Media & News

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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Primary Prevention in Schools Promotional Video

This video summary of the primary prevention education and training program showcases the first year of this Department of Education Tasmania funded project including interviews with students, teachers and SASS staff members.

ABC News Article - "Sexual Assault Service in Tasmania Flooded With Victim Calls For help"

Tasmania's Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) has experienced a 34 per cent increase in the number of people accessing help in the past financial year and says the sector needs further resourcing. CEO Jill Maxwell said it was great to see people reaching out for help but the increase in clients was putting a strain on the service.

Media release: SASS calls for more appropriate penalties for child sex offenders

The Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) expresses our disappointment that the Legislative Council did not pass the Sentencing Amendment (Mandatory Sentencing for Serious Sexual Offences Against Children) Bill 2017.

Media release: SASS welcomes proposed changes to sexual assault provisions

The Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) welcomes the Government’s proposed changes to the sexual assault provisions within the Tasmanian Criminal Code. 

ABC Radio Interview with Peter Baldwin OCT 2016

This audio recording features the SASS Training Coordinator, Peter Baldwin interviewed on ABC Local Radio in Hobart on the issues of sexism and sexual harm prevention in our community.