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St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation working towards a more just and compassionate society.

From little things, big things grow

By Dr John Falzon Today I am going to write to you personally. I am going to write from a place of collective pain…and enormous joy. I am writing to you from that special place in my memory; the very recent memory of being with my family on the lawn …

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Maximising future prospects

The newly-elected Federal Government needs to pay attention to four key areas to improve the outlook for all Australians. By John Wicks No country can attain its full potential unless every citizen has access to the goods and services that enable them to develop and utilise to the fullest extent their …

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A journey through Africa

By Danusia Kaskia – Journeying through Africa is an amazing adventure; from the unique geographical attractions, to the tantalising cuisines, chasing ‘the Big 5’ on safari, and not to mention the energetic warm welcome of the beautiful African people. However, there is another journey one can take through Africa, as …

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Finding their way home – The Record takes a look at how the St Vincent de Paul Society is helping homeless people throughout NSW to find more than just shelter.

There are hundreds of heartbreaking stories on the streets of inner-city Sydney. Matthew Talbot Hostel’s external case worker, Margaret Williams knows a lot of them. Margaret works at ‘The Talbot’ in Woolloomooloo, talking with and helping the homeless men who visit there every day. She says she’s seen the best …

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The hunger for justice – The debate over breached welfare recipients forces us to think about the real causes of marginalisation and exclusion. By John Falzon

By John Falzon Since the St Vincent de Paul Society indicated why we would not be signing up to the Government’s new case management scheme for breached welfare recipients we have been heartened by the wonderful support we have received from so many sectors of Australian society. In addition, almost …

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Give us a rest

Providing accommodation for the frail aged is a difficult business. Profitability is marginal at best. Government subsidies for wages and running costs fall short of the real costs of care. Construction costs outstrip the capacity to raise capital in many regional areas or low socio economic communities. Financial survival is …

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