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

ABC Radio Conversation Hour on poverty in Melbourne and Victoria. ABC Radio Melbourne, 27 April 2018
Brotherhood Executive Director Conny Lenneberg joins presenter Jon Faine to discuss  poverty in Melbourne and Victoria, with Newstart recipient Trish Sutton and Professor Roger Wilkins from the University of Melbourne.

Youth unemployment map reveals stark regional divide. ABC Radio AM program, 26 March 2018
The Brotherhood of St Laurence reveals the worst hotspots for youth unemployment in the country, with Queensland's Outback region coming in with the highest rate of 67.1 per cent.

'Stark data': How postcodes are shaping the destiny of young Australians. Fairfax, 25 March 2018
Youth unemployment has skyrocketed by more than 10 percentage points in two years in some regions, as a new national report reveals how postcodes shape the future of young Australians.

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Brotherhood Blog

An independent study has found 87 per cent of low income families who take part in our Saver Plus program are saving the same amount or more up to seven years after completing it.

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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.

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