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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.
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is pleased to see the Australian Government expand its response to forced marriage in Australia.
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.
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand welcomes today’s announcement by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) to tackle early and forced marriage in Australia.
Come to Melbourne Town Hall on 7 June and hear from human rights champion Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, and other leaders in policy and practice, as we explore the link between forced marriage, slavery and family violence.
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.
The federal government’s 2018-19 budget begins a long-term process of tax cutting, but there’s no long-term plan to assist people struggling with poverty and entrenched disadvantage.
Women's achievements have been outstanding. Yet so much needs more to be done. For your generation. For the next generation. Forever.
Good Shepherd welcomes government’s step toward improving protections for victims of forced marriage
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand welcomes the announcement by the Turnbull Government today of a pilot model that will enable victims of forced marriage to access support without having to engage in criminal proceedings against perpetrators, the majority of whom are intimate family members.
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.
After more than 30 years working as a Chaplain with women in the prison system, Good Shepherd Sister Mary Carroll is retiring.
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.
We are pleased to announce our 2016-17 Year in Review is now available online. We hope you enjoy reading our client stories and gaining further insight into the work that we do.
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.
We were privileged today to have Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Chair, Our Watch and Fiona McLeod SC, President, Law Council of Australia attend the launch of "Bridging the divide: Supporting children and young people in their middle years".
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.
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.