Research and policy publications
Our publications document Brotherhood research and policy analysis and share learning from evaluations of Brotherhood services.
Brotherhood Update enewsletter
Our Brotherhood Update enewsletter keeps readers informed about new research publications and projects, as well as policy submissions and opinion pieces.
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Reports from our research include literature reviews, program evaluations, policy analysis and insights from people experiencing disadvantage. You can browse titles since January 2002 here.
Most full reports and summaries may be freely downloaded as PDF files. Full reports are generally also available as printed copies.
To further its work for an Australia free of poverty the Brotherhood of St Laurence makes submissions to government and independent inquiries on policy issues which affect disadvantaged Australians.
Brotherhood of St Laurence policy submissions from 2000 are featured here. For earlier submissions contact the Brotherhood Social Policy Library by phone (03) 9483 1388 or by email library(at)bsl.org.au
This occasional online series began in 2004 as a joint undertaking of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Centre for Public Policy at the University of Melbourne. The working papers provide insights from research presented or in progress at the Brotherhood or at the Centre. In 2013 the Centre for Public Policy became part of the Melbourne School of Government.
You may view the papers here.
Brotherhood research staff have been invited to write chapters for social policy books published in Australia and overseas. Recent titles are listed here.
Brotherhood researchers contribute articles to journals in a variety of disciplines. Recent articles are listed here, with links to the relevant journal.
Brotherhood Comment, a research newsletter published three or four times a year from 1991 to 2013, provided a periodic overview of current research projects and policy analysis.
Copies of Comment from 2000 to 2013 are available on our publications page.
Earlier issues of Brotherhood Comment (from December 1997 to April 2000) can be accessed on Pandora, the National Library's permanent archive.