Since Grace Tame was first allowed to speak out in 2019, there’s been a major shift in Australians’ attitudes towards sexual assault survivors. Subscribe: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Read more here: https://ab.co/3iwOIDk
Data from the Australia Talks National Survey 2021 has revealed a significant increase in the proportion of people who believe survivors: 55 per cent of Australians now agree that allegations of sexual assault are almost always true.
That has risen 14 percentage points since the last Australia Talks survey in 2019 — the same year Ms Tame spoke publicly about her own abuse and Tasmanian laws that prevented survivors of sexual assault from self-identifying.
There was also a 61 per cent surge in women reporting sexual assaults in March this year, compared to the monthly average of reports in 2020, which BOCSAR executive director Jackie Fitzgerald has linked to the national discussion around sexual violence.
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