• Cashless Debit Card

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has repeated its opposition to the cashless debit card saying the punitive measure deflects attention from the underlying causes of poverty and disadvantage. CEO Toby...

  • AIHW REPORT

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    The National Council of the St Vincent de Paul Society welcomed the release today of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s flagship report Australia’s Welfare 2019. CEO Toby oConnor said the...

  • St Vincent de Paul opposes drug testing people on income support

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    The National Council of the St Vincent de Paul Society has reiterated its opposition to efforts to expose people on income support to mandatory drug tests, stating again that the proposal is not supported by current...

  • Newstart should be increased for ALL recipients

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    St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia CEO Toby oConnor today reiterated the Society’s support for an across the board increase of $75 for all recipients of Newstart. Emphasising the...

  • Housing ends homelessness - National Homelessness Week

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    Housing ends homelessness - National Homelessness Week 2019 Only a long-term national strategy and a deep, non-partisan commitment from federal, state and territory governments will begin to address the chronic shortage...

  • Homelessness needs a joint response

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    Homelessness needs a joint response 9 July 2019 St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia CEO, Toby O’Connor, today welcomed the Morrison Government’s focus on emergency accommodation for a...

  • Statement on re-election of Coalition Government

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    The Society congratulates the Federal Coalition on their election win & commits to working with the Morrison Government for a fairer & more just nation.

  • Budget reply 2019: We are losing the war on poverty

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    While the Opposition's Budget reply speech prioritises essential services over tax cuts for high-income earners, Labor continues to ignore the plight of people on Newstart.

  • Hands off our NDIS Funding

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    Vinnies calls on all parties to publicly guarantee that funds allocated to the NDIS are used to fix the scheme, not prop up the Budget surplus.

  • Change of heart delivers welcome relief – but more needed

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    While we welcome the policy reversal on energy assistance payments, enduring solutions are needed to overcome poverty, not one-off payments.

  • Federal Budget 2019

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    The 2019 Federal Budget delivers a surplus. But, what does a surplus mean to the everyday life of the growing number of families and single people who are, right now, living in entrenched poverty?

  • Call for cross-party commitment to dismantle ParentsNext

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    Vinnies joins alliance of organisations calling for an end to the punitive ParentsNext program.

  • New CEO appointed to St Vincent de Paul Society National Council

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has appointed Mr Toby oConnor as its next CEO.

  • New President elected to lead the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council

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    Claire Victory has been elected as the Society's new National President.