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QLD Branch

Branch Overview

AASW (QLD) is a thriving Branch with over 2,400 members. We service and represent Social Workers from the southern border north to Rockhampton. The Branch is managed by a voluntary Branch Management Committee (BMC) elected by the membership, and staffed by Branch Manager Mere Vitale (on leave until April 2021) and Administration Officer Rachel Austin.

Please follow the branch links to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you may like to get involved. Our Branch Organisational Chart is another quick way to get your bearings of the many entry points there are to engage with us.

We look forward to welcoming you!

     

 

Branch Spotlight 

Queensland Electricity Pricing Class Action

Piper Alderman (Lawyers) today announced it is representing group members in proposed class action proceedings against Queensland’s two largest electricity generators, Stanwell Corporation and CS Energy. The action will seek to recover compensation for all electricity customers in Queensland during August 2014- December 2019 period.

The litigation is fully funded with all costs underwritten by LCM (a subsidiary of Litigation Capital Management (AIM:LIT), an Australian litigation funder). Consumers who purchased electricity in Queensland at any time between August 2014 and December 2019 are invited to visit www.QldEnergyClassAction.com.au to obtain more information and register to participate in the action.

Please see the Claim Summary and Press Release for further information.


 

Thank you to all our Colleagues

Each May, Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (DFVP Month) to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and to send a clear message that domestic and family violence in families and homes will not be tolerated.

Domestic and family violence does not discriminate against race, age, socio economic status, bushfires, floods or pandemics. COVID-19, coming in the aftermath of horrific bush fires has created a whole new challenge for everyone as people are isolating and required to stay home which means being forced to stay in close confines with their abuser with little reprieve. There is less opportunity for support outside of the home, and already we are hearing of some perpetrators using the actual virus as a form of control and abuse. We already know that the rates of D&FV are increasing and will do so, drawing on evidence from China and elsewhere.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our colleagues who are working with survivors of domestic and family violence, thank you for your commitment, dedication, passion and tenacity, particularly during these stressful time.

Resources to assist in providing information, services and support for people impacted by Domestic and Family Violence can be found here.

 

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5/43 Vanessa Blvd
SPRINGWOOD QLD 4127

PO Box 1024
SPRINGWOOD QLD 4127

P: 07 2101 4629 (pls include 07)

e: aaswqld@aasw.asn.au or aaswqld.admin@aasw.asn.au
w: www.aasw.asn.au/qld
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