Anti-Poverty Week supports the Australian community to have an increased understanding of poverty and to take collective action to end it.
This year, Anti-Poverty Week 2021 will be held from 17-23 October.
In 2021, Anti-Poverty Week are again supporting the Raise the Rate for Good and Everybody’s Home campaigns. There are two key things our governments can do to unlock poverty for individuals, families and children: raise income support to at least $65 per day and invest in more social housing.
Poverty affects far too many Australian children and families, diminishing their lives now and into the future. As one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it is just not right that one in five Tasmanian children grow up in poverty.
Anti-Poverty Week 2021 events and activities (Tasmania):
- City of Hobart: Lighting Up Hobart (11-13 October 2021)
- City of Launceston: Lighting Up Launceston (17-26 October 2021)
- Devonport City Council: Lighting Up Devonport (18-24 October 2021)
- The Salvation Army & Aurora Energy: The Money Puzzle (18 October 2021, Glenorchy)
- Colony 47: Free Pizza Lunch at Da Angelo (18 October 2021, Battery Point)
- Launch of Tasmanian Anti-Poverty Week 2021 (19 October 2021, Hobart)
- The Salvation Army: Community Expo & Community Lunch (19 October 2021, Burnie)
- Libraries Tasmania: Good to Know Expo (19 October 2021, Hobart)
- The Salvation Army: Dental Health for Life (19 October 2021, Hobart)
- The Salvation Army: Derwent Valley Family and Youth Network (20 October 2021, Derwent Valley)
- The Salvation Army Doorways Centres: Reading, Writing and Digital Support (21 October 2021, Huonville & Kingborough)
- The Salvation Army: Drop In Lunch (21 October 2021, Kingborough)
- The Salvation Army: Kids in the Kitchen Launch Afternoon (21 October 2021, Burnie)
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