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Farah Farouque
Principal Advisor, Public Affairs and Policy

Farah Farouque's role includes advocacy, government relations, strategic communications and policy development. She manages key campaigns, including for youth employment, and is a key advisor to the Executive Director.

Farah joined the organisation in 2012, bringing expertise as a senior writer and editor at The Age. As a journalist, she covered social affairs for many years and worked in diverse settings from the Canberra Press Gallery and Victorian Parliament to serving as a foreign correspondent in the aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami and 2002 Bali bombings.

Farah chairs the board of the Social Studio, a social enterprise and fashion label working with youth from refugee backgrounds. She has degrees in law and arts.


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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