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     4   Anti-Poverty Week

Mr T. R. Wilson, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        acknowledges that Australia is a prosperous nation with a high standard of living and low levels of poverty by international standards;

(2)        recognises that despite our national prosperity, poverty remains an issue for some Australians;

(3)        notes that 11 to 17 October is Anti-Poverty Week, a week where all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in activities to highlight and overcome poverty in Australia and overseas;


(4)        understands that the main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to:

(a)        strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship; and

(b)        encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments; and

(5)        commends the organisers and sponsors of Anti-Poverty Week for their ongoing efforts to raise awareness and take action to address poverty.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.