• Christmas message: Work with us

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has urged the federal government to make a fresh start in its approach to social policy in 2014. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said: "We appreciate that...

  • Refugees being treated like 'non-people'

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has launched its own Refugee Policy prior to Christmas, and has written to Minister Scott Morrison about its deep concern over the Australian...

  • Two Australias: It's time for new thinking on poverty

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council marked Anti-Poverty Week today by launching Two Australias: a report on poverty in the land of plenty. The report outlines practical recommendations for the new government...

  • Vinnies warns against a return to old welfare policies

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    With the new government sworn in recently, the St Vincent de Paul National Council has issued a warning against returning to old and out-dated welfare policies. Chief Executive Officer, Dr John Falzon said: “The...

  • Vinnies reminds incoming government: 'Don't take us for granted'

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    On the eve of the election the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council issued a warning to both sides of politics. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon, said: “This Election should not be about giving Mr Abbott a go...

  • 2013 Election Statement

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia released the following statement prior to the 2013 Federal Election held on September 7. Chief Executive, Dr John Falzon said: “Nearly 13 per cent of our...

  • Joint statement on asylum seekers

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    This joint statement by Australian non-government organisations, including the St Vincent de Paul Society was issued on the first anniversary of the report on the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers 13 August 2013. A year...

  • Vinnies calls for action on hidden homelessness

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    In August the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council is marking Homeless Persons’ Week (August 5 to 11) by calling on both sides of politics to unite in making a reality out of the White Paper target to halve...