Tuesday, 19 June 2018

No social inclusion without social security

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia will bring the plight of Newstart recipients to the fore this Social Inclusion Week, which coincides with the handing down of a Senate Inquiry’s findings into the adequacy of the payment on Thursday. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon, said that …

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The Decision to Discriminate Book Launch

St Vincent de Paul Society National Council Chief Executive Dr John Falzon gave this speech at The Decision to Discriminate book launch held in Canberra on November 13th, 2012. The book documents the evidence given during the Inquiry on the Stronger Futures legislation. To learn more visit Concerned Australians . We are here …

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A welcome development on homelessness funding

The St Vincent de Paul Society welcomes a new commitment by the federal government to fund 50 per cent of the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) in its first year, as announced by Minister Brendan O’Connor at the National Press Club in Canberra today. National Chief Executive, Dr John …

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Let’s work towards an Australia free from homelessness

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council is disappointed by the increase in homelessness reflected in the 2011 Census data released by the ABS today but welcomes a reduction in the number of rough sleepers and renewed focus on the issue of inappropriate housing. The fact that 105,237 Australians …

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Social justice update – October 2012

Strategic Plan for the next three years released The St Vincent de Paul Society has finalised its Strategic Plan for 2013 to 2016 entitled ‘One Society One Voice’. Spirituality and sustainability, service and speaking out are the priority focus areas for the Society in Australia over the next three years. …

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Anti-Poverty Week 2012 – give people a fighting chance

Anti-Poverty Week 2012 – give people a fighting chance The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia wants political and business leaders to get behind the campaign to raise the Newstart allowance and give recipients a fighting chance to re-enter the workforce. During Anti-Poverty Week 2012 (October 14 …

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Social justice update – September 2012

Committee finds in sole parents favour  Sole parents expecting to be unduly affected by proposed changes in their support payments had more to cheer about this month when the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights reported in their favour. The committee found the changes to certain sole parent payments that were …

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Transcript from ABC interview on the rights of sole parents

The report ‘Human rights committee: don’t force single parents onto dole’ by Alexandra Kirk aired on the ABC AM program on Friday, September 21. St Vincent de Paul Society CEO, Dr John Falzon commented on the Parliament’s human rights committee report concerning sole parents. INTRODUCTION (Tony Eastley): Welfare agencies are …

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Love is the heart of everything

By Dr John Falzon Launch of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement, 2012 Sydney, 21 September 2012 Long before there was such a thing as Australia there were families who lived here, people who cared for each other and the earth, people for whom the world was a …

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