Digital Switchover Liaison Officer (DSLO) profiles
Digital Switchover Liaison Officers (DSLOs) work closely with local community groups and local government to raise awareness and provide advice regarding the switchover and government assistance schemes.
If you would like to contact a Digital Switchover Liaison Officer, please call the
Digital Ready Information Line
on 1800 20 10 13
Areas of Darwin
Casey is the Digital Switchover Liaison Officer (DSLO) for Darwin and surrounding areas including the local government areas of Palmerston, Litchfield, Batchelor, Wagait and Belyuen.
Casey brings a range of skills to the role through her experience in community, government and diplomatic relations, arts administration, web and mobile technology development and marketing. She has valuable community and government connections in Darwin through her employment with Darwin Festival, Northern Territory government departments, and her employment with the not-for-profit Council of the Ageing, Northern Territory.
Casey will be supported by Jim Sheehan, a retiree with 40 years of experience in the mining industry as an engineer. Having a particular interest in electronics and being a member of PROBUS, Jim enjoys helping people with electrical equipment issues. Jim is looking forward to being part of the digital TV switchover.
Areas of Tasmania
On 9 April 2013 analog TV will be permanently switched off across areas of Tasmania and free-to-air TV will be broadcast in digital-only. To assist the community with the switch to digital TV, the following DSLO has been appointed to cover the region.
Mark is the DSLO for the southern parts of Tasmania. Mark has developed a strong network of community contacts in his role as a project officer with the Tasmanian Electronic Commerce Centre (TECC) where he has been supporting and working on regional broadband infrastructure programs in local communities. Mark brings valuable skills and experience from previous public and private sector roles in business development, technology and administration.
Mark will be based at the Tasmanian Electronic Commerce Centre in Hobart and cover the southern part of the state inclusive of the Central Highlands, Southern Midlands and Glamorgon-Spring Bay Local Government Areas. He is looking forward to assisting residents to get ready for digital TV.
Areas of Regional and Remote Western Australia
On 25 June 2013 analog TV will be permanently switched off across areas of Regional and Remote WA and free-to-air TV will be broadcast in digital-only. The followings DSLOs have been appointed to work across the region to help communities with the switch to digital TV.
Janelle Price, Great Southern
Janelle is the Digital Switchover Liaison Officer for the Great Southern area. She will cover the southern parts of the state extending from Walpole to Jerramungup, up to the Shires of Kent and Woodanilling.
Janelle brings extensive experience in project management and community liaison in the Great Southern area.
She has a proven understanding of the region through recent local supervisory roles at the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the not-for-profit sector. She also has years of experience engaging with diverse cultural groups. Janelle also lives in a rural and remote area, with a clear understanding of the unique challenges for WA farmers and country residents. Janelle is based at Regional Development Australia Great Southern, located in Coach House, Albany.
Siobhan Doohan, Broome
Siobhan is the Digital Switchover Liaison Officer for the Kimberley area. She will cover the Kimberly region from Pardoo in the south extending to Kununurra near the WA/NT border.
Siobhan brings extensive local knowledge to this role through her previous experience in the Kimberley Land Council, Broome tourism industry and the West Australian Country Health Service. Siobhan is based at Kimberley Regional Development Australia in Broome.
Melanie Kelly, Pilbara
Melanie is the Digital Switchover Liaison Officer for the Pilbara area. She will cover the Pilbara from Port Hedland to Meekatharra.
Melanie has worked in a variety of industries including sales, public relations and design. She is looking forward to working with the local community and helping people get ready for digital TV. Melanie is based at Regional Development Australia Pilbara in Karratha.
Alex Grantham, Mid West Gascoyne
Alex Grantham is the Digital Switchover Liaison Officer for the Gascoyne area. Alex will cover the Shires of Carnarvon, Exmouth, Shark Bay and Upper Gascoyne. Alex has already worked successfully as a Digital Switchover Liaison Officer in the Richmond/Tweed switchover area in Northern NSW which switched to digital-only TV on 27 November 2012. Alex has demonstrated her ability to build strong community connections in helping people switch to digital TV.
Alex brings a wide range of experience including working in communications, project management and community mentoring for not-for-profit organisations. Alex is based at Regional Development Australia Mid West Gascoyne in Carnarvon.
Trish Palmonari, Mid West
Trish Palmonari is the Digital Switchover Liaison Officer for the Mid West area. Trish will cover the Shires from Meekatharra south to Coorow and east to Wiluna. Trish brings a range of valuable communications experience from previous roles including working with leading corporations in Australia’s public and private sectors. These include Public Broadcasting Limited and the Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne.
Trish has an in-depth understanding of the Mid West region, having lived and worked in the area for more than 10 years. Trish is based at Regional Development Australia Mid West Gascoyne in Geraldton.
Linda Belton, Kalgoorlie
Linda is the Digital Switchover Liaison Officer for the Goldfields Esperance area. She will cover the Shires of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Esperance, Ravensthorpe, Dundas, Coolgardie, Menzies, Sandstone, Leonora and Laverton. Linda brings a range of valuable experience in public relations, business management and community engagement.
Linda has excelled in her previous roles in the renewable energy field where she has worked locally and abroad in consulting and management roles. Linda is based at Regional Development Australia in Kalgoorlie.
Mike Hendry, Bunbury
Mike is the Digital Switchover Liaison Officer for the Bunbury area. Mike has an in-depth understanding of the area’s landscape and community through 27 years of experience at Australia Post where he has developed and implemented innovative initiatives during his time in management.
He is looking forward to bringing his expertise of the region to help people switch to digital TV. Mike will be based at Regional Development Australia South West in Bunbury. He is looking forward to assisting residents to get ready for digital TV.
Glenice Batchelor, Wheatbelt
Glenice is the Digital Switchover Liaison Officer for the Wheatbelt area. Glenice has demonstrated commitment to regional development, the community sector and the environment throughout her career in project management and community board roles.
She has a wealth of experience working with the community at all levels of government in the Wheatbelt area. Glenice will be based in Tammin and working across the area.