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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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By Janet Taylor and Alex Fraser, 2003

This report from the Brotherhood’s longitudinal Life Chances Study of children born in 1990 explores family change, current issues including schooling, and the children’s own perspectives on their lives at 11 and 12 years of age.

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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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By Sonya Holm and Serena Lillywhite, 2002

In 2002 the Brotherhood of St Laurence was invited to participate as a research group investigating the category of Ethics and Corporate Governance for the Good Reputation Index which ranks the top 100 corporations operating in Australia.

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By Rosemary Rogers and Jenny Martin, 2002

This document reports on Phase Two of the Early Years Project, undertaken by the Brotherhood of St Laurence in conjunction with the Centre for Community Child Health.

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By Charne Flowers, 2002

This report draws together the findings from a background paper, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions.

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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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By Linda Kelly, Meredith Levi and Helen Denney, 2002

Presents information from a consultation with members of the local community living in Craigieburn and Roxburgh Park, on Melbourne's northern metropolitan fringe.

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By Jeanette Johnson, 2002

This small-scale study explored, through a number of focus groups, community understandings of poverty and people’s responses to various statements about poverty.

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By Sally Jope, 2002

This reports the findings of the second stage of the Understanding Poverty project.

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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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