This week is Anti-Poverty Week (15-21 October) where all Australians are encouraged to organised or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here and overseas.
The main aims of the 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.
There are a range of activities happening across Queensland including:
- Ending Poverty and Inequality in Queensland public forum on 17 October, 9:30am-1pm, in Brisbane
- Finance and Food Security on 17 October, in Inala
- Anti-Poverty Week networking and community consultation on 19 October, 10am-2pm, in Townsville
- Connecting Communities on 20 October, in Mackay
- Free BBQ and brunch on 21 October, in West End, Brisbane
There are many more events in Queensland. To find out about activities near you go to Anti-Poverty Week calendar of activities webpage.
Read our blog on Anti-Poverty Week here.