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SVDP Australia seeks homelessness as key election issue

The St Vincent de Paul Society is working to make homelessness and affordable housing a key issue of this year’s federal election in Australia according to a post in the Catholic Leader of Australia. The society’s national chief executive officer Dr John Falzon called...

Sick with worry report

Sick with worry report: People’s desire to participate shines through The St Vincent de Paul Society has marked Anti-Poverty Week 2015 with the launch of the ‘Sick with worry…’report containing stories from the front-line of inequality and 14 recommendations for...

Australia mourns passing of Vincentian leader Tony Thornton

Tony Thornton, former National President of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia, died suddenly on Saturday 11 July 2015. After the words of Bl. Frederick, ‘Charity is the Samaritan who pours oil on the wounds of the traveller who has been attacked. It is the...

Vinnies – looking for plan for jobs

“The St Vincent de Paul Society supports an approach which actually invests in people and supports them so that they can participate in society and, where appropriate, in paid employment.

“The Intrusion of the Excluded”

Dr John Falzon is Chief Executive Officer of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia, writes "I want to reflect with you about the people who are made to feel that they are nothing. I think you know who I mean. You know from having sat in a...

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