ANZASW Campaign Update – January 2016

Kia ora everyone,

Happy New Year, I hope the festive season treated you all well and you are getting into the swing of things again.

Thought I would give you all a wee update in regards to the action points I spoke about just prior to Christmas.

Sector Newsletter – I will be contacting newsletter editors in the majority of sectors our members work in asking whether we could promote our ANZASW Social Workers and the great work they do. I will start contacting them mid-February after giving them some time to settle back into working life.

Open Days and Protests – With the TPP being signed on the 4th of February in Auckland there are a number of Anti-TPP events around the country. They have all been promoted via our Facebook page with Wellington members leading the charge and organising themselves for a great showing in the capital. If anyone wants to join me at the Christchurch events please either call me on 027 226 7244 (preferred) or email me at

Ribbon Day Promotions – We had a great response to the promotion of the incredible Christchurch Resettlement Services Social Workers on International Migrants Day in December last year. It’s World Cancer Day on the 4th of February and I am in discussions with two ANZASW members working within that sector. I hope to be presenting the great work they do next week in time for the 4th of February.

Videos – As part of the promotion of Social Work and Social Workers in Aotearoa we have been able to acquire the services of filmmakers up and down the country for the filming and producing of a ‘A day in the life’ of our ANZASW Social Workers. Planning will start in earnest from March this year. If you would be interested in being part of this either message me, call me on 0272267244 or email me directly at

The Brand – We have two meetings over the next fortnight with branding experts to move this forward.

Submissions – We were able to have our say on the Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Action Plan which was submitted last week on the 19th of January.

Facebook – Our Facebook page continues to grow its membership with nearly 400 members so far. If you haven’t already joined and you have a Facebook account come across to

Till next time

Nga mihi



  • Thanks Jude, really appreciate your comments. It is so exciting to be part of it.

  • Jude Douglas

    Good stuff Luis. Exciting range of actions here and it’s just so fantastic to have you coordinating our collective voice on important issues. Nga mihi, Jude Douglas.