Media Centre

The Brotherhood of St Laurence provides authoritative comment, information and data analysis on leading social issues in Australia.

We also assist media in identifying genuine voices and compelling case studies that reflect the realities of life for people battling poverty in Australia. We produce our own content ranging from blogs, video, and social media. Here you can find the latest media releases and a selection of news links where we are featured. 

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Phone: 0428 391 117 or 0499 300 982
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Recent Media

Hope Prize Winners announced. Books and Publishing, 30 August 2018
The winners of the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s 2018 Hope Prize competition for short stories have been announced.

Child refugees draw out the pain and horror of civil war in Syria. Fairfax, 24 August 2018
Artist Ben Quilty and the Brotherhood’s Executive Director Conny Lenneberg collected and curated thousands of pictures of children recalling their homeland in Syria, in a book titled ‘Home: Drawings by Syrian Children’. The proceeds will go to World Vision's children's education programs.

Brotherhood of St Laurence’s "Given the Chance" employment program. SBS Somali Radio, 20 August 2018
Heikma Siraj and Brian Finnigan from the Brotherhood’s Given the Chance employment program speak about their work in an interview on SBS Radio's Somali service. 

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Brotherhood Blog

Maddison is looking forward to a brighter smile and renewed confidence in her job search thanks to our dental program.

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The Future of the Community Welfare Sector, Tony Nicholson, 27 May 2014
Brotherhood of St Laurence Executive Director, Tony Nicholson, delivered a speech in which he considered the path the community welfare sector will take over the next two decades.

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.

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