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Media releases - 2009

Income management plan does not help support low income Australians
26 November 2009
The Federal Government’s plans to roll out income management across the country will stigmatise low income households and have unintended punitive consequences for vulnerable children and families.

Social Workers join ASU rally for community sector pay and conditions
10 November 2009
AASW members will be joining the Australian Services Union Respect the Workers rally for better pay and conditions in the non Government sector in Victoria.

Queensland social work conference opens
5 November 2009
The Bi-annual Queensland Social Work conference opens this Friday (November 6) at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast.

Social Workers part of solution to Vic child protection
19 September 2009
Responding to the Victorian Ombudsman’s report and the revelations of a 30-year incest case, the AASW today called for a greater investment in the training and development of high quality staff, as well as a focus on prevention of child abuse and early intervention.

Social Work in the Hunter: 30 years young
12 August 2009
The Hunter Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) celebrates its 30th anniversary this week with a celebration dinner at Newcastle’s well known Noah’s on the Beach tomorrow (Thursday 13 August).

Social Workers at the heart of HNE health services
31 July 2009
The Hunter Branch President of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) today expressed concern about claims that vacant allied health positions in Hunter New England Health services are being left unfilled with the potential risk that patients are discharged from hospital without adequate assessment and support services.

Budget response: some support but gaps remain
13 May 2009
Responding to the Federal Budget, the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is pleased that some workforce issues have been addressed, but is concerned at the lack of similar strategies across all relevant government-funded programs.

COAG leadership on child wellbeing and protection is welcome
30 April 2009

Social Workers welcome measures to reduce child abuse and neglect
28 April 2009

Social Workers celebrate World Social Work Day
17 March 2009

Response to the Wood Inquiry into child protection
3 March 2009

Social Workers welcome Wood Inquiry but look for workforce strategy
18 February 2009

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers