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 OPINION by Dr John Falzon Wealth does not trickle down. It’s the job of the tax system to make sure it gets shared around.

7 POETRY What does winter mean to me?

8–9 ELECTRICITY REPORT Mapping electricity disconnections in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and South East Queensland.

10 PROFILE Meet Warwick Fulton, the new President of the Canberra/ Goulburn Council.

11 NEWS IN BRIEF Vale Tom Fisher OAM. Homelessness charities push for leadership on chronic housing shortfall.

12–13 ASYLUM SEEKERS by Felix Delhomme The people prevented from rebuilding a new life.

14–15 LEGAL ASSISTANCE by Amanda Alford Massive shortfall in legal assistance funding shuts out hundreds of thousands.

16–17 RURAL COMMUNITIES by Marcelle Mogg The farmers left behind, after the 2016–17 Federal Budget ended ongoing funding of on–the–ground mental health services.

17 MINI VINNIES Students from St Joseph’s School Renmark, in South Australia contribute to 2016 Vinnies Winter Appeal.

18 INJUSTICE Several Australians share moments from their youth that taught them life was not always fair.

23 CEO SLEEPOUT Speech by Dr John Falzon 24–25 VINNIES NIGHT VAN by Belinda Cranston Nights out in June with the night patrol crew.

26–27 TREASURES AND HAND UPS by Belinda Cranston What you might find in new look Vinnies stores.

28–29 NGANMARRIYANGA IMMERSION EXPERIENCE by Ray Akhurst and Claire White Reflections from 2016 participants who spent two weeks in a remote Indigenous community.

30 OVERSEAS AID by Marc Purcell ACFID CEO questions the merits of massive cuts in foreign aid spending.

31 VOLUNTEERS Melbourne soup van man Frank Mullins features in Vinnies video.

32–33 CONFERENCE MEMBER REFLECTION North Canberra resident Michael Dwyer reflects on 40 years of volunteer work with the Society.

34–35 YOUTH by Maria Nguyen Thoughts on attracting more young members to the Society.

36–37 FROM THE ARCHIVES by Michael Moran Ozenam House in Brisbane was the headquarters of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Queensland for many years. It was also where tensions between British and US sailors reached boiling point during World War II.

37 SPIRITUAL REFLECTION by Deacon Boniface Perdjert

38 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 39 YOUTH CAMPS by Jarrad Stewart Technology erodes paper work, assists first–aid officers on camps.