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Brotherhood Talks is a podcast by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, a community organisation working towards an Australia free of poverty. Listen to experts discuss a wide range of issues of key importance in overcoming the challenge of poverty and disadvantage in Australia. Find us online at bsl.org.au/brotherhoodtalks and join the conversation on social at #BSLtalks.

Brotherhood Talks is a podcast by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, a community organisation working towards an Australia free of poverty. Listen to experts discuss a wide range of issues of key importance in overcoming the challenge of poverty and disadvantage in Australia. Find us online at bsl.org.au/brotherhoodtalks and join the conversation on social at #BSLtalks.
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Brotherhood Talks is a podcast by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, a community organisation working towards an Australia free of poverty. Listen to experts discuss a wide range of issues of key importance in overcoming the challenge of poverty and disadvantage in Australia. Find us online at bsl.org.au/brotherhoodtalks and join the conversation on social at #BSLtalks.

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Episodes

The Productivity Commission: A key voice on policy reform

11/14/2019
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As Australia’s public sector outsources more and more of its thinking on public service reform, the Productivity Commission has become an increasingly important, independent voice. In this Brotherhood Talk, we examine the role of a major Australian institution. The Productivity Commission has provided independent advice to governments on economic, social and environmental matters, while maintaining a focus on advancing the interests of the community at large, since it was set up in...

Duration:00:49:45

NDIS: What's working, what's not? Part Two

10/1/2019
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In the second of this two-part Brotherhood Talk, a panel of experts responds to questions from the audience at a public talk exploring the National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, said to be biggest social policy reform since the introduction of Medicare. Leading the panel discussion is Amanda Pagan, head of Inclusive Communities with the Brotherhood of St Laurence Research and Policy Centre. There are four panellists: Professor Bruce Bonyhady, Executive Chair and Director of the...

Duration:00:44:12

NDIS: What's working, what's not? Part One

10/1/2019
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More than 300,000 people around Australia receive services through the National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS. Another 160,000 need to be brought into the scheme. So, what’s working and what’s not? In the first of this two-part Brotherhood Talk, a panel of experts analyses the NDIS, offering deep insights its positive impacts, and aspects which could be improved. Leading the discussion is Amanda Pagan, head of Inclusive Communities with the Brotherhood of St Laurence Research and...

Duration:00:40:58

Refugees in 2019: Responding to record high levels of displacement

9/17/2019
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With unprecedented numbers of displaced people, what are the opportunities and challenges for refugees globally, and in Australia? We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record, according to the United Nations. An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from home. In this Brotherhood Talk, a range of Brotherhood of St Laurence managers and staff provide perspectives and insights based on their rich professional and lived...

Duration:00:40:47

Climate Justice: the moral and political dimensions of responding to climate change

8/7/2019
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Professor Jeremy Moss says the concept of justice needs to be front and centre of our efforts to reduce the harmful impacts of climate change. If we don’t, he says, we could make a very bad situation worse. To avoid dangerous climate change, the world must drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions. social and economic changes to achieve that will be costly and disruptive. The choices we make will determine who benefits and who bears the burden. Jeremy Moss is a Professor of Political...

Duration:00:43:31

Affordable housing in Australia: What can we do about it?

8/5/2019
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How big is Australia’s affordable housing challenge and what can we do about it? Dr Kate Raynor contrasts current affordability challenges with those of past decades, and explores the merits of various global approaches to make housing more affordable, especially for those on low incomes. Kate Colvin has worked in the community housing sector for more than two decades and provides insights into how the sector has approached the challenges of housing and homelessness. Kate Raynor is from...

Duration:00:50:50

Leave no one behind: UN Sustainable Development Goals in Australia with Professor John Thwaites

8/3/2019
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Are we giving the next generation a fair go? For Professor John Thwaites, that’s what the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are all about. Conny Lenneberg sees them as an important shared vision. John Thwaites is a Professorial Fellow at the Monash University Sustainable Development Institute in Melbourne. He was also Deputy Premier of Victoria from 1999 to 2007. Conny Lenneberg is Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence. This episode presents highlights of a...

Duration:00:52:06

Conny Lenneberg Executive Director introduces Brotherhood Talks

8/1/2019
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As Executive Director Conny Lenneberg outlines in this introductory episode, Australia has had a remarkable run of prosperity, but too many people don’t get to share in it. Too many are not getting a fair go - a fundamental value that has shaped our community. She says the Brotherhood Talks podcast will shine a light on the challenges we face to ensure everyone has a fair go. It features highlights of public forums hosted by the Brotherhood’s Research and Policy Centre, on a range of topics...

Duration:00:02:05