Vinnies Chief Executive Officer as tireless Adovcate

by | May 17, 2012 | Vincentian Family

Dr John Falzon is Chief Executive Officer of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia. Over the years famvin has posted some of the presentations he has made in his role of advocate for the marginalized. So it was with great delight that I discovered a compliation of his many presentation is available online.

Below you will find Articles, Reports and Speeches produced by the Society that have been released this year. 

10 May 2012 The Intrusion of the Excluded
by Dr John Falzon
Keynote Address
WACOSS Conference
Perth, 10 May 2012
1 May 2012 Another World
by Dr John Falzon
Media Launch, 2012 CEO Sleepout
Sydney, 1 May 2012
21 April 2012 Love is the heart of everything
Speech by Dr John Falzon
Social Justice Day
Launceston, 21 April 2012
17 April 2012 The cost of poverty is more expensive than the dole
This article by Dr John Falzon was published on
The Punch news website
5 April 2012 Easter manifesto
This article by Dr John Falzon was published on
the Eureka Street news website
7 March 2012 The cunning of consultation
Presentation to the What’s Next? Seminar held by the Department of Prime Minister and CabinetCanberra, 7 March 2012
Dr John Falzon
6 March 2012 Opening statement to the Senate Inquiry into Stonger Futures  Parliament House Canberra, 6 March 2012
Dr John Falzon
12 December 2011 The factory where we’re made
Speech delivered to the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Council, Sydney, 9 Dec 2011
Dr John Falzon
12 December 2011 A critique of economic correctness
Keynote address by Dr John Falzon
13th Path to Full Employment Conference and the 18th National Conference on Unemployment
Newcastle, 7 Dec 2011
9 November 2011 Does the Migration Amendment (Immigration Detention Reform) Bill 2009 go far enough towards creating a just and humane system for asylum seekers in Australia?
Discussion Paper 9 Oct. 2009 by Laura Court
4 November 2011 Being socially nothing
Keynote Speech to NSW Legal Aid Civil law Forum, Sydney, 4 Nov 2011
Dr John Falzon
22 September 2011 Transcript of ABC AM interview
Catalyst-Clemente snapshot 2011
22 September 2011 Addressing Multiple Disadvantages
Catalyst-Clemente snapshot 2011
15 August 2011 Transcript of ABC AM interview
Australian Community Sector Survey 2011
8 August 2011 Income Insecurity
Panel Presentation by Dr John Falzon
Queensland Council of Social Services Conference
Sydney, 8 August 2011
25 May 2011 The Forgotten People
Keynote Address by Dr John Falzon
Launch of the 2011 St Vincent de Paul Society Winter Appeal
Perth, 25 May 2011
24 May 2011  Stories from the Struggletown Library
Article by Dr John Falzon
Published on Eurekastreet
6 May 2011  Real welfare reform needs guts, not paternal damnation
Article by Dr John Falzon
Published on ABC
12 April 2011 Tearing down the walls
Launch of the 2011 Vinnies CEO Sleepout
Sydney, 12 April 2011
by Dr John Falzon
23 March 2011 Social Justice in the Scriptures
Presentation to the Lamplighter Programme in Sydney by Dr John Falzon
February 2011 Price Index Comparison for Capital Cities
Summary of Price Index comparisons between all Australian Capital Cities (December 2010 quarter)
11 February 2011 Welfare reform anxiety
John Falzon appears as a guest on Angela Catterns Life Matters program on ABC Radio National
22 December 2010 Social change based on the ‘view from below’
Article by Dr John Falzon
20 October 2010 “Tackling poverty: Time for fresh thinking and a look at the evidence” 
Article by Dr John Falzon/Sally Cowling
18 October 2010 The problem with prosperous Australia”
Article by Dr John Falzon
8 October 2010 “Poverty of ideas in welfare crackdown”Article by Dr John Falzon/Sally Cowling
14 September 2010 Change will come from below”
Keynote Address by Dr John Falzon to the Seventh Pacific and Asian Cooperation (Panasco) Conference, Goa, India
27 August   2010 “Lock It In”
Speech by Dr John Falzon
3rd National Access To Justice Pro Bono Conference | Brisbane
20 August    2010 “Vote for Hope”
Article by Dr John Falzon
Published in Eureka Street, 20 August 2010
June 2010 “CEOs in sleeping bags”
Article by Dr John Falzon
Published in Eureka Street, Vol 20 No 12
29 May 2010 The Excluded and Unknown: Our Struggle for Social Justice in the 21st Century
Keynote by Dr John Falzon to General Assembly of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Salamanca, Spain
April 2010 We ourselves
National Launch, CEO Sleepout Speech by Dr John Falzon
13 April 2010 “The dust of fact: a view from the ground”
Paper prepared for Intergovernmental Relations Conference
Canberra by Dr John Falzon
24 February 2010 “Social Justice in 2010”
Speech by Dr John Falzon Address to the Social Justice in the City Forum Melbourne
February 2010 “Real stories betray Abbott’s homelessness untruth”
Article by Dr John Falzon
Published in Eureka Street, Vol 20 No 3
February 2010 New Meters, New Protections
February 2010 Consumer Protections and Smart Meters – Issues for SA
To view the articles in previous years please select the below archive pages.Archive 2009 – click here
Archive 2008 – click here
Archive 2007 – click here
Archive 2006 – click here
Archive 2005 – click here
Archive 2004 – click here
Archive 2003 – click here
Archive pre 2003 – click here

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