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2019

Victoria Police and social workers confront spike in family violence incidents

Published: 12 December 2019

Victoria Police and social workers confront spike in family violence incidents

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Australian Education Union first Tasmanian union to declare climate emergency

Published: 20 November 2019

The AEU is the first Tasmanian union to declare a climate emergency but joins Launceston, Hobart and Kingborourgh Councils, the Australian Medical Association and the Australian Association of Social Workers in doing so.

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Schools need social workers

Published: 7 November 2019

The AASW welcomes the interim report on mental health by the Productivity Commission, and its emphasis on schools as places where young people’s mental health concerns can be addressed early and effectively.

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'War on the Poor': Cashless welfare card slammed for limiting opportunities for families

Published: 23 October 2019

National president of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), Christine Craik, told NITV News that the official line for initiating the program was misguided. 

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Career In Focus – Social Work

Published: 21 October 2019

Career In Focus – Social Work

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Anti-Poverty Week kicks off in Canberra – Show solidarity and learn something new

Published: 11 October 2019

Anti-Poverty Week kicks off in Canberra – Show solidarity and learn something new

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Centrelink Robo-Debt ‘Like Bullying': Victims

Published: 9 October 2019

Christine Craik from the Australian Association of Social Workers told the inquiry the robo-debt program felt like a war on the poor.

“We pursue the most vulnerable people with more energy than we pursue corporations,” Ms Craik said.

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Centrelink robo-debt 'feels like bullying'

Published: 9 October 2019

Christine Craik from the Australian Association of Social Workers told the inquiry the robo-debt program felt like a war on the poor.

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'I don't have any trust': Centrelink robo-debt recipients say it feels like bullying

Published: 9 October 2019

'I don't have any trust': Centrelink robo-debt recipients say it feels like bullying

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Newstart crisis: calls for independent commission to set rate of welfare payments

Published: 1 October 2019

In one submission, the Australian Association of Social Workers said that its members working in oncology wards had reported instances of people “going without medication and refusing treatment because they cannot afford transport to the clinic”.

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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples: Black Star Radio

Published: 9 August 2019

Linda Ford, AASW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander director discusses Indigenous Languages on Friday, 9 August 2019 with Greg Reid.

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AASW Christine Craik speaks on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Published: 15 June 2019

AASW National President Christine Craik is quoted on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on SBS.

The newsreader read out her quote due to its being translated into several languages across SBS radio.

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The impact of family violence on pets

Published: 27 May 2019

One woman is killed, and countless others injured, every week, from family violence. Beloved companion animals, too, are also at risk of cruelty, or worse, at the hands of domestic violence perpetrators.

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Australian social workers call for ban on ‘conversion therapy’ on IDAHOBIT

Published: 17 May 2019

The Australian Association of Social Workers has called on the next federal government to ban harmful LGBT “conversion therapy” in a message on IDAHOBIT.

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Port Augusta shines at Social Worker Awards

Published: 10 May 2019

Australian Association of Social Workers South Australian Branch President Patricia Muncey commended the winners.

"The South Australian Social Worker of the Year Awards reflect the collaborative efforts of nominees and their commitment to the values of social work," she said.

"This year's winners highlight the breadth and depth of social work practice across South Australia. We are proud to recognise social workers who are at different stages of their careers from student to advanced practitioner."

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NDIS travails

Published: 24 April 2019

The letter (22/4) exposing ways in which the federal government is undermining successful implementation of the NDIS is commendable. NDIS consumers, family members, planners, co-ordinators, support workers and the social workers who advocate for them, are in an ongoing struggle to accommodate an underfunded system.

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Social workers mark social day

Published: 22 March 2019

The Department of Human Services (DHS) marked World Social Work Day on Tuesday (19 March) by highlighting the contribution Departmental social worker, Lisa Valli made to the Townsville community following its devastating floods last month.

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Social work: mental health practice and other specialisations

Published: 19 March 2019

Social work is one of five core professions in the mental health field and is the second largest allied health sector providing mental health services. The profession involves working closely with people diagnosed with serious mental health conditions and associated problems, but there are many specialisations.

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Bob in dialysis knowing his wife is well cared for

Published: 18 March 2019

UNDERGOING treatment of any kind can be a stressful ordeal for people, but issues at home can also add to their worries.

For 88-year-old Bob Kent, he had the worry of leaving his wife, who has dementia, at home.

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AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL WORKERS WELCOME THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO BAN ‘CONVERSION THERAPY’

Published: 14 February 2019

As the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers took to the streets on Sunday to support LGBTIQ Victorians at the Midsumma Pride March, the Association welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement that it plans to outlaw ‘conversion therapy’.

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Australian Social Workers Call For States To Ban ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’

Published: 8 February 2019

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) has welcomed the Victorian government’s recent pledge to outlaw gay “conversion therapy” and called on other states to look at similar bans.

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Tighter laws called to protect vulnerable

Published: 31 January 2019

SOUTH Australia should pass laws requiring social workers to be registered to better protect the vulnerable people they work with, advocates have told a parliamentary committee.

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South Australia considers regulating social workers

Published: 30 January 2019

In what could become a national first, South Australia is looking at regulating social workers.

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What to expect when you're visiting someone in the ICU

Published: 21 January 2019

Christine Craik is the national president of the Australian Association of Social Workers, a RMIT lecturer and worked in ICU as a social worker for 10 years. This is her advice for managing the logistical side of having a loved one in ICU:

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