At Vinnies we witness firsthand the benefits refugees and migrants make to the broader Australian community which is enriched by their contributions.

 


 

  • 2016-17 Refugee and Humanitarian Program - Refugee Council Annual Intake Submission

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    2016-17 Refugee and Humanitarian Program - Refugee Council Annual Intake Submission The St Vincent de Paul Society (the Society) is a respected lay Catholic charitable organisation operating in 149 countries around the...

  • Submission to Refugee Council on annual intake 2014

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    The Refugee Council of Australia invited input on its annual consultations on the future of Australia’s refugee and humanitarian program. Many St Vincent de Paul Society members have attended the Council’s...

  • Submission to the Inquiry into Children in Detention

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    Children in detention report On the 30 May, 2014 the St Vincent de Paul Society made a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention. Executive...

  • Submission to the Inquiry into the Migration Amendment

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    Executive Summary: Outlining a threat to human rights The Society is strongly opposed to these amendments. They remove a range of legislated human rights currently held by asylum seekers who risk significant harm if they...

  • Submission to the Refugee Council on annual intake

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    The Refugee Council of Australia invited input on its annual consultations on the future of Australia’s refugee and humanitarian program. Many St Vincent de Paul Society members have attended the Council’s...

  • Submission on Australia's Humanitarian Program: 2013-14

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    Australia’s Humanitarian Program plays an important role in the resettlement of refugees. The Society strongly supports the recent increase in the number of humanitarian entrant visas from 13,750 to 20,000 per...

  • Submission on Migration (Regional Processing) legislation

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    Contribution to the public hearing on the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights examination of the Migration (Regional Processing) package of legislation Canberra – 17 December 2012 In conducting the...

  • Submission on Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals Bill

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    Submission on the Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill The Committee Secretary Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee has invited the National Council of the Society to...

  • Discussion paper on Community Refugee Sponsorship Program

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    Submission on the Proposed Pilot of a Private/Community Refugee Sponsorship Program Department of Immigration and Citizenship On 8 May 2012, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon Chris Bowen MP, announced...

  • Submission to the Australian Refugee Rights Alliance

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    Submission to the Australian Refugee Rights Alliance on current issues of concern to refugee populations On 29 March 2012, the Refugee Council of Australia sought submissions from its members and supporters on current...

  • Submission to DIAC: Australia’s Humanitarian Program 2012-13

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    Submission to DIAC: Australia’s Humanitarian Program 2012‐13 and Beyond (Jan 2012) The Society witnesses the benefits of Australia’s Humanitarian Program to those needing long‐term protection and...