partnered with UNICEF Australia to collect change for their Coins for Kids program. You can turn your loose change into positive change: •$1.00 provides a child with essential school materials like pencils and paper •$4.60 buys exercise books for 10 children •$5.50 buys a soccer or basketball for kids to play in the schoolyard Donate at any Bankwest Store today.

Bankwest
Kimberley Campbell
P: 6193695476
E: community.engagement@bankwest.com.au
W: https://bankwest.com.au/about-us/in-the...
Fb: facebook.com/bankwest

SA: financial living skills

9am – 5pm196 Prospect Rd Prospect 5082

Financial Living skills display

Uniting Communities
Ruth Tulloch

SA: Pop Up Op shop

9am – 5pm196 Prospect Rd Prospect 5082

Books, toys, clothes

Uniting Communities
Ruth Tulloch
P: 08 8202 5666
E: RuthT@unitingcommunities.org

NSW: Anti-Poverty Week Food Drive

10am-5.30pmErmington Library, River Road, Ermington 2115

Please be generous and donate food to the people who go without. By donating food, you are strengthening the community and having a direct impact on individuals and families in need. Its often taken for granted but hunger is an everyday problem for those less fortunate and food donations are needed constantly.

City of Parramatta Library
Ermington Library
P: 02 9806 5869

NSW: Clothing & Toiletries Drive

10:am to 5:30 pmDundas Library 21 Sturt Street, Telopea, 2117

Collection drive of good quality clothing, and new toiletries. A partnership between Dundas Library and Vinnies Western Sydney.

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW & Dundas Library
Anna Ashenden
P: 0484 100 208
E: anna.ashenden@vinnies.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au
Fb: /VinniesNSW

NSW: Vinnie’s Donation Drive

10am-5.30pmDundas Library, 21 Sturt Street, Telopea 2117

Help children and families experiencing disadvantage in our community by donating good quality clothing, toiletries and toys at Dundas Library during anti-poverty week.

City of Parramatta Library
Dundas Library
P: 02 9806 5960
W: https://cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/liv...

SA: Poverty is real

9am start212 Pirie Street Adelaide 5000

Three Sessions - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday plus social media sharing and challenging the myths around who is in poverty and why.

Australian Red Cross SA
Rosalie Pace
P: 0419 805988
E: rpace@redcross.org.au

QLD: Food bank

9am to 3pmShop 2/10 Wandal Road Wandal 4700

Our service is coming together to donate non perishable food items that will be placed at the front of our office everyday from the 15th October to the 21st October for anyone in need of food. No questions, no applications just come and take what you need to get through. We will have lunch packs for children available also. Tanya and Fiona are passionate about poverty amongst their community and would love for other organisations to donate/help out also.

Education and Care at Home
Tanya Hine
P: 0749227773
E: eacah@outlook.com
Fb: Education and Care at Home

QLD: Support for local events fighting poverty

All dayQUT Kelvin Grove Campus, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove 4059

Social Work and Human Services Society (SWAHSS) is a strong team of students studying SW&HS at QUT Kelvin Grove. We have 11 members in out Committee, with a strong 80 members in our Society.

Social Work and Human Services Society
Abigail Wilmont
P: 0402587720
E: swahss@outlook.com
Fb: facebook.com/swahss

SA: Anti Poverty Week Awareness

All daySA Power Networks, 1 Anzac Hwy, Keswick 5035

SA Power Network will be promoting Anti Poverty Week on their electronic screen above the SA Power Networks Keswick office on ANZAC Hwy. The advertisement will run for 6 weeks so intend to start showing the slide around 16th of September.

Hutt St Centre
Crystal Pham
P: 08 8418 2500
E: antipoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre

SA: Lighting up for Anti-Poverty Week

All dayAdelaide Oval & Torrens River Footbridge, War Memorial Dr, North Adelaid 5006

Adelaide Oval and Torrens River Footbridge will be lit up for Anti Poverty Week.

Hutt St Centre
Crystal Pham
P: 08 8418 2500
E: antipoverty@huttstcentre.org.au
W: huttstcentre.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/HuttStCentre

NSW: Fight Against Poverty in the New England

All Day19 Locations in the New England and Northwest region of NSW

We are selling recycled T-shirts ,which have been altered and re-purposed into Tote bags. Bags are screen printed w/ side 1: "Fight Against Poverty", and side 2: "I did something about it". They will be distributed from 19 Vinnies Shops throughout the Central Council area of New England.

St Vincent de Paul Society, Armidale NSW
Michael O'Kane
P: 02 5776 0211
E: armidaleyouth@vinnies.org.au
W: vinniesarmidale.org
Fb: "Vinnies Armidale Central Council&...

SA: What does poverty look like in Port Pirie?

Social media posts throughout the week

Social Media Campaign that will highlight what poverty looks like on a local scale, what services are available and to get people thinking by using thought provoking images and graphics. This will be an engaging, interactive way to capture the community and promote community participation through online mediums.

Australian Red Cross - Port Pirie & UnitingCare Wesley Country SA
Rebecca Cunningham
P: 08 86338100
E: recunningham@redcross.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/arcmidnorth/
Or: Anne Crouch (UCWCSA) 08 8633 86...

Change Worthy - Fundraising Activities

VariedVaried Locations (TBC) TBC

We are seeking out 20 people to run mini fundraising activities during anti poverty week and the money raised will be shared between 3 projects that work with children living in extreme poverty. 2 projects are in Brazil and 1 is in Bali.

A2B Support Inc.
Cheryne Bird
P: 0434918453
E: cherynebird@gmail.com
W: a2bsupport.org
Fb: Facebook.com/a2bsupport

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"When I'm a grown up".. kids show us their futures

15 September to 13 October

We've invited children, especially those living in Foundation Housing homes, to draw what they would like to do when they are grown up to show that every child has hopes for their future. However, to achieve these they need a home, opportunities to learn and a chance to belong. Foundation Housing house vulnerable low income families and we want to show how critical affordable housing is for them. A winner will be drawn from the entries. The prize is a family pass to a popular amusement park.

Foundation Housing Ltd
Saskia Mazzella
P: 08 9422 0747
E: saskia@foundationhousing.org.au
W: foundationhousing.org.au/win-a-family-p...
Fb: facebook.com/foundationhousing/

The increasing cost of living- how can we assist?

Newsletter sent out in November

Provide information about the reduction in fees for the Meals on Wheels Service; the enhancement of the Let’s Dine Out restaurant program;and other activites Council undertakes to reduce disadvantage

City of Parramatta Council
Julie Williams
P: 0298065121
E: jwilliams@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
W: https://cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/
Fb: facebook.com/cityofparramatta

SA: Climate Change and Homelessness Photography Exhibition

9-2:30 pm Mondays to Thursdays from 13 October until 19 November 2017Surrey Downs Community Centre 6 Zanoni Crescent Surrey Downs 5126

Awareness raising of the impacts of extreme weather on the homeless community through images taken by people with a lived experience of homelessness.

City of Tea Tree Gully
Lynda Denton
P: 08 8397 7423
E: lynda.denton@cttg.sa.gov.au
W: teatreefully.sa.gov.au

QLD: Food Drive

9am - 4.30pm (25 September - 21 October)Sir Albert Abbott Administration Building, 42 Wellington Street, Dudley Denny City Library, Gordon White Library, Sarina Neighbourhood Centre, Mirani Client Service Centre, Walkerston Library, George Street Neighbourhood Centre, Shakespeare Child and Family Centre

For Anti-Poverty Week will donate non-perishable food items to Mackay charities. This year we are going bigger! we will be distributing food to the Sarina Inter Church Council, as well as Anglicare Mackay and St Pauls Uniting Church. These groups will then make sure the items get to those in need around our region. This year’s food drive will kick off on September 25, and run to Saturday, October 21. Donations of non-perishable food (in date and undamaged)will be accepted.

Mackay Regional Council
Wendy Dodds
P: 0749619653
E: wendy.dodds@mackay.qld.gov.au
W: mackay.qld.gov.au/
Fb: facebook.com/mackayregionalcouncil

NSW: Lake Mac Interagency, Anti-Poverty Theme

9.30 am - 12 noon (5 October)Charlestown Community Centre, Cnr of Frederick & Pearson Sts, Charlestown NSW 2290

Lake Macquarie Interagency group will facilitate a networking meeting with state and federal MPs, an NCOSS representative, community organisations and services, to discuss local anti-poverty initiatives and what we can do to work together going forward.

Lake Macquarie City Council
Emilie Wiggers
P: 02 4921 0243
E: ewiggers@lakemac.nsw.gov.au

NSW: Food for Fines

1 October 2017 - 31 October 2017Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Braidwood Libraries 2620 (Queanbeyan), 2621 (Bungendore library), 2622 (Braidwood)

During the month of October 2017, QPRC library members with overdue fines are encouraged to participate in Food for Fines and donate tins or packets of non-perishable food in exchange for fines being removed from their membership record. Donated food items will be distributed to local charity organisations to assist people in need.

Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council
Elizabeth Bott
P: 02 6285 6127
E: Elizabeth.Bott@qprc.nsw.gov.au
W: qprc.nsw.gov.au

NSW: Pathways to housing workshop for New Applicants

10.30am-12.30pm, 11 October 2017Community Migrant Resource Centre Level 4, 1 Horwood Place, Parramatta 2150

Jointly organised with Family & Community Services and Community Migrant Recourse Centre. Topics to be covered: - Education and awareness of properties available in Western Sydney, density of population and housing crisis - Criteria for access to Housing NSW - Criteria for private rental market - Q & A with FaCS and Face to Face appointment setting This talk is in English & with interpreters available in some other languages. Refreshments provided.

City of Parramatta Library
Michelle (CMRC)
P: 02 9687 9901
W: https://cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/liv...

SA: Free Fun on the Foreshore

11.00am to 3.00pm (11 October 2017)Ceduna Foreshore 5690

We will have approx. 10 agencies in attendance with each organisation organising an activity and giveaways. We will have Jumpy castles and a free BBQ. Free mega raffle and many giveaways and information.

Centacare Catholic Country SA
Lisa
P: 0886287600
E: lchandler@centacarecdpp.org.au
W: centacarecdpp.org.au
Fb: centacare catholic country SA

TAS: Hobart City Banner Launch w/Lord Mayor

13 October 2017Hobart City 7000

Lord Mayor Sue Hickey will be launching Hobart City's APW Street Banners with a message to the community about supporting positive solutions around Poverty within the community

Colony 47 & Hobart City Council
Gabby Mason
E: gabbym@colony47.com.au

VIC: The changing face of poverty and homelessness

2:00-4:00pm (14 October 2017)Mary Glowrey Foyer, Australian Catholic University: 115 Victoria Parade Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 3065

The St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria's Vinnies Soup Van service is launching a heritage publication to celebrate and commemorate 40+ years of delivering food and friendship to Victorians in need. As part of this, a special panel discussion will be hosted to examine the changing face of poverty and homelessness over this time. Please note this is strictly an invite-only event.

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria
Haley Price
P: 0398955923
E: haley.price@svdp-vic.org.au
W: vinnies.org.au
Fb: facebook.com/vinniesvictoria

TAS: BBQ facilitated by Arcadia & Moonah Doorways

3pm-4:30pm (12th of October 2017)Glenorchy Council Grounds - Behind new Corp site 7010

BBQ facilitated by Arcadia & Moonah Doorways

Salvation Army

Launch of The Salvation Army, National Economic &

3pm-4:30pm (October 12 2017)Glenorchy Council Grounds Behind new Salvation Army Corp site 7010

Launch of The Salvation Army, National Economic & Social Impact Survey 2017 – “The Hard Road”

Salvation Army
Stacey Milbourne
E: Stacey.Milbourne@aus.salvationarmy.org

SA: Lipman Karas Gala Dinner for JusticeNet SA

7pm (27 October 2017)Published Arthouse, 11 Cannon Street Adelaide SA 5000

Join JusticeNet and guest speaker Julian Burnside AO QC for the Lipman Karas Gala Dinner raising much needed funds to support JusticeNet's continuation in South Australia. JusticeNet is an independent, not-for-profit legal service providing a 'safety net' for those who cannot afford a lawyer and are otherwise unable to access publicly funded legal services. Tickets available online through TryBooking

JusticeNet South Australia
Daniella Di Girolamo
P: 0412167200
E: d.digirolamo@murraychambers.com.au
W: https://trybooking.com/310589

NSW: Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW - Anti-Poverty Forum

9-2.30pm, 14th of November 2017Wagga Wagga Commercial Club, 77 Gurwood St, Wagga Wagga 2650

The Anti-Poverty forum will be held in Wagga Wagga NSW for government and non-government workers, community workers and others assisting low income and vulnerable consumers. Attendees will hear from The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW and other speakers on energy issues, new technologies and will include information on helpful government programs. Exhibitors will also be available for attendees to speak to directly and collect helpful information.

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

ACT: "Brunch on a budget with the Brumbies"

10.00am - 11.30am, Saturday 14 October 2017Rheinberger Centre, Loch Street Yarralumla 2600

Representatives from the Brumbies will be cooking up a storm with the assistance of Oz Harvest. Three teams will be judged based on their ability to prepare a quality healthy brunch to feed a family of five. A strict budget will apply for the ingredients of each team's meal.

Marymead
Jeff Griffiths
P: 02 6162 5824
E: jeff.griffiths@marymead.org.au
W: marymead.org.au