University student safety watchdog set for 2025 entry

By Dominic Giannini and Kat Wong
Updated February 26 2024 - 5:55pm, first published 5:50pm
An independent ombudsman is part of a plan to stamp out gender-based violence at universities. (Paul Miller/AAP PHOTOS)
An independent ombudsman is part of a plan to stamp out gender-based violence at universities. (Paul Miller/AAP PHOTOS)

University students heading to classes next year are set to be the first to receive bolstered protection under a new watchdog with the powers to investigate sexual assault complaints if institutions aren't doing enough.

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