Most Recent Media Releases
The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) applauds the Australian Government for a budget that will increase support to people living with disabilities and which better targets family tax benefits to lower income families.
Acknowledging the Prime Minister’s Apology for Forced Adoption Practices
AASW response to the Joint Statement on ACOSS, ACTU and BCA Cooperation to tackle disadvantage
AASW raises concerns about anti-discrimination bill
The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) welcomes Attorney-General Nicola Roxon’s plan to consolidate national anti-discrimination laws. We agree that unfavourable treatment on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation or disability is unacceptable and we support steps to strengthen legal protections against discrimination. The AASW is deeply concerned that the proposed legislative changes do not adequately address the exemptions that currently apply to religious organisations delivering community services.
Recording Professional Social Workers Opposition to Forced Adoption Practices
29 August 2012
At the National Board meeting in Melbourne this weekend, the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) determined to request Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, to defer action to force 100,000 sole parents on parenting payments and on the ‘dole’ until the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights and Senate Committees on Income Security have concluded their inquiries.
The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) represents the profession of social work in the Australian community and directly represents over 7000 members. The AASW strongly rejects the decision made by the Australian Government to re-open the Manus Island and Nauru detention centres.
Staff who Abused DHS Clients may still be Working with People with Disabilities
AASW Welcomes Prime Minister’s Decision to Mend the Pay Gap
Social workers missing from the National Health Professional Registration and Accreditation Scheme
On the eve of the 5th Anniversary of the Northern Territory Emergency Response, the Australian Association of Social Workers, representing 7000 members nationally is calling on Senators to oppose the Stronger Futures Legislation which discriminates against Australia’s First Peoples.
2012-2013 Federal Budget Brings Some Good News for Vulnerable Australians
20 March 2012
March 20th, 2012 is World Social Work Day. This is the annual opportunity for all social work organisations to celebrate the significant role of social workers at many levels of society.
13 February 2012
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the National Apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the pain and suffering arising from government policies of forced removals of children. AASW pays respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and we apologize for the role care workers played in implementing unjust policies.
2 February 2012