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Invest in affordable housing, says AASW during National Homelessness Week

Published: 9 August 2019

During National Homelessness Week, which is 4-10 August this year, Australian social workers are calling for more investment in affordable housing to end homelessness.

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Celebrate Indigenous languages on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, says AASW: 9 August 2019

Published: 8 August 2019

On the eve of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (IDOWIP), we reflect on the strength and resilience of Indigenous peoples in Australia, and across the world, celebrating what has been achieved while recognising how much more needs to be done.

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NAIDOC Week 7-14 July: Voice. Treaty. Truth.

Published: 12 July 2019

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) welcomes Minister Ken Wyatt’s announcement this week that action will be taken to advance constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians.

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World Refugee Day: A new parliament, a new opportunity

Published: 20 June 2019

On World Refugee Day, Australian social workers urge the new parliament to fulfil its human rights commitments and give immediate attention to stopping the continued mistreatment and neglect of people seeking asylum and people who have been assessed as refugees, both offshore and onshore.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019: AASW renews call for a significant investment in aged care workforce

Published: 14 June 2019

Stopping elder abuse requires immediate action, said AASW National President Christine Craik on the eve of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and this starts with adequate resourcing and training the aged care workforce to be able to better identify the dynamics, attitudes and behaviours that lead to elder abuse.

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National Reconciliation week 2019 – A time to walk together in courage

Published: 30 May 2019

As we reflect on 2019 National Reconciliation week, and its theme – Grounded in truth. Walk together in courage. - the Australian Association of Social Workers calls on all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, while renewing our commitments to work with Indigenous peoples to collectively address the injustices they continue to face.
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Natasha Stott Despoja AM to be the keynote speaker at AASW Conference 2019 in Adelaide

Published: 24 May 2019

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is pleased to announce that Natasha Stott Despoja AM will be the keynote speaker of the AASW Conference 2019, which will be held in Adelaide from 7-9 November.

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AASW supports International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

Published: 17 May 2019

On 17 May, the Australian Association of Social Workers recognises the importance of this date and issues raised by IDAHOBIT, as we continue to take a stand against discrimination of the LGBTIQ community.

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National Families Week 2019: The AASW renews its call for urgent action to address family violence

Published: 15 May 2019

During National Families Week 2019 (15-21 May), the AASW celebrates families as the central building block of our society. This year’s theme, Stronger Families, Stronger Communities, highlights their protective and nurturing capacity, while also recognising the threats to families from gender-based violence.

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AASW South Australian Branch Social Worker of the Year Awards 2019

Published: 3 May 2019

The night of nights for social workers in South Australia was held last night at the Beach House in Glenelg, hosted by the AASW’s South Australian Branch.

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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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