Media Releases

The Brotherhood of St Laurence issues media releases on a range of topics relating to poverty and disadvantage.

For archived media releases, please contact the library: library(at)

For media inquiries, contact the Communications team on:

0491 159 256

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence today welcomed the Victorian Government's announcement of a Victorian Default Offer and the abolition of default standing offers.

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Householders’ income spent on energy in Australia is surging, according to new research commissioned by the Australian Council of Social Service and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence is delighted to announce the winners of our national story competition, The Hope Prize, which encourages writers to explore resilience in the face of poverty.

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Hospitality workers, pensioners and minimum wage earners are being crippled by rental stress in metropolitan areas across Australia, according to the May Rental Affordability Index (RAI).

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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.

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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.

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