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Anti-Poverty Week hits bridges, banners and bitumen in Brisbane

Brisbane’s Story and Victoria Bridges, Town Hall, King George Square and Reddacliff place will be lit up in blue this week for Anti-Poverty Week. Banners will also be strung across Caxton and Turbot Streets as well as both ways on the Story Bridge. And street artists will hit Brisbane footpaths to raise awareness of poverty and disadvantage.
 
The City Hall and King George Square light up and street art stencils on footpaths begins today Sunday October 17. The Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge & Reddacliff Place will be lit up with banners on Story Bridge, Caxton and Turbot Streets placed tomorrow Monday October 18.
 
In Queensland, nearly 600,000 adults and children struggle to survive on income payments that are well below the poverty line.
 
More than one in five children, or 212,300 children, are growing up in the poorest families. Many are at risk of homelessness due to a shortage of affordable housing. Over 380,000 households in Queensland receive inadequate Commonwealth Rent Assistance.
 
What             Anti-Poverty Week Launch
Where           Hope on Boundary St Cafe
When             Sunday October 17, 12.30pm
 
Mark Jeffery, media enquiries, 0419 732 583


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