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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 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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By Dina Bowman, Shelley Mallett and Diarmuid Cooney-O’Donoghue June 2017

In a changing employment and budgetary context, there is renewed interest in the concept of a basic income – a form of social security in which individuals receive a regular, often unconditional payment from either government or a public institution.

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February 2017 (PDF, 794 KB)

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By Francisco Azpitarte, Victoria Johnson and Damian Sullivan 2015

Identifying which Australian households are experiencing fuel poverty requires more than a single measure.

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Brotherhood researchers Francisco Azpitarte and Eve Bodsworth wrote a chapter, 'Persistent disadvantage: a duration analysis based on HILDA data’, for a new report, Addressing entrenched disadvantage in Australia, published in April 2015.

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August 2014 (PDF file, 372 KB)

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July 2014 (PDF file, 697 KB)

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By Janet Taylor and Malita Allan 2013

The longitudinal study began with 167 children who were born in inner suburbs of Melbourne in 1990 and has comprised ten stages.

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August 2013 (PDF file, 284 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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