Our responses to this year's Federal Budget focus on what our communities need to tackle inequality, overcome entrenched poverty, and ensure everyone has access to the services and supports they need.


RESPONSE TO THE FEDERAL BUDGET 2018


POST-BUDGET MEDIA RELEASE  

Budget locks in future spending cuts and leaves people on low incomes worse off

The St  Vincent de Paul Society says this year’s Budget locks in future spending cuts and leaves people on the lowest incomes worse off.


BUDGET PRIORITIES STATEMENT 2018

In our  Budget Priorities Statement , we call on the Federal Government to reset its policy approach and embrace a more equitable and just vision for the nation.   Read more...

 


OP-ED: If we want a strong economy, we must have a social infrastructure budget, by Dr John Falzon 

The Guardian, 1 May 2018 : It’s time for an alternative to the dying neoliberal framework.   Read more...


PODCAST: Raising Newstart must be a Budget Priority   

6th May 2018:  In the lead-up to this year's Budget, Rev. Bill Crews speaks to our CEO, Dr John Falzon and ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie about the struggles of living on Newstart and why raising it must be a priority in this year's Budget.    Click here to listen...

 

PRE-BUDGET VIDEO MESSAGE: CEO JOHN FALZON


LIVESTREAM OF JOINT SECTOR POST-BUDGET PRESS CONFERENCE
10:30 am, Wednesday 9th May

We will be livestreaming (via our Facebook page ) direct from Parliament House this year's post-budget Community Sector Press Conference.

This press conference is hosted by the Australian Council for Social Service ( ACOSS ) and takes place each year on the morning after the Federal Budget.

In this year's joint press conference, our CEO Dr John Falzon will be joining a number of leading voices from the community sector including ACOSS's CEO Cassandra Goldie, Anglicare's Kasey Chambers, and various other leaders from the disability, housing, homeless, mental health and social services sectors. 


Post-Budget OP-ED: EVERYONE DESERVES A FAIR CRACK AT HAPPINESS   

Probono Australia, 9th May 2018:   The federal government has served up dollops of despair to those who are unemployed or underemployed, homeless or experiencing housing stress, writes St Vincent Paul Society National Council of Australia CEO Dr John Falzon.  Read more...