Make Poverty History is aiming to welcome and influence the G20 meeting of leaders of the world economy, on November 18 and 19, through three major events. These are:

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1. Forum – Creating a Fairer World: What Should the G20 Do? Where and when: Thursday 16 November 2006, Melbourne Town Hall, 10am to 5.45pm Speakers: Include: Kumi Naidoo, Secretary-General of CIVICUS and Chair, Global Call to Action against Poverty; Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of Cape Town and Chair of African Monitor; Lidy Nacpil, Vice-President, Freedom from Debt Coalition and a range of Australian MPs.

Tickets: Free 2. Make Poverty History Concert Where and when: Friday 17 November, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, 6pm to 11pm, with an additional live site at Waterfront City in the Docklands. Expected to draw crowds of more than 25,000. Acts/speakers: Sarah Blasko, Eskimo Joe, Evermore, the Hilltop Hoods, the John Butler Trio and Paul Kelly.

The presenter of Video Hits, Axle Whitehead will MC. Speakers include Tim Costello, co-chair Make Poverty History; Hugh Evans, 2004 Young Australian of the Year; and Trisha Broadbridge, 2006 Young Australian of the Year. Tickets: Free, but ticketed at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Full details will be available on on 20 October, as well as from concert partners. Additional information:

There will be a live broadcast on and concert highlights on Nova 100. A delayed telecast will air on Channel 10 the next day. Both the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Waterfront City will be accessible to the public from 4pm for a 6pm start. Although the concert is free, access to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl is ticketed. Admission to the Waterfront City live site is not ticketed. 3.

Make Poverty History Festival Where and when: Saturday 18 November, Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne, 10am to 8pm Acts/speakers: A family day out with multicultural music and dance from David Bridie & Telek, Vox Congo, Bad Boys Batucada, and DJ’s Andrew Till, Dom Hogan, Sista BB and Jenni Daggers (more to be announced.) Also children’s activities, workshops, international speakers, stalls representing a range of Make Poverty History agencies, and a fair trade and sustainable living market. Speakers will include the Archbishop of Cape Town, Kumi Naidoo and Tim Costello, co-chair Make Poverty History.

Tickets: Free

For media inquiries contact: Sarah Hudson on 0413 701 031 or Ian Woolverton on 0409 181 454 Support MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Get a white arm band - text poverty to 1999BAND Total cost includes postage $3.25

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