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The latest analysis of social exclusion shows that about five per cent (about 825,000) of Australians aged over 15 are deeply excluded and almost one per cent (150,000) are deeply excluded. The Social Exclusion Monitor, developed since 2008 by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and...
For many jobseekers low-paid work is in itself not a good stepping stone towards a better job, so the policy focus has thus shifted from helping welfare recipients to obtain jobs, to supporting employment in quality jobs that offer opportunities for wage and career progression....
An evaluation of the Cottage Centre for Families and Children which served inner-Melbourne families with young children shows that it was an effective model for assisting families with complex needs. Defining principles included early intervention, considering the child in the context of family and community;...
This report documents learning from the implementation of the Community Enterprise Development Initiative of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Department for Victorian Communities in twelve localities in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
In each neighbourhood, the aim has been to identify and develop...
A joint research project by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, has found the more barriers to employment a person has, the less helpful they experienced the system to be. The...
What is needed to overcome the disadvantage faced by asylum seekers when competing in the labour market?