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The Brotherhood decided to close the social work service in Broadmeadows in March and offered to support the Broadmeadows Welfare Advisory Committee by paying the salary of a community development worker in the area for a two-year period.  The aim was to help develop programs which are indigenous and for which local people are responsible.   "In our involvement in Broadmeadows we are examining how best the resources of centrally based welfare agencies like the Brotherhood can be shared with areas that are seriously deficient in community resources." []


Albert van Moorst appointed as a youth worker in Broadmeadows with the aim of developing self-sustaining local leadership on a family basis.  He worked through community organisations to establish contact with families and form groups each consisting of several families sharing leisure and spare time activities.  Four six-day camps took groups of young people to the Grampians, Big River, Tarwin River and Wilson’s Promontory.  This program began in September for three years, funded by the Leith Trust. [2]




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  1. BSL Annual Report 1970-1971 p.4 and BSL Annual Report 1972-1973 p.6 (no numbering). Also BSL Action December 1973 (No.202) pp.3 & 4
  2. BSL Annual Report 1971-1972 p.4 (no numbering) and BSL Annual Report 1972-1973 p.6 (no numbering). See "What we’ve been doing" Brotherhood Action September 1972 (No.198) p.4 and Brotherhood Action June 1973 (No.201) p.12 [Broadmeadows_&_Albert_van_Moorst_1973-6.pdf]. See also Brotherhood Action September 1973 (No.201 - sic) p.9: "… in the eighteen months as Youth Worker in the Broadmeadows area, (he) has achieved a lot. Albert was working towards developing local leadership within the family grouping, but during his time there the emphasis changed to a total community involvement. He has left us to work with the Sunshine City Council."

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