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:

0428 391 117
0499 300 982

To be added to our distribution list for media releases email media(at)

Budgets are not just about bottom lines, says the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

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Help in the Budget to build skills and experience needed for the modern economy is welcome.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence is set to play a key role in implementing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Victoria.


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A new snapshot has mapped unemployment 'hotspots' for those aged 15 to 24 across Australia – with some regions grappling with rates above 20 per cent.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence today joined other organisations in the child and family welfare sector in calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to release from detention children and their families who are seeking asylum.

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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.