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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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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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January 2019, 1.2 MB

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By Seuwandi Wickramasinghe, 2018

The Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers program acted as a ‘bridge’ to employment for asylum seekers, circumventing some of the challenges of constrained visa conditions and barriers in mainstream recruitment.

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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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September 2018 (PDF, 181 KB)

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September 2018 (PDF, 330 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