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AASW in the media

Sydney siege - trauma after the terror
The Australian
Interview with Margaret Alston, Social Work Professor and Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Social Work
17 December 2014

Why aren't we adopting anymore?
The Hoopla
Interview with Karen Healy, AASW National President
11 December 2014

Medicare price signal is 'not relevant'
The Australian
Letter to the editor by Karen Healy, AASW National President
11 December 2014

Housing and the NDIS
ABC AM
Radio interview with Lesley Chenoweth, Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Social Work
9 December 2014

Debate over baby hatches
ABC Goulburn Murray
Radio interview with Karen Healy, AASW National President
4 December 2014 (This interview cannot be published due to ABC copyright)

Why baby hatches are a bad idea
New Matilda
​Opinion article by Karen Healy, AASW National President
4 December 2014

The benefits of remote working in social care
The Guardian

4 December 2014

How can we stop baby abandonment?
Crikey
Opinion article by Karen Healy, AASW National President
3 December 2014

Abandoned baby - new responses
ABC TV News
Television interview with Karen Healy, AASW National President
1 December 2014

Hold back on judgement of Maroubra baby mother
2SM Radio, Sydney
Interview with Karen Healy, AASW National President
1 December 2014

There's still work to be done in child protection
New Matilda
​Opinion article by Karen Healy, AASW National President
1 December 2014

Death of $7 co-payment a healthy development
The Daily Telegraph
Letter to the editor by Karen Healy, AASW National President
28 November 2014

Unfair slight
The Adelaide Advertiser
Letter to the editor by Mary Hood, AASW SA Branch President
27 November 2014

Mother of abandoned baby refused bail
News.com.au
Interview with Karen Healy, National President
27 November 2014

Sydney baby had luck on its side
Central Queensland News

25 November 2014

Why baby hatches are a cause for concern
The Project, Channel Ten
Television interview with Karen Healy, National President
24 November 2014

Experts say newborn's natural defences shielded him from harm
The Independent
24 November 2014

Drain baby's mother charged prompting call for baby hatches
SBS TV News
Television interview with Karen Healy, National President
24 November 2014

Understanding baby abandonment
2CC Radio
Radio interview with Karen Healy, National President
24 November 2014

Do we need baby hatches?
The Hoopla
Interview with Karen Healy, National President
24 November 2014

Supporting vulnerable mothers
SBS Radio
Radio interview with Karen Healy, National President
24 November 2014

Mother charged over baby in drain deserves 'compassion, not vilification'
The Guardian
Interview with Karen Healy, National President
24 November 2014

Abandoned baby in drain an 'unusual case'
The Daily Mail
Interview with Karen Healy, National President
23 November 2014

A victory for the protection of equity
The Financial Review
20 November 2014

A big win for investors
The Australian newspaper
Letter to the editor by Karen Healy, National President
20 November 2014

Demand for school social workers at 'catastrophic' level
The Age newspaper
Interview with Karen Healy, National President
19 November 2014

Rural suicide rates a cause for concern
Television interview with Karen Healy, National President
ABC News 24
24 October 2014

The overwhelming moral questions facing Nauru child abuse investigator
Opinion article by Karen Healy, National President
Crikey
10 October 2014

Migration Bill treats refugees as illegal invaders
Radio interview with Karen Healy, National President
SBS Radio
2 October 2014
(Interview starts 31 minutes 43 seconds in)

Cambodian refugee deal could prove 'embarrassing'
Radio interview with Karen Healy, National President
2CC Radio
25 September 2014

There is much that can be done to improve South Australia’s child protection system
Opinion article by Karen Healy, National President
The Adelaide Advertiser
23 September 2014

Offshore failure
Letter to the editor by Karen Healy, National President
The Australian Newspaper
8 September 2014
*This letter also appeared in The Courier Mail. Click here to view.

Student survey sparks call to raise allowances
Radio interview with Karen Healy, National President
SBS radio
27 August 2014

'Poor' people are heavily reliant on their cars
Letter to the editor by Karen Healy, National President
The Australian newspaper
15 August 2014

Joe Hockey's comments on fuel excise 'out of touch'
Radio interview with Karen Healy, National President
2CC Radio
15 August 2014

Interview on surrogacy laws
Radio interview with Karen Healy, National President
BBC Radio UK
9 August 2014

At risk sold short
Letter to the editor by Mary Hood, SA Branch President re Chloe Valentine
The Adelaide Advertiser
8 August 2014

Abbott's child policy drowns us in shame
Letter to the editor by Karen Healy, AASW National President
The Sydney Morning Herald
4 August 2014

National system needed for Working with Children Checks
​Radio interview with Anita Phillips, AASW Director
2CC Radio
1 August 2014

Chief Minister had "no choice" but to report medical marijuana
Interview with Anita Phillips, AASW Director
The Canberra Times
31 July 2014

Unemployment and what the job market will look like in the future
Radio interview with Karen Healy, National President
612 ABC Radio, Brisbane
31 July 2014

Working with Children Checks not enough to guarantee safety
​Interview with Anita Phillips, AASW Director

The Canberra Times
25 July 2014

Riverland Today People - Ruth Strout
Radio interview with Ruth Strout, AASW National Registration Taskforce member and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
ABC Riverland Radio
26 June 2014

Rising above Tragedy
Article by Laura Edwards, National Media and Communications Officer
HerCanberra
​25 June 2014

New Workshop for Childhood Trauma
Townsville Bulletin
16 June 2014

Tribute to AASW member Susan Ash
The West Australian
9-10 June 2014

Sex abuse commission threatened
Opinion article by Karen Healy, National President
The Hoopla
30 May 2014
A PDF of this article is available here for those who aren't subscribed

Value of social workers
Letter to the editor by Karen Healy, National President
The Australian
29 May 2014
(To view the original editorial referred to in Ms Healy's letter, click here).

Chaplaincy fund changes cut out social worker jobs
Interview with Carol Dorgelo, Tasmanian Branch Management Committee Member
The Examiner, Tasmania
25 May 2014

Social Workers being squeezed out
Interview with Karen Healy, National President
The Canberra Times
21 May 2014

Need for social workers
Letter to the editor by Sabina Leitmann, WA Branch President
The West Australian newspaper
19 May 2014

GST rise will hurt low income earners
Television interview with Karen Healy, National President
'Wake up' breakfast program, Channel Ten
19 May 2014

Welfare leaders back GST reform
Interview with Karen Healy, National President
The Australian
17 May 2014

Suicide: Is SA equipped to help the young?
Opinion article by Mary Hood, South Australian Branch President
Adelaide InDaily
7 May 2014

Social work vital in mental health cases
Opinion article by Mary Hood, South Australian Branch President
Adelaide Advertiser
17 April 2014

Exposed to insult, thinking anew
Letter to the editor by Karen Healy, National President
The Sydney Morning Herald
28 March 2014

Support, not bigotry
Letter to the editor by Ally Smith, Tasmanian Branch President
The Examiner
28 March 2014

Interview with SBS World News on the effects of Bridging Visas on Asylum Seekers
Television interview with Christine Craik, National Vice President
SBS World News
18 March 2014

Interview with ABC radio regarding the Children's Commissioner ahead of Tasmanian Election
Radio interview by Carol Dorgelo, Tasmanian Branch Management Committee Member
ABC Radio
20 February 2014

Child abuse still happens in an outdated reporting system that fails young victims
Opinion article by Karen Healy, National President
The Courier-Mail
19 February 2014

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