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3 EDITOR’S NOTE

 

4 FRONTLINES

From the National President,

Graham West.

 

5 SOCIETY NEWS

The Vincentians who made

this year’s Queens Birthday

Honours list.

 

6 SOCIAL JUSTICE

Poignant words from the

Society’s National Council

CEO, Dr John Falzon.

 

7 MORE SOCIETY NEWS

Dr John Falzon on ABC

television’s The Drum

program.

 

8 SPIRITUAL REFLECTION

by Fr Troy Bobbin

 

9 OBITUARY

A tribute to revered

Vincentian, Rupert Hudson.

 

10 COMING TOGETHER

A prelude to the congress

by Claire Victory, Deputy

President of the Society’s

National Council.

 

11 CONGRESS 2017

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Introducing Phil Glendenning

and Larissa Behrendt.

 

12-15 FEATURE ARTICLE

The state of the nation starts

in your street, by Dr Hugh

Mackay

 

16-17 FEATURE ARTICLE

by Mario Trinidad

Walking with and walking

Together

 

18 ON THE NSW SOUTH

COAST

NSW State President Denis

Walsh on addressing poverty

in Wollongong.

19 FAR NORTH NSW

Tweed Byron President Brian

Donaghy, on the work of the

Society in northern NSW

 

20 THE OTHER SIDE OF

PARADISE

Queensland State President

John Forrest on challenges on

the Sunshine Coast.

 

21 CARING FOR THE CARERS

Victorian State President

Michael Liddy on a new

initiative in Melbourne.

 

22 RECRUITING, RETAINING,

MOTIVATING

Canberra/Goulburn territory

president Warwick Fulton on

addressing membership issues.

 

23 BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS

WITH AUSTRALIA’S FIRST

PEOPLES

John Lochowiak on the

importance of sharing his

culture

 

24 AFTER THE BOOM

Western Australia President

Bob Burns, on challenges

faced by people in his state in

a post mining boom era.

 

25 THE SOCIETY IN THE

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Northern Territory President

Fay Gurr on the unique

features of her state.

 

26 TASMANIA’S NORTHWEST

COAST

Tasmanian President Toni Muir

on life in her region following

the demise of manufacturing

in the state.

 

27 SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S

RIVERLAND

South Australia’s President

Cathy Beaton shares a

personal account of her work

in her region.

28 CONFERENCE FEEDBACK

 

29 INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

by Phil Glendenning

32 REKINDLE THE FLAME:

REFLECTIONS FROM A

YOUTH NEWBIE

Kathryn Petterson on

the importance of large

gatherings.

 

33 DARE TO IMAGINE

Patrick Wallis on his hopes for

the Society’s future.

 

34-35 THE SOCIETY INTO THE

FUTURE

Laura Beres on what

companionship means to her

and how this applies to her

own journey with the Society.

 

37 PUTTING LAW AND

POLITICS ON HOLD TO

FURTHER HER FAITH

Meet Ashley Carvalho, an

inspiring young Vincentian.

 

38 PEOPLE SEEKING REFUGE

Tim McKenna on our work

with asylum seekers and

refugees.

 

39 GLOBAL SOLIDARITY

Frank Brassil on the Society’s

work in the Pacific.

 

40 CENTRES

Lindsay Dunn on serving the

community through revenue

raised by Vinnies stores

 

42 FROM THE ARCHIVES

Lauded pilot delivers 1951

congress attendees a happy

landing in Hobart

 

43 HOMELESSNESS

European forum announces

new initiative to reduce and

eliminate homelessness