Completed projects


The Brotherhood was commissioned by the First Nations Foundation to evaluate the expansion phase of a financial literacy program which had been piloted with Aboriginal people in Shepparton.

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The Brotherhood was commissioned by the Consumer Action Law Centre to undertake a study of the experiences of people faced with court orders related to unpaid debts.

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Cross-cultural understanding is vital for the effective provision of financial information.

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Fire, theft, accidents and other damage to property and vehicles can all have severe and long-lasting financial and emotional impact for low-income Australians, who can ill afford to repair or replace their car or household items.

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Saver Plus is a matched savings program designed by the Brotherhood and ANZ to assist families with low incomes to develop a savings habit and to build assets.

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This research used the life transitions approach to explore how economically and socially disadvantaged groups deal with financial needs related to the move from school to work, being unemployed, becoming a parent, and retirement and ageing.

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Funded by the Consumer Credit Fund, this study is the evaluation component of the Financial Health Services Pilot Project.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes