Media Release

8 August, 2018

Support Act announces new social worker appointment

Support Act is delighted to welcome Carina Hillmann as its new social worker servicing Victoria and Tasmania.

Carina has over ten years experience in the youth and family services sector, and brings a fantastic range of skills and experience to the position, which has been made possible by the generous support of Michael & Sue Gudinski and Frontier Touring.

“44% of our service users are in Victoria and Tasmania, and with demand for our crisis relief services continuing to grow, we felt it was time to employ a social worker to be responsible for this region,” said Support Act CEO, Clive Miller. “We are incredibly grateful to Michael and Sue for their generosity in enabling this to happen”.

The part time position reports to Lindy Morrison, who is Support Act’s National Welfare Coordinator.

“We are great admirers of the work Support Act does for our friends and colleagues in music and we were only too happy to answer the call to put someone on the ground in Victoria,” says Michael Gudinski. “After all, everyone knows that Melbourne is the true centre of the Australian music universe. We are happy to welcome Carina to the music family.”

“I am excited to be part of Support Act and looking forward to connecting with the music community; providing support and assistance to its members in Victoria and Tasmania,” said Carina.

Anyone seeking crisis relief should apply online at www.supportact.org.au or call 1300 731 303.

The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 959 500.