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2017

Humiliation, not help, in store for drug tested welfare recipients

Published: 24 August 2017

The AASW is cited in an article published by the Huffington Post, which expresses charities, medical groups and politicians' displeasure with the government's plan to drug test welfare recipients.

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Victorian youth justice centres falling apart, former insider reveals

Published: 29 May 2017

A former worker at the Melbourne Youth Justice Centre has spoken out about a system she says is falling apart, as a parliamentary inquiry is told the inhumane treatment of young inmates is creating hardened criminals rather than rehabilitating them. The AASW's President, Karen Healy AM, was interviewed for this ABC report by Karen Percy which also cites the AASW submission to the Victorian inquiry. 

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Centrelink robo-debt inquiry

Published: 16 May 2017

The AASW was mentioned in three news stories on 16 May in relation to the Senate's Centrelink robo-debt inquiry.

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Budget 2017

Published: 10 May 2017

AASW National President Professor Karen Healy AM tweet was quoted by ABC in their Budget discussion

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Volunteers pitch in to prevent Indigenous families from being evicted

Published: 17 April 2017

AASW president Karen Healy AM spoke to the ABC on homelessness and closing the gap on 17 April & 18 April.

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Social workers branch out for knowledge

Published: 24 March 2017

Christine Ansorge, Centralian Advocate, 24 March 2017

THIS week saw more than 100 delegates descend upon Alice Springs for the Australian Association of Social Workers’ Northern Territory Branch conference.

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NT Conference: How marionettes can be used to highlight Indigenous issues

Published: 21 March 2017

The ABC has covered a story from the NT Conference about how marionettes are helping Indigenous people highlight Indigenous issues.

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AASW condemns Centrelink's release of confidential information

Published: 1 March 2017

The releasing of the confidential information of an individual who has spoken out against Centrelink’s flawed debt recovery scheme is an abuse of power and not the way to engage with vulnerable people, President Karen Healy AM has said in a media statement.

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