Remembering Professor Ian Shirley

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) mourns the loss of Professor Ian Shirley, who passed away at the weekend. Professor Shirley will be remembered as a man of brilliance and integrity, who strove throughout his long career to advance the cause of social justice in this country, contributing so much to the development of social policy, both […]

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ANZASW Statement on Abortion Law Reform

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes the recent release of the Law Commission’s report on Abortion Law reform.

The Association is pleased that the restrictive, decades-old laws that regulate abortion look set to be updated. We are encouraged by the fact that all the options for reform proposed in the report call for the practice to be decriminalised and treated instead as a matter of health, in keeping with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice’s past statements on the issue.

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Thursday 9th August 2018

This piece was written by ANZASW member Miriama Scott The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) recognises the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples as a time for reflection. As we reflect on this day, which occurred earlier this month, we consider the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007), the IFSW Global Definition […]

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ANZASW Supports Minister Martin’s Proposed Intervention Strategy

Friday, 22 June 2018, 3:09 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers   Minister Martin’s proposed intervention strategy for children The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) supports Minister for Children Tracey Martin’s strategy of intensive intervention to lower the number of children being placed in care. At ANZASW we acknowledge that keeping children connected with their […]

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Koro Turoa Haronga: He Pānui Matenga / Death Notice.

  Kaumatua Turoa Haronga has passed over. Today he lies in state at Taumata O Te Ra Marae, Halcolme, Feilding until his journey to his home marae of Waimarama, Hawkes Bay coast past Havelock North Taumata Peak. His burial day will be 11am on Thursday at Waimarama Marae. Representatives of Social Workers and ANZASW will journey to pay respects 2 […]

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