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Australians are rushing to mental health providers. But they're waiting months for an appointment

Published: 23 March 2022

SBS: The Feed - Michelle Elias

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Social worker registration in South Australia - ABC Mornings

Published: 1 December 2021

Angela Coe interviews AASW SA Branch President Patricia Muncey on what social worker registration in South Australia means for social workers and the public on ABC Mornings Regional South Australia.

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Tasmanian school student access to social workers, psychologists low

Published: 21 September 2021

By Brinley Duggan

The rates of social workers and school psychologists available to students in Tasmania is lower than the nationally regarded standard.

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Number of school social workers and psychologists below national average

Published: 20 September 2021

By Brinley Duggan

The rates of social workers and school psychologists available to students in Tasmania sit lower than the national standard.

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End the silence on the impact of lockdowns on our kids

Published: 16 September 2021

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Tough but rewarding job path

Published: 4 September 2021

The Advertiser

Child protection workers are in short supply and high demand as abuse rates rise, writes Lauren Ahwan

MORE child protection workers are desperately needed to tackle spiralling cases of child abuse and neglect.

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“We are never going to be able to rely on the white system to look after us” – Prof. Susan Green

Published: 3 September 2021

By Philppe Perez

A crisis is unfolding in the Far West NSW remote community of Wilcannia where a significant spread of COVID in the community has seen people set up tents in their yards to isolate and the only community shop closed after it was identified as an exposure site.

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Wilcannia COVID-19 outbreak a ‘perfect storm’

Published: 3 September 2021

Professor Sue Green discussing Wilcannia with Danica Di Giorgio on Sky News's Afternoon Agenda.

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Covid-19: “urgent action” needed to support Wilcannia’s Indigenous community

Published: 30 August 2021

The deteriorating Covid-19 situation in Wilcannia requires urgent action from both the state and federal governments, including the delivery of resources to support the local Aboriginal community, the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) has warned.

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Call for trainee psychologists and retirees to boost COVID mental health workforce

Published: 19 August 2021

Original article on ABC Gold Coast

By Sarah Cumming and Matt Webber

Trainee psychologists could treat patients suffering pandemic fatigue under a proposal by an industry body to reduce patient waiting times, as the COVID mental health crisis deepens.

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Government payments worth knowing about

Published: 28 June 2021

The cost of living only seems to keep going up, but there is some help at hand.

Federal and state governments have a range of measures, from family assistance to car and energy discounts, to help make ends meet.

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Elder abuse reports skyrocket as older Australians open up to doctors about how they were mistreated by family members while in Covid lockdown

Published: 15 June 2021

  • Elderly are telling doctors, social workers and aged care staff about more abuse
  • Many say they were abused by family they were stuck in lockdown with
  • Reports spike as older people return to their routines as pandemic winds down

A marked increase in elder abuse is being reported as Australians emerge from coronavirus restrictions.

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Navigating a confusing and complex mental health system: a guide to care

Published: 2 May 2021

Social worker

Qualification: Four-year bachelor degree in social work or a two-year qualifying master’s degree, with at least two years’ post-qualifying experience in supervised mental health practice in order to receive accredited mental health social work status.

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Contentious bill over child adoptions passes in Queensland Parliament despite concerns

Published: 23 March 2021

Parliament has approved a contentious bill that will see adoption considered for children in state care who
can't be reunited with their parents, despite concerns raised by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island services.

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I can't help being cynical when my future is in the hands of uncontrollable forces

Published: 17 January 2021

My optimism about securing a job depletes when I open a rejection email. It’s difficult to find solace when you
thought you were the perfect fit.

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