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Do you live in the northwestern suburbs and feel angry and upset about how unemployed people and others on welfare payments are treated?

Do you want to be involved in a group that believes people out of work should be treated with fairness and respect, instead of punished and blamed for things outside their control?

Then come along to this. We will be discussing and planning future events and projects aiming to improve the lives of people on welfare.

AGENDA ITEMS:

.- Lobbying local Councils to support an increase to Newstart Allowance
- Trek for Jobs, Justice, and Dignity
- Job Agency advocacy and protests

Other suggestions welcome.
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Northwestern Suburbs Branch Meeting

July 28, 2017, 11:00am - July 28, 2017, 1:00pm

Do you live in the northwestern suburbs and feel angry and upset about how unemployed people and others on welfare payments are treated? Do you want to be involved in a group that believes people out of work should be treated with fairness and respect, instead of punished and blamed for things outside their control? Then come along to this. We will be discussing and planning future events and projects aiming to improve the lives of people on welfare. AGENDA ITEMS: .- Lobbying local Councils to support an increase to Newstart Allowance - Trek for Jobs, Justice, and Dignity - Job Agency advocacy and protests Other suggestions welcome.

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Do you live in the eastern suburbs and feel angry and upset about how unemployed people and others on welfare payments are treated?

Do you want to be involved in a group that believes people out of work should be treated with fairness and respect, instead of punished and blamed for things outside their control?

Then come along to this. We will be discussing and planning future events and projects aiming to improve the lives of people on welfare.

Anti-Poverty Network SA is an alliance of people on Centrelink payments - carers, Disability Pensioners, job-seekers, students, single parents, Age Pensioners - fighting back against government attacks.

We hold forums, picnics, rallies, and do all sorts of advocacy, campaigning, community, educational, and other activities.
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Eastern Suburbs Branch Meeting

August 4, 2017, 1:30pm - August 4, 2017, 3:30pm

Do you live in the eastern suburbs and feel angry and upset about how unemployed people and others on welfare payments are treated? Do you want to be involved in a group that believes people out of work should be treated with fairness and respect, instead of punished and blamed for things outside their control? Then come along to this. We will be discussing and planning future events and projects aiming to improve the lives of people on welfare. Anti-Poverty Network SA is an alliance of people on Centrelink payments - carers, Disability Pensioners, job-seekers, students, single parents, Age Pensioners - fighting back against government attacks. We hold forums, picnics, rallies, and do all sorts of advocacy, campaigning, community, educational, and other activities.

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Justice for Elijah

July 24, 2017, 10:00am - July 24, 2017, 2:00pm

Join us to protest the unjust outcome of Elijah Doughty's death. Less than a year ago, on 29 August 2016, 14 year old Elijah Doughty was stalked, ran down and killed; an innocent victim of a race-hate crime. Today, Elijah's killer, Mark Donnaly, was found not guilty for manslaughter and convicted of causing death by dangrous driving. He was sentanced to a mere 3 years soon to be released on parole. Where is the national outcry for this innocent 14 year old boy? Where is the justice for the death of an innocent child? There is NO JUSTICE for a murdered Aboriginal child!! In Solidarity with Elijah's family, his community and Kalgoorlie we will stand in protest. Bring your banners! Bring your flags! Bring your voice! Change is now.

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THREE MONTHS TO GO!!

This 15km march will follow the route of the 1931 Beef March.

One of the largest mobilisations of unemployed people in South Australian history, the Beef March was sparked by the rotten meat that was dispensed to those out of work, as part of their food ration. It saw 2,000 unemployed march from Port Adelaide to the CBD, finishing at the old treasury building on King William Street, where they demanded to see the Premier.

Our Trek, which will make the connection between current and past attacks on those out of work and living in poverty, will include actions at various sites along the way, like Centrelinks, Job Networks, and politicians' and businesses' offices.
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Trek For Jobs, Justice, And Dignity

October 23, 2017, 10:00am - October 23, 2017, 4:00pm

At the end of Anti-Poverty Week, we will follow the route of the 1931 Beef March, one of the largest mobilisations of unemployed people in South Australian history. You are invited to join us for all or part of this 15km march, during which we will stop at Job Prospects Adelaide and Coca-Cola Amatil. We will finish with a community picnic in the city, at roughly 4pm (location TBC). This Trek is a demonstration of the long history of struggle for those out of work and living in poverty - our victories may sometimes be temporary, but our defeat will never be final. Hosted by Anti-Poverty Network SA. Please confirm your attendance with a text or email. Info: antipovertynetwork.sa@gmail.com 0411 587 663 antipovertynetworksa.org facebook.com/antipovertynetworksa

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The REAL opportunities lie in the wage subsidies for employers, if they cared to be honest about it. ... See MoreSee Less

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Drug-Testing, And Other Attacks On Welfare

July 22, 2017, 12:30pm - July 22, 2017, 4:00pm

COMMUNITY LUNCH + MEETING: DRUG-TESTING, AND OTHER ATTACKS ON WELFARE It has never been easy being out of work, and living in poverty – but government policies are making life harder, more stressful for welfare recipients. Drug-testing, Work For The Dole, cashless welfare, job agencies, increased “Mutual Obligation” requirements – these are punishing rather than helping the unemployed and other Centrelink clients. But it is NOT the fault of welfare recipients that there is only 1 job for every 11 job-seekers. It is NOT the fault of welfare recipients that Centrelink payments are too low – that Newstart is only $267 per week, or $160 per week below the poverty-line. These are the fault of governments – and we are sick of welfare recipients getting the blame, instead of unjust, unhelpful policies. Join us for a free community lunch to learn about the attacks on welfare recipients, and what we can do about them. All welcome. INFO: E: antipovertynetwork.sa@gmail.com P: 0411 587 663 W: antipovertynetworksa.org FB: facebook.com/antipovertynetworksa

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