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Tasmanian Branch Annual Members Meeting & Dinner 2019

Event Details
Date: 29 November 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Venue: Launceston
State: TAS
CPD hrs: 3.5 hrs

Members: $49
Non-members: $59

Organiser: AASW TAS

Tasmanian Branch Office

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Annual Members Meeting and Dinner 2019

The Tasmanian Branch Management Committee invites all members of the Tasmanian social work community to attend the 2019 Annual Members' Meeting and Dinner.


The Tailrace Centre, 1 Waterfront Drive, Riverside, Launceston


Registrations for the Meeting and Dinner are now closed. You can still register to attend via video conference.

The Annual Members' Dinner commences at 7:30pm and requires registration and payment prior to the event.


6:00pm Arrival: Complimentary canapes and networking. (Drinks available at bar prices)

6:30pm Annual meeting:

  • Welcome and introduction of the BMC Members
  • Hear from Branch President Jacqui Russell
  • Farewell of retiring committee members
  • Introduction of incoming Branch Committee members and notice of any vacancies

7:15pm Close of annual meeting & departure of those not attending the dinner

7:30pm Dinner: Two-course dinner of main and dessert

Margaret Hughes will give her presentation:
What rights do dead people have? A Tasmanian social work perspective

Social work is closely aligned with human rights, upholding values such as self-determination, dignity and respect. My time caring for bereaved people in the space of the mortuary, has recently led me to consider what rights dead people have and whether posthumous harm can occur. This presentation raises a number of questions, such as: Are dead people human beings? Are funeral instructions documented in a will legally binding? Can a coroner order an autopsy for someone who did not want one, and are dead people protected by the Privacy Act? These questions, amongst others, will be discussed with social workers in the audience, leading us to reflect on the question, “Can the AASW Code of Ethics be applied to dead people?”

CPD Hours

Members can claim 3.5 hours in CPD Category 3

Branch Management Committee Vacancies

The Tasmanian Branch has one vacant position for general Committee Members on our Branch Management Committee, with nominations to be called from the floor on the evening. This position is for a two year term concluding on 31 October 2020.

We are seeking nominations for this vacancy from committed and enthusiastic AASW TAS members with time available to contribute to the work of the Branch in a variety of portfolios and roles. The following documents provide more information on the roles and responsibilities of the National Board, National Office and Branches, along with the general BMC role statement:

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers