By making a submission you are not making a formal complaint or report of sexual assault or sexual harassment. We will take the information you provide into account in the preparation of our report, however we will not pass on details of specific cases on to police or other services.
Making a submission about an experience of sexual assault and/or harassment can be distressing. If you decide to make a submission but find that either during or after completing the submission, that relaying the experience(s) of sexual assault and/or harassment is causing you distress, you can access counselling support through:
- Armidale Sexual Assault Counselling Service (02) 6776 9655
- 1800RESPECT 1800 737 732
- NSW Rape Crisis Centre 1800 424 017
You can make a submission using this online form. In this form, we have provided some questions as a guide for your submission. However, if you would prefer not to respond to these questions you are free to respond in any way you choose by writing in the text boxes provided in the online form.
If you think you might need to take a break from completing your submission, we would recommend filling out the word version of the form so you can save your responses and come back to it.
If you would like to make a submission in a way not mentioned here please contact the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 931 750. This could include making a verbal submission to a member of our team as an alternative to putting it in writing.
Information collected through submissions will be used for the purposes of understanding issues related to sexual assault and sexual harassment at UNE’s residential colleges and may be drawn upon, quoted or referred to in report(s) prepared by the Australian Human Rights Commission for the UNE College Review.
By providing us with a submission you agree that we may use de-identified extracts of your submission. We will not use anything from your submission that will allow you to be identified.
If you decide to make a submission, you will be asked to complete a form which will ask you questions about your experiences with sexual assault and sexual harassment, and your views on the approaches to dealing with sexual assault and sexual harassment at UNE. If you do not feel comfortable, or cannot answer a particular question, you can leave the response blank.
The form also asks for your personal characteristics (i.e. sex, age, gender) as well as for your name and email address in case we need to contact you about your submission. We will not publish this information or provide it to anyone.
The Commission’s submission policy provides further information on the use, publication and access to submissions. The submission policy is located at: www.humanrights.gov.au/submission-policy.
If you want any further information concerning this project or if you have any problems which may be related to your involvement in the project, you can contact the Commission by email: email@example.com or phone: 1800 931 750
If you would like more information about sexual harassment, or you would like to make a complaint of sexual harassment to the Australian Human Rights Commission, you can contact the National Information Service:
Phone: 1300 656 419 or 02 9284 9888
Fax: 02 9284 9611
Online: Enquiry form
TTY: 1800 620 241 (toll free)
National Relay Service:1300 555 727 (Speak and Listen) or www.relayservice.gov.au
Translating and Interpreting Service: 131 450 or www.tisnational.gov.au
You can also make a complaint online at www.humanrights.gov.au/complaints/make-complaint
If you think a criminal sexual offence may have been committed and you want to make a complaint, you may like to contact NSW Police.
Armidale Police Station is located at 96-96 Faulkner Street, Armidale, and can be contacted on (02) 6771 0699. Further information on reporting to NSW Police can be found here.
If you would like to speak to a counsellor about the possibility of going to police, please contact the Armidale Sexual Assault Counselling Service on (02) 6776 9655, 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732, or the NSW Rape Crisis Centre on 1800 424 017.