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AASW QLD Social Policy Subcommittee – Call for members

social work Apr 29, 2021

The AASW QLD Social Policy Subcommittee is seeking social workers from north Queensland and far north Queensland to join our committee. 

The Queensland Social Policy Subcommittee is committed to engaging with critical policy, advocacy and social justice issues that impact Queensland and North Queensland member social workers and their clients.

We are seeking representative members from north and far north Queensland to join our committee to add a voice from the north on crucial campaigns.

The Committee contributes to the development of policy submissions, media releases and responses to state government campaigns. Meetings occur on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-8pm.

The group is a vibrant mix of enthusiastic and motivated social workers from across the state who care deeply about social justice issues.  The committee is supported by the AASW’s national social policy team. Key areas of social policy action include:

  • Social Work Registration
  • Mental Health
  • Domestic and Family Violence (DFV)
  • Child Protection
  • Homelessness
  • Reconciliation
  • Aged Care
  • Refugee & People Seeking Asylum
  • Sustainability & Climate Change
  • Disability

If you are working in any of these areas and / or have a keen interest in social policy, please contact the North Queensland Branch President, Helen Sheeran, for more information at [email protected] 

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