Australian universities have zero tolerance for sex assaults on campus


From Ian Jacobs' article in the Sydney Morning Herald 15 May 2016:

This year, vice-chancellors across the country came together to create the Universities Australia Respect.Now.Always. initiative. The intention of this unprecedented national campaign is to make our campuses as free as they possibly can be from sexual harassment and sexual assault. Where this problem exists, our university leaders want to know about it so that action can be taken to address it.

We do not yet have comprehensive data on the frequency of sexual harassment on university campuses in Australia, or know whether universities are any more or less safe for our students and staff than the rest of Australian society. We can, however, all agree that no level of sexual harassment or assault at our universities is acceptable. Given the only tolerable level is zero, universities are working hard to create a campus culture that prevents assault and harassment from occurring. Read more....

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