Anti-Poverty Week 2018 Conference: The Poverty Problem; whose fault is it anyway?

The Poverty problem: whose fault is it anyway?

Date: 17-18 October 2018

The Brotherhood’s Research and Policy Director, Shelley Mallett will be guest speaker at the Community Information and Support Victoria’s conference, The Poverty Problem; whose fault is it anyway?


Is poverty in Australia a reflection of society, or the individual? This Anti-Poverty Week conference will explore poverty and how we can, as individuals and as a collective, bring about real change.

Poverty in Australia is real. We need a society that supports and holds those experiencing hardship versus punitive, conditional welfare. No Australian should live in poverty.

Conference participants will develop a deeper understanding of this complex issue including the scope and size of the problem. They’ll hear about initiatives that are making a difference for their local communities, the systemic change required to alleviate poverty and how to become changemakers. See the conference program.

Date: 17 - 18 October
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Where: The Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders St, Melbourne
Cost: $65 - $240

View the conference program

Register here

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