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Brotherhood of St Laurence

Report

Hidden in plain sight: the impact of the COVID-19 response on mature-age, low-income people in Australia

In this paper, the authors argue that COVID-19 has highlighted that existing policies do not meet the needs of people who face entrenched disadvantage.
Report

Finding that spark: what works to achieve effective employment services for young people?

What works to achieve effective employment services for young people? This report presents lessons from the evaluation of the Transition to Work Community of Practice.
Report

Economic security and dignity: a financial wellbeing framework

This paper proposes a financial wellbeing framework that recognises the drivers, impacts and experience of economic insecurity, and is based on the concept of economic dignity.
Working paper

Economic dignity and financial capabilities: connecting principles and concepts

Australians are living in increasingly financialised times. Their financial choices are often constrained by their economic, social and political context. This paper develops the concept of economic dignity as a guiding principle to develop a fuller understanding of financial capability that recognises those contexts.
Working paper

Councils as employers of choice

This paper draws on a review of Australian and international literature on disability employment and social procurement. Government publications examining public procurement as a policy response to unemployment, as well as reports produced by social procurement intermediary organisations both in Australia and internationally, were also...