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State Budget forum - what does it mean for social workers?

Event Details
Date: Monday 25 June 2018
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Hobart
State: TAS

Please pay for own refreshments

Organiser: AASW TAS

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Tas Branch Committee members Megan Smith and Jacqui Russell will present an overview of social policy directions in the 2018 State Budget and offer insights into the Budget’s overall direction, strengths, and limitations with a particular focus on impacts for social work clients and services and employment of social workers. Join us to discuss the need and opportunities for future advocacy.

On the Couch: Jacqui Russell and Megan Smith

Jacqui and Megan attended the TasCOSS State Budget Briefing on 14 June with TasCOSS CEO Kym Goodes and Minister for Human Services Roger Jaensch. They asked pertinent questions on behalf of members about building fairness into the funding model

Megan also attended a Pre-Budget Masterclass with leading economist, Saul Eslake, on how to read, interpret and understand the State Budget papers.

With Megan's economics and social work lens and Jacqui's experience in the child protection and education sectors, we look forward to an interesting evening on deciphering the meaning of some of the econobabble used by treasurers and economists and what that means to social workers in real terms. They will also talk about the underlying beliefs, systems and need for structural change in the budget preparation process.

Hope you can join us for this new event!

Event Details

Venue: The Duke Hotel, 192 Macquarie St, Hobart (Upstairs function room - enter via side stairs Macquarie St)

Date: Monday 25 June 2018
Time: 6pm - 7.30pm
Cost: Drinks and food at bar prices. Some nibbles provided

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers