This Wednesday, the ACT Anti-Poverty Week committee will host a Facebook Live panel event discussing poverty and homelessness in Canberra.

As poverty continues to disproportionately affect certain members of our society, national Anti-Poverty Week aims to support the Australian community to have an increased understanding of poverty and to take action collectively to end it.

Anti-Poverty Week aims to promote the connection between poverty and homelessness by lobbying for adequate income security, affordable and environmentally sound housing options; and highlighting the lived experience of people with vulnerabilities and diverse needs.

Vinnies is looking forward to being a part of an event that will provide insight into a problem faced by too many.

The event will be live streamed at

What:              Reducing Poverty & Homelessness in Canberra, Facebook Live panel event

When:                         12.30-1.30pm Wednesday 14 October 2020

Who:               Interviews available with:

  • Dr John Falzon, Senior Fellow, Inequality and Social Justice at Per Capita
  • Felicity Reynolds, Director on the board of the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness and member of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal
  • Katrina Fanning, ACT Australian of the Year for 2020, Chairperson of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body and the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council.
  • Mr Barnie van Wyk – CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn
  • Ms Jenny Kitchin, CEO, Woden Community Services

12 October 2020