Compass - A Voice For the Poor

In the 1930s an extraordinary institution was born in this country. It was forged during the depression years by a fearless fighter for social justice - Father Gerard Tucker. He wanted to help the poor, the unemployed and the sick - but he wasn't interested in dispensing charity or being judgemental about those he helped. From its base in Melbourne, the organisaiton he founded, the Brotherhood of St Laurence is still fighting but it’s constantly changing its methods, it’s newest focus for instance is children. In this story we take a look at how a great Australian institution helps the needy and challenges our perception of who they are.

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

Producer: 
Production Year: 
2005
Duration: 
30 mins
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Standard $88
Schools $66
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