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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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Eric Dommers, George Myconos, Luke Swain, Stephanie Yung and Kira Clarke 2017

Published by NCVER

The vocational education and training sector must work to demystify VET pathways and better inform and support young early school leavers if it wants to engage them.

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By Simon Biggs and Ashley Carr, 2017

What strategies do care workers adopt to balance the demands of regulation and emotional connection in dementia practice?

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By John van Kooy and Agathe Randrianarisoa 2017

What is needed to overcome the disadvantage faced by asylum seekers when competing in the labour market?

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By Damian Sullivan with others 2016

Installing an efficient hot water system might reduce energy usage costs and greenhouse gas emissions, but may be too expensive or too daunting for low-income households.

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ACOSS, Brotherhood of St Laurence and The Climate Institute 2017

Action is needed to provide all Australians with access to affordable, reliable and clean energy – dubbed the ‘energy trilemma’.

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By Simon Biggs and Ashley Carr 2017

A new study explores organisational responses to regulation in dementia care, in terms of their strategies, management levels and facility design.

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By Aaron Hart, Joseph Borlagdan and Shelley Mallett, 2017

This study examined stage 1 of a pilot program to help prepare young people in out-of-home care to navigate the transitions to an independent young adulthood.

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By George Myconos and Angela McKenna, 2017

School retention and attainment rates in regional and rural Australia tend to be lower than in metropolitan areas. Our small study in Colac Otway Shire in western Victoria aimed to explore local assumptions that poorer educational outcomes are related to the ways that communities value or undervalue education.

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By Seuwandi Wickramasinghe and Helen Kimberley, 2016

This pilot research project used network mapping to gain understanding of the utility and value of social capital, in the form of networks and links, to community aged care service provision.

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By Simon Biggs and Ashley Carr, 2016

Aged and dementia care services are required to conform to multiple regulatory frameworks. Mapping these reveals regulatory clusters.

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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.
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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.