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Published: 9 December 2017
When the going gets tough, advice from a counsellor or social worker can make all the difference. Jobs in both professions are set to boom, according to Department of Employment figures, with work for skilled counsellors predicted to grow by more than 24 per cent and demand for social workers to rise by 22.5 per cent by 2022.
Published: 2 December 2017
IT’S time for the churches to catch up with the science of sexual orientation and gender diversity, retired High Court justice Michael Kirby says
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.
Published: 20 August 2017
A TIRELESS advocate for the disadvantaged has been farewelled in Mount Gambier by hundreds of friends, family and supporters.
Published: 8 July 2017
Linda Ford received the NAIDOC Excellence Award from North West Hospital and Health Service for a very good reason.
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.
Published: 20 May 2017
hen Director of Social Work at the North West Hospital and Health Service (NWHHS), Linda Ford, was invited for the third time onto the National Board of the Australian Association of Social Workers, she decided she probably should accept.
Published: 17 May 2017
Australian Association of Social Workers national president Karen Healy told senators the removal of human oversight from the debt collection program had undermined public confidence in the system.
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.
Published: 10 May 2017
AASW National President Professor Karen Healy AM tweet was quoted by ABC in their Budget discussion
Published: 17 April 2017
AASW president Karen Healy AM spoke to the ABC on homelessness and closing the gap on 17 April & 18 April.
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.
Published: 21 March 2017
The ABC has covered a story from the NT Conference about how marionettes are helping Indigenous people highlight Indigenous issues.
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.
Published: 16 February 2017
Christine Hiltner, from Australian Association of Social Workers Tasmanian branch, said children were often the most vulnerable victims of gambling addictions as child safety was often overlooked and unstable households led to emotional turmoil and detachment, financial deprivation, and often normalisation of gambling behaviour.
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