Quotes from the Concert
"Politicians have to do what you tell them to do, so scream it from the mountains".
"Australia is 19th of 22 countries in financial aid to developing nations. But in terms of public generosity, we're 2nd only to the Irish, thank you Bono and Bob Geldof"
— Tim Costello
"On the 11th of September 2001, nearly 3000 were killed by terrorists, it was all over the news, everyone knew about it. Yet on that same day 30,000 people died, deaths that could have been prevented, and was it on front pages of newspapers? No."
— Tim Costello
"I don't want to be in the generation remembered for inventing reality TV, I want my generation to be remembered for ending world poverty".
— Kavyen Temperly
The Line Up1. Introduction by Dave Hughes
2. Welcome by John So
3. Pearl Jam & U2 as U-Jam
- Rockin' in the Free World (Cover)
4. Sarah Blasko
- Don't U Eva
5. John Butler Trio
- Somthin's Gotta Give
- Funky Tonight(First live performance)
6. Paul Kelly
- To Her Door
- How to Make Gravy
- Real Life
- It's Too Late
- Light Surrounding You
- Stand by Me (Cover)
8. Eskimo Joe
- London Bombs
- From the Sea
- Black Fingernails, Red Wine
9. John Butler, Kev Carmody & Paul Kelly
- From Little Things Big Things Grow
10. Hilltop Hoods
- Clown Prince/Clown Prince Remix
- Nosebleed Section
- The Hard Road
- Rip it Up
- Are You Gonna be My Girl
- Look What You've Done
- Shine On
- All You Have to Do
- Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
The Oaktree Foundation
Oaktree is Australia's first entirely youth-run aid and development organisation. We work in places like Africa, East Timor and the Philippines, and we are run entirely by volunteers under the age of 26. We ran the 2006 Make Poverty History Concert and the Make Poverty History Zero Seven Road Trip. Anyone can donate to our cause, and if you are under 26, you can join as a volunteer.
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What was the MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Concert?Featuring some of Australia's biggest music artists - including Jet, Evermore, Hilltop Hoods, John Butler Trio, Sarah Blasko, Paul Kelly and Eskimo Joe to name a few - the MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY concert brought together thousands of Australians in one firm belief: our generation can end extreme poverty!
Why Did It Happen?The following is an extract from Hugh Evans' speech at the launch of the Make Poverty History Concert on October 10.
The Make Poverty History concert was born out of the passion, energy and hard work of Australia’s Youth.
We did it because...
* Our Generation is the first generation that can Make Poverty History.
* Our Generation is the first generation that can put an end to the fact that a child dies every three seconds due to causes that can be easily prevented.
How is it possible?
* For the first time in history we have a internationally agreed blueprint for the eradication of poverty, through the Millennium Development Goals
* The world now has the financial resources to end extreme poverty.
* Primary Education for everyone in the world would cost US $10 billion, that’s half what America spends on Ice Cream each year.
* And, because our generation is increasingly globally connected, we have the passion and the position to create change.
Some people say my generation is only interested in looking out for ourselves, that we don’t commit to anything, and that we just don’t care.
Well, I’m here to tell you that’s just not true.
Every day, all over Australia, I see young people who are out there making a difference. Young people are speaking out with powerful voices, and putting their words into action with increased levels of volunteerism across Australia.
The Make Poverty History concert will bring together more than 20,000 young Australians for the cause of making poverty history.
Young people will urge world leaders meeting at the G20 in November to take steps to cancel the debt of the worlds poorest nations, to give more aid for those countries in desperate need.
Ending extreme poverty is not an unattainable goal, and our generation is committed to it.
Our statement to the world is that Young people DO care about ending extreme poverty.
This will be our message when the G20 comes to town...
This is going to be huge.
How Did It Start?In July 2004, a young man named Daniel Adams lived with a Papua New Guinean family in an isolated village in the jungle of Oro Province. Having grown up in a developed country and attended a private school, Dan’s PNG experience, which lasted just a few weeks, utterly changed his outlook on life.
With a passion to motivate more young people to realize their potential to create positive change, Dan, aged 18, conceived an event: a Make Poverty History Concert designed to unite and inspire a generation of Australians to get behind the global Make Poverty History Campaign.
In January 2006, while the event was still in its planning phase, Dan traveled to Samoa for a surfing holiday. While surfing, Dan hit the coral reef and developed a golden staph blood infection. He was admitted to a local hospital, delirious, with a 40+ degree temperature; but the hospital had no doctors and no medicine. Thankfully Dan was flown off the island and recovered after receiving the necessary drugs in an Australian hospital. Knowing that his fate would have been very different had he not had the money to get flown home, Daniel was further inspired to work for justice and equality in the world.
With this passion burning strong Dan began making phone calls, calling every band he could think of asking if they would like to be a part of his dream. After hearing "no" a thousand times and becoming very well known around the music industry, he received a "YES" from Australian band Evermore. With one band on board already others followed, as did sponsors.
The MAKEPOVERTYHistory Concert reached over 20 million people worldwide and attracted an audience of over 20,000.
VideosGo behind the scenes of the concert
John Butler on why now is the time to act
Evermore talk about what we need to do
Why We Did This
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius