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
Sexual violence prevention strategy - Commenced
Audit of Counselling - Completed
Review of residences - Completed
Respectful Relationships Unit - Approved
Overarching SASH Policy - Commenced
Training Plan- Commenced
Re-survey of students and survey of staff - Planned August 2019