Dr John Falzon, Chief Executive of the St Vincent Paul Society National Council of Australia, is a social analyst, activist and poet. He has worked in academia, community development, research and advocacy. He has written and spoken widely on the structural causes of inequality in Australia and the collective struggle for social justice and is a regular media commentator. He is the author of The language of the unheard (2012) and Communists Like Us, a collection of poems released in 2017.