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26 July 2017

Why are Australian Children still living in Poverty?
 

 

Everyone remembers ex-Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s promise that by 1990 no Australian Child will be living in poverty. However, in 2017 about 17.4% of children under the age of 15 live below the poverty line. Poverty is growing in Australia with an estimated 2.9 million people (13.3%) living below the accepted poverty line. This conference will delve into some of the reason for this entrenched disadvantage and showcase some innovative programs helping to break the cycle.

Join us for the inaugural Community Relief & Resilience Conference hosted by WACOSS on 26 July 2017. Formerly known as the Emergency Relief Conference, this conference will delve into some of the reason for this entrenched disadvantage and showcase some innovative programs helping to break the cycle.

Previously the Emergency Relief Conference, expanding the focus of this event to Building Resilient Communities reflects the reality that the need for stability, security and sustainability in meeting basic needs are interrelated, and also shaped by other factors influencing children’s wellbeing. We need to investigate beyond emergency relief.

To view more on the program for the Conference, click on the Program tab above.