ANZASW Statement on the Oranga Tamariki Pay Equity Agreement

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 3:00 pm Press Release: ANZASW The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased to see that Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children, has reached an agreement in principle with its social workers on pay equity. This decision, by one of the biggest employers of statutory social workers in the country, is an overdue but welcome […]

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ANZASW on Submissions to the MBIE re: Residential Tenancies Act & the new Health Home Standards

It is has been brought to our attention that Renters United are encouraging people to make submissions to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) as it engages in consultation on the Residential Tenancies Act and the new Healthy Homes standards. ANZASW strongly supports a fairer deal for renters and believes that submissions can be a useful way to […]

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ANZASW statement on the need to regulate Property Management

Monday, 3 September 2018, 2:00 pm Press Release: ANZASW Press Release: ANZASW The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) believes that a recently-released report on Property Management in the rental sector should prompt urgent action from government. The report, released by Anglican Advocacy, part of the Anglican Church’s social justice wing, finds that a lack of effective regulation of Property […]

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Rose Henderson elected to prestigious Global Role

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 4:27 pm Press Release: ANZASW New Zealander Rose Henderson elected to prestigious role in Social Work World The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased to announce that Life Member Rose Henderson has been elected to the role of President of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) in the Asia-Pacific region. For many […]

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ANZASW Reflections on Matariki & Indigenous Models of Social Work

Kia ora, ngā mihi ki a koutou Over recent weeks Matariki was celebrated in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Association has produced a short film that celebrates Matariki while reflecting on the development of indigenous models of social work practice and the experience of Tangata Whenua members over their careers. We have tried to present an honest, critically-minded kōrero about the […]

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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 Reflections for International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

ANZASW has released the following short video for International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2018:   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 […]

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