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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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June 2008 (PDF file, 76 KB)

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By Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2008

Late in 2007, the Brotherhood of St Laurence convened a roundtable to consider ways to reduce the likely impact of climate change (and related mitigation measures such as carbon pricing) on low-income private renter households.

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May 2008 (PDF file, 53 KB)

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By Serena Lillywhite, 2008

This paper was prepared for the OECD ILO conference 'Employment and industrial relations: promoting responsible business conduct', held in Paris in June 2008.

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May 2008 (PDF file, 107 KB

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May 2008 (PDF file, 118 KB)

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By Sharon Bond and Michael Horn, 2008

This report examines the survey responses of 58 low-income Victorian families about the cost of their 129 primary and secondary school-aged children’s participation in formal education during 2007.

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By John Freebairn and Rosanna Scutella, 2008

This snapshot analysis prepared for the Brotherhood of St Laurence highlights key federal taxation areas requiring reform.

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Social inclusion down under

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By Bill Unkles and Janet Stanley, 2008

As the imposition of a carbon price is planned in Australia to encourage movement away from carbon-based energy, this mapping exercise illustrates the uneven pattern of carbon use by poor households across Melbourne and across Victoria.

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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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Australian Aboriginal flag, a yellow circle on two horizontal black and red stripes

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.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes