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The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has expressed dismay at findings of the CREATE Foundation’s annual report card, saying the study exposes no improvement in the way Australia is...
The CEO of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA), Andrew McCallum, is disappointed with the welfare reform discourse that is dominating the media. “Both sides of politics have...
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is calling for urgent action on improvements to “inadequate” Community Services casework practices outlined in a recent review by the NSW...
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has described the latest debate on welfare dependency, sparked by Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s speech to the Sydney Institute last night, as an...
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) and the NSW Family Services (FamS) welcome today’s announcement by the Minister Goward renewing her commitment to transfer the OOHC services to...
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell today announced his first Cabinet – the team which will help make NSW Number One again. Mr O'Farrell said he had put together the strongest possible Cabinet which will be...
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) wholeheartedly supports calls by education expert Tony Vinson for the urgent development of special early intervention preschools to provide...
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has today welcomed Pru Goward as the incoming NSW Minister for Community Services. ACWA CEO Andrew McCallum said he looks forward to working with...
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) says the NSW union movement is grossly misinformed in its recent claims that children will be at greater risk of harm should a Coalition...
NSW non-government peak organisations have joined together to urge the state’s political parties to support the progress of crucial child protection reforms that will improve the lives of vulnerable...

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