Taking the temperature of the Association — Hayden Patterson

Hayden Patterson, Adelaide-based community activist, shares stories about life and times, resilience and community during COVID-19 with Dr John Rule (NAPWHA Senior Research Manager).

Hayden actively contributes to various organisations that encompass a deep passion for social welfare policy reform, advocacy, lobbying, campaigning and activism by bringing substantial lived experience and community service experience spanning several decades. He was President of the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union (AUWU), a Board member of ACOSS (Australian Council of Social Service), and spokesperson for the Economic Media Centre.

They make mention of Anti-Poverty Week, held from 11-17 October 2020 which continued to support the #RaisetheRate campaign led by ACOSS to ensure that unemployment payments never go back to $40 a day.

The National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) is Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of people living with HIV across Australia. In this video series, we share the experiences and responses of communities managing and adapting to the unfolding 2020 pandemic.

This interview was recorded on 22 October 2020

Hear other video episodes

In this series, Dr John Rule reports back from the NAPWHA members to hear about community stories and community-led responses adapting to life during COVID-19.

Taking the Temperature — Episode 01 — Sam and Wilo
Taking the Temperature — Episode 02 — Richard Keane
Taking the Temperature — Episode 03 — Kirsty Machon
Taking the Temperature — Episode 04 — Anth McCarthy
Taking the Temperature — Episode 06 — Charlie Tredway

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