Skip navigation

Landmark Greens Social Work Bill Comes into Effect Today

South Australia will be the first state to maintain a registration system for social workers after a Greens bill was today enacted after passing in Parliament in late 2022.

The Social Workers Registration Board of South Australia will safeguard the public interest by confirming that only suitably trained and qualified persons are able to practise as social workers. It will also ensure that registered social workers are held accountable professionally for the conduct of their practice.

Greens MLC Tammy Franks first introduced the bill in 2018 in response to repeated calls from the Australian Association of Social Workers for reform and the creation of a registration system for social workers.

Quotes attributable to Tammy Franks MLC:

“This is an important reform that has been a long time coming, and I am proud that the Greens have worked together with the Australian Association of Social Workers and other members of Parliament to make this happen.”

“We know that a Federal scheme would be preferable, but we’ve seen Governments put that idea put in the too-hard basket time and time again. The Greens have stepped up on this issue, and South Australia now leads the way in this important reform.”

Continue Reading

Read More

SA Greens Support Justice for Greyhounds Protest

August 05, 2023

A protest in response to the horrific footage of greyhounds being kicked, punched and beaten last week is being held in Adelaide today, organised by Greyhound Welfare Initiative and Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds. The Greens support the Premier’s announcement of the independent...

Read more

SA Greens Welcome Independent Inquiry into Greyhound Racing

July 26, 2023

The Greens have welcomed the decision of the Malinauskas Government to establish an independent inquiry into Greyhound Racing in South Australia. Greens animal welfare spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has emphasised the necessity that the inquiry have broad terms of reference and wide-ranging powers. “The...

Read more