Gerard Tucker Oration

The Gerard Tucker Oration is held each year in Melbourne at the Christ Church South Yarra, the birthplace of the Brotherhood’s founder.


Delivered by Kasy Chambers, Executive Director, Anglicare Australia

Read the 2019 oration (PDF, 697KB)


Delivered by the Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier

Read the 2018 oration (PDF, 433KB)


Delivered by the Reverend Helen Dwyer

Read the 2017 oration (PDF, 323KB)


Delivered by the venerable Jan Crombie

Read the 2016 oration (PDF, 255KB)


Delivered by Rev'd Dr Stephen Burns on 16 August

Read the 2015 Oration (PDF, 122KB)


Delivered by The Rt Reverend Philip Huggins on 17 August

Read the 2014 Oration (PDF, 345KB)


Delivered by The Reverend Jeffrey O’Hare on 17 November

Read the 2013 Oration (PDF, 173KB)


The inaugural oration was delivered by The Right Reverend Dr Peter Hollingworth, AC OBE

Read the inaugural 2012 Oration (PDF, 211KB)

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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