Symposium 17 Oct 22

2 September 2022 in APW22


Anti Poverty 2022
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APW22 Symposium 17 Oct – Let's Work Together to Halve Child Poverty by 2030

(scroll down to read and/or listen to Symposium speeches)

This half day symposium was held during APW22 to explore what contributes to child poverty, its impact on the lives of children and their families, current impediments to addressing it as well as avenues for its resolution.

The Symposium featured a wide range of speakers from political leaders, academics, social service providers and business. It was an opportunity to hear the voices of those with lived experience, as well as Aboriginal people and young people. The Symposium provided attendees with:

  • a fuller understanding of child poverty
  • a clearer view of the reasons for the high level of child poverty in Australia;
  • a realization that child poverty is not intractable;
  • the practical ways it can be addressed; and
  • how individually and collectively we can halve it by 2030.

The Symposium was officially opened by His Excellency the Honourable Chris Dawson APM, Governor of Western Australia and will include presentations from:

  • The Hon. Dr Anne Aly - Minister for Early Childhood Education; Minister for Youth
  • Assoc. Prof. Francis Mitrou - Program Head, Population Health, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Glenda Kickett - Manager, ATSI Partnerships and Engagement and Therapeutic Services, Australian Childhood Foundation
  • Adj. Prof. Tony Pietropiccolo AM - Director Centrecare Inc & Founder, VCI
  • Jacqueline McGowan-Jones - Commissioner for Children and Young People
  • Bella Burgemeister - Youth Advocate, Author, Presenter, VCI Ambassador
  • Julie Waylen - Chief Executive Officer, Diversity South
  • The Hon. Denis Reynolds Cit. WA - Former President, Children’s Court of WA

If you would like to know more, please contact Adj. Prof. Tony Pietropiccolo AM of Centrecare & the Valuing Children Initiative tonyp@centrecare.com.au

Poverty exists. Poverty hurts us all. We can all do something about it.

#EndChildPoverty #APW22 #AntiPovertyWeek

The WA Committee for APW22 is made up of the following organisations:

Anglicare WA; Centrecare Inc and Valuing Children Initiative; Commissioner for Children and Young People; Communicare; Foodbank WA; Good Sammy; Mission Australia; PeopleKind Group; Salvation Army; St Vincent de Paul; Uniting WA; WACOSS; Wungening


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Read Speeches from the Ant-Poverty Symposium

Assoc Prof Francis Mitrou
Glenda Kickett
Adj Prof Tony Pietropiccolo AM
Jacqueline Mc Gowan Jones
Julie Waylen

Listen to Speeches from the Ant-Poverty Symposium

1 His Excellency the Honourable Chris Dawson APM
2 Hon. Dr Anne Aly
3 Assoc. Prof. Francis Mitrou
4 Glenda Kickett
5 Adj. Prof. Tony Pietropiccolo AM
6 Jacqueline McGowan-Jones
7 Bella Burgemeister
8 The Hon. Denis Reynolds Cit. WA
9 Julie Waylen