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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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National Reconciliation Week Statement

National Reconciliation Week Statement The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has marked Reconciliation Week by calling on all Australians to develop and nurture a deep respect for the First Peoples of this land. National President, Anthony Thornton said that Reconciliation can only be achieved where there …

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The cunning of consultation

Presentation to the What’s Next? Seminar Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Canberra ,7 March 2012 By Dr John Falzon   Chief Executive of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council We are discussing consultation on Aboriginal land, land that was unjustly taken from people who were, and continue to …

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Cooperation not intervention – joint release from community welfare sector

A call for a new direction in policies affection Indigenous Australians in the NT From the Australian Council of Social Services Aboriginal peak bodies, community welfare and public health groups from around the country are calling for a new direction in policies affecting Aboriginal Australians based on cooperation, not ‘intervention’. The groups …

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Far too little too late

By Helen Moran After the ‘Bringing them home’ Report had been tabled in Parliament House, Kim Beasley had shed tears in empathy and John Howard had refused to say Sorry to the Stolen Generations. I was approached by a number of High Schools and Colleges in the ACT to share …

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Women speak out on income management

 By Bess Harrison During May and June of this year, Equality Rights Alliance documented women’s experiences of income management in the Northern Territory. Their recently released report, aptly entitled Aboriginal Women’s Experience of Income Management in the Northern Territory, provides valuable insight into the complexity of issues arising from income …

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