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AASW and Maurice Blackburn announce new legal service for social workers

Published: 17 November 2022

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers are proud to be announcing a new legal service for social workers.

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Mental health the focus of upcoming social work Symposium

Published: 7 November 2022

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is proud to be hosting the Mental Health Social Work and Contemporary Practice Symposium online in ten days.

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Inaugural Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Commissioner Micaela Cronin

Published: 28 October 2022

AASW welcomes the creation of the Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Commissioner role and the appointment of social worker Micaela Cronin.

The inaugural commissioner has a deep connection to community services and an understanding of the issues that marginalised people face, including women experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence.

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NDIS recognition and specific item numbers for social work a significant win for AASW members

Published: 5 July 2022

Changes that have come into effect on 1 July 2022 see the distinct recognition of social work in the NDIS scheme and two new item numbers related specifically to social work practice undertaken by AASW members.

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AASW statement on the US Supreme Court decision

Published: 27 June 2022

All women have the right to make the decision about what is best for them in terms of their health, economic security, personal safety and existing caring responsibilities.

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AASW launches National Policy Platform

Published: 13 April 2022

As Australia prepares for a federal election, the Australian Association of Social Workers has released its Policy Platform, detailing practical and achievable policy recommendations based on three principles: professional integrity, respect for persons and social justice.

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Spotlight on AJ Williams-Tchen: Social work’s highest honour

Published: 11 April 2022

Prominent Aboriginal social worker AJ Williams-Tchen finally had the chance to celebrate being the inaugural Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Social Worker of the Year Award for his innovative social work practice, including educating communities on cultural awareness, trauma-informed approaches, all underpinned by his commitment to Reconciliation.

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AASW celebrates World Social Work Day: Co-Building the New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind

Published: 15 March 2022

World Social Work Day, on Tuesday, 15 March 2022, social workers will celebrate and discuss the theme Co-Building the New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind.

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International Women's Day

Published: 8 March 2022

AASW celebrates International Women’s Day and the fact that 83 per cent of our members are women. Thank you to all our wonderful female social worker members who do amazing jobs day in and day out.

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AASW marches in Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2022

Published: 3 March 2022

The Australian Association of Social Workers will be marching in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this Saturday, 5 March 2022.

In recognition of our proud history of supporting LGBTIQA+ rights, and our recent advocacy against the failed Religious Discrimination Bill in its current form, it is important that we show support.

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Statement on the eastern Australian floods

Published: 1 March 2022

AASW is aware of the devastating floods affecting Queensland and New South Wales, including the growing number of fatalities. The floods are highly distressing and volatile to many people and will have long term impacts.

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Statement on Ukraine

Published: 26 February 2022

Social workers in Australia stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. As a profession based in and working with communities and conflict, we recognise the role of civil society in standing up for peace and the recognition of dignity and respect of all people.

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