The Australian St Vincent de Paul Society is holding the Australian government to it commitment of cutting homeless numbers in half by the end of the decade. They are calling for a bipartisan commitment in Canberra to the commitment made originally by in 2008 by Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister. The call came as “Vinnies” launched [...]
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Vinnies in Melbourne Australia get massive gift of furniture from 133 restyled apartments involved in a $2 million refurbishment of the Quest Docklands Serviced Apartments “… the massive overhaul of the apartments has benefited the St Vincent de Paul Society too, with Quest Docklands donating all of the replaced furniture, bedding and electrical equipments including TVs [...]
CANBERRA: The latest Social Justice Update from the St Vincentian de Paul Society includes Christmas Wishes, and items Homeless Statistics, Steps to reduce homlessnes, Condemnation of latest decision on refugees, Newstart Inquiry and failure to fix the problem, and details of some upcoming events. All can be found through the link Vinnies Social Justice Update [...]
A Place Like This! a powerful 90 second trailer “about a place where homeless never means helpless…” The St Vincent de Paul Society has teamed up with the prominent Australian agency George Patterson Y&R Sydney to produce a documentary offering a unique insight into homelessness. A Place Like This, made by former Matthew Talbot Homeless Services [...]
Increases in utility rates in Australia will lead to SVDP New South Wales giving out more than a million dollar insenergy assistance. Yesterday the Herald Sun (Melbourne) reported that water rates have increased by 17 per cent – even though cautious homeowners are consuming 1 per cent less. NSW utility users, already under pressure from [...]
Hailed as the week where ‘we can all do something about poverty’, Anti-Poverty Week 2012 was the subject of national media attention when it was held from October 14 to 20. The St Vincent de Paul Society was proud to join with many Australians highlighting the damaging impact poverty has on community. The awareness week was kick started [...]
The St Vincent de Paul Society of Australia has posted its Social Justice Update for October. It includes information concerning the Strategic Plan of the Society for the next three years. – focusing on spirituality and sustainability, service and speaking out. “The St Vincent de Paul Society has finalised its Strategic Plan for 2013 to [...]
“It is good when we are challenged to sum things up in a single idea. It’s hard, but it’s good.” Dr. John Falzon, CEO of the SVDP in Australia addresses the issue in his presentation to the Society’s National Youth congress. “Recently I had the delightful experience of speaking at the Society’s National Youth Congress [...]
Brisbane, Australia – Vinnies Vintage Fashion Parade - The annual Vinnies Vintage Fashion Parade and Mini Cent Sale, to be held September 16, is shaping up to be one fashionable affair. Held by the St Vincent de Paul Society’s Townsville Diocesan Central Council, all money raised will assist the society to continue its good work in [...]
Dumping costs St Vincent De Paul Society’s store in Australia $30,000 a year to dispose of the rubbish. It often includes household waste, builders’ rubbish, damaged couches, soiled mattresses and busted appliances. “The weekends are probably the worst,” St Vinnies retail operations manager Michael Rawlinson said. “Sometimes you can’t even get through the front door.” [...]
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