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

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June 2004 (PDF file, 61 KB)

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By Daniel Perkins and Philippa Angley, 2003

This BSL discussion paper examines the change in values informing public policy in Australia over the last 25 years, and its negative impact on society.

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June 2003 (PDF file, 68 KB)

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By Sally Jope and Rosie Beaumont, 2003

This report presents findings from interviews with young job seekers, Centrelink officers afnd youth workers, and from the examination of Preparing for Work Agreements

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By Stephen Ziguras, Gavin Dufty and Mark Considine, 2003

A joint research project conducted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, which reveals that some Centrelink requirements actually hinder people, especially those facing multiple barriers, from finding work.

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By Philippa Angley and Belinda Newman, 2002

This report from a joint research project of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Victorian Association of Health and Extended Care (VAHEC) explores the challenge of recruiting staff to meet the needs of increasing numbers of frail older people and people with a disability who wish to remain living at home.

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Stephen Ziguras and Charne Flowers, 2002

Unemployed people who fail to comply with their activity test requirements are penalised by having their benefits reduced.

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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.

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