Social Policy

TMagnifying glass over bookshe SASS Policy team conducts research to:

  • Identify, explore and advocate for the needs of our clients, their families and support professionals.
  • Explore and advocate for structural reform to better prevent and respond to sexual violence at a societal level. 
  • Ensure that SASS programs, policies and practices are based on best practice.

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.

 

Our Policy team also:

  • Prepares submissions to Federal and Tasmanian State Government inquiries and processes.
  • Provides input into and advocates for reform to sexual assault legislation.
  • Undertakes internal evaluations to ensure that SASS programs and practice benefit from continuous improvement.
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SASS submission - Renaming Sexual Offences consultation paper

SASS recently submitted a response to the Tasmanian Government's consultation paper on Renaming Sexual Offences.

SASS submission - Evidence Amendment Bill 2020

SASS recently submitted our response to the Tasmanian Government's Evidence Amendment Bill 2020. The Bill proposes a change to the law to allow adult victims of sexual assault to identify themselves should they wish to do so.

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.

Submission on preventative strategies, health care services and health outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care in Tasmania

SASS recently provided feedback to the Tasmanian Commissioner for Children and Young People on the paper 'Being healthy: Preventative strategies, health care services and health outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care in Tasmania'.

SASS Submission_Draft Criminal Code and Related Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

SASS welcomed the opportunity to respond to the draft Criminal Code and Related Legislation Amendment Bill 2

SASS submission on the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018

SASS recently prepared a submission on the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018.