News & Events

18 December 2019

Good Shepherd supports Treating Families Fairly

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is - along with the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare and six other like-minded organisations - a member of Treating Families Fairly.

15 October 2019

A new start is impossible for many older Australian women

After a lifetime of unpaid caring responsibilities, interrupted employment, pay inequities, low superannuation and delayed access to the Age Pension, an increasing number of Australian women are retiring into poverty. Stella Avramopoulos, CEO Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand says this is unacceptable. “We cannot let this become the new normal for women.”

4 September 2019

Overcoming barriers to employment for ‘disadvantaged jobseekers’

Policy makers, employment networks, employers and training providers can do more to help disadvantaged jobseekers gain viable employment and achieve financial security. That’s the view of Stella Avramopoulos, the CEO of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand.

16 August 2019

Good Shepherd Sisters: A participating organisation in the National Redress Scheme

The Sisters of the Good Shepherd, also known as The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, have been formally accepted into the National Redress Scheme, which provides acknowledgement and support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. Minister for Families and Social Services, Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston, made the declaration with effect from 13 August 2019. People who experienced sexual abuse while they were in institutional care can now have their application for redress assessed.

27 February 2019

ParentsNext out of step with mothers and labour market

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand supports the objectives of ParentsNext as a pre-employment program to help parents identify their education and employment goals and participate in activities that enhance their job readiness. However, we are concerned about several aspects of the design and implementation of the program.