sambell oration

The Sambell Oration has been delivered each year since 1981.
Named after former Brotherhood executive director, Geoffrey Sambell, the event reflects his concern for social justice and provides a forum for community leaders to discuss social issues.

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Events Coordinator
Phone: (03) 9483 2484, email: events(at)bsl.org.au


Disability champion Rhonda Galbally reflects on the long journey to one of the biggest social policy reforms ever in Australia, and the challenges ahead.

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It is relationships – not programs – that will truly transform the lives of the poor, argues English social thinker Maurice Glasman.

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By Professor Paul Smyth, (PDF file, 127 KB)

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By Professor Roz Hansen, (PDF file, 492 KB)

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By Jennifer Westacott (PDF file, 145 KB)

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By Professor Ruth Lister (PDF file, 124 KB)

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By the Hon. Kevin Rudd, MP, Prime Minister of Australia (PDF file, 93 KB)

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By Ross Garnaut (PDF file, 49 KB)

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By Saul Eslake (PDF file, 87 KB)

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By Geoff Gallop (PDF file, 59 KB)

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By Kate Green (PDF file, 65 KB)

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By Robert Manne (PDF file, 48 KB)

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By Rosalind Copisarow

Download a transcript of the speech Discovering soul work: my personal journey (PDF file, 137 KB)

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By Nic Frances (PDF file, 48 KB)

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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.