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The National Council of Australia is the steward of the mission of the Society in Australia.
It is responsible for ensuring Vincentian spirituality and principles and The Rule are central to fulfilling the Mission of the Society and to the governance of the Society.
National Council works in solidarity and collaboratively with State and Territory Councils to facilitate, and to support, the work of members and local Conferences.
The offering of good works is founded on the principle of subsidiarity allowing decisions to be made by the competent authority at the level closest to the point of effect. The principal instance of subsidiarity is the autonomy given to Conferences.
All Councils, Conferences and Members are bound together in solidarity to the world-wide confederation of the Society. In this manner Members, Conferences and Councils are always “One Society”.
There are five core pillars, each with a Vision statement, for National Council’s leadership to strive to achieve over the four-year period.
Each pillar lists a series of Objectives that identify key outcomes to reflect what success looks like.
National Council’s Secretariate is responsible for providing half yearly reports to National Council on the progress of Good Works Together with special attention to highlighting the outcomes that derive from activities undertaken.