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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 Seuwandi Wickramasinghe, 2018

The Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers program acted as a ‘bridge’ to employment for asylum seekers, circumventing some of the challenges of constrained visa conditions and barriers in mainstream recruitment.

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By Lisa Conley, 2018

How can we support young people who have experienced a child protection or youth justice order to make a successful transition to adulthood?

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By Zuleika Arashiro and Amanda Pagan, 2018

This research explores ‘value add’ by smaller community service organisations in Australia, in the context of ongoing changes in the sector.

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By Martina Boese, John van Kooy and Dina Bowman, 2018

Focusing narrowly on the employment of humanitarian migrants (including refugees) can obscure the challenges that these people face in settling in a new environment.

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ACOSS and Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2018

Analysis drawing on results from the Household Expenditure Survey shows that some groups are spending a larger share of their income on energy bills. The widening gap has contributed to an increase in inequality and poverty.

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By Marion Coddou and Joseph Borlagdan, 2018

The Certificate I in Developing Independence addresses gaps in out-of-home care by offering both an approach and a structure for engaging young people in education and future planning based on their aspirations.

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Australian Council of Social Service and Brotherhood of St Laurence, September 2018

Modelling shows that we can tackle energy affordability and reduce carbon emissions at the same time, but Energy Intensive Trade Exposed Industries (EITEs) must be included.

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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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