ANZASW Statement: Government’s latest relief payment unfair to those on job-seekers benefit

ANZASW is deeply concerned with the Government’s new relief payment that was announced yesterday (25th May). Up to $490 a week will be available to New Zealand citizens and residents who have lost a full- time job work as a result of COVID-19 while they find new work or retrain. This is roughly double the job-seekers benefit which is $250 […]

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A Day in the Life of a Social Worker: Khurram Malik

In this week’s (22 May 2020) ‘A Day in the Life of a Social Worker’ I spoke with Auckland based qualified Social Worker Malik. Malik is the founder and director of HOPE, the father of three children and husband to his lovely wife. Malik works almost full time hours within the country’s largest psychiatric service as well as volunteering his […]

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ANZASW Budget Response 2020

ANZASW is pleased to respond to the 2020 budget (released on May 14th 2020). Whilst the last few months have seen substantial Government response and fiscal support to individuals and organisations, in the words of Finance Minister Grant Robertson “it is just the end of the beginning”. The reality is that there is a long road of recovery ahead. ANZASW […]

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ANZASW Response to Covid-19

Firstly, we wish to extend our warmest thoughts to you and your whānau during this challenging and unprecedented time. ANZASW would like to acknowledge the work of social workers during the global COVID-19 health crisis, both in Aotearoa and globally. Social workers are doing an excellent job as part of the global response to this crisis. Social workers, like many other […]

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Social issues must be a greater priority for govt spending

Friday, 7 February 2020, 10:02 am Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers ANZASW commends the government’s decision to increase funding to District Health Boards (DHBs) and schools across Aotearoa New Zealand. While the spend on the above amounts to a minority of the total infrastructure expenditure announced yesterday, the investments will make a difference to professionals and users of […]

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To keep NGO Services Open, Close the Pay-Gap

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 3:08 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers Media Release: The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) 21 October 2020 ANZASW, Aotearoa New Zealand’s professional social work body, is calling on the government to prioritise fair pay and funding for social workers in the community sector to avert crisis, cuts and closures. The […]

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