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Committee describes ‘shameful state of affairs’ at Australia’s tertiary institutions and says findings are ‘serious indictment’ on sector

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Universities have been criticised for their approach to student welfare after a searing report revealed the tertiary sector had failed to provide adequate support services to those who had faced sexual violence on campuses.

The 121-page report into consent laws across Australia, released on Thursday afternoon, described sexual violence as a “national crisis” disproportionately affecting women and young people.

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