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Submissions and advocacy

AASW advocacy includes responding and presenting evidence to government inquiries and royal commissions. Browse submissions by year or submissions by issue.

Submissions in progress

The AASW is currently preparing submissions for these inquiries. If you would like to contribute, email the social policy team

  1. Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and related bill
  2. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  3. Family Law Amendment (Parenting Management Hearings) Bill 2017
  4. Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2017
  5. Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia
  6. First comprehensive review of the family law act ALRC (ongoing)
  7. Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017- SUBMITTED
  8. Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2017 [Provisions] - SUBMITTED
  9. Future Cashless Debit Card - SUBMITTED
  10. Medicare Benefits Schedule Review (ongoing)
  11. Fifth National Mental Health Plan (ongoing)
  12. Australian Government’s response to the National Mental Health Commission’s 2014 report Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities – Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services (ongoing)

Recently submitted

  1. Aged Care Reform inquiry (waiting for permission to publish)
  2. Inquiry into school to work transition
  3. OPCAT in Australia - Consultations with civil society (Convention against Torture) AHRC/Commonwealth Attorney-General
  4. Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) (published)
  5. Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform Bill) (published)
  6. Productivity Commission Inquiry into Australia's Human Services (published)

Contribute to an AASW submission

If you are interested in contributing to any of these, please email the AASW Social Policy team

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers