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McHutchison, Ian


Director - Finance & Administration, 6 November 2000 to January 2007


McLelland, Alison AM

1983, Alison joined the Social Policy and Research Department a a social policy officer on a part time basis at the end of May.[1]

1992 Alison McClelland returned to the Brotherhood as Director, Social Policy& Research following the departure of Jan Carter (after 6 years of service) to take up the Chair of Social Work at the University of Melbourne (March).


In 1993, Youth unemployment was the focus of a special submission to the Federal Government. Bishop Michael Challen and Alison McClelland attended the National Meeting on Youth Training and Unemployment held by the Federal Government. (July)


in 1996,  Alison McClelland, undertook a 3-week study tour of South-East Asia (Thailand, Indonesia & the Philippines), incorporating the international conference of the International Council on Social Welfare in Hong Kong. The trip “was prompted by the concern by the BSL that internationalisation, or globalisation, was having an impact on the perceived capacity of governments in Australia to respond to poverty and inequality”.


Alison is also a Life Member of the Brotherhood and the Victorian Council of Social Service and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victorian division). She was awarded the Centenary Medal for her contribution to social policy and research and was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to social policy and education. Her co-edited book on social policy in Australia is in preparation for its fourth edition.

Previously a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission, Alison also held senior positions in the Victorian Government, in academia and in the community sector (including at the Brotherhood). Alison is currently an independent consultant, Chair of the Good Shepherd Australia and New Zealand Board, an Executive Committee Member Australian Social Policy Association, and a Director of the Board of TAFE Gippsland




Social Work: Alison McClelland (University of Melbourne website viewed 29 July 2019)

Alison McClelland BA (1968) GDip Social Studies (1969) was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2017 for significant service to the community through contributions to the development, monitoring and analysis or social policy, and to education



McAuley, Ross

Chaplain to the Brotherhood, based at Fitzroy.  Left the BSL in December 1989 to become vicar of the Anglican parish of St Anselm, Middle Park.



McWilliams, George

George McWilliams was appointed to the BSL advisory board in 1947 by Archbishop Booth following Tucker’s request for two “suitable and strong” clerics.


Millott, Jessica Agnes BEM (01.07.1914- 14.12.2005)


  • JessicaMillott, after 11 years as a voluntary helper, took up the position of Coolibah Club manageress at the start of 1962 and Jess Sumner took up “full time welfare work amongst the aged (1969 Annual report p. 5)
  • Jessica Millott, manageress of the Coolibah Club for 23 years, was awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours list (1980)
  • Jessica Millott made her 1500th Christmas pudding for the 1980 (and her 29th) Coolibah Club Christmas dinner.
  • In 1981, Jessica Millott retired after 30 years with the Brotherhood, having begun as a volunteer in 1951 at Carrum Downs, then at the Coolibah from 1953 and as manageress from 1962
  • In 1984 St Mary’s Mission House, Fitzroy was converted into a rooming house for 25 people and renamed Millott House in honour of Jessica Millott.


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  1. Brotherhood News, August 1983, no 17 (Staff, volunteers, auxiliaries & residents newsletter)

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