News & Events

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.

29 July 2016

Open House Melbourne, Good Shepherd Chapel - 30 & 31 July

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

On Thin Ice Exhibition - August

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.

18 April 2016

Vale Sr Anne Manning

Good Shepherd sadly farewells Sr Anne Manning, Good Shepherd Sister for 50 years and Province Leader Australia/Aotearoa New Zealand 2012-15, who passed away on Sunday, 17 April 2016.

4 April 2016

Welcoming our new leaders

This week we welcome our new leaders who will guide us in fulfilling our vision and purpose.