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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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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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Statement in support of UN World Social Justice Day

This World Social Justice Day (Wednesday, February 20) the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia is drawing attention to the injustices faced by two groups of disadvantaged children in Australia:  those from remote Indigenous communities, and young refugees growing up in detention. Chief Executive of the St …

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Cost of University course for Australians experiencing disadvantage has potential to offset three times its value in savings to the community

The first economic analysis of a groundbreaking university course for Australians experiencing multiple disadvantage has found potential savings of $14, 624 per annum to the community for every student who participated. This is nearly three times what it costs to deliver the program. Indicative results from 18 students who completed …

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The truth told from the margins

This is an edited extract from Language of the Unheard by Dr John Falzon, Chief Executive of the St Vincent de Paul Society, which is being launched in Melbourne on Friday, 14 December. The truth told by those living on the margins speaks louder than the lies told about them. …

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The Decision to Discriminate Book Launch

St Vincent de Paul Society National Council Chief Executive Dr John Falzon gave this speech at The Decision to Discriminate book launch held in Canberra on November 13th, 2012. The book documents the evidence given during the Inquiry on the Stronger Futures legislation. To learn more visit Concerned Australians . We are here …

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A welcome development on homelessness funding

The St Vincent de Paul Society welcomes a new commitment by the federal government to fund 50 per cent of the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) in its first year, as announced by Minister Brendan O’Connor at the National Press Club in Canberra today. National Chief Executive, Dr John …

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