• Response to Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Reform Opportunities Discussion Paper

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    This response to Treasury's review of DGR tax concessions welcomes certain proposals that would remove red tape, but expresses concern about proposals to police and silence advocacy by charities and not-for-profits.

  • Joint submission on OPCAT and Civil Society

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    This joint submission highlights priorities to guide the implementation of the OPCAT, an international treaty to prevent human rights abuses in detention.

  • 2017-18 Pre-Budget Submission

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    This submission outlines the Society's recommendations for the 2017 Federal Budget. We call on the Government to reset its Budget strategy and embrace an approach that priorities justice, fairness and solidarity.

  • Submission on the Economic Security for Women in Retirement

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    Submission on the Economic Security for Women in Retirement Executive Summary The Senate Standing Committee is calling for submissions regarding the economic security of women in retirement, including regarding...

  • Submission on register of environment groups

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    On 21 May, 2015 the St Vincent de Paul Society wrote a submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment on the topic of its Inquiry into the Register of Environment Organisations. The St...

  • Racial Discrimination Act amendments withdrawn

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society made the following submission to the Human Rights Policy Branch of the Attorney-General's Department in April 2014. Executive summary The St Vincent de Paul Society is strongly against this...

  • Submission to Domestic Violence Inquiry

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    Submission to Domestic Violence Inquiry On July 29, 2014 the St Vincent de Paul Society made a submission to the Inquiry into Domestic Violence in Australia being conducted by the Senate Finance and Public Administration...

  • Submission on the Value of a Justice Reinvestment

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    First, the Society warmly welcomes a focus on justice reinvestment as a policy perspective on crime and punishment. Too often the shallow and demonising rhetoric of “tough on crime” has shaped debate: a...

  • Submission on charging fees for silent number services

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    The debate around charges for unlisted numbers began around privacy rights for survivors of the crime of domestic violence. Telstra has now announced that it will drop unlisted numbers fees for this group, although most...

  • Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Electricity Prices

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    Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Electricity Prices Executive Summary - Causes of electricity price increases While in some States the key drivers of electricity price increases have been the increases to...

  • Submission on household energy and financial sustainability

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    FaHCSIA Consultation on the Household Energy and Financial Sustainability Scheme, 2011 As a national provider of Emergency Relief and other social services including government energy assistance programmes (EPA vouchers...