About BSL

BSL is a social justice organisation working alongside people experiencing disadvantage to address the fundamental causes of poverty in Australia.

We believe no one should live in poverty.

Our purpose is to advance a fair Australia through our leadership on policy reform, our partnerships with communities, and the quality of our services.

Our unique approach

We think differently and take a unique approach to address the fundamental causes of poverty in our community.

Our approach is informed directly by the people experiencing disadvantage and uses evidence drawn from our research , together with insights from our programs and services , to develop practical solutions that work.

We also believe change can only happen when people work together, which is why partnerships with the broader community and organisations nationally are a cornerstone of BSL.

We are proud to be a strong voice for people experiencing disadvantage. It has been our way since the 1930s when Father Tucker’s activism for social reform amid the Great Depression led to our inception.

And today, all Australians can be part of the change. Together, let’s make change that lasts for an Australia free of poverty.

Our strategy

BSL is pleased to present our new Strategy 2030 that provides a clear direction for what we want to achieve by our centenary in 2030. This includes our long-term vision for an Australia free of poverty and the strategic objectives to get there.

To achieve our vision, we need both urgent reforms and interventions, and long-term systems change. This is required across multiple sectors, including early childhood, disability services, employment, and housing. Through early intervention and evidence-based policy, we can break cycles of disadvantage and demonstrate the social and economic value of a future free of poverty.

BSL Strategy 2030
BSL Strategy 2030

Download our Strategy 2030  (PDF, 826 KB)