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John Jarratt's accuser speaks up about alleged historical sexual assault
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John Jarratt's accuser speaks up about alleged historical sexual assault

The Wolf Creek actor has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman while living in a share house in 1975.

  • by Lucy Cormack

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Asia Argento: #MeToo actress now admits to sex with underage boy

Asia Argento: #MeToo actress now admits to sex with underage boy

Argento and a friend discussed the sexual encounter with former co-star Jimmy Bennett, according to the exchange published by TMZ.

  • by Nick Allen
'Shocked and hurt': Actress Asia Argento hits back at sexual assault allegation

'Shocked and hurt': Actress Asia Argento hits back at sexual assault allegation

The prominent #MeToo campaigner has strongly denied that she sexually assaulted a male actor when he was 17.

Police in California look into allegations against Asia Argento

Police in California look into allegations against Asia Argento

Authorities in California said they were looking into allegations that actress and director Asia Argento had sexually assaulted a young man in a hotel room when he was 17.

ACT Greens admit serious errors in handling sexual assault complaint
Canberra

ACT Greens admit serious errors in handling sexual assault complaint

A party volunteer alleged another volunteer sexually assaulted her in a taxi on the night of the 2016 federal election.

  • by Daniel Burdon & Katie Burgess
Court upholds Brock Turner's sex assault conviction

Court upholds Brock Turner's sex assault conviction

An appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer's bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault and attempted rape convictions.

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Unis are determined to help prevent sexual assault
University

Unis are determined to help prevent sexual assault

I want to let every survivor know that your stories sit at the centre of every new action, every new policy and every new support.

  • by A year ago, I sat down and read the Change the Course report on sexual assault and sexual harassment. The report gave us important data from a national survey of students — commissioned by universities — about the rate of these behaviours in student communities. It also told deeply personal stories of students who had been raped or sexually harassed. Some of them on campus. Some of them in their jobs, in their homes, policies and practices. And that is no small achievement. University leaders engaged the Australian Human Rights Commission to gather this information because they wanted to know what was happening to their students – and not just on campus. The ongoing trauma of sexual assault affects their sense of safety & Catriona Jackson
Report into youth sexual violence and abuse released after 16 months
Government

Report into youth sexual violence and abuse released after 16 months

It reveals Queensland state school staff made hundreds of reports of suspected sexual abuse and includes previously unpublished police data.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Unis must try harder at combating sexual assault on campus
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Opinion

Unis must try harder at combating sexual assault on campus

The University of Sydney portal times out after 10 minutes, meaning that if a survivor takes a break from recounting her experiences to get a cup of tea, her story will be deleted.

  • by Anna Hush
France stunned by video of street attack by sex harasser

France stunned by video of street attack by sex harasser

A film of a man hitting a woman in the face in Paris after she told him to "shut up" for harassing her in the street has left France shocked.

  • by Henry Samuel
Brock Turner's appeal claim of 'outercourse' leaves judges baffled

Brock Turner's appeal claim of 'outercourse' leaves judges baffled

An attorney for the ex-Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, launched a bid to overturn his client's convictions.

  • by Meagan Flynn