News & Events

7 July 2017

Good Shepherd celebrates NAIDOC Week

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand joined thousands of Australians celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples this NAIDOC Week.

12 June 2017

Alison McClelland, Board Chair receives Queen’s Birthday Honours

We are thrilled to announce that Ms Alison McClelland, Chair of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand’s Board, was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List today. Alison was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community through contributions to the development, monitoring and analysis of social policy, and to education.

11 May 2017

Federal Budget’s support of universal services undermined by divisive welfare approach

It was heartening to see a shift towards a more socially responsive agenda in the Federal Coalition’s 2017-18 Budget. The foundations of community wellbeing and cohesion, such as health, education and housing, have returned within the core business of government alongside the economy. This upholds the Government’s responsibility to support all its citizens.

2 May 2017

Andrews’ Government investing where it matters

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand highly commends the Andrews’ Government for putting women and children at the centre of this year’s Victorian state budget. It has made a landmark investment to implement the recommendations of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence and the Gender Equality Strategy.

9 February 2017

Invitations now open to inaugural Good Conversations forum

Join us for a new networking opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day at our inaugural Good Conversations forum: Child Support Policy and its Impacts on Women’s Economic Security. (1 March, Melboune CBD)

22 January 2017

Young people facing forced marriage are falling through the gaps

Kathy Landvogt, Head of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand's Women's Research, Advocacy and Policy Centre, spoke with Herald Sun about the hidden crime of forced marriage in Australia and how more needs to be done to support women and girls at risk.

19 January 2017

Homelessness is not a choice

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand joins 35 other Victorian homelessness, housing and social services organisations to co-sign an open letter appealing for a shift in the conversation away from vilifying rough sleepers to a focus on the lack of affordable housing that underpins the crisis.

1 December 2016

2015-16 Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand Year in Review online

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand was established by the Good Shepherd Sisters to bring together committed and compassionate people to address the urgent needs of our time. You can read more about the journey we have taken with the communities we serve in our 2015-16 Year in Review.

7 November 2016

Mornington-Peninsula Teams Move Office

This week sees some of our Mornington-Peninsula teams move offices. Today, Monday 7 November, the Mornington team will move to Suite 1, 346 Main Street, Mornington. This Wednesday 9 November, the Hastings team will move from Church Street to Suite 1 and 6, 184 Salmon Street, Hastings. Both offices are less than a 10-minute walk from the previous locations, making it easy for clients. Reception phone numbers will remain the same.

15 September 2016

The Waranara Centre is #DoingSchoolDifferently

This morning, we presented an evaluation of our secondary school The Waranara Centre at the Doing School Differently Conference in Melbourne. Principal Kirsty Rose and Good Shepherd Outcomes and Evaluation Specialist Lanie Stockman discussed ways the centre creates positive change in students’ attendance, engagement and behaviour – all critical to academic improvement.

1 September 2016

A warm welcome to our new Chair

We are delighted to announce the appointment of long-standing Board member, Alison McClelland to the position of Chair of the Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand Board. Alison brings a wealth of experience from her senior positions in government, academia and the community sector.

16 August 2016

Good Shepherd presents economic security index at Women's Policy Forum

The Power to Persuade and Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand jointly hosted Putting Women at the Centre: A Policy Forum in Melbourne today, a one-day forum that explored themes of justice and economic security as they manifest for women. Good Shepherd presented a new economic security index designed to measure the economic security of family violence survivors.