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SASS welcomes opportunities to provide comment, offer professional opinion and provide feedback on a broad range of topics relating to sexual violence.

For comment, interviews or other consultation requests, please contact Jill Maxwell (CEO) on (03) 6231 0044 or send an email to @email

SASS believes first and foremost that survivors of sexual violence are the experts in this area. We strive to incorporate and represent the views of survivors in all of our policy work and advocacy efforts. 


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Wear Teal Tuesday - April 7, 2020

Join us for Wear Teal Tuesday on April 7, 2020 and help raise awareness of sexual harassment, assault and abuse and bring an end to sexual harm. Wearing teal, whether it’s a teal ribbon, shirt or other accessory, will serve as a conversation starter for important issues around consent, respect and supporting survivors.

Media Release: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Bill Passed

SASS notes that the Justice Legislation (Mandatory Sentencing) Bill 2019 has recently passed the lower house. We appreciate that this legislation has prompted much debate. SASS initially supported the Bill when it was first brought to Parliament in 2017. We did so because we believed, and continue to believe, that sentences are not appropriately reflecting the significant impacts children experience as a result of sexual assault.

Media release: Tasmanian Women’s Services Unite to Demand the End of the Family Law System Review

In collaboration with three other key specialist family violence service providers across Tasmania, SASS expresses our opposition to the Commonwealth Government's review of the family law system.

"It's Okay to Tell" SASS Television Commercial Release

Sexual Assault Support Service has released "It's Okay to Tell", advertising on local Tasmanian television channel Southern Cross.  SASS aims to break the silence surrounding sexual harm in our community, with the key message that talking about trauma can be the first step to recovery.  

Media release: Tasmanian Action Plan for Family and Sexual Violence

The Tasmanian Government today released the next stage of its Safe Homes Safe Families: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019-2022.

SASS Submission - Discussion Paper: Section 194K of the Evidence Act 2001

SASS has provided feedback to the Tasmanian Government on their Discussion Paper on s194K of the Evidence Act 2001. S194K prohibits the publication of a victim’s name or any identifying details in cases of sexual assault.