Terri Butler MP welcomes the release of Universities Australia’s guidelines for university responses to sexual assault and harassment as part of the Respect.Now.Always. initiative.
“Labor welcomes the release of these guidelines which will help universities across Australia better respond to sexual harassment and assault,” Ms Butler said.
“This is the first substantive step in the peak body’s ten-point plan which was released in August last year.
“We expect every university to fully implement the guidelines developed by Universities Australia.
“It’s been nearly a year since the Australian Human Rights Commission released Change the Course: National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities. All Australian universities should be working hard to implement all of the recommendations contained in that confronting report.
“No one should feel unsafe at university, or anywhere.
“Universities must make it a priority to provide a safe environment for their students,” Ms Butler said.
FRIDAY, 20 JULY 2018
The Commonwealth should support the Bille Brown Theatre project. Sign the petition here.
Above: Queensland Theatre Executive Director Amanda Jolly, Terri Butler MP, and Venue & Operations Supervisor Julian Messer.
Queensland deserves its fair share of federal arts funding.
Queenslanders pay nearly 20 per cent of the nation’s individual taxes but receive only around 6 per cent of core arts funding. We don't get our fair share when it comes to Australia Council grants, either.
The Commonwealth should make a direct financial contribution to Queensland Theatre’s remodelling of the Bille Brown Studio, right here on the Southside.
The Bille Brown Studio project is a milestone for Queensland Theatre, and will provide a more versatile theatre space for local and visiting productions. It's exciting to have the Theatre in our local area, and it's wonderful to see such great locally-developed and produced shows, like My Name is Jimi, and The Longest Minute, telling stories that matter to Queenslanders. The Commonwealth should show its support for our homegrown Queensland talent.