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Opinion Piece – Under the guiding stars of struggle and hope, we can have a truly inclusive ideas boom (from The Guardian)

This article first appeared in The Guardian Australia website athttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/23/under-the-guiding-stars-of-struggle-and-hope-we-can-have-a-truly-inclusive-ideas-boom. By Dr John Falzon Forcing young unemployed people to live on fresh air and sunshine for one month a year won’t fix the budget and it won’t create a single job. Yes, it’s been Myefo time, and contrary to the …

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Help us to cut homelessness, not funding

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has launched its iconic 2014 CEO Sleepout with a call for national consensus on the urgent priority of reducing homelessness and increasing the supply of social and affordable housing. “Today as we launch the Vinnies CEO Sleepout for 2014, there …

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‘We are not at war with asylum seekers’

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has called on Minister Scott Morrison to take a more rational approach to Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers. “We are not at war with asylum seekers,” said Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon. “People seeking protection in our country are not …

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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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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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Humiliation at the heart of homelessness

According to data just released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics the past year has seen a 4 per cent increase in the number of people placed in full-time custody in Australia’s prisons. The Northern Territory, which also has the highest rate of people experiencing homelessness per head of population, has the highest …

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