The issue of Consent & Sexual Assault  -  ABC Q&A 

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Commentary on ABC Q&A in the issues aroound Consent and Sexual Assault

 

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The issue of Consent & Sexual Assault. A petition by a Sydney school girl has put the spotlight on an epidemic of sexual violence against Australian teenagers by their peers. It’s prompted moves by government to improve consent education in our schools. But is it enough? With Australian of the Year Grace Tame inspiring a movement of passionate young women and the Brittany Higgins scandal engulfing our Federal parliament, thousands have taken to the streets demanding justice for women. On Thursday night Q+A brings together students, parents, experts and educators for a frank look at the vexed issue of consent, how men can help change the power imbalance and what needs to be done to combat the cultures of violence and silence that threaten the daily lives of Australian girls and women.  

Period18 Mar 2021

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Media contributions

  • TitleThe Issue of Sexual Consent and the Law.
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 hour
    CountryAustralia
    Date18/03/21
    DescriptionA petition by a Sydney school girl has put the spotlight on an epidemic of sexual violence against Australian teenagers by their peers. It’s prompted moves by government to improve consent education in our schools. But is it enough? With Australian of the Year Grace Tame inspiring a movement of passionate young women and the Brittany Higgins scandal engulfing our Federal parliament, thousands have taken to the streets demanding justice for women. On Thursday night Q+A brings together students, parents, experts and educators for a frank look at the vexed issue of consent, how men can help change the power imbalance and what needs to be done to combat the cultures of violence and silence that threaten the daily lives of Australian girls and women.
    Producer/AuthorTara Thomas Producer, Q+A ABC
    URLhttps://twitter.com/QandA/status/1372490702785900546/video/1
    PersonsVincent Hurley