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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 Nicole Oke, Janet Stanley and Jacqui Theobald, 2007

This report investigates the ways in which playgroups in Greater Dandenong, a culturally diverse municipality in south-eastern Melbourne, can foster the inclusion of many community groups, and identifies barriers to playgroup attendance for parents and caregivers.

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By the Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2007

The third Social Barometer examines how well equipped Australians of working age are for full economic and social participation in a rapidly changing world.

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April 2007 (PDF file, 115 KB)

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April 2007 (PDF file, 147 KB)

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By Janet Taylor and Lucy Nelms, 2006

This report draws on stage 7 of the Brotherhood’s longitudinal Life Chances Study, when the young people were aged 15, to explore school engagement and transition issues.

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May 2005 (PDF file, 66 KB)

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June 2004 (PDF file, 61 KB)

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By Tim Gilley, 2003

This paper reports the evaluation of a program designed to improve children’s educational attainment and self-esteem in the early years of school, by equipping and supporting parents to undertake lessons with their four and five-year-old children at home.

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By Janet Taylor and Alex Fraser, 2003

This report from the Brotherhood’s longitudinal Life Chances Study of children born in 1990 explores family change, current issues including schooling, and the children’s own perspectives on their lives at 11 and 12 years of age.

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December 2000 (PDF file, 33 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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