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 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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ANZASW Statement for World Social Work Day 2019

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 2:48 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers 19 March 2019 The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) celebrates World Social Work Day 2019 and the theme ‘Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships’. “Today, as always, the Association pays tribute to our highly-skilled and hard-working social work colleagues, particularly here in Aotearoa New […]

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What can you do to help our Muslim Whānau

From Laura, ActionStation Dear Fiona, Like many New Zealanders, I have spent the weekend absolutely devastated. Friday started off with so much hope. I joined our young people for their school strike against government and corporate inaction on climate breakdown. I watched as thousands of rangatahi took a collective stand for Papatūānuku in Wellington’s Civic Square. I cried happy tears. […]

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ANZASW Statement for International Women’s Day 2019

Friday, 8 March 2019, 1:42 pm Press Release: ANZASW The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) joins colleagues, allies and friends around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day 2019. The theme for this year’s Day is “Balance For Better”, a call to action to maximise gender balance in business, politics, media coverage and other important areas. Today we celebrate […]

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ANZASW Statement on the Inequity & the Need for More Progressive Taxation

Monday, 4 March 2019, 12:59 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) supports calls for more progressive taxation policies to be adopted by government in order to address the high levels of social and economic inequity in this country. The debate over taxation has reached the headlines again recently following […]

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