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.


'People come to Australia, new, we are very isolated, and I think it's a good way to connect the communities,' says Brotherhood of St Laurence project worker Ajak Kwai in a video published last week by SBS.

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Refugee and humanitarian arrivals to Australia in recent years are likely to have experienced greater instability and disruption in their lives before migrating compared with earlier arrivals. They are more likely to have spent more time in dangerous and disruptive environments. They are less likely to have worked in the year before arrival and less likely to have worked in skilled occupations in their former country. All these factors work against refugees’ chances of labour market success.

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The African Australian Community Centre, a partnership between the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Anglican Parish of Footscray that assists with the settlement of the African Australian community in Melbourne’s west, launched its new community garden earlier this month with an impressive working bee worthy of the team from television series Backyard Blitz.

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Hi, my name's Hilary and I started my own business, Dixon Appointments, 14 years ago. I got into recruitment at a young age and, for me, that was just a revelation. I found something I thoroughly loved.

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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.

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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.