Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand was established by the Good Shepherd Sisters to bring together committed and compassionate people to address the urgent needs of our time. You can read more about the journey we have taken with the communities we serve in our 2015-16 Year in Review.
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This week sees some of our Mornington-Peninsula teams move offices. Today, Monday 7 November, the Mornington team will move to Suite 1, 346 Main Street, Mornington. This Wednesday 9 November, the Hastings team will move from Church Street to Suite 1 and 6, 184 Salmon Street, Hastings. Both offices are less than a 10-minute walk from the previous locations, making it easy for clients. Reception phone numbers will remain the same.
Congratulations to the New Zealand Community Finance partnership which announced today that their low and no interest loan schemes have been expanded across New Zealand.
This morning, we presented an evaluation of our secondary school The Waranara Centre at the Doing School Differently Conference in Melbourne. Principal Kirsty Rose and Good Shepherd Outcomes and Evaluation Specialist Lanie Stockman discussed ways the centre creates positive change in students’ attendance, engagement and behaviour – all critical to academic improvement.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of long-standing Board member, Alison McClelland to the position of Chair of the Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand Board. Alison brings a wealth of experience from her senior positions in government, academia and the community sector.
The Power to Persuade and Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand jointly hosted Putting Women at the Centre: A Policy Forum in Melbourne today, a one-day forum that explored themes of justice and economic security as they manifest for women. Good Shepherd presented a new economic security index designed to measure the economic security of family violence survivors.
Good Shepherd calls on The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP to stand up and take action on climate change.
"Putting Women at the Centre: A Policy Forum" ... Registrations now open.
"Creating Healthy Ecosystems for Public Policy" ... Registrations now open.
Architecture and Design have named the Good Shepherd Chapel at Abbotsford one of their editor's picks for this year's Open House Melbourne Weekend on 30 and 31 July. Members of the public are invited to take part in a free, guided tour of chapel during the course of the weekend to learn more about the building's historic past.
Victorian artist Charlotte Clemens has created "On Thin Ice", a gripping collection of artworks that captures the emotions experienced by friends and family of people experiencing drug addiction. The exhibition is open every day from Thursday 28 July to Sunday 21 August, 10am - 3pm.
The 2016-17 budget of the Victorian Government reaches out to those who suffer family violence with a new promise of fairness, recovery and opportunity.
Forum: Supporting Children and Young People in their Middle Years: Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities
Today, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand will launch its literature and policy review on the middle years "One Foot in Each World: Challenges and Opportunities for Children and Young People in the Middle Years" at the "Supporting Children and Young People in their Middle Years: Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities" forum in Melbourne.
Good Shepherd sadly farewells Sr Anne Manning, Good Shepherd Sister for 50 years and Province Leader Australia/Aotearoa New Zealand 2012-15, who passed away on Sunday, 17 April 2016.
This week we welcome our new leaders who will guide us in fulfilling our vision and purpose.
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand applauds the leadership shown by the Andrews government in accepting all of the recommendations of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence released today.
The latest edition of the WRAP Centre's newsletter "Good Policy" focuses on family violence and gives an overview of the Centre's projects.
On Saturday, 19 March 2016, Youth Movement - a youth engagement program in St Albans, Victoria - held a talent quest to showcase local talent performed for the people of the City of Brimbank.
Marking this year’s World Day of Social Justice (20 February), Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand has released a Forced Marriage Policy Position Paper to address the issue of forced marriage in Australia
"Prime Minister – we believe it is possible for the Australian Government to be both firm on border protection and also to be compassionate towards those who are already in Australia’s care, through no fault of their own." The Sisters of the Good Shepherd (Australia)