• Kneejerk (re)action isn’t good enough

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    Jack de Groot- Away from the media frenzy of Martin Place over the last while, the Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Police and the City of Sydney has quietly descended on Belmore Park and moved on those...

  • Affordable Housing in Parliament

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    Affordable Housing in Parliament 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 affordable housing properly debated and hopefully...

  • Jack de Groot- Vinnies Housing Petition

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  • Jack de Groot- Bringing dignity to asylum seekers

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    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 Wales after fleeing persecution overseas and do not...

  • Jack de Groot- Vinnies Sleepout

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    Vinnies CEO Sleepout - more than a fundraiser Thursday will be my first Vinnies CEO Sleepout. I’ll be joining over 360 fellow CEOs in Sydney. We’ll be aiming to raise $2.1 million. In cities across Australia,...

  • Jack de Groot- Members Petition Success

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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 For some, maintaining a tenancy can be as difficult as finding a rental property in the first place. People leaving crisis situations need...

  • Brian Murnane CEO of Amélie Housing - Social and Affordable Housing Fund

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    Brian Murnane CEO of Amélie Housing Social and Affordable Housing Fund 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 Minister Stokes has entered the 2017 year with resolve. Long may this initial foray to confront the housing affordability crisis facing tens of thousands of families...

  • Affordable Housing Target is Not Enough

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    Affordable Housing Target is Not Enough I welcome the front page story in the Sydney Morning Herald today about the Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) commitment to including affordable housing in all new...

  • Poverty in Australia 2016

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    Poverty in Australia 2016 – the Right to Home On the weekend I attended the launch of the ACOSS Poverty in Australia 2016 Report. It puts the numbers behind the daily stories that the members and staff of the St...