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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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September 2018 (PDF, 181 KB)

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September 2018 (PDF, 330 KB)

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Dina Bowman and Marcus Banks, 2018

How do households with low and uncertain incomes cope with risk and strive to make ends meet?

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Submitted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence on behalf of the Transition to Work Community of Practice

August 2018 (PDF, 1.5 MB)

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August 2018 (PDF, 941 KB)

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By Dina Bowman, Agathe Randrianarisoa and Seuwandi Wickramasinghe, 2018

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By Dina Bowman and Agathe Randrianarisoa, 2018

In a changed labour market and with an ageing population, understanding the attitudes and needs of employers is vital to assisting unemployed older Australians to get and keep jobs.

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By Agathe Randrianarisoa and Dina Bowman, 2018

Analysis of interviews with jobactive staff shows that employment services staff face considerable challenges in helping mature age jobseekers to get work.

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By Seuwandi Wickramasinghe and Dina Bowman, 2018

This report is the first of three from a study exploring how jobactive employment services might better assist mature age jobseekers to get work.

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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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