Brotherhood blog

Welcome to the Brotherhood of St Laurence's blog.

We aim to tell human stories and offer an 'on-the-ground' insight on the challenges involved in achieving an Australia free of poverty.

Stories from Saver Plus

Aysun Acar, Brotherhood's Saver Plus worker teaches a class

Saver Plus, Australia's largest and longest running financial education and matched savings program, marks its 10 year anniversary in 2013.

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This week is MoneySmart Week which, in many ways, exemplifies the Brotherhood's mission for an Australia free from poverty, where Australians on lower incomes can be provided with increased opportunities.

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My name is Aysun and I, like many people, have had difficulty saving money. That is until I joined Saver Plus seven years ago, a joint program between the Brotherhood and ANZ. I’m now employed as a Saver Plus Worker, helping others to save their money.

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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.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
Australian Aboriginal flag, a yellow circle on two horizontal black and red stripes

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.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes