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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 Marcus Banks and Dina Bowman, 2017

To understand why people on low incomes do or do not take out insurance we need to understand their overall financial circumstances and the multiple risks they face.

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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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November 2017 (PDF, 130 KB)

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November 2017 (PDF, 190 KB)

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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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October 2017 (PDF, 48 KB)

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July 2017 (PDF, 189 KB)

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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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July 2017 (PDF, 207 KB)

Joint submission of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Whittlesea Community Connections

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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

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.