Advocacy

The Brotherhood of St Laurence conducts regular campaigns on issues crucial to the income and life opportunities of disadvantaged Australians and their communities. 

Our campaigns draw on evidence from our own research, the services we run and valuable insights from people experiencing disadvantage.


Our campaigns

Youth employment

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has launched a campaign drawing attention to the ongoing crisis of underemployment across Australia.
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The goal of inclusive growth addresses the linked concerns of boosting sustainable economic growth and reducing inequality. 
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Social inclusion is about allowing people to participate fully in the social and economic life of the nation – by having a job, receiving a secure and adequate income, and being closely connected to family, friends and the local community.
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Many disadvantaged Australians lack the access to fair and affordable credit and financial services that others take for granted. 
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At the time of the Henry Review of taxation the Brotherhood of St Laurence urged the Australian Government to create a simpler, more efficient and fairer tax and transfer system that would increase social equity and promote greater opportunities for all Australians. Read more »


Climate change will affect every Australian and many of its impacts are likely to hit disadvantaged households hard. 
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To further its work for an Australia free of poverty the Brotherhood of St Laurence makes submissions to government and independent inquiries on policy issues which affect disadvantaged Australians.

View Brotherhood of St Laurence policy submissions from 2000  »

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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Given the Chance

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.