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Policy Council

The SACOSS Policy Council, drawn from the SACOSS membership, develops policies relevant to the sector and helps to plan and develop key areas of social policy development. Policy Council members hold office for two year terms and are elected in different categories set out in the SACOSS Constitution.

Nominations are now open for SACOSS Policy Council elections 2018. Eligible members can download a nomination form here. Nominations must be received by SACOSS before 5.00pm Thursday 4 October 2018.

The current Policy Council membership is as follows:



Term Expires

Nominated by:

Michelle Adams Small NGO 2018 Australian Association of Social Workers
Anne Bainbridge Peak Body 2019

Youth Affairs Council of SA

Maria Palumbo Large NGO 2018 Junction Australia Ltd
Nicole Chaplin Small NGO 2018

St John's Youth Service

Libby Craft Large NGO 2019 UnitingSA
Susan Errington Large NGO 2019 Legal Services Commission of SA
Alison Harker Peak Body 2018 Community Centres SA
Geoff Harris Peak Body 2018 Mental Health Coalition of SA
Kristin Johansson CALD 2019 Multicultural Communities Council of SA
Louise Kelly Small NGO 2019 OARS Community Liaison
Susan Lane Peak Body 2019 Child and Family Welfare Association of SA
Kathy Binks Large NGO 2018 Uniting Communities
Shane Maddocks Non-metro 2019 ac.care
Jane Mussared Individual Member 2019  
David Panter SACOSS Chair 2018  
Anthea Pavy Non-metro 2018 UnitingCare Wesley Country
Carmel Rosier Peak Body 2019

Community Housing Council SA

Phil Saunders Individual Member 2019  
Robyn Sutherland Large NGO 2018 Uniting Communities
Susan Thomas Large NGO 2018 Life Without Barriers
Mark Waters Small NGO 2019 Reconciliation SA

Michael White

Peak Body 2018 SA Network of Drug and Alcohol Services