News & Events

6 September 2018

Dowry abuse subject of Senate Inquiry

Good Shepherd’s Women’s Research, Advocacy and Policy Centre recently contributed to the Australian Senate’s inquiry into the practice of dowry and the incidence of dowry abuse in Australia. Dowry refers to the property, gifts or money brought by one family to another before, during or after marriage.

30 August 2018

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex clients welcome

Today, the Family Safety Victoria faith-based family violence service provider network made a public statement of support for LGBTIQ people and their communities. Network members include Jewish Care, Anglicare, Uniting Care, Vincent Care, Mackillop Family Services, Good Samaritan Inn, McCauley Community Services for Women, The Salvation Army, Sacred Heart Mission, Uniting Church in Australia and Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand.

17 July 2018

NAIDOC Week tributes keep flowing

This year's NAIDOC Week theme 'Because of her, we can!' sparked people’s imaginations and tributes to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women keep flowing.

6 July 2018

Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2018

For at least 65,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have carried dreaming stories, songlines, languages and knowledge that have kept culture strong and enriched the oldest continuing culture on the planet. NAIDOC Week celebrations across Australia honour the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

29 June 2018

Landmark legislation opposes modern slavery

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand welcomes the Australian Government’s introduction of the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Bill 2018 into the House of Representatives on 28 June 2018.

8 June 2018

Call for Senate to reject punitive Social Services Bill

An alliance of peak bodies and welfare groups has called on Labor, Green and crossbench Senators to reject a Government move to force new migrants to wait longer before they can access various social security payments.

15 May 2018

People in prison caught in debt trap

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand welcomes Financial Counselling Australia’s report "Double Punishment: How People in Prison Pay Twice". Launched on 15 May at Financial Counselling Australia’s 2018 Conference, the report states that the vast majority of people leaving prison are worse off financially than when they entered the justice system.

12 February 2018

Day one for our new CEO

We are thrilled to announce that Stella Avramopoulos joins Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand today as CEO. Stella is an influential leader in the community and government sectors with a proven record of delivering positive outcomes for communities.

19 December 2017

Good wishes for Sister Mary Carroll

After more than 30 years working as a Chaplain with women in the prison system, Good Shepherd Sister Mary Carroll is retiring.

30 November 2017

Safe Spaces: A study on paid family violence leave

We teamed up with Women's Agenda to survey more than 500 women about their access to family violence leave at work. The results show the importance of supportive workplaces in keeping women safe and financially secure.