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AASW SA World Social Work Day Breakfast 2018

Event Details
Date: Tuesday 20 March 2018
Time: - 9.00am
Venue: Adelaide Pavilion
State: South Australia
CPD hrs: 2

AASW member: $35
AASW New Graduate Members: $30
AASW Student member: $28

Non-Members: $55
Non-Member Students: $30

Organiser: AASW SA Branch
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Come and celebrate with us and your colleagues in allied health for our World Social Work Day 2018 breakfast and hear how having a strong social work profession in South Australia is more important than ever in 2018.

20 March 2018, 7.00am to 9.00am, Adelaide Pavilion

Guest speaker

Sue Vardon AO

Sue's guest speech will focus on Social Workers Looking to the Future:
How Social Work can more effectively influence social policy, the organisational environment and political advocacy via mastering the digital space

Sue spent 23 years as a Chief Executive in Commonwealth and State Government Agencies. She has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of South Australia; has been an Adjunct Professor at both Canberra University and the University of South Australia; and was the Inaugural Telstra Business Woman of the Year in 1995.

Educated as a social worker at the University of New South Wales, she worked in local government in metropolitan and regional NSW, holding senior positions in the NSW Department for Community Services, before moving to South Australia to become the Director General of Community Welfare.

Sue went on to become Chief Executive of the Office of Public Sector Reform, the Public Service Commissioner, and Chief Executive of the Department for Correctional Services in SA; and was the inaugural Chief Executive of Centrelink, which was established in 1997.

She has been Chief Executive of the South Australian Department for Families and Communities, bringing together housing, disability, domiciliary care and family services, and in this role also acted as State Recovery Co-ordinator and Chair of the National Community Services and Disability Administrators Disaster Recovery Group.

Sue has been a member of the Administrative Review Council reporting to the Commonwealth Attorney General; the Councils of Flinders University and UniSA; and Deputy Chair of the South Australian Health Commission, and Public-Sector Reform Commission in SA.

She was an advisor to the review of the Federal Privacy Act; is a Past President of the Institute for Public Administration Australia and South Australia; and on the international stage has been an Adviser to the South African Government on the creation of the South African Social Security Agency.

These days, apart from her duties as Chair of the Connecting Up Board of Management, Sue is a member of the Local Government Governance Panel in South Australia and undertakes Code of Conduct reviews for local government.

She is a member of the Red Cross National, and South Australian State, Boards; is Deputy Chair of Australian Sponsorship for African Kids; and is coordinator of her local Community Fire Safe Group. In addition to all of this, she also lectures occasionally and gives speeches to women’s groups.

Sue claims to be trying to retire so that she can implement her 10-year plan to restore 10 acres of weeds on her property to native bushland - and she is making some progress, having planted hundreds of native trees and shrubs.

Book Launch

Felicity Chapman "Counselling and Psychotherapy with older people in care: A support guide"
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Location and date

20 March 2018, 7.00am - 9.00am
Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens
cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road, Adelaide
FREE onsite car parking available


Members: $35
New Graduates: $30
Student members: $28
Non-members: $55
Non-member students: $30

Menu: Traditional Hot Breakfast or Continental Breakfast

Hot Breakfast: Poached and scrambled eggs with bacon, grilled tomato, gourmet sausage and toast

Continental Breakfast: Muffin, Fruit Skewer, Savoury Croissant, Yoghurt Cup and Toast.

inc. Coffee - Tea - Orange Juice

Please indicate your menu choice during registration. Vegetarian, Vegan, GF and DF options available.

If you would like to be seated with colleagues or friends, please select one of the group booking options.


To register click the 'submit now' button on the right hand side of this screen and follow the prompts. Ensure you are logged in using your member number and password should you wish to access the Member rate.

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No refunds after Wednesday 14th March 2018

p: 08 8463 5911

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