As all you generous people know, for over a year Bettina has been touring Australian university campuses, speaking out about the fact that many Australian universities have secretive committees, kangaroo courts investigating and adjudicating rape. She’s been following a string of cases where young men have been thrown out of university after biased investigations denying them basic legal rights. Read Bettina’s recent article summarizing these recent developments here .
The big news is that last November, a Queensland Supreme Court declared it is illegal for universities to investigate and adjudicate sexual assault.
The Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan then instructed the university regulator, TEQSA, that universities should leave these crimes to be handled by the criminal courts.
So the time has come when we must all get active.
Bettina is now launching a campaign asking everyone to write to Vice Chancellors and Chancellors alerting them to what has happened and ensuring they comply with the law.
If you are a graduate, please write to your old university. Or else just pick unis near where you live.
Go to her website for the draft letter you can use to send to the universities.
She’s put together a short social media video, designed to tell universities we are watching them. Please help her circulate it in every way you can.
And here’s her latest YouTube video, giving all the background to these exciting developments.
We all sat back while activists bullied universities into getting involved in criminal law. We owe it to the young men of Australia to spend a few minutes emailing Bettina’s letter to make sure universities know we are watching them.
- Dan Martin
- Paul Farnhill
- brian lauder
- Steven McLachlan
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