Hundreds of activities will be held around Australia as part of Anti-Poverty Week 2018.
Activities will include launches, forums, workshops, exhibitions, fund-raisers, publications, presentations, and many others focussing on different aspects of poverty and hardship at home and abroad.
Key themes include links between poverty and education, health, work, income, housing, food and utilities. Other issues include Indigenous poverty, homeless people, poverty and children, poverty and older people, poverty and people with disabilities, rural poverty and many others.
Venues include parks, cathedrals, community centres, libraries, health centres, welfare agencies, business offices, town halls, parliaments, universities, schools, squares and markets.
Participants include major national organisations like ACOSS, Anglicare, Australian Education Union, Australian Red Cross, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Catholic Social Services of Australia, Foodbank, Mission Australia, Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul, Uniting Care and United Voice.
Other participants include religious groups, educational institutions, credit unions, welfare agencies, community groups, businesses, unions, government departments and local councils around Australia.
Participants during the Week include the Governor General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove; senior Ministers from State and Territory Governments; the CEO of ACOSS Cassandra Goldie; Professor Fran Baum, Flinders University; the Professor Donna Cross, University of Western Australia; Benjamin Law, author and journalist.
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