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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 Martina Boese, John van Kooy and Dina Bowman, 2018

Focusing narrowly on the employment of humanitarian migrants (including refugees) can obscure the challenges that these people face in settling in a new environment.

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April 2018 (PDF, 146 KB)

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By John van Kooy and Agathe Randrianarisoa 2017

What is needed to overcome the disadvantage faced by asylum seekers when competing in the labour market?

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July 2017 (PDF, 207 KB)

Joint submission of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Whittlesea Community Connections

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June 2017 (PDF, 220 KB)

Joint submission of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Whittlesea Community Connections

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March 2017 (PDF, 369 KB)

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(PDF file, 92 KB) July 2015

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October 2014 (PDF file, 114 KB)

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By Eve Bodsworth with Juliana Lobo de Queiroz and Rebecca Meddings 2014

Stepping Stones is a micro-business program for women of refugee and migrant backgrounds.

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April 2014 (PDF file, 153 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.

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.

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