Activities during the week (11-17 October) include launches, forums, awards, addresses, exhibitions, publications, concerts, rallies and many other activities focussing on different aspects of poverty and hardship at home and abroad.
Key themes include poverty and education, poverty and health, poverty and work, and poverty and housing. Other issues will include indigenous poverty, homeless people, rural poverty, the impact of poverty on children and many others.
Participants include major national organisations like ACOSS, ACTU, Amnesty International, Anglicare, Australian Education Union, Australian Nursing Federation, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Catholic Social Services, Jobs Australia, Liquor Hospitality & Miscellaneous Workers Union, Make Poverty History, Mission Australia, Opportunity International, Oxfam, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Shelter, St Vincent de Paul, Stand Up, UnitingCare and World Vision.
Other participants include churches, schools, universities, hospitals, indigenous groups, legal centres, student groups, businesses, unions, government departments and local councils.
Some conferences and forums include:
– Education and Poverty in Melbourne on 12 October
– Food Security in Adelaide on 12 October
– Youth Homelessness in Tweed Heads on 12 October
– Business Forum on Poverty in Adelaide on 12 October
– Climate Change and Low-Income Households in Hobart on 13 October
– Aspects of International Poverty in Sydney on 14 October
Third Sector acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.