St Vincent de Paul Society National Media Releases

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has a media officer who takes media enquiries on all issues of national significance. Please contact 0400 845 492 or media@svdp.org.au for more information.

Click here for previous National Media Releases.

  • Support Asylum Seekers and Refugees in face of COVID-19

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    St Vincent de Paul Society National Council President Claire Victory has called on the Federal Government to extend available payments and support to people seeking asylum, especially now in the face of the COVID-19...

  • COVID-19 – We will get through this

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia operates at the grass roots and provides material and personal support to individuals and families in local communities across Australia.

  • St Vincent de Paul Society Australia response to COVID-19 pandemic

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    St Vincent de Paul Society National Council President, Claire Victory, said vulnerable people will be deeply challenged by the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and by the economic impact of the virus.

  • Additional drought declared areas qualify for assistance

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    St Vincent de Paul Society National Council CEO Toby oConnor today welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to broaden the geographic base for support to farming communities living with the consequences of the...

  • Federal drought assistance still available in Victoria

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    St Vincent de Paul Society National Council CEO Toby oConnor said the Society continues to make Federal Government drought assistance funds available for distribution in eligible Local Government Areas in Victoria, in...

  • Vinnies welcomes Federal Government's response to charities review

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    SVdP National Council President, Claire Victory, has welcomed the Federal Government’s response today to the report of the review of the ACNC, Strengthening for Purpose: Australian Charities and Not-forprofit...

  • Federal drought assistance still available

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    St Vincent de Paul Society National Council CEO Toby oConnor said the Society still has Federal Government drought assistance funds available for distribution in eligible Local Government Areas in Queensland, NSW and...

  • Poverty and Inequality in Australia

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    The St Vincent de Paul National Council welcomes the release today of Poverty & Inequality in Australia, the report published by ACOSS and UNSW in Sydney.

  • Vinnies calls for national vision for mental health services

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has called for a clear, national vision for mental health services, supported by adequate government funding in its recommendations to the Productivity Commission’s...

  • Vinnies welcomes additional drought funding

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    St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement today of additional funding for drought affected communities right across Australia.

  • Society Close to joining National Redress Scheme

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia reaffirms its strong support for the Federal Government’s National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

  • Vinnies bushfire response continues

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society continues to distribute funds received through the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal, which was established in response to the current, unprecedented bushfire season.

  • Vinnies confirms every cent will go to bushfire victims

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society would like to assure the community that every dollar raised for the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal will be used to support the people impacted by the fires. Vinnies will not, and has never kept...

  • Vinnies Welcomes Bishops’ Australia Day Appeal

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    Catholic parishes across Australia will take up special, dedicated collections for the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal on the Australia Day long weekend.

  • Vinnies is part of the toolbox in fire response

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    National President Claire Victory said today that the needs of people affected by the bushfire crisis are front of mind for the many volunteers and staff at Vinnies engaged in recovery efforts.