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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 Dina Bowman, Marcus Banks, Geraldine Fela, Roslyn Russell and Ashton de Silva 2017

Financial wellbeing as a concept has become popular in the fields of social policy, service delivery and personal financial products. This working paper traces the development of the concept.

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March 2017 (PDF, 319 KB)

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March 2017 (PDF, 369 KB)

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By Aaron Hart, Joseph Borlagdan and Shelley Mallett, 2017

This study examined stage 1 of a pilot program to help prepare young people in out-of-home care to navigate the transitions to an independent young adulthood.

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March 2017 (PDF, 172 KB)

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February 2017 (PDF, 794 KB)

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By George Myconos and Angela McKenna, 2017

School retention and attainment rates in regional and rural Australia tend to be lower than in metropolitan areas. Our small study in Colac Otway Shire in western Victoria aimed to explore local assumptions that poorer educational outcomes are related to the ways that communities value or undervalue education.

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February 2017 (PDF, 220 KB)

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December 2016 (PDF, 293 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.

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