TasCOSS Media Enquiries

Adrienne Picone, Chief Executive Officer, is the designated TasCOSS media spokesperson.

For TasCOSS media enquiries (including weekends and out of hours), please contact:

  • Lucinda Szczypior, Manager Advocacy & Communications, on 0438 280 486 or email Lucinda.
  • Cameron Allen, Communications Officer, on 0419 769 253 or email Cameron.

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View the TasCOSS Media Release archive.

Case Studies

Tasmanians experiencing poverty and disadvantage are often extremely vulnerable and engaging with media can be daunting.

As a peak body which doesn’t deliver frontline services, TasCOSS is often not in a position to source a case study. If we can’t find you somebody, we will put you in touch with a frontline service or emergency relief provider that is best placed to assist you find a case study with lived experience.

Peak Bodies

For specific comment on specialised issues, you may wish to contact the relevant community services industry peak organisation:

Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA)
Carmen Ransley
p (03) 6231 3100

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Council (ATDC) Tasmania
Alison Lai
p (03) 6231 5002 m 0427 551 600

Carers Tasmania
David Brennan
p (03) 6231 5507

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Tasmania
Sue Leitch
p (03) 6231 3265 m 0448 281 897

Family and Children Tasmania (FACT)
Geraldine Ellis-Maguire
m 0459 022 122

Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT)
Connie Digolis
p (03) 6224 9222

Multicultural Council of Tasmania (MCOT)
Duncan Spender
p (03) 6244 2820

National Disability Services (NDS)
Alice Flockhart
p (03) 6212 7300

Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania (NHT)
Michael Bishop

Shelter Tasmania
Pattie Chugg
p (03) 6224 5488 m 0419 536 100

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC)
Heather Sculthorpe
p (03) 6234 0700

Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association (TMSA)
Wendy Kennedy
p (03) 6254 1489

Volunteering Tasmania (VT)
Dr Lisa Schimanski
p (03) 6231 5550

Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT)
Tania Hunt
p (03) 6223 5511 m 0427 466 189