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Social Policy and Advocacy 2021



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.


Policy Work

14 May 2021

Next Thursday the Victorian State Budget 2021-22 will be released.

The Victorian Branch made a submission to the Victorian government based on input from members around the key recommendations and concerns from a social work perspective.

View or download the AASW VIctorian Branch Pre-Budget Submission 2021-22 here.

4 March 2021

Today the Final Report of the Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria was released.

View or download the Final Report into Homelessness in Victoria here.

The AASW Victorian Branch made a submission to this inquiry back in mid-2020.

View or download the AASW submission to the Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria here.


2 March 2021

Today the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System was released.

View or download the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System here.

The AASW made a submission to this inquiry in 2020.

View or download the AASW submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System here.

View or download the AASW Media Release in response to the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System here.


Consultations

Victorian Member Consultation: State Budget Submission 2021
Tuesday 16 February 2021, 6-7pm via Zoom

Thanks to the many members who contributed their experience and wisdom to assist in the development of the AASW's submission to the Victorian Government ahead of the State Budget 2021.

If you would like to contribute but were unable to attend the consultation, please contact Anneka at the Victorian Branch via email or phone on (03) 9320 1000. We welcome contributions at any time.

Stakeholder Engagement

The Victorian Branch seeks to build and nurture collaborative relationships with key stakeholders within and beyond the social work profession and the human services sector.

Recent engagements in 2021 include:

  • Centre for Mental Health Learning
  • Victorian Public Tenants Association
  • Refugee Action Collective
  • TAC


Advocacy Actions

Join us for the annual Midsumma Pride March 2021 on Sunday 23 May from 11am to 1:15pm. Always a great day out!!

More information and registrations here.

Contact the Victorian Branch

Ravi Bodanam
Victorian Branch Services Coordinator
(Monday to Friday)

T: 03 9320 1000
E: aaswvic@aasw.asn.au
Ravi.bodanam@aasw.asn.au

Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne

PO Box 2008
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville Vic 3050

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