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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.

See also journal articles and contributions to books by Brotherhood researchers.

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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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November 2003 (PDF file, 57 KB)

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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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June 2003 (PDF file, 40 KB)

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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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August 2003 (PDF file, 83 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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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.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
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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.

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