Anti-Poverty Week runs from 13-19 October 2019

Welcome to the Anti-Poverty Week Website

The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to:

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

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

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

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

  • NEWS: 

    Over 400 activities were held during Anti-Poverty Week 2018. Check out the Summary of the Week!


  • NEWS:

    ACOSS and UNSW releases a new report during Anti-Poverty Week 2018 that addresses the "chronic and persistent poverty" across Australia. Read the full Poverty in Australia 2018 report.


  • NEWS: 

    The Foodbank Hunger Report 2018, released during Anti-Poverty Week, reveals that 4 million people experience food insecurity in Australia. 



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