Social Justice

2012 Summer issue of the Record is available for download TheRecordSummer2012.

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The St Vincent de Paul Society was proud to join with many Australians in marking Anti-Poverty Week 2012 held from October 14 to 20. Countless events and activities took place […]

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By Dr John Falzon Last week we witnessed one of the most powerful articulations of gender equality by any prime minister. It was heartening that so many women felt the […]

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By Dr John Falzon Launch of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement, 2012 Sydney, 21 September 2012 Long before there was such a thing as Australia there were […]

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The St Vincent de Paul Society has welcomed the findings of a report by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights on the compatibility of a 2012-13 Budget measure with […]

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Homeless Persons Week The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia President, Anthony Thornton had this to say on Homeless Persons Week 2012 (August 6 to 12):  “We […]

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After almost 20 years of no increase in real terms to the unemployment benefit in Australia the St Vincent de Paul Society has strongly condemned successive governments for their inaction. […]

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Dr John Falzon, Chief Executive Officer of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia, explores what kind of society promotes good health, and argues that punitive policies, […]

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St Vincent de Paul Society National Council Chief Executive Dr John Falzon expressed sadness today over the key recommendations of the refugee expert panel: “We reject the rehash of the […]

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Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians. Around the world more than a billion people are desperately poor. The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to: strengthen […]

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The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has, in NAIDOC Week, saluted the historical efforts of Australia’s First Peoples in striving for a stronger future for all […]

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By Emilija Beljic Human rights form part of the democratic process and serve to strengthen a democracy, demanding transparency in the legislative process and calling into account elected representatives when […]

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Mr Harry Jenkins MP Committee Chair Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights PO Box 6100 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 By email: human.rights@aph.gov.au                                                         15 June 2012 Dear Mr Jenkins, […]

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By Dr John Falzon In May this year, Ray Jackson, President of the Indigenous Social Justice Association, issued passports on behalf of Australia’s First Peoples to the two Tamil men […]

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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 […]

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