The Australian National University has a long history of student activism raising awareness of sexual assault and harassment on campus, lobbying for change and advocating for survivors. The University also has a long history of academic research regarding the issues, eg. the Gender Institute, and bystander training and intervention programs in collaboration with external providers such as Canberra Rape Crisis Centre.
Below is a timeline of the progress the University has made against the recommendations made in the Australian Human Rights Commission's Change the Course Report, published in August 2017.
Review of Policies and Procedures - Completed
Updated web resources - Commenced and ongoing
Updated Discipline Rule - Completed
Community Standards and Student Code - Commenced
Cultural Change Strategy - Commenced
Audit of Counselling - Commenced
Review of residences - Commenced
Respectful Relationships Unit - Approved
Overarching SASH Policy - About to Commence
Re-survey of students and survey of staff - Planned August 2019