More than a million Australians are living in poverty, and in the rest of the world, more than a billion. Anti-Poverty Week is this week and there are lectures, morning teas and book launches to attend, so hop quick smart onto the website to find out what’s on in your state. The week is designed to raise awareness about why so many people live below the poverty line, what it means for them (and for the rest of the world), and most importantly, what we can do about it. And there is plenty we can – and should – be doing. Attend a volunteer information session, buy a cake from a local charity stand or head along to a film screening this week and join in the fight against poverty.