Breaking WA's Poverty Cycle

Event Date: 
23 September 2013
Plaza Ballroom 1, Hyatt Regency Perth
99 Adelaide Tce


CEDA welcomes our panel of social services champions to shine address Western Australia's
growing low socio-economic sector. What is the true cost of WA's spiralling poverty and,
through collaboration, what can be done to break this cycle?


According to the Australian Council of Social Service, 12 per cent of Western Australians were
living below the commonly recognised poverty line (less than 50 per cent of the median wage) in 2010.

Poverty is costing the WA economy billions of dollars every year by placing pressure on the health
and education system as well as law enforcement. Furthermore, the social impact to children growing
up in poverty is immeasurable and employment opportunities limited which continues the cycle.

While many WA charities are working to alleviate the impacts of poverty, funding is becoming increasingly
difficult to secure. This has driven resourceful and adaptive not-for-profits to develop dynamic
partnerships with corporations to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Are there other ways that WA
can urgently address the escalating issue of individuals and families living in poverty?


Kevin MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Giving West


David Ansell, Acting Deputy Director General, Department of Culture and the Arts;
Management Group member, Fogarty EDvance

Ian Carter AM, Chief Executive Officer, Anglicare WA

Irina Cattalini, Chief Executive Officer, Western Australian Council of Social Services

Scott Walters, Head of Strategic Partnerships, The Smith Family

Align your brand with CEDA and communicate with hard-to-reach business,
government and policy leaders by sponsoring this event.
Contact Alana Joske on (08) 6104 7102.

Registration fees (incl GST)

CEDA members and guests

$100.00 per person
$720.00 table x 8
$900.00 table x 10

Non members

$150.00 per person
$1500.00 table x 10

All event registrations can now be made online

Payment via credit card - a tax invoice/receipt will be emailed to you for
accounting purposes. Payment via EFT or cheque - a tax invoice will be emailed
to you together with details on how to make payment by EFT or cheque.


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