11 May 2017
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
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.
6 April 2017
54 agencies from across homelessness, housing, health and justice services have jointly presented to Melbourne City Council a Proposed Framework for Responding Effectively to Homelessness in the City of Melbourne.
6 April 2017
On 5 April 2017, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand and Lirata Consulting received Financial Literacy Australia’s “Research and Evaluation Award” for the financial capability coaching program “Firmer Foundations”.
1 March 2017
Child Support Policy and Its Impacts on Women’s Economic Security
9 February 2017
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
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
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
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
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.
12 October 2016
Congratulations to the New Zealand Community Finance partnership which announced today that their low and no interest loan schemes have been expanded across New Zealand.
15 September 2016
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
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
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.
15 August 2016
Good Shepherd calls on The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP to stand up and take action on climate change.
1 August 2016
"Putting Women at the Centre: A Policy Forum" ... Registrations now open.
1 August 2016
"Creating Healthy Ecosystems for Public Policy" ... Registrations now open.
29 July 2016
Architecture and Design have named the Good Shepherd Chapel at Abbotsford one of their editor's picks for this year's Open House Melbourne Weekend on 30 and 31 July. Members of the public are invited to take part in a free, guided tour of chapel during the course of the weekend to learn more about the building's historic past.
27 July 2016
Victorian artist Charlotte Clemens has created "On Thin Ice", a gripping collection of artworks that captures the emotions experienced by friends and family of people experiencing drug addiction. The exhibition is open every day from Thursday 28 July to Sunday 21 August, 10am - 3pm.
27 April 2016
The 2016-17 budget of the Victorian Government reaches out to those who suffer family violence with a new promise of fairness, recovery and opportunity.