Reconciliation Action Plan

The Brotherhood of St Laurence is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to help achieve an Australia free of poverty.

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We will work together, and learn from, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to build mutually respectful relationships and ensure the Brotherhood of St Laurence plays its part in advancing the rights, equality and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. 

Our Reconciliation Action Plan ('RAP') sets out how we will start our reconciliation journey.

We will begin by:

  • listening to, learning from and consulting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • building and maintaining mutually respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, families and communities
  • delivering high quality services that recognise and build on the strengths and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • ensuring our programs and services are accessible to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • advocating for the economic, social and educational inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • increasing the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the organisation
  • promoting reconciliation and raising awareness and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture with our staff, service users, volunteers, partner organisations and the wider community.

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.

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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.