In Summary

  • National student prevalence survey on sexual assault and sexual harassment
  • Survey is part of the Universities Australia Respect. Now. Always. Initiative
  • Results released Tuesday 1 August.

The results from a ground-breaking national survey on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities will be streamed live via this page. 

Data from the survey will be released nationally at 10am on Tuesday August 1 in a joint press conference with Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins and Chair of Universities Australia, Professor Margaret Gardner.

Universities Australia will live stream the introductory remarks by Commissioner Jenkins and Professor Gardner and Swinburne will provide access to the stream through its news site

The survey of students from 39 universities nationwide formed part of the Universities Australia (UA) Respect. Now. Always. initiative to highlight the issue of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campuses around the country.

Swinburne support

At Swinburne, safety and respect across campuses – for students, staff and visitors – are central to the university culture.

Swinburne’s Vice-President (Students), Dr Andrew Smith has been an advocate for the Respect. Now. Always. initiative since its inception.

“Swinburne has a zero tolerance for sexual assault and sexual harassment and we want safety and respect to be central to our university culture.

“The survey results will be used to help inform how Swinburne continues to address and prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment in our community,” says Dr Smith.

Sexual assault and sexual harassment resources are available for students and staff on Swinburne’s website.

Current students studying at any Swinburne campus, Swinburne Online or Open Universities Australia (studying a unit at Swinburne) are eligible to register for free counselling services.

If you feel distress related to this story or in relation to the survey, support is available by calling 1800 RESPECT.

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