Poverty in Western Australia – What needs to change (Disrupted Festival) [Perth]
Tuesday March 30, 2021 - 8:30 PM
State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis Street
Perth, WA 6000
FREE event, no bookings required.
Paula Norman & Brooke Buise
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
The theme this year is the times they are a-changin’. We will highlight change makers, what is changing and ask what should change? The first Disrupted 2021 talk will focus on poverty in WA. What is necessary to make a real positive change for Western Australians living in poverty?
Around the world, inequality and the expanding gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ continues to grow. Right here in Western Australia one in ten West Aussies are now living in poverty, while our State is home to some of Australia’s wealthiest individuals. For many of these people, these families, disadvantage has become entrenched.
As a community, we frequently hear a variety of opinions on what needs to be done to “fix this issue”. How do we make positive change? One group’s opinion though is too often left out of the equation and that is the thoughts, experiences and voices of those being impacted – people actually living in entrenched disadvantage. This is where 100 Families WA comes in.