Completed projects


The retail electricity market is failing Victorians, according to a new report, A critique of the Victorian retail electricity market.

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A study of the Banksia Younger Onset Dementia Support Group, a pilot program to support people with younger onset dementia in the Frankston area of outer Melbourne.

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Topics:  Dementia care

The Youth Collaboration Trial (YCT) operated during 2013 and 2014 in Frankston, Craigieburn and the western suburbs of Melbourne as a model of service integration designed to ensure that young people aged 15–24 would be prepared for, and able to sustain, employment.

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The Brotherhood was a partner in this Australian Research Council–funded study led by Deborah Brennan and Jen Skattebol at the Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, to shed light on how local markets function in early childhood and care in Australia.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence, CHOICE and the Energy Efficiency Council all have the goal of improving the affordability of energy services.

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The complex, interrelated systems of taxation and income support directly affect the capacity of Australians to live rewarding and productive lives. Researchers have investigated the impact of fiscal reforms such as changed marginal tax rates and changed rules for income support recipients on the nation's income distribution.

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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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As Australia's population ages, there is a need to broaden our understanding of the rights and contributions of older adults, in order to develop relevant policies and services.

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Topics:  Inclusive ageing

The PACTS program, which helps parents to support their children's decision making and choices about career pathways and relevant training, was developed by the Brotherhood in 2003.

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This study examined the factors that affect the recruitment or retention of families in the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY). From 50 sites at the time of the study the program has expanded to be delivered by 60 providers at 100 sites across Australia.

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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.