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

Research finds energy price rises hitting pensioners hard. Your Life Choices, 15 October 2018
Householders’ income spent on energy in Australia is surging, according to new research commissioned by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Brotherhood of St Laurence to walk for asylum seekers. Star Weekly, 9 October 2018
An Epping support worker from the Brotherhood of St Laurence will be pulling on his walking shoes this Sunday to show support for people facing hardship.

How cooking miso helped this Japanese woman build a new life in Australia. SBS, 3 October 2018
Yoko Nakazawa translated her miso making skill into a small business, thanks to the Brotherhood’s Stepping Stones program.

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Brotherhood Blog

A rare James Bond novel worth thousands of dollars has been donated to Brotherhood Books – a Brotherhood social enterprise.

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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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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.

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