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Vinnies warns against a return to old welfare policies

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, Dr John Falzon said: “The government will do nothing to increase employment participation if it chooses to demonise people. There …

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NAIDOC Week 2013: A vision for equal rights and dignity

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 of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament. The theme for NAIDOC Week (July 7 to …

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Humiliation at the heart of homelessness

According to data just released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics the past year has seen a 4 per cent increase in the number of people placed in full-time custody in Australia’s prisons. The Northern Territory, which also has the highest rate of people experiencing homelessness per head of population, has the highest …

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Social justice update – June 2013

Focus on justice reinvestment leads to results A social housing program run by the St Vincent de Paul Society Territory Council of Canberra Goulburn for the past three years has been shown to have rehabilitative power for people coming out of prison. On June 2, The Canberra Times published an …

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Dr John Falzon named as National Families Week 2013 Ambassador

  Dr John Falzon, Chief Executive of the St Vincent de Paul, has become an Ambassador for National Families Week 2013, Australia’s main celebration of the importance of families. Each year, National Families Week celebrates and highlights the critical role of families in Australian society and coincides with the UN International …

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“The langage of the unheard”

The language of the unheard by Dr John Falzon New passions are coming to the surface in societies around the globe. Popular uprisings and social critiques are emerging in response to disempowerment, exclusion and the dismantling of public services and disinvestment in public goods. Martin Luther King once observed that: …

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