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2018

A Time For Action on Ending Violence Against Women

Published: 27 November 2018

In wake of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Sunday, Australian Association of Social Workers national president Christine Craik says governments need to be more responsive to the building tide of social change around ending gendered violence.

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Social worker who sought help at Rockingham cafe after alleged stabbing dies in hospital

Published: 8 October 2018

A woman has died in hospital after stumbling into a Dome Cafe in Perth's southern suburbs with serious neck injuries from an alleged assault.

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Government payments worth knowing about

Published: 12 September 2018

Government payments worth knowing about 

You may qualify and not even know it – so it pays to check.

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Wollongong social worker taking her message to the world

Published: 31 July 2018

A Wollongong self-care project which helped Syrian refugees deal with past traumas could soon be delivered internationally.

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Eurydice Dixon: Ridi, truly her 'own unique and promising person'

Published: 18 June 2018

THE FORUM

We need a cultural shift

Again we are "shocked" at a horrific attack on a woman and again we are looking for answers.

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Tanya Denny - Founder of Chrysalis Therapeutic Support Services

Published: 5 April 2018

Tanya is an accredited social worker with 25 years of experience in the delivery of client-focused therapeutic services for children, young people and their families. Her professional experience includes Clinical Services in Residential OOHC (out of home care), alcohol and other drug treatment, women’s services, restoration and GLBTQI services for young people.

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Aboriginal children need loving, safe and culturally appropriate homes

Published: 2 April 2018

Recent arguments about the removal of Indigenous children from their families fail to appreciate the complexity of the issue. Reducing the debate to oversimplified understandings of the factors that contribute to the devastating disparity in outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children will only further entrench this inequality.

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Eco social work: where people and environment intersect

Published: 19 March 2018

The social work sector is changing. Demographic trends such as an ageing population are key drivers of this change, along with the integration of technology into service delivery.

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Calls for registration of the social work profession

Published: 8 March 2018

The SA Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers has held an Election Forum to discuss key issues facing workers and the sector.

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2018 NT Social Worker of the Year (Mary Moylan Award)

Published: 22 February 2018

"The Mary Moylan Award recognises the dedication and achievement of all AASW members in the Northern Territory." - Vikki Martin-Moller, NT Branch President.

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It's not just you. Balancing work and study is getting harder in Australia - Triple J Hack

Published: 17 January 2018

Students know completing a university degree gives them a better chance of landing a high-paying job, often after surviving financial hardship while studying. But striking a balance between life, work and study appears to be getting tougher.

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Balancing work and tertiary study is harder now than in 2012: study - The Conversation

Published: 16 January 2018

Students know completing a university degree gives them a better chance of landing a high-paying job, often after surviving financial hardship while studying. But striking a balance between life, work and study appears to be getting tougher.

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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers