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Giving asylum seekers a chance

What can be learned from a pilot employment program for asylum seekers? Read our latest report.

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The concept of a basic income

Reseachers examine key basic income proposals and trials in Australia and overseas.

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Brotherhood Update November 2017

Read about dementia care, efficient light globes, Newstart Allowance and vocational training and more in our latest enenwsletter.

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.

Learn about the Brotherhood of St Laurence's Social Policy Library.

Social Policy Library

Home to a significant collection of national and international social policy texts, a social policy portal, and rich historical and pictorial archive, the library is an invaluable community resource.


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.

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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.