News & Events

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.

27 November 2017

Girls and young women experiencing a mental health crisis

Susan Maury, Policy and Research Specialist - Education Pathways at Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, finds children and young people in their middle years (between the ages of eight and 12) are experiencing a sharp increase in mental ill health, with girls and young women faring much more poorly than their male counterparts.

9 November 2017

Good Shepherd wins 2017 Freedom Award

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.

15 October 2017

Welfare Organisations: "A Staggering Number of Victorians are Struggling to Survive"

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.