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Documentary gives insight into risks of sexual assault among Australia’s international students

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ABC NewsRadio Breakfast, First posted 27/04/2018 at 09:02:46 Half a million international students, most from Asia, are enrolled to study in Australia. It’s the country’s third largest export industry, worth $18 billion. But Australia’s reputation as a safe and sunny place to study is under threat after widespread disclosures of rape and sexual assault. Australia: Rape on Campus...

Making sexual consent matter: one-off courses are unlikely to help

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The Conversation, February 15, 2018 6.05am AEDT In the wake of the findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) 2017 national report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities, a number of universities have introduced mandatory courses on sexual consent for new students. Of all students who participated in the AHRC inquiry, 26% experienced some form of sexual...

New resources from SIN

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SIN (South Australian Adult Industry Workers Association), February 2018 The posters below were originally designed in an effort to engage migrant students with SIN’s services. However, they are not restricted to students, and may be a beneficial engagement tool in many environments.  Please feel free to distribute these to any setting where you feel they may be beneficial – with a...

More Training Needed for Australian Doctors to Identify and Treat FGM Patients

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AMA, 23 Mar 2017 Training for doctors in how to identify and treat patients who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) should be included in tertiary medical curricula, the AMA said today. Releasing the AMA’s Position Statement on Female Genital Mutilation 2017, AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said that while FGM is only practised in about 30 countries, and is illegal in Australia...

Australia’s drinking culture has role in sexual assaults at universities, say experts

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The Guardian Australia, Wednesday 9 March 2016 19.23 AEDT Tackling Australia’s toxic drinking culture and broader inequality between men and women is crucial to eradicating sexual assault on university campuses, experts in the sector say. All Australia’s universities have come together for the first time to share data on sexual assault and harassment and to work towards a national standard on...

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