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  • Social Justice Update September 2015

    Social Justice Update September 2015 CEO's Message from Dr John Falzon We have received some welcome news this month where refugee policy and social security legislation is concerned. In my column in August I...

  • Social Justice Update August 2015

    Social Justice Update August 2015 CEO’s Message from Dr John Falzon This month the St Vincent de Paul Society supported a campaign held by the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition on International Youth Day (IYD) on...

  • Social Justice Update July 2015

    Social Justice Update July 2015 CEO’s Message from Dr John Falzon The news this month that median Sydney house prices have hit $1million and prices in other major capital cities are trailing not far behind, is a...

  • Social Justice Update June 2015

    Social Justice Update - June 2015 CEO’s Message At the time of writing I’m preparing to visit Tasmania where I’ll take part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout at Aurora Stadium in Launceston on 18 June, 2015....

  • Social Justice Update – May 2015

    CEO’s Message from Dr John Falzon On 7 May, 2015 I had the pleasure of giving the opening address at the Progress 2015 Conference held at the Melbourne Town Hall. The take home message of the speech, titled...

  • Social Justice Update - April 2015

    The four-year term of the St Vincent de Paul Society’s National President, Anthony Thornton, came to a close on 22 March, 2015. Let me take this opportunity to personally thank Tony for the strength of leadership he...

  • Social Justice Update – March 2015

    The St Vincent de Paul Society supported a National Day of Action held by National Shelter and other homelessness peak bodies on 23 March, 2015. The day before the event, Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison,...

  • Social Justice Update - February 2015

    At the St Vincent de Paul Society we see social issues such as poverty, homelessness and unemployment as quite interconnected. That is why we speak out on a wide range of topics, from asylum seeker issues to domestic...

  • Social Justice Update - January 2015

    I would like to begin the first e-newsletter of the year by wishing the supporters, members and volunteers of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia a very Happy New Year and remind you that whilst our struggle for...

  • Social Justice Update - December 2014

    Message from the CEO, Dr John Falzon As 2014 comes to a close we are glad to see what we hope is the back of Budget measures such as the proposed GP co-payment and changes to the higher education system. For those of us...

  • Social Justice Update - November 2014

    Message from the CEO, Dr John Falzon It was disconcerting to learn the review of homelessness policy has been shelved. An article published on the Pro Bono Australia news website reported the development, which was...

  • Social Justice Update - October 2014

    Message from the CEO, Dr John Falzon People of good will all over Australia marked Anti-Poverty Week 2014 (October 12-18). During the week the St Vincent de Paul Society supported the launch of a report by the Australian...

  • Social Justice Update - September 2014

    Message from the CEO, Dr John Falzon Since the 2014-15 Federal Budget was handed down in May, the St Vincent de Paul Society has been lobbying against punitive proposals, such as the one that would see under 30s who are...

  • Social Justice Update - August 2014

    Dignity is the key to income support reforms The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia believes the aim of the income support system must be primarily to alleviate poverty and ensure that no one is...

  • Social Justice Update - July 2014

    Vinnies' special OAM recipients The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia warmly congratulates those members and volunteers whose efforts were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this...

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