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Latest news: Sexual assault

ACT Labor MLA calls for better sexual assault proceedings

Dr Marisa Paterson MLA will call on the ACT Government to identify the best ways to improve sexual assault proceedings in courts.

Russell Brand accused of sexual assault in NY lawsuit

British actor and comedian Russell Brand has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting a film extra on the New York City set of the 2011 romantic comedy Arthur, in which...

New legal service for ACT sexual assault victims

Women’s Legal Centre ACT and Victims Support ACT will take part in the national pilot of a legal service for sexual assault victim-survivors.

More women come forward with Russell Brand allegations

Comedian and actor Russell Brand is facing further claims after more women have come forward with allegations, it has been reported.

That ’70s Show star Danny Masterson jailed 30 years for two rapes

Former That 70s Show star Danny Masterson has been jailed for more than three decades after being found guilty of raping two women.

66yo Kanga Cup ref charged with indecent assault of 16yo girl

A 66-year-old male referee participating in the Kanga Cup will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with indecently assaulting a 16-year-old female referee at a team building activity on 1 July.

ANU to employ professional staff to improve student safety on campus

In a bid to tackle sexual assaults and sexual harassment, the Australian National University is planning to invest in professionally-trained staff to improve student safety at on-campus residences. In 2022, the ANU received...

Sexual violence survivors seek to change ACT drink-spiking laws

What Were You Wearing Australia is on a mission to end drink spiking and sexual violence in New South Wales and ACT.

Minimum age bill introduced into ACT Legislative Assembly

Debate on raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility in the ACT has been adjourned to the next sitting.

Canadian national faces ACT court for historic child sexual assaults

A 40-year-old Canadian man will face court on 4 charges after an ACT Policing investigation into historic child sexual assault offences.

Canberra sexual violence expert features in new SBS documentary

A new series from SBS aims to reignite the conversation about the sexual violence experienced by millions of Australians

Canberra Liberals call for online sexual assault reporting option

Canberra Liberals MLA Nicole Lawder, Shadow Minister for Women, will today call on the ACT Government to introduce streamlined and accessible online sexual assault reporting in various languages for victim survivors.