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Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand regularly comments on issues, research and events that have an economic and social impact on the lives of women, girls and families.

Read the most recent media releases and news from us below.

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Our Latest News

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.
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.
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.
Our Family Violence Programs in Victoria
Through our services, we work towards a world where Women, Girls and Families are safe, resilient, strong and connected. Through our services, we work towards a world where Women, Girls and Families
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.
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.
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.