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Vinnies calls for action on hidden homelessness

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council is marking Homeless Persons’ Week (August 5 to 11) by calling on both sides of politics to unite in making a reality out of the White Paper target to halve all homelessness by 2020. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said: “There can …

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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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Restore Rights to Refugees

A little over two weeks ago, the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia marked Refugee Week, the theme of which, was ‘Restoring Hope’ but partisan politics continues to de-humanise and demonise asylum seekers. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon has urged Members of Parliament to put politics aside …

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International Women’s Day

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia is marking International Women’s Day (Friday, March 8) with a renewed call on the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to jointly support an increase to the Newstart Allowance. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said women are over-represented …

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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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