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Vinnies calls for action on hidden homelessness

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 out of the White Paper target to halve all homelessness by 2020. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said: “There can …

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Vinnies welcomes PM’s renewed pledge to halve homelessness

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, Dr John Falzon said:  “Too often the people experiencing homelessness in prosperous Australia are blamed for their homelessness and effectively …

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Restore Rights to Refugees

A little over two weeks ago, the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia marked Refugee Week, the theme of which, was ‘Restoring Hope’ but partisan politics continues to de-humanise and demonise asylum seekers. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon has urged Members of Parliament to put politics aside …

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Vinnies CEO fears tax measures will fail the poor

Transcript from ABC RN Drive program, May 7, 2013: JONATHAN GREEN: With less than a week to the Federal Budget and the Government getting more of the bad news out of the way today. A promised increase to family payments. It was a centrepiece to last year’s Budget. It’s gone. …

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