Member Support

The SDA supports our members by providing access to a range of specialist staff who are able to assist members with any work place issues.

SDA employs full time Research Officers, Information Officers, Health & Safety/WorkCover Officers and Training Officers to support members.

Antony Burke

Senior Research Officer

Antony is SDA's Senior Research Officer. Our experienced and qualified team of research officers can assist members in their disputes with employers and, if required, will represent members' interests in the appropriate court or tribunal.

Mauro Moretta

Research Officer

Mauro is one of SDA's experienced and qualified research officers that can assist members in their disputes with employers and, if required, will represent members' interests in the appropriate court or tribunal.

Raff Ciccone

Research Officer

Raff is one of SDA's experienced and qualified research officers that can assist members in their disputes with employers and, if required, will represent members' interests in the appropriate court or tribunal.

James Ryan

Research Officer

James is one of SDA's experienced and qualified research officers that can assist members in their disputes with employers and, if required, will represent members' interests in the appropriate court or tribunal.

Ada Scibilia

WorkCover Officer

Ada is one of SDA's dedicated WorkCover Officers available to assist members with every facet of WorkCover; from how to complete a claim form to representing a member who has had their claim rejected at the Accident & Compensation & Conciliation Service.

Gerry Millman

WorkCover Officer

Gerry is one of SDA's dedicated WorkCover Officers available to assist members with every facet of WorkCover; from how to complete a claim form to representing a member who has had their claim rejected at the Accident & Compensation & Conciliation Service.

Andrew MacKechnie

Information Officer

Andrew is one of SDA's Information Officers that can receives up to 100 calls a day from members seeking advice on issues such as wages, working conditions, rosters, hours of work, and allowances. Click 'Contact Us' at the top of the page to get in touch with one of our information officers.

Gayle Linklater

Information Officer

As an SDA Information Officer, Gayle is part of a team that can receive up to 100 calls a day from members seeking advice on issues such as wages, working conditions, rosters, hours of work, and allowances.  Click 'Contact Us' at the top of the page to get in touch with one of our information officers.

James Cox

Training Officer

James is the SDA's full time qualified Trainer who is accredited to train our Delegates and Health & Safety Representatives in health and safety and representating members' interests in the workplace.

Darrel Schumacher

Membership Officer

Darrel is part of our specialist Membership Unit team specifically working towards growing the Union's membership.

Hovig Melkonian

Membership Unit

Hovig is part of our specialist Membership Unit team specifically working towards growing the Union's membership.