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2017 submissions

The AASW's advocacy for the social work profession includes responding and presenting evidence to government inquiries and royal commissions. Browse previous years or by issue.

Submission

Recipient

Issue

Date

Link

Review of the ACT Adoption Process

Cross Directorate Domestic Adoptions Taskforce

Adoption; Children, Families, and Young People

Jan-17

https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/9365

Amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) to Respond to Family Violence

Attorney-General's Department

Family Violence

Jan-17

https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/9530

Design, Scope, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Contracts Awarded and Implementation Associated with the Better Management of the Social Welfare System Initiative

Senate Community Affairs References Committee

Income Support and Welfare

Mar-17

https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/9533

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs

Productivity Commission

Disability

Mar-17

https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/9737

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017

Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs

Education; Income Support and Welfare

Mar-17

https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/9532

Elder Abuse Discussion Paper

Australian Law Reform Commission

Aged Care

Mar-17

Submission

Opposition to Australia's Bid for a Seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Human Rights

Apr-17

https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/9617

Budget 2017 2018 submission Treasury Budget April-17

https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/9671

Parliamentary Inquiry into a Better Family Law System to Support and Protect Those Affected by Family Violence

Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs

Family Violence

May-17

https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/10054

Inquiry into the Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016

Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Human Rights

May-17

https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/9740

NDIS Code of Conduct

Department of Social Services

Disability

Jun-17

Submission

Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment

Senate Standing Committee on Education and Employment

Education; Income Support and Welfare

Jun-17

Submission

Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Citizenship

Jul-17

Submission

Aged Care Reform Inquiry

Department of Health

Ageing; Health

Aug-17

SUBMITTED - pending approval to publish

Inquiry into School to Work Transition

Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training

Education; Employment

Aug-17

Submission

Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services

Productivity Commission

Industry

Aug-17

Submission

OPCAT in Australia - Consultations with Civil Society

Australian Human Rights Commission

Human Rights

Aug-17

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/user/login?destination=node/14544/draft

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targetting Student Payments) Bill 2017

Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Education; Income Support and Welfare

Aug-17

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/user/login?destination=node/14544/draft

Further Materials for the Inquiry into a Better Family Law System to Support and Protect Those Affected by Family Violence

Department of the House of Representatives Committee Secretary

Family Violence

Aug-17

https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/9981

Consultation Minister Hunt on Aged Care

Minister for Health

Aged Care; Health

Aug-17

https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/9980

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017

Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Income Support and Welfare

Aug-17

https://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/9982

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017

Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Income Support and Welfare

Sep-17

Submission

Medicare Benefits Schedule Review (ongoing)

Department of Health

Medicare Ongoing https://www.aasw.asn.au/social-policy-advocacy/campaigns-consultation/mbsreview
Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2017 [Provisions] Nov-17 SUBMITTED - pending approval to publish

2018-19 Pre-Budget Submissions

Treasury Budget Dec-17 SUBMITTED
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