Living below the poverty line

Join us for the Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) forum on Living below the poverty line. 

Poverty is about not having enough money to meet basic needs including food, clothing and shelter. It’s so much more as families and children struggle to meet basic needs and access to healthcare, education and safety. Our speakers will present around issues of financial inclusion, food insecurity, service organisation perspective and hear from the Anti-Poverty Network SA and their campaign work around welfare, social security, housing and lived experience.


Professor Ian Goodwin-Smith, Director, Centre for Social Impact, Flinders University on Commensality: food as an anti-poverty moment

Kate Fox, Executive Officer, South Australian Financial Counsellors Association (SAFCA) on We know how to manage our money, we just don’t have enough

James Chapman, Chief Executive Officer, The Food Centre on The Food Centre - A Social Supermarket in South Australia providing  dignified access to affordable groceries and pathways towards food security

Jasmin Witham (She/They), Anti-Poverty Network SA on Poverty is a political choice

Sara Walker, Anti-Poverty Network SA on We are not ‘living’ in poverty, we’re perishing!


A/Professor Zohra Lassi (HDA Co-Convenor), Robinson Research Institute and School of Public Health, University of Adelaide.

The recording can be viewed here:

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