Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and a summary of the changes from the previous version of the document. Please note that the Unit Head listed on this page is the current owner of this policy and may not reflect the University position/staff member who owned this policy at the time of publication..

Sexual Offences Response Policy and Procedures

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 19th March 2019 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 19th March 2022 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Vice-Chancellor and President The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 15th March 2019 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Unit Head Ellen Brackenreg
Executive Director, Equity, Safety and Wellbeing
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Enquiries Contact Ellen Brackenreg
Executive Director, Equity, Safety and Wellbeing
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

The Sexual Offences Response Policy and Procedures has been developed to replace the current Sexual Offences (Staff Response) Procedures. The document review was conducted as part of the recommendations made by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) as a result of the Changing the Course national report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities. The revised and renamed Policy contains substantial changes to the existing Procedures including clarifying the University position of zero tolerance, expansion of the definitions relevant to these matters, and more clarity and detailed requirements and procedures in the reporting of sexual offences, and support of those who report these offences. Trim Ref 16/011279

Clauses Amended:Policy: All Guidelines: All Procedures: All


22/09/2023: Position name changed from Chief Student Experience Officer (CSEO) to Chief Marketing and Experience Officer (CMEO)

27/09/2021: Division Work Health and Safety Unit (WHS Unit) replaced with Work Health, Safety and Wellbeing (WHS&W)

23/08/2021: Manager, Complaints Resolution replaced with Associate Director, Complaints Management and Resolution.

30 November 2020 – the document has been amended to reflect the renamed position titles Executive Director, Human Resources to Chief People Officer and Executive Director, Student Services to Executive Director, Equity, Diversity, Safety and Wellbeing.

29 April 2020 – Clause 8b.iii amended to insert the hyperlink to the Sexual Offences Reporting Portal and remove the text “under development”.