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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.
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.
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.
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.
By Joshua Healy and Daniel
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.
A Prayer for Youth.