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The Australian Association of Social Workers has released its policy wishlist

Published: 13 April 2022

The Guardian live political blog, by Amy Remeikis:

The AASW Policy Platform is informed by robust research and the experiences of our 16,000 members who work across the whole of the health and community service system. Registration of the profession is not the only area that requires action.

CEO Cindy Smith said, “We are calling for a social security system that enables people to obtain a minimum standard of health and dignity. We would like to see children given support at school through one social worker to every 500 students, and we would like to see full implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.”

Importantly, the AASW is seeking rightful constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

You can find the whole platform, here.

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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers