With 7-13 August marking Homelessness Week 2017, there is no better time to talk about how economic abuse, a form of family violence, can lead to homelessness.
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Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking - whether as a country of origin, transit or destination – and it’s the second fastest growing criminal industry in the world.
More than 48 women across Brimbank Melton have fine-tuned their tailoring skills and learned the basics of running a small business since Good Shepherd launched its advanced sewing skills program “Sew Much More” in 2014.
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand announces the launch of a new professional development course – Coaching for Money Wellness – to guide community services workers through tricky money conversations.
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.
Today, Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz visited Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand in St Albans to present our family violence and financial counselling services with a grant for $71,584.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Child Support Policy and Its Impacts on Women’s Economic Security
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.