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Griffith University accepts AHRC report recommendations

Following the release of the results of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) report into sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities, Griffith University has committed to implementing the report’s recommendations in full.

The wide ranging report, commissioned by Universities Australia (UA) on behalf of universities including Griffith, has made a total of nine recommendations – eight pertaining to universities and one to on-site residential colleges.

Griffith University would like to thank all students who participated in the survey and for sharing their stories.

Griffith University has in place a range of support and safety services for students and staff including around-the clock phone and text support including weekends and public holidays.

Other support measures include on campus counselling, a Harassment and Discrimination Contact Officer Network as well as an on-campus security escort service available for students and staff to provide assistance at night.

Griffith has also established a dedicated full-time response and prevention counsellor supporting students and staff

For more information please visit the comprehensive Safe Campuses webpage which includes important details on support services, how to make a report and key prevention and safety measures.

Griffith University understands the release of the report may prove traumatic and for those in need of support and assistance, you can access a 24 hour hotline 1800 572 224.

Griffith University has zero tolerance for sexual assault and sexual harassment and is committed to strengthening prevention and support for victims and survivors.

Universities Australia has released a 10-point action plan outlining the sector’s broader response to the findings of the AHRC report.

The AHRC report will help inform future improvements.

Source: Griffith University

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