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Australia Day Honours

Congratulations to these social workers who were awarded Australia Day honours on 26 January 2017.

Kirsten Tannebaum (OAM)

Kirsten Tannenbaum, of WA, was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division for her service to community health. She has dedicated more than three decades to women who want to breastfeed in roles that include breastfeeding counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association (since 1986) and WA Branch President and Assistant Branch President. Read more about Kirsten in the Melville Times.

John van der Giezen

John van der Giezen was named Fremantle City's Citizen of the Year for his work in mental health. He has more than 25 years’ experience in advocating for, establishing and implementing Indigenous mental health programs in WA, including with the Ruah Inreach program, Aboriginal Community Support Service, and as a founding member of Access Housing.

Simon Schrapel (AM)

South Australia's Simon Schrapel is Chief Executive of Uniting Communties, the Chair of South Australian Council for the Care of Children and the Director of Foodbank Australia. He was named a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in acknowledgement of his significant service to the community, particularly to children and families, through social welfare organisations, programs and initiatives.

New Graduate upgrade

Student members of the AASW who have recently completed their social work degree are invited to email or phone the Membership Team on 1800 630 124 and request a free upgrade to New Graduate membership. New Graduates are entitled to the AASW's professional indemnity and public liability insurance and can immediately begin recording professional development activities online. They can also register for the AASW's Social Worker trademark


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Special MHA offer for AASW members

Until Friday 24 February 2017, Mental Health Academy is giving away a special welcome gift when you join its CPD community. Members will receive complimentary access to 15 bonus educational resources valued at $2,636.00. This is a great opportunity to boost your CPD in Focused Psychological Strategies (FPS) topics such as CBT, interpersonal therapy, psychoeducation, and motivational interviewing. For more information, contact MHA

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