Anti-Poverty Network QLD
Anti-Poverty Network QLD is an alliance of people against poverty, including workers, students, job-seekers, aged and disability pensioners, as well as people who’ve been or are affected by poverty.
Poverty is not the fault of the individual, but the fault of the system. We’re constantly attacked by the government’s neoliberal agenda for being on welfare, for not having enough money, and for being in poverty. Since 2017, we’ve been standing up together as people in poverty, for people in poverty, and fighting back wherever possible for the rights and dignity we deserve.
How You Can Help
We are not an NGO or charity, we receive no corporate or government support. We rely on the generosity of our members and supporters to continue our work. We can accept one-off on ongoing donations.
You can get involved today! The only way to eradicate poverty is through the collective power of the masses, meaning each and every one of us has a role in making change. Sign up and you will be joining a group of radical change-makers fighting for a better world.
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- Advocacy – We believe mutual aid is the most effective way to get ourselves and each other out of poverty. The most common way we do this is through advocacy where one of us will attend peoples Centrelink or JobActive appointments and help them access their payments or if they are being mistreated, step in and help them.
- Abolish JobActive – Every day hundreds of thousands of people are subjected to a punitive, bureaucratic system. This system actively leaves children starving and people homeless. It unfairly targets the most vulnerable people in society, from First Nations people to single parents. Utterly discriminatory in nature, systems such as this are foundations for dystopian novels. Yet it forms the cornerstone of our country’s social security policies. JobActive has allowed the government to directly attack the unemployed and poor of Australia while openly and unashamedly funneling money to private corporations such as Max Employment, Tursa
- Boycott Sarina Russo – We know the whole JobActive system needs to go, but for now we need to use what power we have. Sarina Russo stands out amongst the job agencies as the worst, with a long history of corruption, mistreatment and negligence. By transferring away from the worst offender we are sending a message to all these companies – stop treating us like shit or we’ll take away your profit.
- Against the Cashless Welfare Card – We believe compulsory income management is humiliating, unfair and unlikely to improve quality of life for recipients or their children.
- Raise the Rate – APN QLD has been campaigning for years for a permanent raise to the Jobseeker allowance. We welcomed the doubling of this allowance thanks to the COVID supplement but firmly condemn the governments plans to reduce it back to previous levels.
With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we always need enthusiastic volunteers. Please contact us for more info.