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Poker machines continue to harm families

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to a policy of harm minimisation with regards to poker machines. Chief Executive Dr John Falzon said late last year members of the St Vincent de Paul Society welcomed the National Gambling Reform Act 2012 …

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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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No social inclusion without social security

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia will bring the plight of Newstart recipients to the fore this Social Inclusion Week, which coincides with the handing down of a Senate Inquiry’s findings into the adequacy of the payment on Thursday. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon, said that …

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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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Minister is on the right track: Homeless Persons Week 2012

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has welcomed today’s statement made by the Minister for Homelessness, Brendan O’Connor, recognising the need to give people who are homeless permanent accommodation first and then provide the appropriate services to assist them. Chief Executive Dr John Falzon said that …

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Refugee Week 2012 helps restore hope

“The members of the St Vincent de Paul Society across Australia urge both the Federal Government and the Opposition in the strongest terms to abandon their punitive treatment of people who seek refuge in our country,” said Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon. “We have the capacity as a nation to …

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