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Join RMIT on World Social Work Day for this year's annual Outrage! discussion led by Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett AM.
Muriel will discuss ‘Why we punish families but not the system?’ and how child welfare is failing our Aboriginal children.
World Social Work Day is the annual opportunity to celebrate the contribution of social work to society and to advocate for a social work perspective in political systems that affect the wellbeing of peoples.
RSVP is essential. We look forward to sharing refreshments with you after the main presentation.
Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett AM
Muriel Bamblett is a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung woman who has been employed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency since 1999. Muriel is active on many boards and committees concerning children, families and the Indigenous community, including the Victorian Children’s Council; Our Watch (formerly the Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and Children); the Australian Institute of Family Studies Advisory Council; the Aboriginal Justice Forum and the Aboriginal Community Elders Service. From 2009-2010 Muriel was a Board Member on the NT Board of Inquiry into the Child Protection System.
Muriel has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Centenary of Federation Medal; the 2003 Robin Clark Memorial Award for Inspirational Leadership in the Field of Child and Family Welfare; the Women’s Electoral Lobby Inaugural Vida Goldstein Award; and an AM in the 2004 Australia Day Honours for her services to the community, particularly through leadership in the provision of services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. In 2009 Muriel was appointed an Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University’s School of Social Work and Social Policy.
Muriel was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2011 and was a finalist for a Human Rights Medal with the Australian Human Rights Commission.