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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.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomes the Federal Government's opening of the Expression of Interest Process for the expansion of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) in 2014.
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.