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South Australian Bill for the Registration of Social Workers: A history

First introduced to SA Parliament by the Tammy Franks MLC on 5 September 2018

Introduction of Private Members Bill to SA Legislative Council for the registration of Social Workers in South Australia

Then considered by a Bi-Partisan Joint Committee whose report was tabled in SA Parliament on 17th March 2021

Tammy Franks MLC - SA Greens Upper House Member will be speaking to the South Australian Social Work Registration Report on Wednesday 17th March in the South Australian Parliament. Read the Report

Tabled again in SA Parliament by the Tammy Franks MLC on 27 October 2021

Tammy Franks MLC introduced the Social Workers Registration Bill 2021 for a second reading on Wednesday 27 October 2021. The first reading was done in 2018. There has been a joint committee and consultation in between. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuL2nbsXa8k&t=8s

Debated in SA Parliament on 17 November 2021 - and passed in the Upper House

On Wednesday, 17 November 2021 Greens MLC Tammy Franks passed the Social Work Registration Bill in the upper house.

SA Social Worker Registration Bill passed in the Lower House on 30 November 2021

The Social Workers Registration Bill 2021 passed South Australia’s lower house, late Tuesday 30 November.

SA Social Worker Registration Bill passed again in the Upper House on 1 December 2021

It went to the upper house on 1 December for final approval, and will come into effect after it is given Royal Assent by the Governor of South Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC.

You can read the full history HERE

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