We welcome enquiries from media organisations who are seeking comment on poverty and disadvantage in Australia.
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.
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.
A $55,000 Australian Government grant will provide a new playground and outdoor barbecue area at the Brotherhood of St Laurence-auspiced African Australian Community Centre in Footscray.
Leaders of Anglican Church caring agencies meeting today condemned the Coalition policy announced concerning asylum seekers, as "a retrospective, cruel and unnecessary policy targeting vulnerable and dispossessed people.
A seven-metre banner has been installed on the spire of St Paul's cathedral, saying 'Let's Fully Welcome Refugees'. The banner is sponsored by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.
An innovative service which provides accommodation and education opportunities for young people who want to study but can't live at home was today opened by the Victorian Minister for Housing, the Hon Wendy Lovell MLC and the Minister for Higher Education and Skills, Hon Peter Hall MLC.