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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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March 2018 (PDF, 29 KB)

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February 2018 (PDF, 275 KB)

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By Ashley Carr and Simon Biggs, 2018

The relationship between regulation, care provision and risk has been an area of continuing policy debate. How dementia care providers handle regulation contributes to the quality of dementia care and the monitoring and enforcement of care standards.

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By Malita Allan and Dina Bowman, 2018

Socioeconomic background shapes the opportunities of the participants in the Life Chances Study at age 24.

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January 2018 (PDF, 24 KB)

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By Danielle Thornton, David Bryant and Shelley Mallett, 2018

Government and community-sector agencies have an equal stake in producing better social services. There is new interest in effective collaboration and pooling of complementary expertise.

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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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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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