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

Please contact:

Bridie Riordan
Public Relations Manager
Phone: 0491 159 256
Email: media(at)

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Recent Media

Hunter Gatherer store opens for Geelong vintage lovers. The Geelong Advertiser, 18 July 2019
Our new Hunter Gatherer store is open in Geelong.

A deal Hayden couldn't refuse, cheap housing in exchange for study. The Age, 5 July 2019
The Education First Youth Foyers enable young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to study within mainstream education, gain skills and jobs and, importantly, to realise their true potential and talents

The breakfast that binds people together. ABC Radio, 29 June 2019
Jacinta Parsons, presenter of ABC Melbourne breakfast show popped into our Breakfast Club at the Connie Benn Centre in Fitzroy to talk to children and volunteers about how they start their day.

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Brotherhood Blog

The David Scott School and two of its students have been recognised for excellence and having an outstanding learning environment for young people.

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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.

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