ANZASW Statement on Child Poverty Monitor Report

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 3:22 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) believes that the statistics and findings contained in the Child Poverty Monitor report released by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner this week should be a wake up call to anyone denying the reality of the crisis of […]

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ANZASW: Happy Aotearoa New Zealand Social Workers’ Day

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 9:20 am Press Release: ANZASW The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) celebrates national Social Workers Day 2018. Today we pay tribute to all our social work colleagues. You are the superheroes, who make a difference in communities across the country. Social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand support and assist individuals, families/whanau and communities at […]

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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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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 Statement on Nurse’s Settlement with the DHBs

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 4:18 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased to see that industrial action by nurses in recent weeks has led to a settlement which will deliver a long overdue pay rise and an improvement in working conditions. Nurses, like social workers, provide an indispensable […]

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ANZASW Statement: Reflections on the Case of Ruby Knox

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 3:44 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) believes that the review into the murder of Ruby Knox by her mother in 2016, published this month, raises serious issues that should be urgently addressed. The case highlights the need for more services and quality respite to […]

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ANZASW Statement on World Day for International Justice

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 3:31 pm Press Release: ANZASW The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes the World Day for International Justice. This year’s celebration coincides with the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Rome Statute, the treaty which brought the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world’s first permanent criminal tribunal with a global scope, into being. ANZASW recognises […]

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