• Complaints About Electricity Not Surprising

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    Complaints About Electricity Not Surprising Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW It comes as no surprise to me and the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW that 74 per cent of complaints to the Energy & Water...

  • Where is our moral compass?

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    Where is our moral compass? Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Ali came to Australia alone by boat in 2012 fleeing persecution in Iraq. His serious health issues, some brought on by the trauma he’s...

  • Kneejerk (re)action isn’t good enough

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    Kneejerk (re)action isn’t good enough Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Away from the media frenzy of Martin Place over the last while, the Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Police...

  • Affordable Housing in Parliament

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    Affordable Housing in Parliament Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW On Thursday 3 August, Vinnies is making history by taking a petition of 16,300 signatures to the NSW Parliament to have the issue of...

  • Vinnies Housing Petition

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  • Bringing dignity to asylum seekers

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    Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW The Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) and the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW (Vinnies) are working in partnership to support people who arrived in New South...

  • Vinnies Sleepout

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    Vinnies CEO Sleepout - more than a fundraiser Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Thursday will be my first Vinnies CEO Sleepout. I’ll be joining over 360 fellow CEOs in Sydney. We’ll be aiming...

  • Members Petition Success

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  • NSW Labor Housing Plans Welcomed

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  • Homelessness – the potential to implement a widespread housing first policy

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    Homelessness – the potential to implement a widespread housing first policy Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW For some, maintaining a tenancy can be as difficult as finding a rental property in the...

  • Social and Affordable Housing Fund

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    Social and Affordable Housing Fund Brian Murnane CEO of Amélie Housing For the last three years I have found myself completely enmeshed in the process which has now seen Amélie Housing, the community...

  • Berejiklian’s Focus on Housing Welcomed by Vinnies

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    Berejiklian’s Focus on Housing Welcomed by Vinnies Story appeared in the Daily Telegraph. Gladys Berejiklian has staked housing affordability as one of her priorities. This comes as welcome news to those of us...

  • The 2017 Resolution that Needs to be Implemented

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    The 2017 Resolution that Needs to be Implemented Jack de Groot, CEO Sleepout St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Minister Stokes has entered the 2017 year with resolve. Long may this initial foray to confront the housing...

  • Affordable Housing Target is Not Enough

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    Affordable Housing Target is Not Enough Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW I welcome the front page story in the Sydney Morning Herald today about the Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) commitment to...

  • Poverty in Australia 2016

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    Poverty in Australia 2016 – the Right to Home Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW On the weekend I attended the launch of the ACOSS Poverty in Australia 2016 Report. It puts the numbers behind the...