Anti-Poverty Week 2022

Poverty affects far too many Australian children and families, diminishing their lives now and in the future. As one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it’s just not right that 1-in-6 of our children grow up in poverty. Not having enough money to cover the necessities restricts daily life and crushes hope for the future.

Let’s make sure that all Australian children and families can cover the basics and have a secure roof over their heads.  Children can thrive and be healthy when they have what they need to develop well.

This Anti-Poverty Week (16-22 October), campaign organisers are calling on all our Parliamentarians to commit to halve child poverty by 2030. This means we can meet our international commitments to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals).

You can urge all Parliamentarians to legislate to halve child poverty by 2030 with measurable targets and actions to achieve this goal. Download the Halve Child Poverty Pledge, take a photo of you holding it and post it on social media. Send Anti-Poverty Week organisers a copy via [email protected]

Follow Anti-Poverty Week on social media @antipovertyweek and use these hashtags: #EndChildPoverty #AntiPovertyWeek #APW22

Find out more about the week.