36% of those surveyed witnessed sexual harassment at UWA in 2016, a figure substantially higher than the 25% mean across the other universities surveyed. In 70% of cases, the perpetrator of most recent sexual harassment was a fellow student from UWA. In 78% of cases, the perpetrator was male.
The government is sticking to its message that universities are overfunded. Previously unpopular policies of fee deregulation and 20% cuts in funding have been abandoned in favour of a focus on increasing student contributions and repayments. Ruth Thomas reports