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We also assist media in identifying genuine voices and compelling case studies that reflect the realities of life for people battling poverty in Australia. We produce our own content ranging from blogs, video, and social media. Here you can find the latest media releases and a selection of news links where we are featured.
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The Man With The Golden Book: Limited edition $15,000 James Bond novel is found in a charity shop. The Daily Mail. 12 December 2018
A rare book worth thousands of dollars has been donated to a charity. ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’, from the James Bond series, was recently uncovered by a volunteer book sorter from Melbourne-based Brotherhood Books.
'Survival job': Steep lift in young people hunting more hours at work. Sydney Morning Herald. 3 December 2018
Declan Myers has been looking for full-time work since he finished school half way through year 11 last year. The 18-year-old works an average of six hours a day, two days a week, in a retail job and lives with his parents in Springwood in the Blue Mountains. But with his parents planning to move interstate within 12 months, Declan wants to work more hours so he can live independently.
Young Aussies Are Stuck In Part-Time Work: New report. National HIT network. 3 December 2018
Young Australians are stuck in "part-time purgatory" with 44 per cent of all 20- to 24-year-olds not in full-time work, according to a new report.
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The Future of the Community Welfare Sector, Tony Nicholson, 27 May 2014
Brotherhood of St Laurence Executive Director, Tony Nicholson, delivered a speech in which he considered the path the community welfare sector will take over the next two decades.