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Media releases - 2013

AASW welcomes the Queensland Government response to the Carmody Inquiry
19 December 2013
The AASW welcomes the Queensland Government’s announcement of its commitment to implement the recommendations of the recent Queensland Child Protection Inquiry.

AASW response to Commonwealth Government announcements on asylum seekers
17 December 2013
The AASW regrets the decision of the Commonwealth to disband the Immigration Health Advisory Group. This
independent body has provided the Commonwealth with independent expert advice critical to policies that preserve
the human rights of asylum seekers.

AASW response to Queensland State Government directives to lock public mental health facilities
16 December 2013
The Australian Association of Social Workers is concerned at the recent State Government directive to lock all State Mental Health facilities to prevent patients from absconding.

Queensland needs a Children's Commissioner
25 July 2013
The AASW opposes the recommendation of the Queensland Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection to abolish the Queensland Commission for Children and Young People.

New Blueprint for Child Protection in Queensland
3 July 2013
On Monday, 1st of July 2013 Commissioner Tim Carmody delivered the report of the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry. Titled “Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap for Queensland Child Protection”, the Inquiry report outlines a far reaching plan for reform of Queensland’s child protection system.

Professional body for social workers supports findings of survey of community agencies
1 July 2013
The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) strongly support the findings of the report launched this week by the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS).

Social workers strongly reject decision to excise Australia from its migration zone
23 May 2013
Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) strongly rejects the decision made by the
Australian Government to excise the Australian mainland from its migration zone

Professional body for social workers welcomes 2013-2014 Budget
15 May 2013
The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) applauds the Australian Government for a budget that will increase support to people living with disabilities and which better targets family tax benefits to lower income families.

Acknowledging the Prime Minister’s Apology for Forced Adoption Practices
21 November 2013
The AASW thanks the Prime Minister Julia Gillard for today recognising the harm and suffering caused by forced adoption practices. This Apology is an important gesture towards healing for the thousands of parents and their children who were separated as a result of past policies of governments and maternity institutions.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers