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Poverty & Inequality

Anti-Poverty Week 14-20 October 2012

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 public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and within Australia; encourage research, discussion …

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Who’s afraid of human rights?

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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 their political judgement falls short of expectations demanded by their citizens. The juxtaposition of modern democratic theory on one hand …

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Another World

Media Launch, 2012 CEO Sleepout Sydney 1 May 2012 Dr John Falzon Chief Executive Officer St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia The French poet, Paul Eluard, famously said: There is another world but it is in this one.  This other world is one in which no one …

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The Job Guarantee

By Dr John Falzon – The other week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Full Employment Conference hosted by the University of Newcastle’s Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE). Being, I think, the only non-economist to address the conference I was grateful for the kind treatment I …

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The factory where we’re made

Keynote address to the NSW Adult Literacy and Numeracy Council’s Annual Conference held in Sydney on the 9th of December 2011 By Dr John Falzon I’m telling you these stories on Aboriginal land.  I’m not from here. I came here, uninvited by the First Peoples, in 1968. I’m only beginning …

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