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.

A mother and grandmother read to a young girl

Young children interact as part of our HIPPY program for preschoolers.

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

Young man preparing vegetables

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

A resident of Sumner House sits with artworks that he creates as part of the residential programs.

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

An older man inspects a tree that is effected by drought

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

Housing, Community and Place

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

A mother, husband and child from a culturally-diverse background

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.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
Brotherhood Books
Brotherhood of St Laurence Communtiy Stores
BROCAP
Hippy Australia
Given the Chance

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.