Research & Policy Projects

Our current research and policy projects are listed below.

For further information about a research project, please contact the research staff directly or phone our office on (03) 9483 1183.

You may also view a list of completed projects here »

Major projects

Current projects

Information technology provides ever-expanding opportunities to communicate, gather information, conduct personal business, access service, and enjoy entertainment and hobbies.

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Topics:  Inclusive ageing

Knowhow for later life

‘Knowhow’ is the term used in this study to refer to the knowledge and skills needed to engage successfully in the complex social and economic environment of the 21st century.

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Topics:  Inclusive ageing

The Brotherhood of St Laurence is involved in two research projects designed to support improved care for older people with dementia and their carers.

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The first stage of this research developed a framework for identifying capabilities and enhancing social inclusion of older Australians.

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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.

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