The Antipoverty Centre is a new organisation established in May 2021 to counter problems with academics, think tanks and others in the political class making harmful decisions on behalf of people they purport to represent.
We are activists, advocates and researchers with deep expertise in poverty, disadvantage and unemployment, because we live it. We defend and fight for the rights of people like ourselves who experience violence at the hands of an economic system designed to oppress us. It is our mission to shift how people speak about and respond to poverty in this colony.
We work closely with peer support groups, activists and grassroots civil society organisations to complement their work. Our goal is to help ensure the voices and rights of people living in poverty are at the centre of social policy development and discourse. We believe there should be no decision made about us without us.
The Antipoverty Centre is not aligned with any political party and does not accept funding that places political constraints on our work.