If the incident involves an ACU staff member, we will first discuss with you all your reporting options, including reporting to the police. You are under no obligation to report to the police.
If an anonymous report regarding inappropriate behaviour of a staff member is made, ACU will work with you to ensure your safety but, due to the lack of natural justice and procedural fairness, ACU may not be able to take appropriate action.
Depending on the situation, if a formal report against a staff member has been made, the staff member may be suspended while an investigation is conducted. All action taken against a staff member will be made under the Staff Complaints Management Policy and Procedure.
If the staff member does lose their job because of the investigation outcome, it is important to remember that you are not responsible. They have lost their job because of how they acted and behaved, and you are not at fault.
In line with the Student Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy and Procedure, and the Staff Sexual Misconduct Policy, ACU will not tolerate any victimisation. Anyone who is found to be victimising a student because of a disclosure or formal report may receive disciplinary action in accordance with the university’s regulations, policies and procedures.