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2019

AASW publishes its Federal Election Policy Platform 2019

Published: 24 April 2019

The AASW has today published its Policy Platform in anticipation of the Federal Election, to be held on Saturday, 18 May.

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Increasing income support would have made a better Budget than tax cuts, say Australian social workers

Published: 3 April 2019

The projected Budget surplus has been delivered off the backs of Australia’s most vulnerable, according to the Australian Association of Social Workers.

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Harmony is more important than ever this week

Published: 22 March 2019

Harmony Week in Australia coincided with important dates this week, including the International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, World Social Work Day and the aftermath of the devastating terrorist attack in Christchurch.

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AMHSWs are experts in complexity, new report published today says

Published: 21 March 2019

Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (AMHSWs) provide a vital service to those experiencing mental health disorders according to its new report Accredited Mental Health Social Workers: Qualifications, Skills and Experience.

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World Social Work Day: Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships

Published: 19 March 2019

World Social Work Day is held each year on the third Tuesday of March to celebrate the profession of social work and the role of social workers in the community. This year’s theme is Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships. This year, it is held on 19 March.

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AASW South Australian Branch calls for Social Worker of the Year nominations

Published: 8 March 2019

The Australian Association of Social Workers South Australian Branch is seeking nominations for the Social Worker of the Year Awards to give individuals and groups who work with the state’s most vulnerable populations a chance to shine.

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Balance for Better: Social workers call for action on gender inequality

Published: 8 March 2019

The 2019 theme of International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter, with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) calling for action on gender inequality.

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Australian social workers welcome the Victorian Government’s plan to ban ‘conversion therapy’

Published: 7 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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