[AusNOG] Concerning incidents at AusNOG in April

Nathan Brookfield Nathan.Brookfield at iperium.com.au
Fri Jun 24 11:35:26 AEST 2022


This is a fantastic response by a very responsible employer and community member actively supporting women in our industry.

I hope that others can take a leaf from APNIC’s book and acknowledge and grow from such unfortunate circumstances if they are ever in the same situation.

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On 24 Jun 2022, at 11:30, Paul Wilson <pwilson at apnic.net> wrote:

Dear friends,

I need to provide an update to the AusNOG community regarding incidents
that occurred in Sydney alongside the AusNOG meeting in April. The need to
address this publicly is prompted in part by discussions which occurred on
this mailing list, and which do deserve some followup.

After allegations were made against an APNIC staff member, we engaged an
independent specialist to investigate, and we have been grateful for the
assistance and cooperation in that investigation of AusNOG community members
who were directly impacted. The staff member has resigned from APNIC.

It came as a shock and great disappointment to us that one of our staff
members was involved in this incident. APNIC has long been committed to
helping build an Internet community that is safe, encourages greater female
participation, and is free from sexual harassment. But clearly, we need to
do more.

We're reviewing all our workplace training, systems, policies and compliance
activities, and are having open conversations within APNIC to see where we
can improve.

APNIC has apologised to those who were directly impacted by the conduct
which occurred, and has kept them informed on the outcome of the
investigation and the actions taken. We sought and received their
permission to send this message.

With that in mind, and other legalities that we need to respect, there is
not much more that I can say on the matter apart from this: sexual
harassment is completely unacceptable in any form. We are determined to
ensure it has no place at APNIC, and we support our colleagues in ensuring
it has no place in the Internet industry.


Paul Wilson.


Paul Wilson, Director-General, APNIC dg at apnic.net<mailto:dg at apnic.net>
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