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

To be added to our distribution list for media releases email media(at)bsl.org.au


How should we tackle the challenge of welfare reform in constrained economic times? What role can community organisations play as fiscal constraints limit what governments can do?

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Topics:  Sambell Oration

Householders are more concerned about electricity bills than other-cost-of-living expenses and want their State Governments to help reduce energy costs, says a new survey.

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Families in 25 communities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia will now be able to take part in HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters), which has proven outcomes in improving family relationships and preparing children for school.

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Topics:  HIPPY

The COAG Reform Council's latest reports on education and skills confirm what the Brotherhood of St Laurence already knows that – disadvantaged young people are doing it tough.

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An innovative new series of youth programs will commence on 18 October at the new Connections@Craigieburn centre.

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Topics:  Young people

Recently updated, the Brotherhood of St Laurence's Social Exclusion Monitor, researched in collaboration with the Melbourne Institute, has found a noticeable increase in disadvantage since the beginning of the global financial crisis in 2008.

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A course that trains people to become security officers has seen an African refugee take the first step to a life free of poverty.

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Topics:  Refugees, Training

Getting a driver's licence is a big step for anyone, but for the nine graduates of the Sunshine-based Drive to Thrive program it is a huge leap forward.

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Topics:  Refugees, Training

The Brotherhood of St Laurence op shop in Grovedale is marking a decade of serving the community in true local style. Run by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, the iconic warehouse-sized store represents more than low priced clothing, furniture and electrical appliances.

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Topics:  Community stores

Research from The Brotherhood of St Laurence has revealed that actions to reduce energy bills can not only save money, but can improve home comfort and even health and well being.

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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.