Anti-Poverty Week (16-22 October) aims to raise awareness of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia, and encourage discussion and action.
Canberra is regarded as a prosperous city with higher than average income and education levels. However, these statistics mask significant inequities faced by vulnerable people in our community, who are also affected by high cost-of-living expenses.
This year, the ACT Anti-Poverty Week Opening Event will be held on 7 October, just prior to the ACT election. This event will provide people with lived experience of poverty and hardship the opportunity to discuss these issues with our political leaders.
Join Chief Minister Andrew Barr, Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson and ACT Greens Leader Shane Rattenbury to hear directly from those affected by hardship, and discuss political solutions.
A light lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP below to register your attendance at this free event. RSVPs will close at COB Wednesday 5 October 2016.