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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 Nicole Oke, Janet Stanley and Jacqui Theobald, 2007

This report investigates the ways in which playgroups in Greater Dandenong, a culturally diverse municipality in south-eastern Melbourne, can foster the inclusion of many community groups, and identifies barriers to playgroup attendance for parents and caregivers.

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Employment assistance: time for a fresh approach

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Employment assistance: time for a fresh approach

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By Peter Saunders, Yuvisthi Naidoo and Megan Griffiths (SPRC); with Peter Davidson, Anne Hampshire, Janet Taylor, John Bellamy and Sue King, 2007

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By Terry Carney, 2007 (PDF file, 82 KB)

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By the Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2007

The third Social Barometer examines how well equipped Australians of working age are for full economic and social participation in a rapidly changing world.

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By Daniel Perkins, 2007

This report presents findings of an evaluation of the Personal Support Programme (PSP) by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne Citymission and Hanover Welfare Services.

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By Paul Smyth, 2007 (PDF file, 74 KB)

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By Kemran Mestan and Rosanna Scutella with the Allen Consulting Group, 2007

Getting the long-term jobless into mainstream employment is a major challenge for Australian governments, especially in areas of concentrated disadvantage.

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The rise of the community sector, and using an Intermediate Labour Market as a pathway to mainstream employment.

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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.

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