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APW22 Symposium 17 Oct – Let’s Work Together to Halve Child Poverty by 2030

October 17, 2022 - October 17, 2022

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Government House, Western Australia 13 St Georges Tce Perth, WA 6000

This half day symposium will be held during Anti-Poverty Week 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.


  • Date: Monday, 17 October 2022
  • Registration: 8.30am – 8.50am
  • Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Location: Ballroom, Government House, 13 St Georges Tce., Perth


The symposium feature a wide range of speakers and panel members including:


  • Hon Dr Anne Aly MP – Minister for Early Childhood Education; Minister for Youth
  • Jacqueline McGowan-Jones – Commissioner for Children and Young People
  • Associate Professor Francis Mitrou – Program Head, Population Health; Telethon Kids Institute
  • Adjunct Professor Tony Pietropiccolo AM – Director Centrecare Inc; Founder Valuing Children Initiative
  • Glenda Kickett – Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Engagement and Therapeutic Services, Aboriginal Children and Families; Australian Childhood Foundation
  • Bella Burgemeister – Youth Advocate; Author; Presenter; Valuing Children Initiative Ambassador


The symposium will be open to all and those who attend will come away 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.


If you would like to be placed on a standby list for tickets that may become available closer to the time, please contact Carolyn Vitek [email protected]


Register here

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