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 the communications team on:

Phone: 0428 391 117 or 0499 300 982
Email: media(at)

Recent Media

Young people still find it hard to get a job, despite using same tactics as older job seekers, The Conversation, 4 December 2017
What young and older job seekers need is skills recognition, career advice, and support.

Report skewers misconceptions about unemployed youth, ABC Radio AM, 4 December 2017
The Brotherhood says it's time for society to stop thinking about young people as a 'problem', and instead view them as a 'resource'.

Young and working hard to get out of long-term unemployment, Fairfax, 4 December 2017
Using data from the longitudinal Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey, the Brotherhood of St Laurence report analysed the assumption that young people were less active in looking for work.

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Brotherhood Blog

Sally has been volunteering at our Breakfast Club for three years, and told us about her experience of volunteering with the Brotherhood, in her own words.

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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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