Tackling Global Poverty Through Sport

Raising The Bar

The first of the UN Millenium Development Goals is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by 2015. This involves halving the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day, to also halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger, and to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people.

With such enormous targets it becomes the responsibility of everyone to act. How how can we combine our own commitments and interests to help better the lives of the struggling?


Sport is a major part of the lives of most Australian's. It brings people together to work towards succeeding at common goals. It combines community spirit, and it's with that spirit that communities can start to make a difference.

So, if sport is a universal language that unites and motivates, how can we use it to instigate social change? Or is the notion that major sporting organisations, or even grass roots clubs can make such a difference, completly absurd? And when tackling global issues, why would sport even really matter?


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  • Venue Costa Hall, Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong,
  • Date & time 11/10/2011 6:00:00 PM


Raising the Bar


Perhaps, in view of the massive corporate profits now being generated, it is time to consider developing a world-wide wealth 'penalty tax' on soaring profits and large accumulations of wealth

Private and corporate wealth spends huge amounts of money on teams of accountants on 'tax minimization' schemes in order to avoid paying what has been assessed ...

Started 14 Mar 2013 - by Peter