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)

Sharon Lee, Communications Manager
Phone: (03) 9483 1329 or 0499 300 982
Email: sharon.lee(at)

Recent Media

Mt Isa community centre wants families for free HIPPY learning program, The North West Star, 3 May 2017
Our HIPPY program (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters) focuses on fun learning activities to develop literacy, numeracy, language, and motor skills.

We're not dole bludgers and job snobs, ad campaign by young unemployed people says, BuzzFeed News, 30 April 2017
The Job Hunter #NotDoleBludger campaign by the Brotherhood of St Laurence challenges stereotypes and presents the true face of what it's like to be young and unable to find work.

Overhaul of retail energy industry suggested by leading welfare agency, Herald Sun, 16 April 2017
The Brotherhood fears customers who struggle to pay bills on time, have limited internet access or low literacy or numeracy are likely to be locked out of the best offers.

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Brotherhood Blog

Congratulations to Vivian, Linda and Sobeydo who have been awarded the David Sier Fellowship. The newly launched annual fellowship aims to create small change for recipients from a migrant, refugee and asylum seeker background.

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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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