Media Centre

The Brotherhood of St Laurence provides authoritative comment, information and data analysis on leading social issues in Australia.

We also assist media in identifying genuine voices and compelling case studies that reflect the realities of life for people battling poverty in Australia. We produce our own content ranging from blogs, video, and social media. Here you can find the latest media releases and a selection of news links where we are featured. 

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Recent Media

The Man With The Golden Book: Limited edition $15,000 James Bond novel is found in a charity shop. The Daily Mail. 12 December 2018
A rare book worth thousands of dollars has been donated to a charity. ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’, from the James Bond series, was recently uncovered by a volunteer book sorter from Melbourne-based Brotherhood Books.

'Survival job': Steep lift in young people hunting more hours at work. Sydney Morning Herald. 3 December 2018
Declan Myers has been looking for full-time work since he finished school half way through year 11 last year. The 18-year-old works an average of six hours a day, two days a week, in a retail job and lives with his parents in Springwood in the Blue Mountains. But with his parents planning to move interstate within 12 months, Declan wants to work more hours so he can live independently.

Young Aussies Are Stuck In Part-Time Work: New report. National HIT network. 3 December 2018
Young Australians are stuck in "part-time purgatory" with 44 per cent of all 20- to 24-year-olds not in full-time work, according to a new report.

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Brotherhood Blog

While most Year 12 students are focussed on study and surviving their final year of school, Mandy Petros is broadening her horizons by volunteering as a youth advocate with the Brotherhood’s ReSource Youth program.

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The Future of the Community Welfare Sector, Tony Nicholson, 27 May 2014
Brotherhood of St Laurence Executive Director, Tony Nicholson, delivered a speech in which he considered the path the community welfare sector will take over the next two decades.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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