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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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December 2009, (PDF file, 82 KB)

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By VECCI and Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2009

This collaborative study explored the extent to which recruitment of low-skilled workers was a problem for employers, as well as employee work readiness, foundational skills and vocational training, and the support mechanisms to increase worker retention.

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By Helen Kimberley and Bonnie Simons, 2009

The fourth Social Barometer examines the extent of disadvantage among older Australians.

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By Ingrid Burkett and Genevieve Sheehan, 2009

This report of research undertaken by the Brotherhood and Community Foresters Finance draws on the literature and stakeholder consultation to explore microfinance in Australia.

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Opening the door to tax reform, and soocial inclusion and the politics of recognition.

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By Maura Adshead and Chris McInerney, 2009 (PDF file, 162 KB)

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By Jyden Lawlor and Daniel Perkins, 2009 (PDF file, 134 KB)

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By Gerard Brody and Elizabeth McNess, 2009

The authors argue that Australia’s current asset-building policies, particularly tax concessions on housing and superannuation, enable wealthier households to further accumulate assets while doing little for poorer families.

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By Sharon Bond, 2009

This report commissioned by the Equity in Education Alliance seeks to quantify in dollars the extent to which the Victorian community service organisations, including emergency relief providers, assist disadvantaged families to meet school education expenses.

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By Judith Yates, 2009

This paper, reporting research undertaken for the Brotherhood of St Laurence and published by AHURI (the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute), assesses the scale and distribution of key tax expenditures associated with the treatment of housing in the Australian tax system.

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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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