The senate inquiry into current and proposed
sexual consent law
The Senate Committee wants to hear from survivors and other experts to learn about how consent laws across Australia are working, and how these laws impact the experience of survivors. The more people who speak up, the more they will understand what needs to change. Your submission can be public or anonymous.
This can be really daunting, so we have created a template to help. It breaks down the review into questions. You can respond to all, or just some of them.
You can read more and submit your response about the Senate inquiry and the terms of reference here.
This can be a difficult process, please reach out to support services if you need to.
We are here to make Australia safe for everyone.
RASARA is an independent, not-for-profit charitable organisation established to develop and evidence base for addressing sexual violence accross Australia and to advocate for best practice community and legal responses to rape and sexual assault. We are the first and only national and independant charity with an exclusive focus on sexual violence and are committed to centreing survivor voices and experiences in our work.
February 10, 2021
QLRC’s draft bill to reform consent and mistake of fact. Our response.
Rape & Sexual Assault Research & Advocacy and Women’s Legal Service Queensland have responded to the QLRC’s draft bill to reform consent and mistake of fact.
February 10, 2021
Queensland Law Reform Commission fails to make substantive recommendations to improve rape law.
The Queensland Law Reform Commission has released a report following a 10-month review into consent and mistake of fact in sexual offences. The report makes a mere 5 recommendations - all of which fail to address the concerns raised by survivors during consultations.
April 7, 2020
Pell to walk free after Australia court quashes convictions
Dr Rachael Burgin spoke to Al Jazeera about the impact of the recent High Court decision in the Pell case on survivors of sexual abuse.
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Meet the team
Dr. Rachael Burgin
Chief Executive Officer
Rachael is the CEO of Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy
Prof. Jonathan Crowe
Director of Research
Jonathan Crowe is a Co-Director of Research at Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy.
Michael is the Chair of Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy
Director of Advocacy
Saxon Mullins is Director of Advocacy at Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy.
Primary Prevention Lead
Katrina is the Primary Prevention Lead at Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy
Nina is a Board Member at Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy
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