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2021

AASW HONOURS THE NATIONAL APOLOGY ANNIVERSARY

Published: 12 February 2021

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) honours the 13th anniversary of the National Apology. This Day is one for reflection and a commitment to action, when the social work profession can reflect on the harm it has caused Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people but also look to the future and renew its commitment to Reconciliation, to ensure that the wrongs committed are never repeated.

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AASW – IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED TO SUPPORT DISADVANTAGED AND MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES

Published: 11 February 2021

With the Western Australian State Election looming, the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) has launched its 2021 Election Policy proposal document calling for an incoming government to take immediate action on the key issues such as child protection and Aboriginal children in care, mental health, climate change and workforce regulation.

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AASW - EDUCATION LEGISLATION AMENDMENT WOULD PUT STUDENTS AT RISK

Published: 10 February 2021

The Australian Association of Social Workers, NSW Branch President, Jack Whitney is calling on the New South Wales Government to reject the Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020, as it undermines the professional service delivery of social workers in schools and will put vulnerable students at risk.

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Australia Day continues as an open wound for Australians

Published: 25 January 2021

On the eve of Australia Day, the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) calls for the date of the national day to be changed to one which is inclusive of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians.

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