EROC Australia submission to 1800 RESPECT Senate Inquiry
On 11 September, the Federal Senate announced an inquiry into the Delivery of National Outcome 4 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children. EROC Australia's submission to the inquiry is available to download here.
Among other things, we recommend that the triage model for the service is abandoned, that the service receives adequate funding to ensure that it is staffed by qualified experts, and that the service continues to be provided by Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, the national leading experts in the provision of trauma specialist counselling for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
FAQ about upcoming 1800 hotline
Recently, it was announced that a new 1800 hotline will be provided for people who have experienced sexual assault within university communities. This service will be provided by Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, and will be available from August 1, 2017.
Find EROC Australia's responses to Frequently Asked Questions about this service here.
Factsheets for student representatives and advocates
End Rape on Campus Australia has produced a number of free factsheets for student representatives. The factsheets currently available are:
- About EROC Australia
This factsheet outlines who we are and how we can support the work of activists and advocates of sexual assault survivors.
- Key skills for advocates
This factsheet outlines useful skills for building campaigns, demanding change at your university, working with the media and navigating the different institutions involved in this issues.
To download PDF copies of these resources, please follow the hyperlinks above.
If you would like further information or training on any of these issues, click the 'Contact Us' tab above to get in touch and set up a training session.
Report - 'Connecting the dots: Understanding sexual assault in university communities'
In January 2017, End Rape on Campus Australia produced a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s ‘University Sexual Assault and Harassment’ project. The report, titled “Connecting the dots: understanding sexual assault in university communities”, is the product of our extensive advocacy work with survivors and their supporters. The submission provides detailed analysis of the problem of sexual violence in Australian educational communities, and includes a comprehensive suite of recommendations for change at the level of individual universities, as well as at state and federal government levels.
Download a pdf of the report here.