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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Recent Media

Australia's youth unemployment hot spots. Sydney Morning Herald, 4 March 2019
Regions in NSW, Victoria and Queensland have the highest rates of youth unemployment in the country, peaking at more than five times Australia's overall unemployment rate, a new report has found.

Australia's youth unemployment crisis in regions and suburbs. ABC Radio National AM program, 4 March 2019
Official figures confirm Australia's national jobless rate is sitting at five per cent and the Reserve Bank thinks that could get even lower in the coming months.

The Man With The Golden Book: Limited edition $15,000 James Bond novel is found in a charity shop. The Daily Mail. 12 December 2018
A rare book worth thousands of dollars has been donated to a charity. ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’, from the James Bond series, was recently uncovered by a volunteer book sorter from Melbourne-based Brotherhood Books.

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Brotherhood Blog

A plate of food at an Iftar Dinner

The Brotherhood of St Laurence hosted its first youth-focussed Iftar Dinner this week. We met at our Broadmeadows office to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and gather with others in the local community.

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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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Australian Aboriginal flag, a yellow circle on two horizontal black and red stripes

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