Social Policy and Advocacy 2020
The Victorian Branch is committed to engaging with critical policy, advocacy and social justice issues that impact Victorian member social workers and their clients.
We invite our members to contribute to the development of submissions and to participate in a range of policy and advocacy actions throughout the year.
If you'd keen to get involved, don't hesitate to contact Anneka at the Victorian Branch by email or phone on (03) 9320 1000.
Current and Upcoming Actions
Victorian LGBTIQ Strategy
The Victorian Government’s whole-of-government LGBTIQ Strategy will be developed by Government, with broad consultation with the LGBTIQ community and organisations who support LGBTIQ individuals and communities.
The discussion paper sets out the history of progress for LGBTIQ people in Victoria, as well as the current challenges and opportunities. The discussion paper also poses a series of considerations to help capture a broad range of views.
In coming weeks we will be seeking the input of Victorian members who would like to contribute to the AASW's submission. Please contact Anneka at the Victorian Branch if you're keen to get involved, we'd love to hear from you.
We also encourage members to contribute their own perspective by completing the online survey here.
Monitoring the Family Violence Reforms (Victoria)
The Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor was established following the Royal Commission into Family Violence and independently monitors and reviews the Victorian Government and its agencies in delivering the state-wide family violence reform.
The Monitor reports annually to Parliament and the community on the progress of the implementation of the reforms. Monitoring is now underway for the fourth and final report due to be tabled in Parliament in 2021 as legislated in the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor Act 2016.
We will be seeking the insights of Victorian members to contribute a submission to this important review.
If you are working within the family violence sector, we would love to engage with you.
We will be organising a member consultation in coming weeks and if you'd like to get involved, make contact with Anneka at the Victorian Branch.
View the Call for Submissions and Key Questions here.
Victorian Inquiry Concerning Young People Absent or Missing from Residential Care
We're seeking member input to support the development of a member-informed submission to the Victorian Inquiry Concerning Young People Absent or Missing from Residential Care.
We would love to hear from members who currently or have previously worked this space.
If you are keen to share your experience and to help advocate for change, email Anneka at the Victorian Branch.
Inquiry into Responses to Historical Forced Adoptions in Victoria
The AASW Victorian Branch made a submission to this enquiry on 1 May 2020.
View the AASW's Submission to the Inquiry into Responses to Historical Forced Adoptions in Victoria here.
View the Terms of Reference here.
Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria
The AASW Victorian Branch made a submission to this enquiry on 16 March 2020.
View the AASW's Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria here.
View the Terms of Reference here.
Sunday 6 April 2020
Palm Sunday - Walk for Justice for Refugees
Due to the restrictions imposed to address Covid-19, this event was cancelled.
Thursday 5 March 2020
International Women's Day Rally and March
Sunday 2 February 2020
Midsumma Pride March
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Royal Melbourne Hospital
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