Brotherhood of St Laurence

Library Blog May 2023


Alone and afraid, carers of adults with complex disabilities say they don’t know where to turn to get crucial medical help for their loved ones. 
Now, a group of health professionals in Western Sydney have decided to take matters into their own hands.

Australian Planner, April 2023. In parts of Sydney, families occupy half the apartments and many value their convenient location. Yet, despite a surge in development, most apartments are one or two bedrooms and not family-friendly. Contact the Library for a copy of this paper.


  • Fear & wonder

    The Conversation’s new climate podcast, hosted by Joelle Gergis, climate scientist and lead author for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and award-winning journalist Michael Green.
  • 'Yarning Disability'

    The First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) hosted by FPDN Advocate Bernard Namok. In each episode, The Yarning Disability podcast showcases the stories of First Nations peoples living with a disability, their families and carers and other disability industry professionals to highlight the lived experiences of First Nations people with a disability in Australia.

‘Join Us’ is just the first step in a many months-long conversation with Australians between now and the referendum, which will include more national commercials and talking to everyday Australians about the opportunity to be part of a successful referendum.
The Centre for Policy Development's 2023 John Menadue Oration by Sophie Howe. The fourth instalment of CPD’s flagship event, named after founding Chair John Menadue AO, was held in Melbourne on April 18, 2023, both in person at The Wheeler Centre and online via live stream. As Australia pursues wellbeing in economic decision-making, the 2023 John Menadue Oration provided an audience with Sophie Howe, the inaugural Future Generations Commissioner of Wales.


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