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For the purpose of ensuring that all students, staff & visitors at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) have available points of contact for raising grievances or concerns. Currently, ICRAR has appointed several Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) wards across various levels of seniority. These wards act as points of contact for anyone in ICRAR to approach for consultation and information in the event that they feel discriminated against, unfairly treated, harassed, or otherwise uncomfortable because of the actions of a colleague, supervisor, or student. The wards will uphold legislation of the University, promote diversity and equality among the staff and students, and promote programs for managing issues regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Objectives
The DEI Wards have the following purposes and objectives:
1. To direct employees to the sources of assistance provided by the University
2. If required, directly escalate information to relevant parties.

Current (2021) DEI Wards

Sabine Bellstedt
Luca Cortese
Kirsten Gottschalk: 0438 361 876 (Ward Lead)

Points of Contact
Wards have received UWA training on matters such as the UWA ALLY network as well as various diversity awareness programmes, and are familiar with the following Services and contact points:
1 UWA Policies on Equity and Diversity

2 UWA Code of Ethics and Conduct

3 The UWA Ally Network

4 The UWA Equity and Diversity Advisors

5 UWA Employee Assistance Program: Phone 1300 361 008

6 Campus Security: Phone 1800 655 222 (External) or 6488 2222 (Internal)

7 Mental Health Emergency Services: Phone 1300 555 788

8 UWA Counselling Service: Phone 6488 2423

9 Crisis Care (24hrs; Emergency): Phone 1800 199 008 or 9223 1111

Escalation Procedure
Escalation is not the default. Permission from the complainant should be obtained should a ward deem a concern appropriate for escalation. Queries can be directed to the parties listed under the “Specific Contacts” as required.

Table summary of reports (2015 – 2020)

Year Total N reported / resolved N cases of misconduct Resolved time (Mean / median) [days]
2015 1/1 0 7.0 / 7.0
2016 1/1 1 14.0 / 14.0
2017 7/7 2 11.1 / 2.5
2018 4/4 2 3.2 / 2.0
2019 6/6 2 12 / 2
2020 7/7 1 17/ 4