Thursday, 19 October 2017

Budget must address the real intergenerational theft

The St Vincent de Paul Society has taken the federal government to task over its misleading statements about intergenerational theft. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said: “The intergenerational theft that the government should be worrying about is the theft of opportunities for the next generation. “We are engaging in intergenerational …

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Response to report on children in detention

Ground-breaking report The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has applauded efforts by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to cast a light on the children in immigration detention and called on the Government to immediately act on the recommendations in the AHRC report released today. Chief …

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Response to reintroduction of TPVs

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has condemned the newly passed Migration Act (the AsylumLegacy Caseload Bill) as regressive and completely lacking in compassion. National President, Anthony Thornton said the reintroduction of Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs) was amassive step backwards and the draconian measures in the legislation revealed …

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Urgent revision of Refugee Bill required

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has been inundated by calls from its members expressing grave concern over new proposed changes to the Migration Act (the Asylum Legacy Caseload Bill), and the further blow the amendments would strike to one of the most ostracised and vulnerable …

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Anti-Poverty Week 2014

Help us fight poverty and hardship Vinnies is working to shape a more just and compassionate society. We do this by standing in solidarity with people who are living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage. Anti-Poverty Week is being held from Sunday, 12 October to Saturday 18 October, and focuses on …

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Mental Health Week 2014 begins

Vinnies has a strong commitment to assisting people with mental illness, which includes helping to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. We are proud to support Mental Health Week 2014 (Oct 5th to 11th). Mental Health Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing …

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Protecting children is everyone’s business

Protecting children is everyone’s business The St Vincent de Paul Society believes every child deserves a safe place to live and to learn. We join with the community in marking Child Protection Week 2014 (September 7-13). For over 20 years NAPCAN has been running an annual National Child Protection Week campaign …

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National Op Shop Week 2014 has arrived

As one of Australia’s largest charities the St Vincent de Paul Society is urging people from across the country to get behind National Op Shop Week 2014 to be held from 24 to 31 August, 2014. Vinnies Shops are undeniably the public face of our organisation and the week before …

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Vinnies in the News in August 2014

On Monday, August 18th, the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon appeared on the ABC’s Q&A program. Dr Falzon joined a panel consisting of Warren Truss, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Penny Wong, the Opposition Leader …

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A Jobs Plan to retain people’s dignity

A Jobs Plan that retains people’s dignity is key to solving poverty As unemployment reaches a 12-year high, the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has today urged the government to cut poverty, and address the structural drivers of unemployment, rather than cutting social spending or micro-managing …

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Homeless Persons’ Week 2014

We can’t afford to ignore it The St Vincent de Paul Society believes housing is a human right and we join with other organisations in support of the National Homeless Persons’ Week (August 4 to 10). Homeless Persons’ Week (HPW) is coordinated by Homelessness Australia and funded in part by …

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Petitioning for a fairer Budget

Vinnies calls on the Federal Government to review measures that impact on low income families, young people and pensioners. Vinnies invites you to sign our petition at www.change.org/vinnies-budget  We have grave concerns that people already experiencing disadvantage will be pushed further into poverty by measures included in the recent federal Budget. …

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