AHRC Recommendations Response

Our response to the AHRC 'Change the Course' report recommendations

Here’s how we’ve taken action on the nine recommendations made in the AHRC ‘Change the Course’ report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities. Download Monash University's Response to Change the Course Report.

As part of our journey towards fulfilling the recommendations, we conducted an Independent Review of our policies and response pathways, as well as looking at contributing factors in University residences. Read the Worklogic Independent Review, and you can read Monash’s action plan to address the recommendations.

We recognise that while we’ve fulfilled these recommendations, they require an ongoing commitment to ensure they remained fulfilled. We’ll continue to improve and review our response pathways regularly, and we’re committed to implementing a range of prevention measures with a focus on primary prevention interventions.

Respect Now Always Advisory Committee

We established the Respect Now Always (RNA) Advisory Committee in September 2017.

The RNA Advisory Committee is chaired by Monash University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Margaret Gardner OA.

The RNA Advisory Committee includes representation from Monash’s senior leadership, the student body, academic staff, residential colleges, student services and frontline sexual assault services.

  • Professor Margaret Gardner (Chair) – Vice-Chancellor & President
  • Professor Sue Elliott (Co-Chair) – Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Education)
  • Mr. Vladimir Prpich – Executive Director, Campus Community Division
  • Professor Sharon Pickering – Dean, Faculty of Arts
  • Professor David Copolov – Pro Vice-Chancellor (Major Campuses and Student Engagement)
  • Professor Andrew Walker – Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor (Malaysia)
  • Professor Matthew Gillespie – Vice-Provost (Faculty and Graduate Affairs)
  • Ms. Emily Spencer - Chief of Staff and Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President
  • Ms. Bridgid Connors – Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Ms. Susan Anderson – Deputy General Counsel
  • Ms. Trisha Prpich – Director, Monash Residential Services
  • Mr. Andrew Marks – Director, Counselling and Mental Health Programs
  • Ms. Fiona Marshall - Manager, Respectful Communities
  • Mr. Sean Brito-Babapulle – Principal, Mannix College
  • Ms. Jo Mithen - Chief Executive Officer, Monash College
  • Ms. Mary Mass – SECASA (independent nominee)
  • Student President, Monash Postgraduate Association
  • Student President, MONSU Caulfield
  • Student President, Monash Student Association
  • Student President, MONSU Peninsula
  • Student President, Monash Parkville Student Union