Anti-Poverty Week 2022

The Life Course Centre is proud to again be a major sponsor of Anti-Poverty Week in 2022. The 17th of October 2022 marks the 30th year of the declaration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the 20th year of Australia dedicating a week to act on poverty. Anti-Poverty Week will run from the 16th to the 22nd of October 2022 and is calling on Parliamentarians to legislate a plan to halve child poverty in Australia by 2030 to meet our commitments to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Events featuring Life Course Centre researchers include:

ASSA’s 2022 Keith Hancock Lecture

Date: 04 October, Sydney NSW
Time: 5:30pm–6:30pm AEDT (hybrid event)
Topic: Staggered Starting Blocks: Intergenerational Disadvantage in Australia 
Presented by Life Course Centre’s Deputy Director, Prof Deborah Cobb-Clark
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Anti-Poverty Week 2022 Symposium

Date: 17 October, Perth WA  
Time: 9:00am–1:00pm WA time
Topic: Let’s Work Together to Halve Child Poverty by 2030
Speakers include:
The Hon Dr Anne Aly MP, Minister for Early Childhood Education, Minister for Youth
Jacqueline McGowan-Jones, Commissioner for Children and Young People
A/Prof Francis Mitrou, Life Course Centre’s Chief Investigator
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CEDA Forum Event

Date: 18 October, Sydney  NSW
Time: 12–2pm AEDT
Topic: Pathways to Eradicating Poverty in Australia
Poverty rates in Australia, the so-called “lucky country”, have barely shifted since 2002, and for children, they’re increasing. Join this special CEDA forum in Anti-Poverty Week to hear how business, industry, governments and communities can work together to reduce poverty once and for all. 
Presenters include: 
Amanda Rishworth MP, Minister for Social Services , Federal Department of Social Services
Anne Hollonds, National Children’s Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission.
Toni Wren, Executive Director, Anti-Poverty Week, Life Course Centre’s Advisory Committee Member
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Brotherhood of St Laurence Webinar

Date: 20 October, online
Time: 12–1pm AEDT
Topic: Tackling child poverty through policies and payments
As part of Anti-Poverty Week, an expert panel, facilitated by Life Course Centre’s partner organisation, Brotherhood of St Laurence will explore issues with the current family payment (Family Tax Benefits) system and their impacts on child and family poverty.
Panelists include:
Dr Dina Bowman, Brotherhood of St Laurence
Anne Hollonds, National Children’s Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
Prof. Miranda Stewart, Life Course Centre Research Affiliate
More details: BSL Webinar

Life Course Centre Seminar Series

Date: 27 October, virtual event
Time: 12–1pm AEDT via zoom:  please email for details
Topic: How does social position shape health and wealth across the life-course?   
Guest presenter: Prof Richard Layte, Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin 

Date & Time

Mon, 17 – Mon, 31 October 2022