2018 ANU Sexual Assault Statistics

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From: Imogen Stephenson

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Dear Australian National University (ANU),

I am writing to formally request access to government information documents from ANU regarding sexual harassment and sexual assault statistics, a matter of public interest.

I am requesting information relating to the following:
1. The total number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct complaints that occurred in ANU during 2018
2. The number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct complaints alleging a staff member as responsible in 2018
3. The number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct complaints alleging a student as responsible in 2018
4. The number and nature of any disciplinary actions taken by ANU in relation to complaints and/or incidents of alleged sexual assault/harassment/misconduct in 2018
5. Information on any strategies implemented in the last year by ANU to tackle the problem of sexual harassment and sexual violence in the university community

Please proceed with this request as a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

Sincerely,

Imogen Stephenson

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From: University Records Manager
Australian National University

Good morning Ms Stephenson,

Your request has been received by the University.

Yours sincerely

Inga Mildner
Records Management Officer
Scholarly Information Services
Building 10A, Chancelry
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Telephone: +61 2 61252030
Ext: 52030
Email: [email address]
Web http://universityrecords.anu.edu.au/

CRICOS Provider #00120C

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From: University Records Manager
Australian National University

 

Dear Ms Stephenson,

 

I refer to your email below dated 29 August 2019 where you seek access to
information under the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

 

Unfortunately, your request, as it stands, does not provide such
information as is reasonably necessary to enable a responsible officer to
identify the document(s) requested, as is required by section 15(2)(b) of
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

Please advise if you are seeking access under the Commonwealth Freedom of
Information Act 1982.

 

A failure to comply with this requirement is classified as a ‘practical
refusal reason’ for which a ‘request consultation process’ under the FOI
Act is required.

 

However, in an effort to informally resolve this failure, I request that
you refine the scope of your request and provide the following information
so that a search can be conducted to locate the documents you are
requesting access to:

 

1.       The total number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct
complaints that occurred in ANU during 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

 

2.       The number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct complaints
alleging a staff member as responsible in 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

 

3.       The number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct complaints
alleging a student as responsible in 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

 

4.       The number and nature of any disciplinary actions taken by ANU in
relation to complaints and/or incidents of alleged sexual
assault/harassment/misconduct in 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

·         Please advise if you are seeking access to any individual
reports that may exist.

 

5.       Information on any strategies implemented in the last year by ANU
to tackle the problem of sexual harassment and sexual violence in the
university community

·         Are you seeking access to documents containing strategies
regarding sexual assault and sexual violence at the University? Please
clarify.

 

Please note, the Freedom of Information Act allows for access to documents
of an agency. The right of access under the FOI Act is to existing
documents not to information.

In coordinating a response to your FOI request,  I am only able to assist
you with a request for documents, not information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Inga Mildner

Records Management Officer

Scholarly Information Services

The Australian National University

Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

 

Email: [1][email address]

Web [2]http://universityrecords.anu.edu.au/

 

CRICOS Provider #00120C

 

 

 

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From: University Records Manager
Australian National University

Dear Ms Stephenson,

 

I refer to my email below seeking clarification regarding your Freedom of
Information request.   In order to progress your request, further details
are required as outlined in my email of 13 September 2019 to which no
response was received.

 

A response by the 10 October 2019 would be appreciated, however, if not
received by that date the formal consultation process will commence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Inga Mildner

Records Management Officer

Scholarly Information Services

The Australian National University

Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

 

Email: [1][email address]

Web [2]http://universityrecords.anu.edu.au/

 

CRICOS Provider #00120C

 

 

From: University Records Manager
Sent: Friday, 13 September 2019 2:04 PM
To: [FOI #5601 email]
Subject: FOI Request- 201900048 - Clarification

 

 

Dear Ms Stephenson,

 

I refer to your email below dated 29 August 2019 where you seek access to
information under the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

 

Unfortunately, your request, as it stands, does not provide such
information as is reasonably necessary to enable a responsible officer to
identify the document(s) requested, as is required by section 15(2)(b) of
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

Please advise if you are seeking access under the Commonwealth Freedom of
Information Act 1982.

 

A failure to comply with this requirement is classified as a ‘practical
refusal reason’ for which a ‘request consultation process’ under the FOI
Act is required.

 

However, in an effort to informally resolve this failure, I request that
you refine the scope of your request and provide the following information
so that a search can be conducted to locate the documents you are
requesting access to:

 

1.       The total number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct
complaints that occurred in ANU during 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

 

2.       The number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct complaints
alleging a staff member as responsible in 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

 

3.       The number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct complaints
alleging a student as responsible in 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

 

4.       The number and nature of any disciplinary actions taken by ANU in
relation to complaints and/or incidents of alleged sexual
assault/harassment/misconduct in 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

·         Please advise if you are seeking access to any individual
reports that may exist.

 

5.       Information on any strategies implemented in the last year by ANU
to tackle the problem of sexual harassment and sexual violence in the
university community

·         Are you seeking access to documents containing strategies
regarding sexual assault and sexual violence at the University? Please
clarify.

 

Please note, the Freedom of Information Act allows for access to documents
of an agency. The right of access under the FOI Act is to existing
documents not to information.

In coordinating a response to your FOI request,  I am only able to assist
you with a request for documents, not information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Inga Mildner

Records Management Officer

Scholarly Information Services

The Australian National University

Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

 

Email: [3][email address]

Web [4]http://universityrecords.anu.edu.au/

 

CRICOS Provider #00120C

 

 

 

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Australian National University


Attachment FOI Request 201900048 Request consultation process.pdf
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Dear Ms Stephenson,

 

Please find attached correspondence regarding your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Inga Mildner

Records Management Officer

Scholarly Information Services

The Australian National University

Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

 

Email: [1][email address]

Web [2]http://universityrecords.anu.edu.au/

 

CRICOS Provider #00120C

 

 

 

 

From: University Records Manager
Sent: Tuesday, 1 October 2019 9:48 AM
To: [FOI #5601 email]
Subject: RE: FOI Request- 201900048 - Clarification

 

Dear Ms Stephenson,

 

I refer to my email below seeking clarification regarding your Freedom of
Information request.   In order to progress your request, further details
are required as outlined in my email of 13 September 2019 to which no
response was received.

 

A response by the 10 October 2019 would be appreciated, however, if not
received by that date the formal consultation process will commence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Inga Mildner

Records Management Officer

Scholarly Information Services

The Australian National University

Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

 

Email: [3][email address]

Web [4]http://universityrecords.anu.edu.au/

 

CRICOS Provider #00120C

 

 

From: University Records Manager
Sent: Friday, 13 September 2019 2:04 PM
To: [5][FOI #5601 email]
Subject: FOI Request- 201900048 - Clarification

 

 

Dear Ms Stephenson,

 

I refer to your email below dated 29 August 2019 where you seek access to
information under the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

 

Unfortunately, your request, as it stands, does not provide such
information as is reasonably necessary to enable a responsible officer to
identify the document(s) requested, as is required by section 15(2)(b) of
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

Please advise if you are seeking access under the Commonwealth Freedom of
Information Act 1982.

 

A failure to comply with this requirement is classified as a ‘practical
refusal reason’ for which a ‘request consultation process’ under the FOI
Act is required.

 

However, in an effort to informally resolve this failure, I request that
you refine the scope of your request and provide the following information
so that a search can be conducted to locate the documents you are
requesting access to:

 

1.       The total number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct
complaints that occurred in ANU during 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

 

2.       The number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct complaints
alleging a staff member as responsible in 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

 

3.       The number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct complaints
alleging a student as responsible in 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

 

4.       The number and nature of any disciplinary actions taken by ANU in
relation to complaints and/or incidents of alleged sexual
assault/harassment/misconduct in 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

·         Please advise if you are seeking access to any individual
reports that may exist.

 

5.       Information on any strategies implemented in the last year by ANU
to tackle the problem of sexual harassment and sexual violence in the
university community

·         Are you seeking access to documents containing strategies
regarding sexual assault and sexual violence at the University? Please
clarify.

 

Please note, the Freedom of Information Act allows for access to documents
of an agency. The right of access under the FOI Act is to existing
documents not to information.

In coordinating a response to your FOI request,  I am only able to assist
you with a request for documents, not information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Inga Mildner

Records Management Officer

Scholarly Information Services

The Australian National University

Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

 

Email: [6][email address]

Web [7]http://universityrecords.anu.edu.au/

 

CRICOS Provider #00120C

 

 

 

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From: University Records Manager
Australian National University


Attachment FOI Request 201900048 Request consultation process.pdf
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Dear Ms Stephenson,

 

I refer to your request for access to documents under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 received on 29 August 2019.

 

On 13 September 2019, the University advised you that your request was not
valid in its current form and further clarification was required.

 

On 1 October 2019, a reminder was sent again seeking further
clarification. In both emails you were advised that if no response was
received, the University intended to commence the formal consultation
process.

 

On 14 October 2019, the University provided you with the formal
consultation notification where you were advised that you had 14 days to
respond or your request would be considered to be withdrawn.

 

Accordingly, as no response has been received after the conclusion of the
14 day time frame, your request is now considered to be withdrawn.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Inga Mildner

Records Management Officer

Scholarly Information Services

The Australian National University

Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

 

Email: [1][email address]

Web [2]http://universityrecords.anu.edu.au/

 

CRICOS Provider #00120C

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: University Records Manager
Sent: Monday, 14 October 2019 11:44 AM
To: [FOI #5601 email]
Subject: FOI Request- 201900048 - Consultation process

 

 

Dear Ms Stephenson,

 

Please find attached correspondence regarding your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Inga Mildner

Records Management Officer

Scholarly Information Services

The Australian National University

Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

 

Email: [3][email address]

Web [4]http://universityrecords.anu.edu.au/

 

CRICOS Provider #00120C

 

 

 

 

From: University Records Manager
Sent: Tuesday, 1 October 2019 9:48 AM
To: [5][FOI #5601 email]
Subject: RE: FOI Request- 201900048 - Clarification

 

Dear Ms Stephenson,

 

I refer to my email below seeking clarification regarding your Freedom of
Information request.   In order to progress your request, further details
are required as outlined in my email of 13 September 2019 to which no
response was received.

 

A response by the 10 October 2019 would be appreciated, however, if not
received by that date the formal consultation process will commence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Inga Mildner

Records Management Officer

Scholarly Information Services

The Australian National University

Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

 

Email: [6][email address]

Web [7]http://universityrecords.anu.edu.au/

 

CRICOS Provider #00120C

 

 

From: University Records Manager
Sent: Friday, 13 September 2019 2:04 PM
To: [8][FOI #5601 email]
Subject: FOI Request- 201900048 - Clarification

 

 

Dear Ms Stephenson,

 

I refer to your email below dated 29 August 2019 where you seek access to
information under the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

 

Unfortunately, your request, as it stands, does not provide such
information as is reasonably necessary to enable a responsible officer to
identify the document(s) requested, as is required by section 15(2)(b) of
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

 

Please advise if you are seeking access under the Commonwealth Freedom of
Information Act 1982.

 

A failure to comply with this requirement is classified as a ‘practical
refusal reason’ for which a ‘request consultation process’ under the FOI
Act is required.

 

However, in an effort to informally resolve this failure, I request that
you refine the scope of your request and provide the following information
so that a search can be conducted to locate the documents you are
requesting access to:

 

1.       The total number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct
complaints that occurred in ANU during 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

 

2.       The number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct complaints
alleging a staff member as responsible in 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

 

3.       The number of sexual assault/harassment/misconduct complaints
alleging a student as responsible in 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

 

4.       The number and nature of any disciplinary actions taken by ANU in
relation to complaints and/or incidents of alleged sexual
assault/harassment/misconduct in 2018

·         Are you seeking access to statistical data or detailed
documents? Please clarify.

·         Please advise if you are seeking access to any individual
reports that may exist.

 

5.       Information on any strategies implemented in the last year by ANU
to tackle the problem of sexual harassment and sexual violence in the
university community

·         Are you seeking access to documents containing strategies
regarding sexual assault and sexual violence at the University? Please
clarify.

 

Please note, the Freedom of Information Act allows for access to documents
of an agency. The right of access under the FOI Act is to existing
documents not to information.

In coordinating a response to your FOI request,  I am only able to assist
you with a request for documents, not information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Inga Mildner

Records Management Officer

Scholarly Information Services

The Australian National University

Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

 

Email: [9][email address]

Web [10]http://universityrecords.anu.edu.au/

 

CRICOS Provider #00120C

 

 

 

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