Annual Budget and Government Strategies

We regularly submit our policy recommendations to Government, based on the experience of meeting and assisting people in their homes, or through our services.

These Submissions relate to annual budget, social welfare, education & employment, energy, health, and housing 

Latest Issue

Pre-Budget Submission 2020: Investing in a Just Society
In work poverty is an emerging issue for the people we assist, says the Society of St Vincent de Paul in its Pre Budget Submission for Budget 2020 launched today.

Called “Investing in a Just Society”,  the submission says that increasing supports to ensure an adequate income for those in and out of employment is one of the measures that will make a real difference in the lives of people who are trying to break out of poverty.
Published 18 Jun 2019 | PDF | 1.56 MB
Pre-Budget Submission 2018 - "Bridging the Gap"
Published 13 Jun 2017 | PDF | 621.75 KB
SVP Review of Competition in the Electricity and Gas Retail Markets
Published 05 May 2017 | PDF | 224.29 KB
SVP Response to the Draft National Mitigation Plan March 2017
Published 27 Apr 2017 | PDF | 335.69 KB
Pre-Budget Submission 2017: "Building an Equal Nation"
Published 14 Jun 2016 | PDF | 834.14 KB
Pre-Budget Submission 2016: Investing in What Matters
Published 18 Jun 2015 | PDF | 346.01 KB