News & Events

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.

7 July 2017

Good Shepherd celebrates NAIDOC Week

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand joined thousands of Australians celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples this NAIDOC Week.

12 June 2017

Alison McClelland, Board Chair receives Queen’s Birthday Honours

We are thrilled to announce that Ms Alison McClelland, Chair of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand’s Board, was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List today. Alison was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community through contributions to the development, monitoring and analysis of social policy, and to education.

11 May 2017

Federal Budget’s support of universal services undermined by divisive welfare approach

It was heartening to see a shift towards a more socially responsive agenda in the Federal Coalition’s 2017-18 Budget. The foundations of community wellbeing and cohesion, such as health, education and housing, have returned within the core business of government alongside the economy. This upholds the Government’s responsibility to support all its citizens.

2 May 2017

Andrews’ Government investing where it matters

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand highly commends the Andrews’ Government for putting women and children at the centre of this year’s Victorian state budget. It has made a landmark investment to implement the recommendations of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence and the Gender Equality Strategy.

9 February 2017

Invitations now open to inaugural Good Conversations forum

Join us for a new networking opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day at our inaugural Good Conversations forum: Child Support Policy and its Impacts on Women’s Economic Security. (1 March, Melboune CBD)

22 January 2017

Young people facing forced marriage are falling through the gaps

Kathy Landvogt, Head of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand's Women's Research, Advocacy and Policy Centre, spoke with Herald Sun about the hidden crime of forced marriage in Australia and how more needs to be done to support women and girls at risk.

19 January 2017

Homelessness is not a choice

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand joins 35 other Victorian homelessness, housing and social services organisations to co-sign an open letter appealing for a shift in the conversation away from vilifying rough sleepers to a focus on the lack of affordable housing that underpins the crisis.