Dr Kathy Landvogt, Safeguarding Lead at Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, has been awarded a 2017 Freedom Award by Anti-Slavery Australia for her outstanding work and contribution towards initiatives against forced marriage. Dr Landvogt was presented the award by Fiona McLeod SC, President of the Law Council of Australia, at the annual awards ceremony yesterday evening.
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Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand has signed a joint statement between non-Indigenous Australians calling on the Australian Government to make the First Nations Peoples’ Uluru Statement from the Heart a national priority.
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand has joined ACOSS, Early Childhood Australia, Relationships Australia and Save the Children to release a statement in light of the postal survey on same-sex marriage.
This Anti-Poverty Week (15-21 October 2017), we're standing together with the St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria and the Salvation Army Victoria to highlight the true cost of poverty across the Victoria and to alert political leaders to the fact that people, in communities big and small, are often struggling to survive.
Today, the Abbotsford Convent was officially added to Australia’s National Heritage List by the Minister for the Environment and Energy, The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP.
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.
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.