Release type: Media Release


Respect Matters for all Australians


The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Education

Students will learn about the importance of respecting themselves and others with the Morrison Government funding a three-year anti-violence education campaign.

The Morrison Government is providing an additional $2.8 million over three years for the Respect Matters program, to support teachers educate students about safety, consent and wellbeing.

Minister for Education Dan Tehan said parents and teachers played an important role in teaching children about the value of healthy and respectful relationships, and the impact of their behaviour.

“We will provide teachers with resources to help young people as they learn how to deal with issues like self-respect, respect for others, and value of fostering positive relationships throughout their lives,” Mr Tehan said.

“Parents want to know that teachers have the best tools to deal with issues like bullying, violence and wellbeing and this funding will help ensure that.

“The Morrison Government is keeping Australians safe by investing in educating children about the importance of respecting others and why violence is wrong.

“This program builds on the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework, released in 2018, and will include resources to help students understand vital concepts like consent and respect."

The Respect Matters resources will be free to all Australians on the Student Wellbeing Hub