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Good Shepherd Australia challenges the critical and ongoing issues facing women, girls and families, by providing crisis services, housing, financial wellbeing and access to safe and affordable finance. Our programs and services ensure people do not fall through the cracks.

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Our Vision

For all women, girls and families to be safe, well, strong and connected.

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Our Mission

To tackle the significant issues impacting women, girls and families.

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Help women, girls and families experiencing disadvantage in Australia stay safe and well.

Your contribution could help some of Australia’s most vulnerable women, girls and families to lead safer, happier, fuller lives.

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News

Financial Abuse: The What, Who and Why

10 June 2021

Financial Abuse: The What, Who and Why

Financial Abuse is a term that society and communities are only just really getting to know, despite there being an epidemic. It is extremely important to be in the know on this topic and familiarise yourself with the signs.

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Our Top 10 Money Tips

27 May 2021

Our Top 10 Money Tips

Managing incomes and outcomes is a challenge many people struggle with every day. Here are our best ten pieces of advice to better organise them.

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Geelong Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) one year on

17 May 2021

Geelong Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) one year on

Geelong business and organisation leaders have urged locals who are continuing to struggle financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to seek support. In February 2020, ten pioneering organisations launched Australia’s first city-wide plan to support customers in hardship.

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3 easy power-saving tips to help you save some dollars

29 April 2021

3 easy power-saving tips to help you save some dollars

Our financial experts share 3 small, easy changes that might help reduce your power usage and put a few extra dollars in your pocket.

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Good Shepherd’s LaunchME 2020 graduates

31 March 2021

Good Shepherd’s LaunchME 2020 graduates

2020 was an extremely challenging year for most people. Despite the difficulties, Good Shepherd ensured a year of microenterprise coaching for nine extraordinary and talented people through it’s LaunchME program.

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The difference between safe and dangerous credit

3 March 2021

The difference between safe and dangerous credit

Unexpected expenses can happen in everyday life. You may have to dip into your savings to repair a car or buy a new fridge. If you don’t have the cash, sometimes a small loan can help but there are many considerations.

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Families struggling with back to school costs urged to avoid fast credit

18 January 2021

Families struggling with back to school costs urged to avoid fast credit

Not for profit Good Shepherd has urged families in financial distress to consider government backed No Interest Loans, rather than adding to credit card debt or turning to pay day lenders and other sources of fast credit.

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Economic abuse must be recognised as a driver of family violence

23 September 2020

Economic abuse must be recognised as a driver of family violence

Governments, the community and corporate Australia across the country must start rethinking their approaches to addressing family violence if they are serious about ending violence against women.

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Pandemic’s economic pain worse for the young, migrants and women

12 August 2020

Pandemic’s economic pain worse for the young, migrants and women

The economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has created a new group of economically vulnerable people, with young people, recent migrants and women among those hardest hit.

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Next Chapter and the Financial Independence Hub

20 July 2020

Next Chapter and the Financial Independence Hub

Commonwealth Bank is extending and expanding its support for people impacted by financial abuse, as a result of domestic and family violence, with the launch of Next Chapter; a new program that will see the bank bring a range of services, support, resources and research to the market.

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Good Shepherd joins faith-based organisations to voice concerns about Religious Discrimination Bill

14 February 2020

Good Shepherd joins faith-based organisations to voice concerns about Religious Discrimination Bill

Leaders from Victoria’s most prominent faith-based and religious community service organisations have come together to urge the Federal Government not to implement the Religious Discrimination Bill as proposed.

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Good Shepherd supports Treating Families Fairly

18 December 2019

Good Shepherd supports Treating Families Fairly

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is - along with the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare and six other like-minded organisations - a member of Treating Families Fairly. 

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