In 2019, Anti-Poverty Week runs from 13-19 October and the focus will be an ongoing call to Raise the Rate of Newstart and other payments. Anti-Poverty Week aims to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty in Australia and internationally. During the week surrounding the UN’s International Anti-Poverty Day on 17 October, individuals, communities, organisations and governments are encouraged to act to address poverty, through research, discussion and a multitude of other activities. You can see what activities are available in your state here.
Each year SACOSS uses Anti-Poverty Week as an opportunity to talk about solutions to poverty, fairness and a decent standard of living for all South Australians. Traditionally SACOSS releases an Anti-Poverty Week Statement to highlight an agenda for the eradication of poverty in South Australia. The Statement describes the extent of poverty in our state and calls for action to tackle the conditions that lead to poverty. We look forward to joining in with South Australian events.