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Anti-Poverty Week Public Event | Ending the Cycle of Poverty


A public forum in Hobart for Anti-Poverty Week

Start Date

16th Oct 2018 6:00pm

End Date

16th Oct 2018 7:30pm


Centenary Lecture Theatre, Sandy Bay campus

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Book now for this free event presented by the Institute for the Study of Social Change, Anglicare Tasmania's Social Action Research Centre and the Economic Society of Australia (Tasmania).

If we want things to change, we have to do things differently – what would it take to end the cycle of poverty?

Governments, individuals and community organisations work hard to disrupt, manage and minimise the impacts of poverty. But what would it take to end it?

What keeps people trapped in poverty, both individually and inter-generationally? What would it take to break the cycle in terms of housing, education and jobs?

This Anti-Poverty Week, please join the Institute for the Study of Social Change, the Economic Society of Australia and Anglicare’s Social Action Research Centre for a special event as Meg Webb from Anglicare's Social Action Research Centre discusses ending the cycle of poverty with our expert panel of Dr Kathleen Flanagan, Professor Natalie Brown and TasCoss CEO Kym Goodes, and invites questions from the audience.

Panel Discussion Speakers:

Dr Kathleen Flanagan

Kathleen is the Deputy Director of the Housing and Community Research Unit (HACRU). Her research is concerned with questioning the ‘taken-for-granted’ of contemporary housing policy, and includes detailed analysis of policy history and discourse. She is interested in the ways in which housing, especially social housing and its tenants, is thought about and acted upon by policy-makers and in the different ways of thinking and acting that might be possible.

Professor Natalie Brown

Natalie is the Director of the Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment. Natalie brings a wealth of experience in education and research to this position, from prior roles in teaching Science and Mathematics and her previous role as Director of Academic Quality and the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching in the Academic Division, University of Tasmania. Natalie’s research interests encompass student engagement, teacher professional learning, STEM education and Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching.

Kym Goodes

Kym is the CEO of TasCoss. Her focus is on working towards a fairer and more equitable Tasmania through collaboration and partnerships between the social services sector, business, communities and government. Kym has a background in the private, government and community sectors and has been Director of 3P Consulting for the past six years, working across a range of industry and sector areas. Prior to this, Kym worked at a senior level in both the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services. In these policy development roles her focus included transition and retention of young people, career and transition support, and ‘youth at risk’ models.

Refreshments (with donation requested) will be served from 5.45 pm.

Institute for the Study of Social Change


Institute for Study of Social Change
University of Tasmania
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