Our August guest speaker was John Falzon, the CEO of St Vincent de Paul, who spoke on Poverty. John Falzon has written and spoken widely on the structural causes of marginalisation and inequality in this country and is an advocate in campaigns for a fairer society.
John is a passionate supporter of the unemployed in a society where the market has failed but they are being blamed. The unemployed and the homeless are blamed for the collapse of the job market where whole industries have gone overseas, hours have fallen, and Photo: vinnies.org.au
casualisation continues to grow. They are blamed for being unable to get into the housing market, when this has become an arena for wealthy people to play in.
The alternative is to invest in people, their communities and the common good.