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Offshore detention and secrecy

Offshore detention and secrecy a continual source of shame  The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has reiterated its opposition to mandatory detention and offshore processing of asylum seekers in light of today’s High Court ruling. ThisRefugee Week (June 15-21), Vinnies is also calling on the Minister …

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Vinnies boss says youth should not be blamed

Vinnies boss says youth should not be blamed for unemployment On June 13, 2014 the Chief Executive of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Dr John Falzon, took part in a radio interview with ABC 702 Sydney on the topic of young unemployment. The audio and transcript of the interview …

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Refugee Week 2014

Restoring hope to refugees and to Australians Vinnies encourages its staff, members and volunteers to throw their support behind Refugee Week being celebrated from Sunday, 15 June until Saturday 21 June, which includes World Refugee Day on Thursday, June 20. We also issued a media release titled ‘Offshore detention and …

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Vinnies recognises the importance of families

During National Families Week 2014 (May 15 to 21) Vinnies will be helping to promote the vital role that families play in Australian society. The 2014 theme is ‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities’ highlights the important role families play as the central building block of our communities and that community wellbeing …

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Vinnies Budget Response: Tough but cruel

St Vincent de Paul Society Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon, says the 2014-2015 Federal Budget is deeply offensive to the people for whom every day is already a battle. “The government would like us to believe that this Budget is tough but fair but for the people who struggle to …

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National Volunteers Week events begin across Australia

The St Vincent de Paul Society in Western Australia’s Migrant and Refugee Committee recently joined with the WA Office of Multicultural Interests to host a morning tea. The event was attend by approximately 25 volunteers, who work in areas from assisting refugees with social and sporting events to emergency relief …

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Audit Report a recipe for inequality

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has issued the following response to the Audit Commission’s report: Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said:  “We stand in solidarity with the people who carry the greatest burden of inequality. Therefore we reject the US path of further entrenching inequality. It is …

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Vinnies asks government to listen to the NFP sector

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has called on the federal government to abandon its ideological opposition to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said: “Rather than abolishing the ACNC, the government would be well-advised to listen to the voices of the …

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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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