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AASW supports call for closure of Nauru

8th Apr 2015

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) supports the call by its member Viktoria Vibhakar that all asylum seekers on Nauru be transferred to Australia. The call was made in an Open Letter to the Australian People and discussed on ABC TV’s Lateline on Tuesday 7 April and in a story on the Guardian online.

Viktoria also provided professional, detailed and helpful evidence to the Senate Select Committee's Inquiry into the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru on Tuesday 9 June 2015.

The AASW Board of Directors has endorsed a position statement on children in detention and AASW President Karen Healy has also written an opinion piece which analyses the issues.

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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers