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Asylum Seekers

‘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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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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End Child Detention Now

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council says that cruelty is the unequivocal consequence of keeping children in detention and calls on the Government to honour its 2010 promise to end child detention. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said he was deeply saddened to learn that around 528 children …

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Dr John Falzon discusses social issues with Just Salvos

Vinnies CEO, Dr John Falzon discusses social justice concerns such as the asylum seeker issue with Just Salvos presenters Gen Peterson and Kristopher Halliday. The 12 minute interview was conducted via Skype in September 2011.   Transcript Just Salvos:  Welcome to Just Salvos this week. We are continuing our series …

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Hype over asylum seekers doesn’t match the reality

By Suzie Stollznow According to the Federal Government, we have an asylum seeker ‘problem’. Malaysia is part of the proposed solution. The proposal means that, over four years, Australia will accept 4000 refugees who are currently living in Malaysia and who have been assessed by the United Nation’s refugee agency, the UNHCR. …

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