SACS Committees: FV, Homelessness, Child & Family, Disability Services



We are all aware there have been wide spread funding changes within the social and community services sector in recent times. Some of these changes have occurred as a result of the Royal Commission in to Family Violence, the newly implemented housing growth fund, the introduction of the NDIS and similar associated shifts and trends. The ASU are interested in feedback from members so we can update our mapping of funding within the social and community services sector and its sub sectors so we can stay on top of the changing needs of our members.

How can you help?

  1. Contact us and let us know how your role and program are funded and the lifetime of the funding
  2. The ASU have established four committees covering the areas of family violence, homelessness and housing, child and family services and disability services. These committees have been established to discuss trends, funding, workplace issues and areas within specific sub sectors so the ASU and our members can actively contribute to improving the conditions for our members, the sector and ultimately outcomes for those that we support. These committees are being held at different times so please get in touch to find out more and come along and have a say!

If you would like to be involved in a committee or discuss any union business you can contact ASU Organiser Kristy Lee Tyrell for assistance.


kltA message from new Organiser Kristy Lee Tyrell: 

“We're overpaying him but he's worth it” Unfortunately this can often be a message we hear from some employers. As an organiser this can be hard to sit with and hear on repeat without getting me down. I thought I would highlight some fantastic things I have been a part of this month that remind me that when members stick together we can plan for and actually achieve real change

  • We held our first family violence committee and have made plans for future committee meetings. We had five delegates in attendance and compiled plans and ideas for the committee. We extend a warm welcome to all members and delegates in the Family Violence sector to our next meeting on 12 September. Get in touch and we can discuss details.
  • I was able to attend the ACTU NextGen Conference in Sydney, which was designed to identify up and coming trade unionists and equip them with campaigning and networking tools to fight future campaigns. The Conference slogan was 'Change the Rules. The message I took from the conference was clear," Same Fight, New Moves".
  • I’ve been involved in welcoming some great new delegates into some of the workplaces I am involved with.


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