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

Unemployment benefits

Concern is growing in our community that the JobSeeker Payment for unemployed people is inadequate.
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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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Inclusive Growth

The goal of inclusive growth addresses the linked concerns of boosting sustainable economic growth and reducing inequality. 
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Financial inclusion

Many disadvantaged Australians lack the access to fair and affordable credit and financial services that others take for granted. 
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Equity and climate change

Climate change will affect every Australian and many of its impacts are likely to hit disadvantaged households hard. 
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Policy submissions

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.

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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Australian Aboriginal flag, a yellow circle on two horizontal black and red stripes

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.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes