Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Humiliation at the heart of homelessness

According to data just released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics the past year has seen a 4 per cent increase in the number of people placed in full-time custody in Australia’s prisons. The Northern Territory, which also has the highest rate of people experiencing homelessness per head of population, has the highest …

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Social justice update – June 2013

Focus on justice reinvestment leads to results A social housing program run by the St Vincent de Paul Society Territory Council of Canberra Goulburn for the past three years has been shown to have rehabilitative power for people coming out of prison. On June 2, The Canberra Times published an …

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Dr John Falzon named as National Families Week 2013 Ambassador

  Dr John Falzon, Chief Executive of the St Vincent de Paul, has become an Ambassador for National Families Week 2013, Australia’s main celebration of the importance of families. Each year, National Families Week celebrates and highlights the critical role of families in Australian society and coincides with the UN International …

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“The langage of the unheard”

The language of the unheard by Dr John Falzon New passions are coming to the surface in societies around the globe. Popular uprisings and social critiques are emerging in response to disempowerment, exclusion and the dismantling of public services and disinvestment in public goods. Martin Luther King once observed that: …

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Vinnies CEO fears tax measures will fail the poor

Transcript from ABC RN Drive program, May 7, 2013: JONATHAN GREEN: With less than a week to the Federal Budget and the Government getting more of the bad news out of the way today. A promised increase to family payments. It was a centrepiece to last year’s Budget. It’s gone. …

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