Ō Tātou Moemoeā - The War on the Poor

24 June 2020

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Webinar Recording

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Kia ora tātou,

The next session of ‘Ō Tātou Moemoeā: Our Dreams – a social work professional development series’ is Wednesday, 24th June, from 10am - 12pm. 

As we’re now working remotely, this session of Ō Tātou Moemoea is an online webinar. Registration is essential. There are limited spots. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The participant fee is waived. 

For further information, please see the below.

Ngā mihi nui,
The Bachelor of Applied Social Work Team



Dr Sue Bradford 

Dr Sue Bradford lives in Taipa and works for Kotare Research and Education for Social Change in Aotearoa. She graduated with a PhD in public policy in 2014 (AUT) and is a former Green MP (1999 -2009). She has spent decades working in unemployed workers and beneficiaries’ organisations, and has also been a social work and community development placement supervisor and lecturer.

"Decades of deliberate government policies and practice going back to the 1980s underpin an inadequate, punitive welfare system and high levels of unemployment which have disproportionately impacted on the health and wellbeing of Māori and on the communities of Te Tai Tokerau more broadly. 

In this kōrero I will explore some of this history as well as considering the implications of recent developments, including government’s welfare response to the covid crisis. 

I will also look at the role played by unemployed workers and beneficiaries’ organisations in Auckland and Northland in responding to this ‘war on the poor’ and at what we might learn from some of those responses as we face the post-lockdown economic challenges ahead."

Past Events

Wednesday, March 11 - Dr Paulé​ Rūwhiu PhD "Decolonising social work education"

Wednesday, 8 April - The Future Workforce: Legislation, Registration, and the Profession

Wednesday, 20 May - What’s Climate Change got to do with us?

Future Events

We are continuing to confirm presenters for the remainder of the year and next year, and welcome your suggestions.

Further Information

For further information, please get in touch with:

Emily Jones
Social Work & Environmental Management

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