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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, please email Social Policy

  1. Aged Care Reform Enquiry
  2. Future Cashless Debit Card
  3. Medicare Benefits Schedule Review (ongoing)
  4. Fifth National Mental Health Plan (ongoing)
  5. 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. Inquiry into school to work transition
  2. OPCAT in Australia - Consultations with civil society (Convention against Torture) AHRC/Commonwealth Attorney-General
  3. Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) (published)
  4. Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform Bill) (published)
  5. Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship) Bill 2017 (published)
  6. Productivity Commission inquiry into Australia's human services (published)
  7. NDIS Code of Conduct Inquiry DSS (submitted)
  8. Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017 (published)
  9. Parliamentary inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence (published)
  10. Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016 (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