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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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ANZASW Statement on Judge Doogue’s Address to the Law Foundation

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 10:15 am Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers ANZASW statement on Judge Doogue’s Address to the Law Foundation The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) believes that the Address delivered by Judge Jan-Marie Doogue to the Law Foundation recently was significant and courageous, touching on issues that are of long-standing concern to social workers. The […]

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ANZASW Statement on Pink Ribbon Appeal and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) supports the Pink Ribbon street appeal which begins today, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Today we pay tribute to survivors, those living with the condition and their families / whānau. We also acknowledge those who have lost their lives to breast cancer and all those who have to live with such loss. It is difficult to find a community in this country that has not been impacted by some type of carcinoma; breast cancer remains one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of the disease for women in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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ANZASW on World Mental Health Day

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to express its solidarity with service users and colleagues internationally this World Mental Health Day.

Today we celebrate the efforts of social workers across the globe who support those experiencing poor mental health, often in difficult environments and with limited resources. We are particularly thinking of colleagues working in conflict-hit locations such as South Sudan, Yemen and Syria, struggling to support the traumatised and grieving, including many children.

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ANZASW Statement on Allegations of Grooming

Monday, 8 October 2018, 3:08 pm Press Release: ANZASW ANZASW statement on allegations of grooming by a social worker working with children The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is deeply shocked by allegations that a social worker from Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children, groomed a teenager for sex. If these claims are proven to be true it would […]

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ANZASW Statement on the new Carers’ Strategy Action Plan

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 8:02 pm Press Release: ANZASW ANZASW statement on the new Carers’ Strategy Action Plan The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes the development of a new Carers’ Strategy Action Plan, announced by the government this week. Although the details of the Plan are yet to finalised, it raises our hopes that carers will be […]

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