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Australian Human Rights Commission Report

Tuesday 1 August 2017.

Whitley Residential College is committed to the fair treatment and safety of our students and staff within a framework of respectful relationships.

The College has a policy of zero tolerance for sexual harassment and sexual assault. We believe that students and staff should feel confident that they are living and working in an environment that has a culture of respect embedded in its policies and practices. Members of the College are supported through the Fair Treatment policy and procedures in place at College should they ever experience sexual harassment or assault.  See Fair Treatment Policy and Procedures.

We apologise, unreservedly, if anyone has suffered sexual harassment or sexual assault without the issue being addressed in a satisfactory manner. All members, past and present, are invited to contact The Warden, Margie Welsford, or the Deputy Warden, Genevieve Leach, Head of Wellbeing and Pastoral Care, to raise any concerns or discuss any issues relating to sexual harassment or sexual assault.

We will be perusing the report and acting upon its recommendations in the coming weeks and months. We will also be reflecting upon the Human Rights Centre Report due to be released on Thursday 3 August 2017. This will assist us in reviewing our policies and practices.  It will also assist us in continuing to develop and refine those practices in prevention, education and support for survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

For further information and support please see the link to The University of Melbourne.
Whitley College contacts:
Margie Welsford: 9340 8000

Genevieve Leach: 9340 8000



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