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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 The Allen Consulting Group, 2004

This report prepared for the Affordable Housing Forum documents an investigation of policy options to finance an increased supply of affordable rental housing.

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By Tim Gilley, 2003

This paper reports the evaluation of a program designed to improve children’s educational attainment and self-esteem in the early years of school, by equipping and supporting parents to undertake lessons with their four and five-year-old children at home.

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By the Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2003

This Brotherhood of St Laurence report addresses the question of how people’s views about independence affect the use of community care services such as home care, personal care and delivered meals.

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By Sonya Holm and Serena Lillywhite, 2003

This report describes the process undertaken to develop a Code of Ethical Behaviour at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, as a means to improve corporate social responsibility.

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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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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 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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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.

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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.