Recent media and speeches
Recent media relating to our work and keynote speeches by Brotherhood of St Laurence staff are listed below.
See also the Sambell Oration, delivered annually by a guest speaker on a topical social justice theme.
SBS World News Australia Radio (MP3 file, streaming and podcast)
Hear Professor Simon Biggs discuss how age restrictions on migration – the cut-off is 50 years - should be reviewed. He led the Brotherhood research team that made a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of legislation that may impede older people from working.
Radio National (Sunday Extra). 14 October 2012 (MP3 file, streaming)
Hear researcher Janet Taylor discuss Turning 21: Life chances and uncertain transitions, the latest stage of the Brotherhood’s landmark study that has followed a group of young people from different socio-economic backgrounds since they were born in 1990.
Radio National (Late Night Live), 31 January 2012 (MP3 file, streaming)
Hear Professor Simon Biggs discuss the rapid ageing of humanity moving from the developed world to the developing world. A report just released at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, looks at the challenges and some of the different solutions being adopted.
News Radio, ABC Radio National, 7 December 2011 (MP3 file, streaming)
Hear the Brotherhood's Nicola Ballenden discuss the recent End the decay report into the cost of dental health and what should be done about it.
Radio National (National Australia), 25 November 2011 (MP3 file, 7.73 MB)
Hear Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, discuss social justice and disadvantage in Australian society.
Radio National (Canberra), 22 November 2011 (MP3 file, streaming)
Hear Tony Nicholson discuss the benefits of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY).
Life Matters, ABC Radio National, 28 September 2011 (MP3 file, 6.75MB)
Hear Professor Roslyn Russel discuss the Saver Plus report findings which shows 87 per cent of Saver Plus participants continue to save at the same rate or more, two years after completing the program.
National Interest, ABC Radio National, 23 September 2011 (MP3 file, 7.05MB)
Hear Tony Nicholson discuss changes to disability support and engaging severely disadvantaged groups in the labour market.
Life Matters, ABC Radio National, 8 August 2011 (MP3 file, 6.24MB)
Hear Simon Biggs discuss aged care reform and the importance of keeping older people engaged with their communities.
Life Matters, ABC Radio National, 15 June 2011 (MP3 file, 6.05 MB)
Hear Dominic Collins discussing his recent report Reducing the risks on improving access to home contents and vehicle insurance for low-income Australians.
Radio 774, ABC Melbourne, 24 June 2011, part 1 (MP3 file, 5.1 MB); part 2 (MP3 file, 4.04 MB)
Hear Said Dileri, recently inducted by the Victorian Multicultural Commission into the Victorian Refugee Recognition Record (VRRR), speaking with Lindy Burns.
The Breakfast Program ABC Radio National, 25 April 2011 (MP3 file, 4.6 MB)
Hear John Thwaites, Chair of the Brotherhood of St Laurence's Climate Change and Equity program, speaking with Fran Kelly about the need for a national energy efficiency scheme to help households reduce their energy bills, and to complement the government’s carbon price initiative.
The World Today, ABC Radio National, 11 April 2011 (MP3 file, 2.08 MB)
Hear Tony Nicholson, Brotherhood Executive Director, speaking with Eleanor Hall about the need for the government to give support to long-term job seekers, rather than limiting their access to welfare payments.
The Breakfast Program, ABC Radio National, 11 April 2011 (MP3 file, 2.36 MB)
Hear Gerard Brody, Senior Manager, Financial Inclusion, speaking with Fran Kelly about the new Brotherhood research report Money matters in times of change (PDF file, 654 KB)
It's budget time, and out come the furphies about the jobless (PDF file, 154 KB)
Opinion piece by Tony Nicholson published in The Age 15 April 2011
Charity support for tax (PDF file, 388 KB)
Interview with Tony Nicholson published in The Herald Sun 2 March 2011
Banking Competition and Low Income Earners
Opinion piece by Gerard Brody published on Online Opinion 7 February 2011
Late Night Live, ABC Radio National, 26 January 2011 (MP3 file, 6.73 MB)
Hear David Vincent, Community Liaison Officer with the Brotherhood's Napier Street Child and Family Resource Centre, speaking with Phillip Adams about the referendum to decide whether the south of Sudan will be become independent from the north.
Radio 774, ABC Melbourne, 25 November 2010 (MP3 file, 4.08 MB)
Hear Kate Polack, coordinator of the Brotherhood's Breakfast Club, discuss the Breakfast Club Choir's song and video release for the festive season, which was directed by Brotherhood Ambassador Jonathon Welch.
Life Matters, ABC Radio National, 04 November 2010 (MP3 file, 5.9 MB)
Hear Sarina Greco, General Manager, Community Services and Miriam Westheimer, Director, HIPPY International, discuss the HIPPY program and its impact upon disadvantaged and children and their families.
Life Matters, ABC Radio National, 20 October 2010 (MP3 file, 7.3 MB)
Hear Ruth Lister discuss social inclusion and the importance of valuing care in our society prior to delivering her Sambell Oration speech.
Radio 774, ABC Melbourne, 28 September 2010 (MP3 file, 2.6 MB)
Hear Jonathon Welch talk with Red Symons about his new role as Ambassador for the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
News Radio, ABC Radio National, 15 September 2010 (MP3 file, 2 MB)
Hear Gerard Brody, Senior Manager, Financial Inclusion, speak about mobile phone debt and poor practices by telecoms which affect disadvantaged people, in response to a submission put into ACMA by Financial Inclusion.
Life Matters, ABC Radio National, 30 August 2010 (MP3 file, 5.62 MB)
Hear the Brotherhood's Tony Nicholson and Danielle Curry from ANZ talking about helping disadvantaged job seekers get into work with Richard Aedy on the eve of the Brotherhood’s 'Australia’s Future Business Leaders Lunch'.
Life Matters, ABC Radio National, 16 August 2010 (MP3 file, 4.67 MB)
Hear Professor Elaine Kempson of the Personal Finance Research Centre at Bristol University and the Brotherhood's Gerard Brody talking about credit cards, banking and financial inclusion with Richard Aedy. (note: the interview was unfortunately cut short due to a technical error)
The National Interest, ABC Radio National, 30 July 2010 (MP3 file, 6.32 MB)
Hear Janet Taylor, Senior Researcher, Research and Policy Centre, speaking with Peter Mares about overcoming disadvantage and the Life Chances study.
Australia Talks, ABC Radio National, 21 June 2010 (MP3 file, 9.38 MB)
Hear Nicola Ballenden, General Manager, Public Affairs and Development (on maternity leave), talk about the impact of effective marginal tax rates on people moving from welfare to work.
Work the problem (PDF file, 1.82 MB)
Opinion piece by Tony Nicholson published in The Age 30 August 2010
No place to call home (PDF file, 216 KB)
Opinion piece by Tony Nicholson published in The Age 1 October 2009
Sermon for the celebration of the Independence of South Sudan given by Fr. Jeff O'Hare, General Manager Chaplaincy and Diocesan Partnerships at a Service at St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne July 10, 2011 (PDF file, 287.73 KB)
Reducing the risks: Speech by Tony Nicholson on the launch of the report regarding improving access for home contents and vehicle insurance for low-income Australians June 2011 (PDF file 92 KB)
Partnering for a purpose: speech by Tony Nicholson at Centre for Public Policy Partnerships for Social Inclusion Conference October 2008 (PDF file, 19 KB)
Speaking notes by Tony Nicholson for Social Inclusion Down Under symposium, University of Melbourne 26 June 2008 (PDF file, 24 KB)
Address by Tony Nicholson to the New Agenda for Prosperity conference 27 March 2008 (PDF file, 24 KB)
Statement by Tony Nicholson to Brotherhood of St Laurence Annual General Meeting 2007 27 November 2007 (PDF file, 33KB)
University of Melbourne Foenander lecture 2007 'Closing the gap? The role of wage, welfare and industry policy in promoting social inclusion’ by Paul Smyth, 3 October 2007 (PDF file, 68KB)
Speech by Tony Nicholson to conference 'The Social and Economic Imperative: Tapping the Potential of Disadvantaged Australians' 27 September 2007 (PDF file, 30 KB)
Speech by Tony Nicholson, Executive Director, to the Brotherhood of St Laurence Annual General Meeting 2006 29 November 2006 (PDF file, 28 KB)