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Vinnies welcomes victory for human rights

The St Vincent de Paul Society has joined other social justice advocates in celebrating today’s decision by the High Court of Australia to reject the Malaysian deal. National Council Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said: “Right across Australia, the grassroots members of the St Vincent de Paul Society will be …

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Act of compassion for asylum seekers long overdue

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia insists the Government listen to public sentiment and scrap its Malaysian and Manus Island deals before more refugees suffer needlessly in mandatory detention. Members of the Society eagerly await a decision by the High Court of Australia on the lawfulness …

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Homeless Persons’ Week: Vinnies calls for housing justice

The St Vincent de Paul Society has marked National Homeless Persons’ Week this year by drawing attention to the people who are locked out of Australian society, including the members of Australia’s First Peoples. “We welcome the Federal Government’s genuine commitment to halve the rate of homelessness and offer supported …

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Vinnies calls for direct compensation on energy bills

The St Vincent de Paul Society has called for part of the Government’s Carbon Tax compensation to be made directly through household energy bills. National Council Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said: “We believe that the Government is making a genuine attempt to address climate change. We also believe that …

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Stop punishing asylum seekers

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has urged the Australian Government to stop punishing asylum seekers. “We appreciate that the Australian Government has a responsibility to protect our borders,” said Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon. “But this does not give it the license to punish innocent …

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