The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased that the Supplementary Order Paper making
changes to the Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill was agreed to by a majority vote on Tuesday. The Bill now
moves to its third reading
ANZASW is heartened by the fact that Members of Parliament on both sides of the House universally acknowledged the great
and challenging work that social workers do in our communities.
ANZASW now looks forward to the 3rd Reading and Royal Assent and finally implementation of mandatory registration for
social workers, giving social workers across the sector long-overdue recognition of their profession and the public can
have confidence in their services