Category Archives: AASW Election 2017

Some KPI’s for the AASW: Improving member engagement

The value of membership is engagement in member networks. If the AASW were to hold itself to a third party social responsibility standard, the most relevant would probably be ISO 26000:2010, Guidance on Social Responsibility. “Some stakeholders are an integral … Continue reading

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Aged Care: opportunities for social work to make a difference

Building an Integrated Practice in the Private Sector By Lynne Harrold The community aged care sector for older adults is growing exponentially and will continue to do so as our population ages. The facts are there and the projections are … Continue reading

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Why aren’t more social work students joining the AASW?

 This year there are approximately 14,500 students enrolled in social work across Australia; a staggering number! (the entire membership of the AASW is only 10,000). In 2017 we can expect around 1,200 graduates from qualifying masters programs, and 1,700 from … Continue reading

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Walking into a room of social workers always raises my spirits

Walking into a room of social workers always raises my spirits. It could be a seminar, a supervision group, or a lunch; it doesn’t matter, I feel at home. I know I’m with a group of people who aim to … Continue reading

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Members first: Why I’ll be standing for National President of the AASW this year

For the last few years the story of the AASW has been one of underachievement. When I ask many of my fellow members whether they feel they are getting value for their membership dollar, the resounding answer is “no”. To … Continue reading

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