author: John Falzon


    Vinnies' sad heart over Welfare to Work legislation

    • John Falzon
    • 10 July 2006

    The new Welfare to Work legislation was implemented on 1 July. The St Vincent de Paul Society marked the day with a sad heart. National Council CEO Dr John Falzon says the new laws will see many people with disabilities and single mothers and their children pushed into greater poverty and indignity.


    John Falzon

    • John Falzon

    Dr John Falzon is a political sociologist, poet and author of The Language of the Unheard (2012). He has been Chief Executive Officer of the St Vincent Paul Society National Council of Australia since 2006. He has written and spoken widely on the structural causes of marginalisation and inequality in Australia and has long been an advocate for a fairer and more equitable society. John has worked in academia, in research and advocacy with NGOs, and in community development in large public housing estates. He was a participant in the 2020 Summit, has served on the ACOSS Board as well as on Government advisory committees such as the Community Response Task Force during the Global Financial Crisis and the Energy White Paper High Level Consultative Committee. He has been a member of the Australi



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