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Poverty & Inequality

A critique of economic correctness

The Chief Executive of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Dr John Falzon, gave the following keynote address to the 13th Path to Full Employment and 18th National Conference on Unemployment held at University of Newcastle on the 7th December, 2011. The theme of the conference was The Way Forward: …

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Energy rules must change—consumers and big business agree

Joint media statement Consumer representatives from across the nation demand fairness in energy prices as rule changes are proposed to prevent price gouging by energy network businesses. Consumer groups from around Australia have joined the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and some of the nation’s biggest businesses in calling for reform …

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Churches and compassion

by Lisa Fowkes My experience with organised religion (or disorganised, for that matter) has been minimal. My mother’s catholicism lapsed pretty soon after I was baptised. My father raged against the churches, whilst adopting an eclectic fusion of Buddhism, libertarianism and higher mathematics. I briefly became serious about god in …

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Timely Anti-Poverty Week discussion

Anti-Poverty Week and growing social inequality in Australia were the topics of discussion on ABC Radio’s Sunday Night Program presented by Noel de Bien on 23 October 2011. Guest panellists included Vinnies CEO, Dr John Falzon, the CEO of Anglicare South Australia and National Co-Chair of Anti-Poverty Week, Dr Lynne …

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The Relative Price Index

St Vincent de Paul Society marked Anti-Poverty Week 2011 with the release of a new report showing how cost of living pressures unduly impact the marginalised. The Relative Price Index Report by the Society’s research and policy manager, Gavin Dufty, examines the suitability of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as an …

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