Research themes

Our research to understand the structural dimensions and experience of poverty and social exclusion is organised around key themes. Within these themes we consider the risks to people in the four key life transitions: early years, through school to work, in and out of work, and retirement and ageing.

Inclusive education

Understanding the conditions that enable equitable access to education, training and learning across the life course. Read more »

Work and economic security

Understanding and promoting the work and economic conditions that enable people to build sustainable livelihoods. Read more »

Inclusive ageing

Understanding and developing the social, economic and individual conditions that enable capable ageing. Read more »

Energy, equity, climate change

Addressing energy affordability and ensuring effective and equitable responses to climate change. Read more »

Housing and communities

Building the evidence to foster thriving communities and promoting solutions to housing affordability problems. Read more »

Poverty and social exclusion

Understanding poverty and social exclusion in Australia and the social and economic means to address inequity. Read more »

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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