October 17th-23rd is Anti-Poverty Week, with International Day for the Eradication of Poverty marked on October 17th. In 2021, through their A Pink Hi-Vis Recovery, NCOSS is drawing attention to the precarious housing situation faced by many women in NSW and is advocating for tangible policy changes that will improve lives across the state and aid NSW's economic recovery. More than 3.24 million people live below the poverty line in Australia, including one in six children. Far too many people across the State - and in my electorate of Summer Hill - face housing or food insecurity, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made matters worse. One in ten of the 14 million people locked down in NSW, Victoria and South Australia over the past few months live in households relying on the lowest social security payments including Jobseeker, Parenting Payments and Youth Allowance. I acknowledge the important work of NCOSS and all those organisations in the Inner West community who have not only provided essential support to the most vulnerable, but have worked to raise awareness around persistent poverty and the policy changes required to fix it, including increasing income support and lifting investment in social housing.