Vinnies: raising consciousness of poverty

by | Nov 6, 2012 | Vincentian Family

Hailed as the week where ‘we can all do something about poverty’, Anti-Poverty Week 2012 was the subject of national media attention when it was held from October 14 to 20. The St Vincent de Paul Society was proud to join with many Australians  highlighting the damaging impact poverty has on community.

  • The awareness week was kick started in Sydney with the launch of the Poverty Report by the Australian Council of Social Service on Sunday, October 14. The report’s findings were disturbing, with 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 6 children found to be living in poverty in Australia.
  • The St Vincent de Paul Society in Victoria co-hosted a Human Rights Conference in Melbourne on Wednesday, October 17 .
  • The Society in NSW was involved in an Anti-Poverty Week reception held at NSW Parliament House on Thursday, October 18.

The annual awareness week concluded on Sunday, October 20 and by week’s end members of the St Vincent de Paul Society had not only participated in events but highlighted the incidence of poverty in our community.

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