Social inclusion is central to the Brotherhood’s approach to tackling poverty. It is the basis of all our work, the design of our services and the research we conduct.

Examples of our programs include the Given the Chance employment program and the Saver Plus matched savings scheme.

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Zoë Morrison 2010, On dignity: social inclusion and the politics of recognition (PDF file, 214 KB)

Paul Smyth 2010, In or out? Building an inclusive nation , The Australian Collaboration and the Brotherhood of St Laurence (PDF file, 1.1 MB)


    Social inclusion workshops program

    The Brotherhood’s contribution to a distinctively Australian approach to social inclusion includes a wide-ranging program of workshops on social inclusion.

    Speeches and opinion pieces

    Inclusive growth: the social policy imperative opinion piece by Paul Smyth Australian Policy On Line, 8 April 2011

    The way ahead to an authentically Australian approach to social inclusion speech by Tony Nicholson, Social Inclusion Down Under symposium, 24 June 2008 (PDF file, 24 KB)

    Speech by Tony Nicholson, New Agenda for Prosperity conference 27 March 2008 (PDF file, 24 KB)

    Closing the gap? The role of wage, welfare and industry policy in promoting social inclusion , speech by Paul Smyth, University of Melbourne Foenander lecture, 3 October 2007 (PDF file, 68 KB)

    A new Australian model of social inclusion and employment services, speech by Tony Nicholson , The Social and Economic Imperative: Tapping the Potential of Disadvantaged Australians Conference, 27 September 2007 (PDF file, 30 KB)