Sunday, 25 June 2017

Vinnies warns against a return to old welfare policies

With the new government sworn in this week, the St Vincent de Paul National Council has issued a warning against returning to old and out-dated welfare policies. Chief Executive Officer, Dr John Falzon said: “The government will do nothing to increase employment participation if it chooses to demonise people. There …

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Vinnies calls for action on hidden homelessness

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council is marking Homeless Persons’ Week (August 5 to 11) by calling on both sides of politics to unite in making a reality out of the White Paper target to halve all homelessness by 2020. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said: “There can …

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Vinnies welcomes PM’s renewed pledge to halve homelessness

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has welcomed the renewed commitment by the Prime Minister to meet the commitment to halve homelessness by 2020. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said:  “Too often the people experiencing homelessness in prosperous Australia are blamed for their homelessness and effectively …

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NAIDOC Week 2013: A vision for equal rights and dignity

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has reasserted its support for self-determination for our First Peoples this NAIDOC Week 2013 and respectfully acknowledged the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament. The theme for NAIDOC Week (July 7 to …

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Restore Rights to Refugees

A little over two weeks ago, the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia marked Refugee Week, the theme of which, was ‘Restoring Hope’ but partisan politics continues to de-humanise and demonise asylum seekers. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon has urged Members of Parliament to put politics aside …

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