Respect. Now. Always.
The “Respect. Now. Always.” campaign was instigated by Universities Australia in collaboration with the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to increase awareness of the issue of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.
Launched in February 2016, the campaign focuses on the determination of Australia’s universities to prevent and address sexual assault and harassment across the sector. The campaign is key to raising awareness of the issue of sexual assault and sexual harassment and increase the visibility of student support services. The campaign places a spotlight on student and staff well-being and highlights the support avenues available to prevent and manage incidents.
Tabor is committed to a safe, respectful and inclusive culture in which all students and staff are valued. This means we have zero tolerance for sexual assault or sexual harassment and are continually striving to improve our prevention programs and support services. To understand some of the procedures we have in place at Tabor, take a look at our Respect Now Always Committee Mind Map.”If you, or someone you know, has been affected by an incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment, support is always available.
Sexual harassment can be a single incident or a persistent pattern, and can range from subtle behaviour to explicit demands for sexual activity, including but not limited to the following examples:
- sexually suggestive comments or jokes
- staring or leering at a person or at parts of their body
- unwelcome physical contact such as brushing against or touching a person
- comments and questions about another person’s sexual conduct and/or private relationships
- persistent unwelcome invitations
- requests for sexual favours
- offensive written, telephone or email communication of a sexual nature
- displays of sexually specific material
- accessing sexually explicit internet sites
- negative behaviours, such as intimidation or exclusions relating to the sex of a person
- unnecessary close physical proximity including persistently following a person
If you feel you are still at risk or think that others may be at risk:
Call 000 to contact the state Emergency Services (Police, Fire, and Ambulance).
In non-emergency situations, you can also contact the Police on 131 444.
Do you need urgent medical help?
Call for an ambulance – 000
If you do not require emergency treatment, it is best not to call an ambulance.
You may decide to go to Yarrow Place Assault Service in Adelaide, the Sexual Assault Resource Centre in Perth or go to your local Accident and Emergency by taxi or Uber.
Click here for information on further crisis services and resources options.
Deciding what to do next
Tabor takes all allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment seriously and has specific responsibilities when dealing with allegations made against our students and staff. We can and do investigate these reports. This can mean taking the appropriate action in conjunction with the Police, professional bodies or other government agencies.
If you wish to disclose or report an incident to Tabor, we encourage you to do so either by filling out our online report form here, or by making contact with one of our staff in Student Services, any Faculty Dean, the HR Manager or your School Administrator.
You can report an incident to the police at any time by calling 000 in an emergency or 131 444 (non-emergency). Police are well trained to provide assistance and advice to people who have been sexually assaulted and there is a range of reporting options available to you.
If you are apprehensive about involving police, you are encouraged to make contact with Yarrow Place Assault Service in Adelaide or the Sexual Assault Resource Centre in Perth where you will be provided with information and choices about accessing medical and counselling services.
For immediate support
Call 1800 737 732 (1800RESPECT) – National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service. This line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
Support at Tabor
In Adelaide, assistance is available at the Life Design Counselling Centre. Life Design is located at 164 Goodwood Rd, GOODWOOD SA 5034 and can be contacted by telephone: (08) 8373 6326 during office hours.
In Perth, there is a professional counsellor available (by appointment) should any students desire help for personal issues. Appointments can be made through the front office.
Support outside of Tabor
- ACT — Canberra Rape Crisis Centre 6247 2525
- New South Wales — NSW Rape Crisis Centre 1800 424 017
- Northern Territory — Department of Health, Sexual Assault Referral Centres
- Queensland — Sexual Assault Helpline 1800 010 120
- South Australia — Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service (08) 8226 8777 or 1800 817 421 freecall
- Tasmania — Sexual Assault Support Service 1800 697 877
- Victoria — Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1800 806 292
- Western Australia — Sexual Assault Resource Centre (08) 6458 1828 or free call 1800 199 888
- National – Reach Out
- National – 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732
- National – Lifeline 13 11 14