Brotherhood of St Laurence

The Brotherhood of St Laurence began during the Great Depression, as the vision and creation of Father Gerard Tucker, a man who combined his Christian faith with a fierce determination to end social injustice.

Based in Melbourne, but with a national profile, the Brotherhood continues to work for an Australia free of poverty.

They undertake research, develop and deliver services, and engage in advocacy. Their aim is to address unmet needs in innovative ways and translate their learning from research and services into new policies, new programs and practices which can be implemented by government and others.

Their vision: an Australia free of poverty

They work with others to create an Australia free of poverty for this and future generations: a fair, compassionate and just society where all can fully participate in social and economic life, create and share prosperity and treat each other with dignity and respect. In working for an Australia free of poverty, they recognise the Indigenous custodians of this country.