Avril at Romsey

… and Lancefield and Riddells Creek and Mount Macedon

Forum on Student Poverty

University of Melbourne Chaplain, Wes Campbell, in association with JustAct, presents:


Tues 14 October (5-8pm), University of Melbourne – 1st Floor, Alan Gilbert Building (Executive Lounge)

HURRY, PLEASE RSVP AT: www.vista.org.au in Upcoming Events – places are limited.

The witty and wise JJJ and SBS media personality Bob Maguire is the MC.

Keynote speaker: Bronwyn Pike, Minister for Education, Victorian Government.

Jokes about student poverty are wearing a little thin. This year, The Age (2/7) reported that even at the prestigious University of Melbourne, hundreds of students are experiencing homelessness. As part of the annual Anti-Poverty Week 2008 initiative, the Just Education network of the Justice and International Mission Unit (Uniting Church in Australia – Synod of Victoria and Tasmania) invites you to a forum at the University of Melbourne on the 14th of October entitled EDUCATION AT THE EDGES.


* Austudy, Youth Allowance – below the poverty line

* International students – second class?

* TAFE and disadvantage

* Educational alternatives?

Stellar line-up:

Vickie Roche, Master of Arts (Writing): prison education and Indigenous Australians; Peter Horbury – Coordinator, Welfare Rights Unit (Vic): Youth Allowance, Austudy etc. and work; Sharon Smith – International Research Officer, NUS: fair go for international students; Cyndy Connole – Community Coordinator, LHMU (Vic): refugee education and employment; Mary Campbell, Relations Coordinator, Institute for Advancing Community Engagement, Catalyst-Clemente, ACU: alternative education at the edges; Veronica Volkoff – Research Fellow, Uni of Melbourne: disadvantage in TAFE; Beverley Campbell, Research consultant: adult education, history and future.

HURRY, PLEASE RSVP AT: www.vista.org.au – places are limited (see Upcoming Events section).

JustAct www.justact.org.au  

Just Education network www.justeducation.org.au (site coming soon)

You can run an Anti-Poverty Week 2008 event, go to – http://www.antipovertyweek.org.au/


September 10, 2008 - Posted by | Life, etc., Ministry

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