Sexual politics on campuses

It is timely to shine a light on how universities handle complaints of sexual misbehaviour on campus. In articles this week Rebecca Urban has documented concerns about fairness and justice. It’s no answer to say all such matters are better left to police. Clearly a campus investigation must defer to police once it is clear […]

Sexual assault too serious a crime for a campus verdict

Matthew Lesh - The Australian

A basic legal right is that if you are accused of something as serious as sexual assault, the case against you must be proved beyond reasonable doubt. Australia’s universities are stripping away this basic legal right by determining such cases at the much lower threshold of the “balance of probabilities”. In August, the University of […]