We welcome enquiries from media organisations who are seeking comment on poverty and disadvantage in Australia.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomes today's announcement by the Federal Government of a significant expansion of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) program to support Indigenous families in an additional 50 communities across Australia.
Like many, the Brotherhood of St Laurence had hoped this Budget would begin to address the inadequacy of the Newstart payment rate.
The Victorian Budget represents a missed opportunity for the State Government to put forward a coherent strategy to address the problems of persistent disadvantage in some of the most neglected parts of our community, the Brotherhood of St Laurence said today.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence has joined over 50 organisations and 1200 individuals across Australia to campaign for asylum seekers to have the right to work. We believe the right to work is a fundamental human right that should be upheld.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence will show Melbournians how to transform household trash into treasure at the Recycling is Fun Day at the Melbourne Town Hall, on Friday 22 February, during the Sustainable Living Festival.
Victoria’s Auditor-General today released a report evaluating recent initiatives to tackle homelessness stemming from the state and federal National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).
As households struggle with rising energy prices, a State Government scheme providing free light-globes and shower heads contributed to power-saving improvements in close to half a million households across Melbourne.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence and Hanover Welfare Services welcomed today’s announcement by Minister Lovell of the Victorian Government's second youth foyer to be operated at Holmesglen TAFE, Waverley Campus.