News & Events

19 November 2018

Our 2017-18 Year in Review is now online!

We are pleased to announce our 2017-18 Year in Review is now available online. We hope you enjoy reading our stories and gaining further insight into the work that we do.

29 October 2018

Welfare to Work is failing single mothers

Today we launch our latest research “Outside systems control my life” The experience of single mothers on Welfare to Work at the 2018 ACOSS National Conference.

15 October 2018

Anti-Poverty Week 2018

Anti–Poverty Week is a week where all Australians are encouraged to organise or participate in activities that aim to highlight or overcome poverty in Australia and overseas.

9 October 2018

We need #StrongerSchools

We're part of the Victorian Council of Social Services' Stronger Schools campaign, working to make the public education system stronger, fairer and more inclusive for every Victorian child.

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.