Media Release

Hearing Lived Experience Survey launched by Minister at SASS office

11 February 2022

Minister Petrusma with Jill Maxwell and Mayor Mary Knowles, launching the Hearing Lived Experiences Survey 2022We were delighted to welcome Minister for Family Violence Jacquie Petrusma, MP to SASS on Friday 11 February to launch the public consultation for the third Family and Sexual Violence Action Plan. 

Minister Petrusma was joined by victim-survivor Mayor Mary Knowles of Northern Midlands Council, who holds the role of Consultation Ambassador, as well as our own CEO Jill Maxwell.

The Action Plan is due for release in July 2022. A key component of the consultation process, which will inform the plan, is the Hearing Lived Experience 2022 Survey. The survey is now open and can be accessed online at

A shortened version of the survey in paper format will be available from March for people who are unable to access the internet. 

We encourage anyone who has experienced sexual and/or family violence to contribute to the survey.