Today we are are appearing before the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs to argue that dowry abuse be included in the definition of family violence to provide increased protections for individuals at risk.
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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.
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.
On 20 August, 2018 two private members bills were introduced into Parliament to improve the standard of living for people receiving social security payments.
The Inequality in Australia 2018 report launched today by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and UNSW Sydney finds there is growing wealth inequality across the nation with women experiencing disadvantage across all ages.
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.
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.
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.