What Can I Make a Report About?
The Integrity Unit can receive reports about:
Sexual Misconduct means any act of a sexual nature that a person does not consent to, including:
- sexual harassment - this can be verbal, non-verbal, written, graphic or physical. It includes unwelcome remarks about a person’s appearance or attractiveness; asking a person intrusive questions about their relationship or sexual activity; repeated or inappropriate invitations to go out; sending emails with sexual content; showing a person pornographic pictures e.g. on a phone or computer; unwelcome touching, hugging or kissing; inappropriate staring or leering; sexual gestures; and sexually suggestive comments or jokes.
- sexual assault
- unwanted sexual touching or sexual acts
- recording or distributing an intimate image of another person without their consent
Threatening to engage in any of the above conduct may also constitute Sexual Misconduct.
Further information about reporting sexual misconduct is available here Information about support available to those who have experienced sexual misconduct is available at Safer Campus Community.
Behaviour is identified as workplace bullying when it is:
- Repeated – a pattern of behaviour (not a single incident); and
- Unreasonable – the behaviour is unreasonable given the circumstances; and
- A risk to health and safety – it is likely that exposure to the behaviour will create a risk of injury or harm.
Some of the behaviours that may be considered bullying include:
- Abusive, insulting or offensive language or comments
- Unjustified criticism or complaints
- Continuously and deliberately excluding someone from workplace activities
- Withholding information that is vital for effective work performance
- Setting unreasonable timelines or constantly changing deadlines
- Setting tasks that are unreasonably below or beyond a person’s skill level
- Denying access to information, supervision, consultation or resources such that it is detrimental to the worker
- Spreading misinformation or malicious rumours
- Changing work arrangements, such as rosters and leave, to deliberately inconvenience a particular worker or workers
- Excessive scrutiny at work
Note: behaviour online, using social networks, can also be considered bullying behaviour.
Discrimination and harassment
Discrimination and harassment occur when someone is treated less favourably than others because they have a particular characteristic or belong to a particular group of people.
For example, discrimination and harassment can occur on grounds of age, political belief or activity, parental or career status, physical features, disability, race, gender identity, religious belief or activity, industrial activity, sex or sexuality, marital status, pregnancy or breastfeeding, or identity of spouse.
Fraud, corruption and maladministration
Fraud involves dishonestly obtaining or attempting to obtain a benefit or advantage for any person (whether yourself or another) or dishonestly causing or attempting to cause detriment to the University.
Corruption involves the misuse of the person's position in the University for personal or private advantage and may include bribery, fraud, nepotism, extortion or dishonesty. Corruption includes conspiring to aid, induce or conceal these offences. Corruption can include improper action taken to further the purported interests of an organisation.
Maladministration means conduct that results in the irregular or unauthorised use of public money or the substantial mismanagement of public resources.
If your concern is about another types of issue, you may want to consider the following information about where such issues can be raised:
- Non-compliance with a law
- Academic Integrity
- Research Integrity
- Workplace Health and Safety
- A workplace conflict
- IT Security