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)bsl.org.au

For media inquiries, contact the Communications team on:

0428 391 117
0499 300 982
media(at)bsl.org.au

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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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With the school year just around the corner, the Saver Plus program is helping parents around Australia to save for their children’s educational costs.

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Categories:  Financial inclusion

Seven years on, the long shadow of the global financial crisis continues to undermine job prospects for Australia’s youth, with different impacts being felt by young men and young women.

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Topics:  Youth unemployment

Alarm: Youth unemployment in Frankston, Mornington Peninsula exceeds Vic average.

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Topics:  Youth unemployment

A pioneering early learning program, which prepares four and five-year-old children for school, will start delivering in 25 new communities across Australia in early 2016—and will focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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Topics:  HIPPY

Cate Blanchett, Kate Grenville and Quentin Bryce to judge new prize for short stories that explore resilience in face of poverty

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Saver Plus, Australia’s largest and longest running matched savings and financial literacy program, will continue for a further five years following the Australian Government’s commitment of $29.4 million, together with an additional $17.5 million from ANZ.

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An urgent review of the Victorian retail electricity market is needed with a report showing that retailers' charges in household electricity bills have risen more than 200% in the past six years, says national welfare organisation the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomes the Australian Government's announcement of funding for 25 new communities across Australia to participate in the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) in 2015.

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Topics:  Education, HIPPY

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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