Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Easter Message: Time limits on detention make sense

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has welcomed the release of a report by the Joint Select Committee into Detention last Friday, March 30, citing it as a sign of hope at this time of Easter. Chief Executive Dr John Falzon said: “We support the introduction of time-limits …

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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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Eminent Australians call on Govt to abandon ‘Stronger Futures’

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon, is a signatory to this recently released statement regarding the Northern Territory intervention. The Government’s Stronger Futures Legislation. In late 2011 the Government introduced three Bills as part of its Stronger Futures Program. These Bills have been referred to …

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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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Transcript from Understanding Mental Illness DVD, Compeer Program, Introduction, Video 18 of 18

Compeer is a friendship program offered by St Vincent de Paul Society. It is an internationally accredited, award winning, volunteer program that helps break down the stigma associated with mental illness, through friendship and support. httpv://youtu.be/NJr6qdYaYfM JULIE HILL (Compeer Program Co-ordinator): Compeer’s a friendship program for people who have a …

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