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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 John van Kooy, 2015

Employer toolkits are designed to help employers remove barriers for particular jobseekers, including young people, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups and mature-age workers.

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October 2015 (PDF, 237 KB)

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By Eve Bodsworth, 2015

This qualitative study illustrates the challenges faced by jobseekers navigating today’s labour market.

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June 2015 (PDF, 29 KB)

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April 2015 (PDF file, 176 KB)

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February 2015 (PDF file, 339 KB)

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November 2014 (PDF file, 828 KB)

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By John van Kooy, Dina Bowman, Eve Bodsworth, 2014

'Employer engagement’ covers a wide range of approaches to assisting disadvantaged jobseekers. Our preliminary study proposes that there is a continuum of approaches from welfare-oriented to labour-market oriented.

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August 2014 (PDF file, 247 KB)

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By Eve Bodsworth 2014

Work and Learning Centres operated by community organisations with strong local networks aim to create learning and employment pathways for jobseekers.

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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
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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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