ANZASW observes the International Day Against Homophobia…

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers observes the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2019.Today, we celebrate sexual and gender diversity in our communities and welcome the fact that more people than ever are free to identify their gender and love whom they choose. We welcome the progress that has occurred, both in Aotearoa New Zealand and worldwide, in terms of these fundamental human rights.

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ANZASW Statement on WEAG report and the need for Welfare Reform

Monday, 6 May 2019, 4:37 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased to have read the recently published report produced by the Welfare Experts Advisory Group (WEAG). “This report is comprehensive, making many compelling points and containing important recommendations, which are very much in line with the thinking […]

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ANZASW Response to MSD Decision on Housing Evictions

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 4:54 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes Housing New Zealand’s (HNZ) decision to clear the debts of those who have been wrongfully evicted for alleged methamphetamine contamination at their homes. It is now clear that the threshold for identifying methamphetamine contamination was far too […]

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ANZASW Statement on Government Response to Tax Working Group Report

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 2:34 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) notes the release of the government’s response to the Tax Working Group (TWG) report this week. The Association appreciates the government’s willingness to explore the issue of fairer taxation as part of the review it commissioned. As we […]

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ANZASW Statement on New Child Poverty Statistics

Friday, 5 April 2019, 1:29 pm Press Release: Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) notes the release of the latest figures on child poverty by Statistics New Zealand (SNZ), which provide greater clarity on the severity of one of our most urgent national challenges. The statistics indicate that one in five […]

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Statement by ANZASW President for World Social Work Day 2019

World Social Work Day (19 March 2019) has become a highpoint in the social work calendar with practitioners celebrating and promoting the contributions of the profession to individuals, families, communities and wider society internationally. Today, as always, the Association pays tribute to our highly-skilled and hard-working social work colleagues, particularly here in Aotearoa New Zealand; you are the experts, change […]

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ANZASW Response to “State of the Nation” Report

ANZASW response to the Salvation Army’s 2019 “State of the Nation” report The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes the release of the Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nation report this week. We believe that the study contains findings and proposals that should be seriously considered by the government as it moves forward with its aim […]

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ANZASW on Social Work Registration Legislation Bill Third Reading

Friday, 22 February 2019, 12:08 pm Press Release: ANZASW The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) recognises that an historic milestone for social work has been reached with the Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passing Third Reading by a unanimous vote. Registration of social workers was the vision of the late Merv Hancock when he led the establishment of […]

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