Dr John Falzon

Dr John Falzon is Chief Executive Officer of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia. He is trained in sociology, theology, politics and poetics. He is a regular media commentator on matters of social equity and injustice and has written and spoken widely on the structural causes of marginalisation and inequality. He has worked in academia, in research and advocacy with NGOs, and in community development in large public housing estates. He is also a poet. 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, the Energy White Paper High Level Consultative Committee, the Department of Human Services’ Council on Strategy and Innovation and the Australian Social Inclusion Board. He is the author of The language of the unheard (2012).