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Position papers and statements

The AASW's advocacy for the profession includes gathering evidence on issues of concern to social workers and providing position and briefing papers to support them and other interested stakeholders, including the media, who may be responding to government inquiries and Royal Commissions or approaching their local MP.


Asylum seekers and refugees

Child Protection and Adoption

Death penalty

Domestic and family violence



Homelessness and housing

Income management and support

Indigenous health, education, employment and recognition

Mental health

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers