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Join our Action for Social Justice Practice Group

Are you interested in making a difference and wanting a safe place that can rekindle and revitalise your social work core values and beliefs?  If so, we are always looking for new members to join our Action for Social Justice Group.  The group meet monthly on every second Tuesday and are held at the FIN house in Cranbrook. The next meeting is scheduled for:

Tuesday 12 September 2017 from 5.30 to 6.30pm

If you would like to attend or want further details, please email the branch office registering your interest.

Mackay Social Workers Meet

Claudie's, Brisbane Street, Mackay
25 August 2017, 7.30am

Please email Sandy McCristal if you wish to attend.


National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program


Birth registration and certificates are arguably the first step toward full participation, employment, rights and identity as an Australian citizen. Without a birth certificate, people face life-long struggles to access mainstream services, like getting a driver’s license, enrolling in job-training programs, obtaining tax file numbers, joining sporting clubs, opening bank accounts – even getting into school!
About 1/3 of all aboriginal children born in Australia each year (6,000) do not register their births or obtain birth certificates in their first year of life. This makes them particularly vulnerable to missing out later in life.
Pathfinders is a not for profit organisation that provides free birth certificates for young Aboriginal people.

For more information and to access copies of the information sheet and application forms please contact the NQLD Branch.



Research Opportunities


AASW Practitioner Research Grant 2017-2018 applications now open

The AASW National Research Committee is now calling for applications for the AASW Practitioner Research Grant 2017-2018. This is a great opportunity for social work practitioners to engage in research, and contribute new knowledge to their area or practice context with financial support from the AASW. Read more about this research grant.


Resilience in frontline workers

Researchers from Macquarie University invite qualified social workers to take part in a 15 minute online survey into resilience. The survey will take around 15 minutes to complete and participants have the chance to win one of ten $50 Coles/Myer gift cards.

Find out more about AASW-endorsed research participation opportunities

Participation in research is seen as an activity which contributes significantly to the social work professions' skill and knowledge base and can therefore be recorded as part of your annual CPD hours under category 3.





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