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Anti Poverty Week 11 - 17 October 2015

More than one million Victorians are living near or below the poverty line painting an alarming picture of increasing disadvantage across the state. Across Australia there are 2.5 million people living below the internationally accepted poverty line of 50 per cent of median income.

Each year during Anti-Poverty Week we seek to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and within Australia, and to encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.

You can participate in Anti-Poverty Week by organising an activity during the Week or taking part in an activity organised by others. 

Catholic Social Services Victoria is helping to organise a liturgy to mark Anti-Poverty Week, at 1.00pm on Tuesday 13 October, in the Mary MacKillop Chapel at the Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy.  All are welcome to join this gathering.

To contact Victorian Anti-Poverty Week organisers please email vic@antipovertyweek.org.au.


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