Brotherhood of St Laurence
Improving employment outcomes for young people with disability
Pathways to Employment (P2E) was a small, proof-of-concept trial to test the efficacy of mainstream employment pathway support for young people in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Despite implementation constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, this evaluation shows that the P2E trial generated encouraging...
Power pain: an investigation of energy stress in Australia
Many people in Australia struggle to afford the energy they need for their wellbeing. This report investigates the scale of the problem of energy stress and identifies policy implications.
The Tier 2 tipping point: access to support for working-age Australians with disability without individual NDIS funding
This report presents findings from research conducted by the Melbourne Disability Institute, in partnership with the Brotherhood of St. Laurence and Baptcare, in 2021. The research aims to build understanding of how working-age Australians with disability, without individual funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme...
Unlocking the potential of Australian apprenticeships
In this paper, the authors explore the weaknesses of the current system and propose a new approach, based on international evidence, that can make a difference to opportunities for young Australians.
Return to the family safety net? Economic security as Life Chances participants turn 30
The findings in this report signal directions for policy development that will alleviate economic disadvantage and contribute to a fairer future for the Life Chances participants and their families, and all Australians.