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. 

Media inquiries

Jeannie Zakharov, Senior Communications Manager
Phone: (03) 9483 2487 or 0428 391 117
Email: jzakharov(at)

Recent Media

Transport a big barrier for young job seekers, ABC The World Today, 21 November 2016
The national welfare group Brotherhood of St Laurence has found that more than 60 per cent of young jobseekers don't have a driver's licence.

Terror victim's son makes plea for change, Nine News, 21 November 2016
Alpha Cheng has penned a column for the Brotherhood of St Laurence in which he reflects on the murder of his father at the hands of a radicalised 15-year-old outside NSW Police headquarters in Parramatta.

Limited transport is a big barrier to young people getting jobs, The Age, 21 November 2016
A new report released by the Brotherhood of St Laurence reveals limited public transport is a major barrier preventing young people from getting and keeping a job.

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Brotherhood Blog

Krystle McKinley from the Gold Coast in Queensland has three children in school this year, and her eldest daughter is set to start high school

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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.

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