- Anti-Poverty Week 2019
October 13, 2019 - October 19, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anti-Poverty Week supports the Australian community to have an increased understanding of poverty and to take collective action to end it.
This year Anti-Poverty Week has partnered with the ACOSS Raise the Rate campaign. The campaign aims to increase the rate of Newstart and other allowances by $75 a week. More than 21,000 Tasmanians receive Newstart payments which have not been increased in real terms for more than 25 years.
The safety net provided to job seekers by income support payments, such as Newstart, is a fundamental part of the Australian system providing support to those who need it most. For Newstart to work it needs to be enough to cover the basics so people who are looking for a job, studying, caring for children or recovering from injury or illness, can live with dignity.
TasCOSS encourages everyone to help reduce poverty and hardship by organising an activity during Anti-Poverty Week or taking part in an activity organised by others.