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.
Sharon LeePhone: (03) 9483 1329 or 0499 300 982Email: sharon.lee(at)bsl.org.au
16 January 2017 Lower-income families tackle school IT costs with national savings program
02 December 2016 Disability champion reflects on road to once-in-a-generation NDIS reform and challenges ahead
01 December 2016 Leading researchers question the relevance of popular thinking on how to fight poverty
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Homeless camp crackdown won't fix the problem, state government's new adviser warns, The Age, 10 February 2017Tony Nicholson, head of the Brotherhood, has been appointed to advise the Victorian government on its plans to reduce rough sleeping in Melbourne’s CBD. In an interview with The Age, Tony said rough sleeping in the city was a "small but visible manifestation of a much broader problem" and needs a long-term strategy.
Middle Eastern migrants aren’t ‘piling on to the dole queue’, The Conversation, 8 February 2017Claims that Middle Eastern migrants are “piling on to the dole queue” are misleading, according to recently released labour market data.
Table tennis bringing Melbourne migrants together, ABC, 6 January 2017Each week a group of elderly migrants meet for a bout of table tennis and a chance to catch up at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in inner Melbourne.
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A new fellowship honours the legacy of a cherished volunteer, who worked with one of the programs we run to assist migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
The Future of the Community Welfare Sector, Tony Nicholson, 27 May 2014Brotherhood 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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