2018 Henderson Conference

Date 09:00 AM 15 February 2018 - 17:00 PM 16 February 2018
Location The University of Melbourne

This two-day conference, presented by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Institute, commemorated the 50th anniversary of Professor Ronald Henderson's pivotal work on poverty in Australia.


A wider ange of presenters considered how our social security system has changed since the 1970s, and explored how Australia’s welfare system might better respond to poverty and inequality.

For more information, visit the Melbourne Institute website.


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.