Media statement on unprovoked attack on two University of Melbourne students

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Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell said he was utterly appalled that two University of Melbourne students were targeted in a deplorable and unprovoked attack in the CBD.

Professor Maskell confirmed that the University was providing every assistance to the students.

In condemning the attacks, Professor Maskell said: “This is a disgusting and unprovoked attack on two of our female students. There is no place for violence in a modern, future-facing society like Australia. These senseless and vicious attacks on two young women must never be tolerated in our community.  The people who did this are a disgrace.”

“Police are investigating the assault and I very strongly urge anyone with any information about the attackers to contact them. They must be caught and dealt with using the full force of the law.”