Christmas message: Work with us The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has urged the federal government to make a fresh start in its approach to social […]

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Something is missing: reflections on what Christmas has become – The Record Summer 2013

December 17, 2013 General
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2013 Summer issue of the Record is available for download TheRecordSummer2013.

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“Refugees being treated like non-people” – Vinnies

December 17, 2013 Media Releases

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has launched its own Refugee Policy  prior to Christmas, and has written to Minister Scott Morrison about its deep concern […]

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Vinnies tells government: “It’s time for new thinking on poverty”

October 16, 2013 General

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council marked Anti-Poverty Week today by launching Two Australias: a report on poverty in the land of plenty. The report outlines practical recommendations […]

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Vinnies warns against a return to old welfare policies

September 20, 2013 Media Releases

With the new government sworn in this week, the St Vincent de Paul National Council has issued a warning against returning to old and out-dated welfare policies. Chief Executive Officer, […]

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Vinnies warns incoming government: Don’t take us for granted – 6 September, 2013

September 6, 2013 Homelessness

On the eve of the election the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has issued a warning to both sides of politics. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon, said: “This […]

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Condemnation for government’s asylum seeker policy – cruel and inhumane

August 23, 2013 General

Joint Media Statement Monday July 22, 2013 ACOSS joins with the St Vincent de Paul Society and UnitingCare Australia to condemn Friday’s announcement of a new immigration policy which increases […]

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Vinnies calls for action on hidden homelessness

August 23, 2013 Media Releases

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council is marking Homeless Persons’ Week (August 5 to 11) by calling on both sides of politics to unite in making a reality […]

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2013 ELECTION STATEMENT – 22 August, 2013

August 22, 2013 Media Releases

22 August, 2013  Australia needs an Anti-Poverty Strategy Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said: “Nearly 13 per cent of our population is living in poverty, including over half a million […]

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Australian democracy needs an intrusion of the excluded – By Dr John Falzon

August 21, 2013 Poverty & Inequality

We’re well into the election campaign and everybody is talking about the economy. The word ‘economy’ has a Greek etymology. It comes from oikos (household) and nomos (law, order, management). […]

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Vinnies urges remaining States to support Better Schools Plan

July 25, 2013 General

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has urged remaining States to sign up for the Better Schools funding plan as a means of creating a more inclusive Australia. […]

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Vinnies welcomes PM’s renewed pledge to halve homelessness

July 25, 2013 General

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has welcomed the renewed commitment by the Prime Minister to meet the commitment to halve homelessness by 2020. Chief Executive, […]

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Condemnation for government’s asylum seeker policy – cruel and inhumane

July 22, 2013 Media Releases

Joint Media Statement: The St Vincent de Paul Society joins with the Australian Council for Social Services (ACOSS) and UnitingCare Australia to condemn Friday’s announcement of a new immigration policy […]

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Another world is possible – The Record Winter 2013

July 8, 2013 Social Justice
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2013 Winter issue of the Record is available for download TheRecordWinter2013.

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NAIDOC Week 2013: A vision for equal rights and dignity

July 8, 2013 Media Releases

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has reasserted its support for self-determination for our First Peoples this NAIDOC Week 2013 and respectfully acknowledged the 50th anniversary […]

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