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  1. 5 May 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    We have to stop child sexual abuse before it happens

    A University of Melbourne expert says the shorter sentences handed down for child sexual abuse in Australia tells us the system isn’t working and has to change

  2. 3 May 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Trust betrayed: Attacked from the inside out

    Women are exposed to a particularly insidious and damaging trauma when subjected to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence, says University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 19 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    The uncomfortable truth about child sexual abuse

    Despite the headlines, perpetrators of child sexual abuse are most likely to be close to the family, says University of Melbourne and Deakin University experts.

  4. 25 January 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Let’s not wait for the next attack. We can act

    Early intervention services are critical for helping prevent harmful sexual behaviour in young people and we them urgently, says University of Melbourne experts

  5. 7 November 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    A teacher’s pet or a victim of sexual abuse?

    The Teacher's Pet podcast examines issues like domestic and sex abuse, but according to a University of Melbourne expert, the words we use are important.

  6. Podcast10 October 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Why investigative journalism matters more than ever

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Walter Robinson from the Boston Globe discusses investigative reporting.

  7. Podcast15 December 2017 - Up Close

    Dynamics of Scandal: On facilitating, denying and covering up institutional child sex abuse

    Sociologist Prof Chris Greer explores the often murky agendas of organisations, media, and individuals in the facilitation, denial and cover-up of sexual abuse.

  8. 25 June 2017 - Health & Medicine

    Helping sexual violence survivors heal needs understanding

    A University of Melbourne report recommends more co-operation between mental health and sexual violence services to provide better support for survivors.

  9. 2 May 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Pornography: Exhibit A

    Children who have sexually abused other children have spoken candidly on their behaviour, putting the spotlight on the need to tackle pornography and education.

  10. 23 March 2016 - Humanities

    More than a yes or no question

    Changing the definition of sexual consent from just saying “no” to having to say “yes” is a good step but we can’t pretend that consent is just a word problem.