News & Events

19 December 2017

Good wishes for Sister Mary Carroll

After more than 30 years working as a Chaplain with women in the prison system, Good Shepherd Sister Mary Carroll is retiring.

30 November 2017

Safe Spaces: A study on paid family violence leave

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.

27 November 2017

Girls and young women experiencing a mental health crisis

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.

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.