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For over 50 years, BSL has produced a wide range of research examining how poverty impacts people’s lives at every stage.
Search below for BSL-authored reports, policy submissions, summaries, working papers, etc. dating back to 2000. For earlier publications, please see note below the search results.
How prevalent is poverty and financial stress among Australian children and families, and what has been the impact of COVID-19? What difference could social security spending make?Read report
The COVID-19 pandemic has been described as a women’s pandemic because of its unequal social and economic impacts. Governments must invest in creating jobs, stimulating the economy and tackling stubborn social policy problems so as to build a better future for low-income women and their families.Download guide (PDF, 281.0 KB)
By enlisting and supporting parents as tutors, the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) creates a transitional labour market that helps these parents develop their goals and improve their job opportunities.Read report
Note on earlier works
You may find other BSL works from 1999 and earlier, or those authored by non-BSL sources, by searching our BSL library catalogue. BSL series that are no longer published can be found here: Brotherhood Comment or the Social Policy Working Papers .
In addition to our current research topics, BSL has previously undertaken research on the following concepts. We recommend you visit our library catalogue by clicking on these keywords, cost of education ; financial inclusion ; future of work ; inclusive growth ; mutual obligation ; place-based ; refugees and asylum seekers ; and tax reform .
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Explore our projects , presentations , and episodes of our podcast, Brotherhood Talks.
Click here to read the most recent BSL Annual Reports. You may also access previous BSL Annual Reports in our library catalogue.