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Social justice update – Autumn 2013

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has signed onto a new campaign calling for asylum seekers work rights to be reinstated. The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) initiated the Right to Work campaign, which has the support of 45 other prominent organisations. The campaign seeks to …

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Social Justice Update – January 2013

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia wishes its members and supporters a very happy New Year and acknowledges the work they have done thus far in 2013 to alleviate suffering and address the root causes of poverty and inequality. National President Anthony Thornton said in 2013 …

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Social justice update – September 2012

Committee finds in sole parents favour  Sole parents expecting to be unduly affected by proposed changes in their support payments had more to cheer about this month when the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights reported in their favour. The committee found the changes to certain sole parent payments that were …

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Social justice update – July 2012

Social justice update – July 2012 New homelessness statistics released An estimated 98,742 clients were assisted by specialist homelessness agencies in Australia between October and December last year with domestic and family violence the most common reason people sought assistance. Of those seeking help 18% of clients were aged under …

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Social Justice Update – May 2012

Social justice update – May 2012 The Federal Budget 2012/13 In its budget response the St Vincent de Paul Society was sharply critical of the negative impact on people who are outside the labour market and sole parents. Although, the Society welcomed initiatives such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme …

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Social Justice Update – June 2012

Social justice update – June 2012 Captive audience helps to raise awareness of homelessness This time last week the Society was preparing to host its biggest initiative to alleviate homelessness, the CEO Sleepout. In football stadiums and cultural institutions in capital cities and regional centres across the country the Society …

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