LIBRARY – MY TIMELINE…
This timeline demonstrates in reverse chronological order – with links, the various campaigning, lobbying, activism, advocacy, and media representations across various networks and roles, that Hayden Patterson has publicly contributed.
Raise the Rate for Good
I have been actively campaigning to Raise the Rate of all income support payments above the poverty line for 3-4 years in various capacities, and continue to do so…
(Living Incomes for Everyone) LIFE
Social Media Pages to Follow
WUWU Facebook Page – Worldwide Unemployed Workers’ Unions
Accountable Income Management Network Accountable Income Management Network
Living Incomes for Everyone Campaign LIFE Campaign 2020
Economic Media Centre
Video Interviews about Jobseeker and Mutual Obligations in 2020.
Employment Services Panel
In June 2020, I joined Senator Rachel Siewart (Greens Senator), and Avery Howard (AUWU) to discuss the needs of the New Employment Services Model post COVID
You can see the video here on the Senator’s Facebook feed
CEO Sleepout 2020
In June 2020, I took part in my 6th Annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout under extraordinary condition a during COVID19 and being actually homeless.
National Fellowship 2020
Mid 2020 I completed the Australian Progress National Fellowship, and joined an impressive Alumni group after months of intense training.
Unemployed Workers’ Unions
In April 2020, after 3.5 years, and over 10,000 voluntary hours, I resigned my membership and role as President of the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union
2020 Sydney Mardi Gras
In February 2020, I marched in the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras with the TIM float. (The Institute of Many)
On February 7th, 2020, I was evicted from a lifetime tenancy after 15 years by HousingSA and after 10 years in that particular home, with the eviction taking place while I was interstate training to become a peer to peer trainer in chronic disease self management for the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation.
Australian Progress FWD Organise 2019 – Sydney
Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union
In November 2019, I was elected National President of the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union at the A.G.M.
Worldwide Unemployed Workers’ Unions
In November 2019, I joined others and founded the Worldwide Unemployed Workers’ Unions, I and began speaking to unemployed workers unions around the world.
ACOSS Board of Directors
In December 2019, I was elected as to the board of directors for ACOSS until 2022.
Australian Progress Inaugural Annual Learning Retreat
New Employment Services Trial (NEST)
In September 2019, I was appointed to the New Employment Services Trial (NEST) Reference and Working Groups with the Department of Jobs and Senator Michaelia Cash’s Office.
NAPWHA A.G.M – June 2019 Sydney
In September 2019, I gave a presentation on Cashless Welfare Card to the conference and A.G.M. for NAPWHA (National Assoc. of People with HIV and AIDS) held in Sydney, as a representative of PLSA (Positive Life, South Australia)
Canberra Lobbying Trip August 2019
In August 2019, Hayden joined a team of advocates for a week long lobbying trip to Parliament House in Canberra to share lived experiences and to discuss the cruel realities of long term unemployment and living below the poverty line.
Meeting Senators and MP’s across all party lines, we explained what raising income support payment above the poverty line would mean and we discussed the particularly cruel and harmful effects of life with a Cashless Debit Card.
AUWU National Office
In July, I established the first physical and new National Office for the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union in Unley, South Australia.
Raise the Rate Campaign Coordinator for Anti-Poverty Network – SA
In January 2019, after many, many hours compiling interviews, survey results, and data – with the tireless support from AIM Network members, Hayden finally published the report into the South Australian Regional Road Trip of August 2018.
This report, unsurprisingly was centered around living in Ceduna, a continually extended, and ultimately never ending ‘Cashless Welfare Card’ trial site, and the repercussions for those forced onto it.
PHA4 – Bangladesh – PHM
In 2018, I represented the AUWU at the People’s Health Assembly in Bangladesh as well as People’s Health Movement – Oz.
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