The St Vincent de Paul Society makes submissions to Parliamentary Inquiries, at budget time and on other matters related to our advocacy work.

Poverty and Income Support

Response to the review of the Financial Wellbeing and Capability (FWC) Activity Programs (January 2024)

Response to a Question on Notice - Cost of Living (December 2023)

Submission to ACTU inquiry into price gouging (September 2023)

Strengthening The Safety Net Bill submission (July 2023)

Cost of living submission (May 2023)

Joint submission - Payday loans and consumer leases (March 2023)

Submission on the The extent and nature of poverty in Australia (February 2023)

Financial Sector Reform Bill (October 2022)

Inquiry into the Social Security Administration Amendment Repeal of Cashless Debit Card and Other Measures Bill (August 2022)

Submission on the purpose, intent and adequacy of the Disability Support Pension (July 2021)

Submission on the Inadequacy of Newstart (2019)


Submission to Prime Minister and Cabinet on COVID-19 (December 2023)

Submission on the Disability Services Act Review (February 2023)

Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Covid 19 (June 2020)

Submission to the Productivity Commission's draft Mental Health Report (February 2020)

Secure Work

Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 (6 October 2023)

Submission on Inquiry into Workforce Australia employment services (March 2023)

Submission on the Social Security Legislation Amendment Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures Bill (June 2021)

Submission to the Senate Select Commitee on Job Security (March 2021)

Submission to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee on the Fair Work Amendment Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery Bill 2020 Provisions (February 2021)

Housing and Homelessness

Submission to the People’s Commission into the Housing Crisis (March 2024).

Submission to inquiry into worsening rental crisis in Australia (August 2023)

Submission on the National Housing and Homelessness Plan (October 2023).

Review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (March 2022)

Submission to the Inquiry into housing affordability and supply (September 2021)

Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia (June 2020)

Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

Submission on the Humanitarian Program (June 2023)

Submission on the Social Services Legislation Amendment Consistent Waiting Periods for New Migrants Bill (July 2021)

Contribution to the Social Cohesion Statement Roundtable (May 2021)

Submission to The Encouraging Self Sufficiently for Newly Arrived Migrants Bill (2018)

Submission on the Payment Integrity Bill (2017)

Indigenous Affairs

Constitution Amendment Bill (April 2023)

Submission to Indigenous voice co-design interim report (May 2021)

Submission on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (October 2014)

Submission to the Inquiry into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012 (January 2013

Charitable Sector

Response to the Commission’s Draft Report Future Foundations for Giving (February 2024)

Submission to Treasury on ACNC’s secrecy provisions (October 2023)

Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into Philanthropy (May 2023)

Charitable Fundraising, Better Regulation Proposed Model (September 2020)

Children and families

Submission on the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 (Senate Education and Employment Committees) (September 2023)

Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence (July 2020)

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