• Here’s How Our Government Can Help People Through Coronavirus

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    Here’s How Our Government Can Help People Through Coronavirus Wednesday 25 March 2020 The coronavirus pandemic is pushing more Australians into unemployment, housing stress and poverty – and Vinnies is...

  • Surreal Silence After the Chaos of Bushfires

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    Surreal Silence After the Chaos of Bushfires Monday 23 March, 2020 Vinnies continues to support people recovering from the bushfires, even as the coronavirus crisis unfolds across the country. To date we have distributed...

  • Vinnies and Coronavirus: Answering Your Questions

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    Vinnies and Coronavirus: Answering Your Questions As an organisation working with vulnerable members of the community, we are always mindful of the health and safety of the people we assist. We’re also committed to...

  • Bushfires the Cruellest Cut for Sawmill Workers

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    Bushfires the Cruellest Cut for Sawmill Workers Wednesday 18 March 2020 Vinnies is helping bushfire-impacted families and communities every step of the way towards recovery. We have distributed $10.6 million across...

  • Moving the Needle on Fashion Waste

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    Moving the Needle on Fashion Waste Monday 16 March 2020 You’re invited! What: The Empty Shop – a ‘reverse pop-up shop’ where you can give old clothes a new life Where: Chatswood Chase in Sydney,...

  • Accessible Communities – There’s an App for That

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    Accessible Communities – There’s an App for That Three in every four people with a disability report they feel anxious about visiting places they have not been to before due to worries about accessibility. We...

  • Living in an Old Bus After Bushfires

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    Living in an Old Bus After Bushfires Monday 9 March 2020 Donate to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal to aid communities in recovery like Nymboida. Bushfire damage in Nymboida, in the NSW Northern Rivers region. Even in a...

  • Power to the People

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    Power to the People Saturday 7th March 2020 Vinnies continues to distribute funds every single day to help bushfire-impacted families and communities on the road to recovery, having distributed $10.3 million nationally...

  • Women Leading the Way to a Better World

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    Women Leading the Way to a Better World Friday 6 March 2020 Vinnies women come together on International Women’s Day to celebrate our achievements and continue to drive change to create a better, more equal world....

  • Jack de Groot Recognised in Australian Social Sector

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    Jack de Groot Recognised in Australian Social Sector Tuesday 3 March 2020 The social sector is filled with passionate individuals who have dedicated their careers to make positive change in the social community. This...

  • From Fires to Floods – Recovery is Still Months Away

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    From Fires to Floods – Recovery is Still Months Away Monday 2 March 2020 Vinnies continues to distribute funds generously donated to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal, supporting people as they enter the long recovery...

  • Vinnies Vans Bringing Communities Together

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    Vinnies Vans Bringing Communities Together For people who are on the fringes of society, our Vinnies Vans offer much more than a meal. Providing a welcoming space for everyone to come together, enjoy a meal and know...

  • Australian Poverty in 2020

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    Australian Poverty in 2020 21 February 2020 ACOSS & UNSW Sydney launched their latest report, ‘Poverty & Inequality in Australia’, this morning at our Crisis Accommodation Service, Vincentian House....

  • Back to School with Operation Backpack

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    Back to School with Operation Backpack 18 February 2020 The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time for kids and parents alike. For those who are struggling to cover the basics, it can be a daunting occasion....

  • Looking Forward After Losing Everything

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    Looking Forward After Losing Everything 14 February 2020 Vinnies is continuing to support people impacted by the devastating bushfire crisis by distributing relief funds, emotional support and providing food, water,...

  • Rappville Resolves to Rise from the Ashes

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    Rappville resolves to rise from the ashes 11 February 2020 Vinnies is continuing to distribute bushfire relief funds and provide food, groceries, clothing, fuel vouchers, and other essentials for people suffering through...

  • From Paradise to a Horror Movie

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    From paradise to a horror movie 1 February 2020 On a sunny weekend, families tow their boats down to Lake Conjola and set them out into the gentle water. Kids run down to the shoreline shouting with glee. There are...

  • January Is Ending, But The Bushfire Crisis Burns On

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    January Is Ending, But The Bushfire Crisis Burns On 31 January 2020 It’s been a challenging start to 2020, with relentless bushfire danger tormenting many Australian communities right through January. Vinnies has...

  • Vinnies in Action at Batemans Bay

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    Vinnies in Action at Batemans Bay 25 January 2020 Up bright and early this morning Vinnies volunteer and President of Vinnies Canberra/Goulburn, John Feint hopes to have the opportunity to meet with Minister Andrew...

  • Vinnies Bushfire Appeal – How we’re helping

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    Vinnies Bushfire Appeal – How we’re helping 20 January 2020 The Vinnies Bushfire Appeal has so far raised more than $12 million to support people impacted by the unprecedented fires devastating communities...

  • Southern Highlands Schools Donate Emergency Essentials

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    Southern Highlands Schools Donate Emergency Essentials 18 January 2020 Local schools throughout the Southern Highlands have come together to support those affected by the devastating bushfires. In a show of solidarity...

  • Vinnies Members Stepping Up During Bushfire Crisis

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    Vinnies Members Stepping Up During Bushfire Crisis 16 January 2020 Anne Hayward and members from our St. Patrick’s Conference in Sussex Inlet provided assistance to over 500 people affected by the bushfires that...

  • Vinnies Volunteers Meredith & Mouna Lend a Helping Hand

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    Vinnies Volunteers Meredith & Mouna Lend a Helping Hand 14 January 2020 When our members Meredith and Mouna saw the news about the bushfires, they immediately put up their hands to help those affected. Last week, they...

  • Canada Bay Community Brings Smiles This Christmas

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    Canada Bay Community Brings Smiles This Christmas 23 December 2019 City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas and a group of locals helped bring some Christmas cheer to their sister city Parkes Shire Council with over...

  • Vinnies Housing Summit

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    Vinnies Housing Summit For far too many people, the cost of living in our State is impossible. We know that for people on low incomes, all it takes is a sudden crisis like getting sick or losing your job and you can lose...

  • Census results - Sydney unaffordable

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    Census Results - Sydney Unaffordable Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Living in inner Sydney has become unaffordable for all but the few, and rising housing costs means that the city is quickly being...

  • Brutal Workers Comp Cuts Hurt Those Trying to Get By

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    Brutal Workers Comp Cuts Hurt Those Trying to Get By Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW As most of us prepare for New Year's Eve celebrations, it is distressing to see the impacts of a 2012 state...

  • 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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    Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

  • 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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    Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

  • NSW Labor Housing Plans Welcomed

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    Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

  • 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...