keywords: John Falzon

  • MEDIA

    There's nothing virtual about Future Shock

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 10 July 2006
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    Online publishing puts us in touch with many conversations. But there is a danger that it will sever the necessary link between our awareness of the cultures and debates in the world, and the humanity at the core of our being.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Vinnies' sad heart over Welfare to Work legislation

    • John Falzon
    • 10 July 2006
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    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.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    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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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Megan Graham

    • Megan Graham

    Megan Graham is a freelance writer, journalist, and occasional blogger based in Melbourne. She is passionate about writing that humanises and empowers people, particularly women. She won Eureka Street's 2013 Margaret Dooley Award for Young Writers and has been published in Crosslight newspaper and Adios Barbie. Follow Megan on Twitter @secondhandstori 

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