Age-sensitive respectful relationships, consent recommended for schools: report

Karen Barlow
July 14 2022 - 5:30am
Social Services Minister Amanda Rishworth. Picture: Elesa Kurtz
Social Services Minister Amanda Rishworth. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

A long-delayed report guiding the second ten-year national plan to reduce violence against women and children has recommended all schools and early education settings teach an expanded age-appropriate Respectful Relationships program, including around sexual consent.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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