WOLLONGONG Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery will host a forum to discuss issues surrounding poverty in childhood during Anti-Poverty Week 2012.
The forum, to be held at Council’s Administration centre will discuss what does poverty look like in our community and how do we address the issue of poverty.
“We know that poverty and sever hardship is experienced by more than one million Australians each year,” Cr Bradbery said.
“Poverty in parts of our city is also deeply entrenched with up to 15 per cent of children experiencing poverty during this year.
“We must act together in a fairly affluent stage of Australia’s development to help move people from the disconcerting pressure that poverty and hardship brings.
“The forum will be an opportunity to discuss this difficult issue.”
The forum will include guest speakers, including the Wollongong City Young Citizen of the Year Makenzie Russell; there will also be a Q&A panel discussion
If you are interested in attending the Anti-Poverty Week forum, you can register your interest by calling Council on (02) 4227 7111 or email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anti-Poverty Week Forum
Date: Wednesday October 17
Time: 10.30am to 12 noon
Venue: Council Chambers, Level 10, Administration Building, 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong