Membership renewals

 

Only 7 days left to renew at the super early bird rate!

Log on and renew your AASW membership before Wednesday 31 May to receive the super early bird rate. Or phone us on 1800 630 124 and we can renew your membership for you.

Membership fees are tax deductible, and if paying by 30 June, can be claimed this financial year.

More information and responses to frequently asked questions can be found in the renewal email

 

AASW in the media

 

Centrelink robo-debt inquiry
Various, 16 May 2017
Comments from the AASW's submission to the Senate's Centrelink robo-debt inquiry were cited in the Guardian and other newspapers across NSW and Victoria on 16 May.

 
 

Social policy and advocacy

 

National Reconciliation Week 2017

Each year National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. Join in events around the country and learn about the AASW's advocacy in this space.

Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016

The AASW's position in this Senate submission is that section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 sends a clear message to the local and international community that Australia is a country that does not tolerate racism or hate speech. Any changes to section 18C that would weaken its power could be seen as condoning verbal and written racism. This could potentially increase levels of physical, psychological and social harm that may have long-term consequences for the health and wellbeing of many Australians.

Self-harm and neglect of asylum seekers

Read the AASW's submission to the inquiry into allegations of abuse, self-harm and neglect of asylum seekers at Nauru and Manus Island processing centres. It has been cited a number of times in the final Senate report

AASW submissions in progress

Visit our website to view current submissions in progress

Higher Education Support Bill

We are preparing a submission on the government’s proposed changes to HELP student loans and are interested in hearing from members – including student members – about the likely effects of these changes. If you would like to contribute to this submission, email Angela Scarfe

 

Research opportunities

 

The AASW endorses research opportunities and publishes these on its website. Participating in research can count towards your CPD for Category 3: Professional Identity.

Interprofessional information exchange project

This national study is investigating inter-professional attitudes towards exchanging information with other professional groups. Insights gained from allied health professionals about their experiences – good and bad – will be used to understand multidisciplinary communication. The project will also identify how information sharing practices are applied to child protection and wellbeing information exchanges.

 

Stand out from the crowd

 

Employers look for AASW trademarks when recruiting social workers.

Become a member today and show you are qualified, accountable to a code of ethics and committed to your professional development - and most of all, you value client safety and quality practice.

 

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