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
participation.


9 NEWS IN BRIEF
The latest news from the St
Vincent de Paul Society.


10-11 SOCIAL JUSTICE
By Dr John Falzon
We’re a rich nation, so how
can we not afford something
as basic, something as
essential, as a place to live?


11 HEALTH CARE
Should Australia continue
to impose a health care
expenditure model based
on universality and a citizenfocussed
philosophy or
a user-pay model based
on a consumer-focussed
philosophy?


12-13 RESIDENTS’ VOICES
By Michael Darcy
An overview of the Society
supported ‘Residents’ Voices’
project, which aimed to
provide opportunities for
public housing tenants to
create their own narrative
about community and place.


14-16 CYCLONE APPEAL
By John Pickering
Cyclone Winston, which hit
Fiji in February, will go down
in history as being one of the
deadliest and most destructive
of all cyclones in Fiji’s history.


17 AUSTRALIA DAY
HONOURS

From the Top End to
Tasmania, Vincentians David
Taylor and Toni Muir were
honoured on Australia Day
2016.


18-19 YOUTH
By Cassandra Bull
The benefits received from
sending Vinnies Youth to
World Youth Day and similar
festivals is truly immeasurable.
How do you put a quantifying
value on thousands of young
people learning and sharing
their faith with each other?


20-21 FEDERAL BUDGET
The St Vincent de Paul Society
has called on the Federal
Government to focus on
housing, health and adequate
incomes when preparing the
2016-2017 Budget.


22 HOMELESSNESS
By Rachel Kurzyp
If ‘home is where the heart
is’, why do we talk about
homelessness only in terms of
‘houselessness’?


24-25 STRATEGIC REFLECTION
A summary of the responses
received from Society members
across Australia at the start of
the National Council’s strategic
plan process.


26 BOOK REVIEW
By Andrew Hamilton SJ
A review of Michael
McKernan’s When This Thing
Happened, which reflects
on the of effects war on two
generations of one family.


27 FROM THE ARCHIVES
By Michael Moran
The Society of St Vincent de
Paul has sometimes worried
about whom to accept as
member

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