Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Social justice update – Autumn 2013

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has signed onto a new campaign calling for asylum seekers work rights to be reinstated. The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) initiated the Right to Work campaign, which has the support of 45 other prominent organisations. The campaign seeks to …

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International Women’s Day

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia is marking International Women’s Day (Friday, March 8) with a renewed call on the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to jointly support an increase to the Newstart Allowance. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said women are over-represented …

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Statement in support of UN World Social Justice Day

This World Social Justice Day (Wednesday, February 20) the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia is drawing attention to the injustices faced by two groups of disadvantaged children in Australia:  those from remote Indigenous communities, and young refugees growing up in detention. Chief Executive of the St …

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Social Justice Update – January 2013

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia wishes its members and supporters a very happy New Year and acknowledges the work they have done thus far in 2013 to alleviate suffering and address the root causes of poverty and inequality. National President Anthony Thornton said in 2013 …

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Poker machines continue to harm families

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to a policy of harm minimisation with regards to poker machines. Chief Executive Dr John Falzon said late last year members of the St Vincent de Paul Society welcomed the National Gambling Reform Act 2012 …

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Cost of University course for Australians experiencing disadvantage has potential to offset three times its value in savings to the community

The first economic analysis of a groundbreaking university course for Australians experiencing multiple disadvantage has found potential savings of $14, 624 per annum to the community for every student who participated. This is nearly three times what it costs to deliver the program. Indicative results from 18 students who completed …

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The truth told from the margins

This is an edited extract from Language of the Unheard by Dr John Falzon, Chief Executive of the St Vincent de Paul Society, which is being launched in Melbourne on Friday, 14 December. The truth told by those living on the margins speaks louder than the lies told about them. …

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