“Stop Deploying Your White Privilege on Me!” Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement with the Australian Association of Social Workers

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Australian Social Work, ISSN: 1447-0748, Vol: 68, Issue: 1, Page: 19-31

Publication Year:
2015
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Repository URL:
http://researchbank.acu.edu.au/fhs_pub/1161; https://researchbank.acu.edu.au/fea_pub/341; http://research.usc.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/usc:21220
DOI:
10.1080/0312407x.2013.840325
Author(s):
Bennett, Bindi
Publisher(s):
Informa UK Limited; Routledge
Tags:
Social Sciences; Aboriginal; Indigenous Issues; Indigenous Social Work; Social Work; Torres Strait Islander; Social and Behavioral Sciences: Social Work; FoR 1607 (Social Work); FoR 1605 (Policy and Administration); FoR 1303 (Specialist Studies in Education); Indigenous issues; Indigenous social work; social work
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Abstract: Historically, few Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social workers have joined and remained active members of the professional organisation that represents the interests of the social work profession, the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). This research project uses qualitative methodology to investigate barriers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in the AASW and propose how these barriers might be overcome. In offering insights from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the research findings address issues of social justice, equity, and social disadvantage. They suggest ways of improving cross cultural relationships and practices that will increase practice knowledge and promote a more effective and sustainable relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social workers and the AASW.