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Energy stressed

Which households spend the largest share of their income on energy?

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Too valuable to lose

The value added by Australia's smaller community service organisations

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Brotherhood Update November 2018

Read about energy stress, employment services, opportunities for young people, and more, in our latest enewsletter.

Learn about the Research and Policy Centre

About the Research & Policy Centre

Learn about the centre and our team, access our research and discover our research and policy events.

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Hard times

Our qualitative study examined the financial circumstances of people with low and uncertain incomes in Melbourne and the strategies they use in an effort to make ends meet.


Our publications document Brotherhood research and policy analysis, share learning from evaluations of our services, and keep our supporters informed about our work.


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Fitzroy, Victoria 3065
Email: research(at)

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.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
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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.

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