The Respect Taskforce

The Respect Taskforce is the University's strategic unit responsible for defining and prioritising the goals of the University in eliminating sexual assault and sexual harassment amongst both staff and students. Specific actions to achieve Respect goals will be undertaken by the relevant specialist area/s, identified through consultation. Where required, the taskforce may establish working groups with a wider membership to support its work, or work with existing groups. The taskforce will develop an accessible and transparent articulation of the University's Respect goals and actions, to be shared with both the University community and the general public and relevant documents including meeting minutes will be published on this page.

Terms of Reference

  • Develop strategies to improve the culture, policies and practices of the University in relation to sexual assault and sexual harassment.
  • Oversee and monitor the implementation of new policies, procedures and practices.
  • Identify and mitigate risks to members of the University community.
  • Act as the liaison point for relevant stakeholder groups within the University, its affiliates and the wider community.
  • Advise on training programs and University activities and events to raise awareness and knowledge of responsibilities.
  • Advise on University communications.
  • Advise the Provost on strategy, resources and specific issues as necessary.

Membership

  • Pip Nicholson, Dean of Law (Chair)
  • Evan Kritikakos, Director Students and Equity
  • Maddy McMaster, Executive Director, Academic Services and Registrar
  • Daniel Persaud, Director Wellbeing
  • Amanda Davis, Associate Director, Graduate Research
  • Jenny Morgan, Professor in Law
  • Cathy Humphreys, Professor in Social Work
  • Sally Eastoe, Executive Director Human Resources and OH&S
  • Hannah Buchan, UMSU Women’s officer
  • Damian Powell, Principal Janet Clarke Hall
  • Jonas Larsen, President UMSU International
  • Zimo Wang, GSA Women's officer
  • Debra Tegoni, General Counsel and Executive Director, Legal and Risk
  • Bruce Tobin, Acting Associate Director, Public Affairs

Executive Officer:

  • Celia Scott, Chancellery Academic and International

Meetings

2019

DateTimeLocationMeeting Documents
27 March, 20193:00 pm to 4:30 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingTBC
22 May, 20192:00 pm to 3:30 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingTBC
24 July, 20192:00 pm to 3:30 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingTBC
18 September, 20193:00 pm to 4:30 pmLevel 3 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingTBC
20 November, 20192:00 pm to 3:30 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingTBC

2018

DateTimeLocationMeeting Documents
21 February, 20183:00 pm to 4:30 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingDownload
21 March, 20183:00 pm to 4:30 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingDownload
18 April, 20183:00 pm to 4:30 pmLevel 4 Meeting Room (401), Raymond Priestley BuildingDownload
16 May, 20183:00 pm to 4:30 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingDownload
20 June, 20183:00 pm to 4:30 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingDownload
15 August, 20183:00 pm to 4:30 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingDownload
19 September, 20183:00 pm to 4:30 pmLevel 3 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingDownload
17 October, 20183:00 pm to 4:30 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingDownload
21 November, 20183:00 pm to 4:30 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingTBC

2017

DateTimeLocationMeeting Documents
23 August, 20173.30 pm to 5:00 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingDownload
13 September, 20172:00 pm to 4:00pmLevel 3 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingDownload
11 October, 20173.30 pm to 5:00 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingDownload
8 November, 20173.30 pm to 5:00 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingDownload
13 December, 20173.30 pm to 5:00 pmLevel 7 Meeting Room, Raymond Priestley BuildingDownload

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