ANU establishes unit to prevent sexual harassment

Share Canberra's trusted news:

ANU will establish a central coordinating unit for sexual assault and sexual harassment (SASH) management, prevention, policy, training and reporting. 

Prof Richard Baker
The Respectful Relationships Unit will have a budget of about $660,000 per year and will be managed by staff experienced in sexual harassment and sexual assault case management, policy development, education and training.

But the unit will not provide health and counselling services, which will continue to be available through the university’s healthcare providers and existing counselling services such as the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre.

Pro-vice chancellor Prof Richard Baker said the unit will support survivors, hold perpetrators to account, change attitudes, empower bystanders and encourage culture change across the university.

“It will be a critical part of the University’s ongoing commitment to making ANU a more safe and respectful campus,” Prof Baker said.

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleNGA’s new director plans to ‘pack a punch’
Next articleSocials / At the opening CraftACT’s two new exhibitions, Civic

Leave a Reply