• The Record Spring 2016

    3 POETRY Inspirational poems. 4 FRONTLINES From the National President, Graham West. 6 OPINION by Dr John Falzon Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land. 8 NEWS Victoria takes historic step towards an Aboriginal...

  • The Record Winter 2016

    POETRY Inspirational poems. 4 FRONTLINES From the National President, Graham West. 5 INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS Redfern Statement calls on Federal Government to overhaul Indigenous strategy, engagement and funding. 6–7...

  • The Record Autumn 2016

    3 POETRY Inspirational poems. 4-7 OZNAM ORATION Delivered by National President Graham West. 8-9 THE ACHE FOR HOME Housing is a core human right and the foundation every Australian needs for full economic and community...

  • The Record Summer 2015-2016

    3 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 4 FRONTLINES From the National President Graham West 5 INTERNS By Rik Sutherland The St Vincent de Paul National Council university intern program is reaping benefits. 6 – 7 MISSION By Dr...

  • The Record Winter Spring 2015

    Dear Vincentians, supporters and friends, By Graham West I welcome you to this edition of The Record and to my first column since being elected to the role of National President in March. I first joined the Society as a...

  • The Record Autumn 2015

    Who is a Vincentian? One who shows compassion Click on PDF below to download a copy of The Record. My first editorial was in the spring edition of The Record for 2011. This is my final editorial as the President of the...

  • The Record Summer 2014 - National Congress 2015

    The Summer 2014-15 issue of The Record features the latest news from the St Vincent de Paul Society. We have only one enemy writes Vinnies CEO, Dr John Falzon. And it is called inequality.

  • The Record Spring 2014 - Embracing diversity

    In this Embracing Diversity issue of The Record it is our pleasure to bring you articles from high-profile refugee advocates such as Julian Burnside QC and John Menadue AO, in addition to a nine-page report from our very...

  • The Record Winter 2014 - The equity issue

    A budget that really has divided a nation In the 2014 winter issue of The Record we unpack the implications of the Federal Budget for the not-for-profit sector and the wider community. Economist John Quiggan has kindly...

  • The Record Autumn 2014 - The homelessness issue

    Putting homelessness on the agenda in 2014 Supporters of the St Vincent de Paul Society may be interested to note the editorial committee behind The Record has implemented a few changes to the publication this year. In...

  • The Record Summer 2013-2014

    Wound care campaign features in The Record In the Summer 2013-2014 Record magazine Vinnies informed our members, volunteers and supporters that chronic wounds or ulcers affect around 270,000 Australians. Yet treatments...

  • The Record Spring 2013

    The Social Question Frontlines column By Anthony Thornton Two hundred years on from the birth of Frederic Ozanam the world has seen revolutionary changes in the technological sphere. The social justice sphere, however,...

  • The Record Winter 2013

    Our National Office is being turned inside-out at the moment. For those of you who haven’t been here we are in a small two-storey building next door to Lifeline in Deakin, ACT. It’s an excellent spot, very...

  • The Record Autumn 2013

    When we speak of social justice and what it looks like in action it is helpful to have some form of definition. We all know there are many definitions of social justice; the one I have selected is about equality and...

  • The Record Summer 2012

    The star of Bethlehem is one of the best known and best loved symbols of the Christmas story. ‘.... they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place...

  • The Record Spring 2012

    In this issue... 2. Poetry - Inspirational poems 4-5. Frontlines - From National President Anthony Thornton 6. News in brief 7. Profile - By Mal Nolan Bendigo area Conferences are working hard to make a difference. 8...

  • The Record Winter 2012

    At the Last Supper Jesus prayed to the Father that we “may all be one” (John 17:20). This is my prayer for the Society in Australia. There’s a well-known saying, usually applied in the political arena...

  • The Record Autumn 2012

    We say it to each other all the time: “Keep going. Just keep going.” We say it to each other as Vincentians when we’re tired or sick or just plain sick and tired! We say it to each other as a word of...

  • The Record Summer 2011

    Last month I saw a report on child homelessness in Australia. Last year in Australia 84,000 children tried to get help from a homeless service, but more than half of them were turned away. The number is frightening. Even...

  • The Record Spring 2011

    I’ve had two encounters recently that couldn’t be more different to each other. In the first encounter an enthusiastic and energetic professional was trying to explain to me why the St Vincent de Paul Society...

  • The Record Autumn 2011

    In this issue… 2. Poetry - Inspirational poems 3. Frontlines - From the National President 4. News in brief - ACT Vinnies Youth Ball and Vincentian named ACT Young Australian of the year 5-7. All things for the...

  • The Record Spring 2010

    In this issue... 2. Poetry - Inspirational poems 3. Frontlines - From the National President 4. Profile - Victoria State President Tony Tome 5. Reaching those who miss out - Professor Ian Webster on homelessness 8. Just...

  • The Record Winter 2010

    In this issue... 2. Poetry - Inspirational poems 3. Frontlines - From the National President 4. Profile - QLD State President Brian Moore 5. The Excluded and Unknown - Our struggle for social justice in the 21st century...

  • The Record Autumn 2010

    In this issue.... 2. Poetry - Inspirational poems 3. Frontlines - From the National President 4. Profile - Alicia Luchetti 5. The first and the last - The 2009 Gerald Ward lecture by Phil Glendenning 11. The silence and...

  • The Record Summer 2009

    In this Issue... 2. Poetry and prose - Inspirational poems 3. Frontlines - From the National President 4. Profile - Tony Muir 5. Measuring smart meters - New electricity meters are being rolled out in some Australian...

  • The Record Spring 2009

    In this issue... 2. Poetry and prose - Inspirational poems 3. Frontlines - From the National President 4. Profile - Dominic Lagana 5. Charity in Justice - Bec Bromhead’s six months with Vinnies in South Africa 7....

  • The Record Winter 2009

    In this issue... 2. Poetry and prose – a selection of readers’ contributions 3. Frontlines – From the National President 4. Profile – David Bresnik 5. The NT Intervention – An analysis by...

  • The Record Autumn 2009

    In this issue… 2. Poetry and Prose - A selection of reader’s contributions 3. Frontlines - From the National President 5. Supporting Victorian Bushfire Survivors - Black Saturday rallies Vinnies volunteers...

  • The Record Summer 2008

    In this Issue… 2. Poetry and Prose - a selection of readers’ contributions 3. Frontlines - from the national President 4. Visitation the Key - a profile on WA’s new state President 5. Watt cost for new...

  • The Record Spring 2008

    In this Issue… 2. Poetry and Prose - a selection of readers’ contributions 3. Frontlines - from the national President 4. Making history – Profile on NSW State President Barbara Ryan 5. WYD Special 10....

  • The Record Autumn 2008

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