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3–4 POETRY

Inspirational poems. 
 

5 FRONTLINES

From the President of the National Council of Australia, Graham West.

 

6–7 SOCIETY NEWS

The latest news from the St Vincent de Paul Society including photos of Vincentians marching on Palm Sunday and the exciting new #RaiseTheRate campaign.

 

8–11 CONGRESS PROGRESS

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Congress 2017 was held in Adelaide 6 to 8 October. Several projects are now coming to fruition.

 

12–14 PROFILE

By Colleen O’Sullivan

The St Vincent de Paul Society is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Barton and Emily Wardeiner as its Deputy National Youth Representatives.

 

15 REFUGEES

By Fatima Measham

Human dignity is not conditional nor negotiable. It is not something that must be earned. It is the foundation of an honourable society.

 

16–17 CANBERRA/GOULBURN

By Barnie van Wyk

Over the past 12 months the St Vincent de Paul Society Territory Council of Canberra/ Goulburn has launched\ innovative new programs.

 

18–19 ENERGY PRICES

By Gavin Dufty

Learn about how the Society can ensure government and policy makers are mindful of the flow-on impacts of changes in the energy market.

 

20–21 EMPLOYMENT

By Joshua Healy and Daniel

Nicholson

The choice for many workers—especially young jobseekers—is increasingly between a casual job or no job at all. Half of employed 15 to 24-year-olds are in casual jobs.

 

22–23 JUSTICE REINVESTMENT

By Professor Tom Calma

The St Vincent de Paul Society is one of several organisations to have supported the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project in Bourke, NSW.

 

24–27 ROYAL COMMISSION

By Francis Sullivan

The former CEO of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council, Francis Sullivan, reflects on the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

 

28–29 BOOK REVIEW

By Andrew Hamilton SJ

A review of Tim Winton’s latest novel, The shepherd’s hut.

 

31 REFLECTION

A Prayer for Youth.