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Charity Finance

Vinnies welcomes new protections for vulnerable consumers

The St Vincent de Paul Society has welcomed the Senate’s passage of reforms to protect consumers from spiralling debt through payday loans and consumer leases.


Caritas expresses gratitude in first ‘Thank You Day’

Long-term and first-time donors to Caritas Australia received personal phone calls, emails and handwritten cards from the charity’s staff this week for its first ever “Thank You Day”.

Charity Cost Of Living

Vinnies calls out high-earning Reserve Bank governor over wage comments 

The St Vincent de Paul Society says low-income workers and income support recipients should not be expected to carry the burden of lowering inflation by living in increasing poverty while company profits and executive salaries move ever higher.

Charity In The Dioceses Natural disasters

Molong’s Ukrainian refugees return the favour

Little did the volunteers preparing a home for Ukrainian refugees in central west New South Wales know that just weeks later they would find themselves homeless and in need of charity from those they had welcomed. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Pope’s appointment of administrator will not affect Caritas Australia

The appointment of a temporary administrator of Caritas Internationalis will not affect the mission and work of Caritas Australia, says the humanitarian organisation’s chief Kirsty Robertson. Source: The Southern Cross.

Charity Governance

Pope appoints temporary administrator to Caritas Internationalis

Pope Francis has suspended the secretary-general and other top officers of Caritas Internationalis, appointing a temporary administrator to oversee management policies and to prepare for the election of new officers in May. Source: CNS.

Appointment Charity

Archbishop Coleridge appointed to Caritas board

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has been formally appointed to the board of Caritas Australia and will begin his tenure this week.

Charity Resignation

Vinnies NSW chief announces resignation

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW chief executive officer Jack de Groot has announced his resignation after six years leading the organisation’s response to the needs of people experiencing poverty and disadvantage.

Charity Women

Fundraiser for women raises $100,000 in one day

Caritas Australia’s “Women for the World” event brought Australians together to stand in solidarity with their sisters across the globe, raising $106,000 in just one day for programs supporting women and girls.