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Policy Council

The SACOSS Policy Council, drawn from the SACOSS membership, is responsible for the development and promotion of SACOSS policy on social, economic and political issues, together with sector and industry development. It works in furtherance of the Objects of SACOSS and in accordance with the strategic plan of SACOSS. In this way, Policy Council is responsible for contributing to the development and maintenance of a well-managed and influential non-government sector within the community services industry in South Australia.

The current Policy Council membership is as follows:



Term Expires

Nominated by:

Michelle Adams Peak Body 2018 Australian Association of Social Workers
Anne Bainbridge Peak Body 2017

Youth Affairs Council of SA

Phillip Beddall Individual Member 2018  
Kathy Binks Large NGO 2018 Uniting Communities
Nicole Chaplin Small NGO 2018

St John's Youth Service

Susan Errington Large NGO 2017 Legal Services Commission of SA
Rob Foggo Non-metro 2017
Pas Forgione Individual Member 2017


Alison Harker Peak Body 2018 Community Centres SA
Geoff Harris Peak Body 2018 Mental Health Coalition of SA
Kristin Johansson CALD 2017 Multicultural Communities Council of SA
Louise Kelly Small NGO 2017 OARS Community Liaison
Paul Laris Individual Member 2017  
Jane Longbottom Large NGO 2018 Life Without Barriers
Rob Martin Peak Body 2018 Child and Family Welfare Association of SA
Jane Mussared Individual Member 2017  
David Panter SACOSS Chair 2018  
Anthea Pavy Non-metro 2018 UnitingCare Wesley Country
Carmel Rosier Peak Body 2017

Community Housing Council SA

Sue Thomas Large NGO 2017 Junction Australia
Mark Waters Small NGO 2017 Reconciliation South Australia
Michael White Peak Body 2017 South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services


SACOSS Policy Council Nomination Form is now available

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Please note: only current Individual or Organisation Members may nominate or be nominated for the SACOSS Policy Council. Please email completed nomination forms to or mail to SACOSS, 47 King Willaim Road, Unley SA 5061 by COB Tuesday 10 October.