National News


Vinnies' advertises its good works by news releases on its website www.vinnies.org.au. The reader can choose to see National News or State News  by clicking on an item in a list on the left of the screen.

A recent National News item welcomes the Federal Government's announcement  that it will establish a working group to improve the stock of social and affordable housing. Dr John Falzon, National CEO, uses this medium to tell us  that Vinnies has been calling for such a move to address the significant waiting lists for accommodation that exist throughout Australia. He says " We would like to see a broader working group to include community organisations such as the St Vincent de Paul Society who work on the ground helping people by the sytematic lack of social and affordable housing. The Society believes this is an excellent opportunity to focus on housing and homelessness as a key issue for the 2016 election". 

Dr Falzon ends up saying that the Society looks forward to the opportunity to contribute to the process of finding real and lasting solutions to the problem. 

On the same window, There is a blue panel with white text saying "Vinnies changes lives everyday" and calling for support of the Winter Appeal.