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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 Aaron Hart, Dina Bowman and Shelley Mallett, 2019

This study of older ‘pink collar’ workers in aged care points to the need for policy and practice changes to ensure Australia has enough skilled workers to provide quality care and to protect and support the physical and emotional health of those workers.

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Research report

Getting to work

By Dina Bowman, Malita Allan and Iris Levin, 2019

What are the impacts of advantage and disadvantage on young people’s transitions from education to regular or satisfactory employment?

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October 2019 (PDF, 1 MB)

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September 2019 (PDF, 888 KB)

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By Dina Bowman. Danielle Thornton and Shelley Mallett, 2019

We propose five principles to guide and underpin our social security system so that it contributes to a just, fair and compassionate society.

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August 2019, PDF (621 KB)

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By Maria Mupanemunda, 2019

How can public and private sector organisations strategically use their purchasing power, through a process known as social procurement, to achieve economic, environmental and social objectives?

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July 2019 (PDF, 127 KB)

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February 2019 (PDF, 552 KB)

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By Seuwandi Wickramasinghe and Dina Bowman, 2019

This report provides insights from Money For Jam, a micro-enterprise initiative for older women

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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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