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Corporate logic trumps democracy: the AASW poised to remove the right of members to elect the National President

The AASW has released a discussion paper proposing changes it would like to see agreed to at the next AGM in November. (You will have had an email about it- and you had until June 29th to comment.) In relation … Continue reading

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Podcast episode 8: hospital social work in Sydney and New York- an interview with hospital social work manager, Bobbi Henao Urrego

Some of the deepest roots of social work in Australia are grounded in the traditions of the hospital almoner; a tradition personified by Bobbi Henao Urrego, who the manages the social work service in a large western Sydney hospital. My … Continue reading

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Podcast episode 7: counselling and psychotherapy with older people in care- an interview with social worker, Felicity Chapman

This podcast features an interview with social worker Felicity Chapman. Felicity combines a private practice of counselling, training and consulting as well as being a sessional lecturer and tutor at the University of Adelaide, in their Graduate Program of Counselling … Continue reading

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Podcast episode 6: dreaming of utopia- an interview with Hall Greenland of the NSW Greens

Today’s episode is a return to politics with a capital “P”. I have joined many of my fellow citizens in paying less and less attention to the daily news. Political chat shows are also off my agenda. There is simply … Continue reading

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Podcast Episode 5: Extra relational sex and the gay male couple- exploring the therapeutic terrain

Episode 5 is an interview with Sydney social worker, Paul Andrews. Arising out of his work with gay male couples, Paul did a major piece of qualitative research in order to better understand how gay couples in committed relationships negotiated … Continue reading

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Podcast episode 4: ethics and morality in a postmodern world

A conversation with social work researcher, Dr Sacha Kendall Dr Sacha Kendall began her social work career in acute mental health. She is now a qualitative health researcher. Her research investigates the social, cultural and ethical aspects of health, with … Continue reading

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Black Panther: a film review – and a thoughtful lesson in post-colonial ethics

Black Panther is well on the way to be the most successful superhero movie of all time. Kudos to the overwhelming number of African Americans, both in front of and behind the cameras, who made this movie so entertaining. But … Continue reading

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Just Another Do Gooder podcast- episode 3: stories of identity and belonging

  In this episode I bring you a conversation with well known author Patti Miller. As well as her long list of publications, Patti is also well known for conducting writing workshops in Australia and in Paris,  teaching aspiring authors … Continue reading

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Just Another Do Gooder podcast: episode 2- Is democracy dead?

In this episode I ‘m bringing you an interview with Joanne Cotterill. Joanne has a private practice as a clinical social worker in Mudgee – a small rural town in Western NSW. But the focus of my interview is her … Continue reading

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Just Another Do-Gooder podcast- episode one: leaving christian fundamentalism

Leaving Christian Fundamentalism Welcome to episode one of Just Another Do-Gooder. I aim to bring you in depth interviews with social workers from across Australia,  as well as commentary and interviews from the realms of politics culture and human services. … Continue reading

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