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Social Work and Human Rights

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 3:02 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

It is International Human Rights Day 2019. To explore the close connection between social work and human rights and to highlight social work activity in this field, the Association asked Neil Ballantyne, a social work academic at the Open Polytechnic ... More >>

Child poverty efforts must be escalated

Monday, 9 December 2019, 3:51 pm | Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers

The publication of the Child Poverty Monitor 2019, released today, is a reminder of the need to accelerate efforts to lift our children / tamariki out of poverty. More >>

Time to address the causes, not symptoms, of inequality

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:56 am | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

A new publication by the Salvation Army offers a timely reminder that bolder solutions need to be considered to meaningfully reduce inequality and poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand. More >>

ANZASW in solidarity with social workers in Hong Kong

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 10:25 am | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased to add its voice to those around the world speaking out in support of social work colleagues in Hong Kong. More >>

In-work poverty symptomatic of economic injustice

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 2:05 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

A report on in-work poverty published this week by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) is a reminder that a fair pay is an absolute prerequisite to making progress on many of our country’s chronic social challenges. More >>

To ensure targets are met, govt must step up on welfare

Friday, 22 November 2019, 10:46 am | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The enduring crisis of child poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand must be addressed with greater energy by government, the country’s professional body for social workers said today. More >>

Brave New World for Social Work

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:03 am | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Social work in Aotearoa New Zealand has entered a pivotal period, providing unprecedented opportunities for collaboration and the enhancement of practice across the sector. More >>

ANZASW backs fair pay for ECE teachers

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 4:14 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The nation’s professional social work body backs early childhood teachers’ campaign to bridge the pay gap between themselves and Kindergartern / pre-school educators. More >>

National’s plans risk pushing families further into poverty

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 3:31 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) calls on the National party to reconsider policies on social services contained in a discussion document released today. More >>

Assaults, abuse against OT social workers harm us all

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 1:09 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

ANZASW deplores the abuse directed against social workers at Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children, highlighted in the media this week More >>

Climate change and the threat of social disaster

Friday, 27 September 2019, 3:36 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers supports protesters gathered around the country to highlight the dangers of climate change. More >>

Social workers speaking for themselves

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 1:53 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Today the Association celebrates Aotearoa New Zealand Social Workers Day 2019, by amplifying the voices of social workers as they share their knowledge of the profession. More >>

Suicide prevention strategies must address social causes

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 3:22 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

ANZASW welcomes the release of Every Life Matters , the government’s newly-announced strategy and action plan for suicide prevention, which contains many much-needed initiatives. More >>

To improve well-being, govt must fund NGOs fairly

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 4:39 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The government’s plans to enhance well-being and tackle a number of social challenges in Aotearoa New Zealand are unachievable without the community / NGO sector being properly supported, ANZASW Chief Executive Lucy Sandford-Reed said today. More >>

Real prison justice requires more than punishment

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 3:24 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes new proposals for prison reform put forward by the Minister of Corrections and non-government organisations recently. More >>

The system, not social workers, is the issue at OT

Friday, 16 August 2019, 4:14 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Association is disappointed at comments made by Minister for Children Tracey Martin about Oranga Tamariki, Ministry of Children, this week. More >>

Social worker self-care means better services

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 2:36 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

An NGO initiative highlights the need for social worker well-being to be at the centre of efforts to improve services, the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) said today. More >>

Keep spotlight on state care to make it safer for tamariki

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 4:40 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The latest Safety of Children in Care report reveals the scale of the challenge facing social workers as they act to better protect children / tamariki and young people / rangatahi in Oranga Tamariki in the system. While the statistics cited in ... More >>

Housing shortage about more than just under-supply

Monday, 22 July 2019, 4:13 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The growing housing shortage crisis about more than supply and demand- it is about inequity. Recently released analysis by Kiwibank shows that last year’s “severe” shortage of housing has worsened, with the shortfall growing from 100,000 to 130,0000 ... More >>

A fairer go for carers- but not fair enough

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 4:42 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased that the government has corrected aspects of the Funded Family Care policy, but calls for more courageous action. More >>

 

 

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