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Struggle Street just got a whole lot worse

In response to the 2015–16 Federal Budget, the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia says while it might be dull, the Budget will not dull the pain for people who struggle to makes ends meet. Sadly, it also represents a lost opportunity for the government and community sector …

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Federal Budget 2015-16: Our Common Ask

Leaders from the community sector, including Vinnies CEO Dr John Falzon and Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) CEO Dr Cassanda Goldie, came together at the Australian Progress Conference held in Melbourne on 7 May, 2015 to discuss the kind of Australia they would like to see. This information was …

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Homeless Persons’ Week 2014

We can’t afford to ignore it The St Vincent de Paul Society believes housing is a human right and we join with other organisations in support of the National Homeless Persons’ Week (August 4 to 10). Homeless Persons’ Week (HPW) is coordinated by Homelessness Australia and funded in part by …

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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 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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Cutbacks must not come at the expense of the poor

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia fears cutbacks flagged by the Government prior to the Budget will unfairly target the poor and has urged Treasurer Joe Hockey to find appropriate savings to reinvest in essential social expenditure such as social housing. Chief Executive Dr John Falzon …

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Vinnies says no to austerity

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has issued a timely reminder to members of the Senate Inquiry into the National Commission of Audit before its third public hearing held on February 18, 2014, that cuts to social expenditure will disproportionately hurt the poor. Chief Executive, Dr …

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Christmas message: Work with us

Christmas message: Work with us The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has urged the federal government to make a fresh start in its approach to social policy in 2014. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said: “We appreciate that a new government has its own agenda. We …

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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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