Proposed changes might expose NSW schools to indefinite liability for sexual abuse claims

A change has been proposed, which may see NSW schools subject to continuing liability for child abuse claims. The NSW Government has released a Discussion Paper (the Paper) to seek community views in relation to amending the Limitation Act 1969 (NSW) (the Act) to address the barriers to litigation currently experienced by victims of child abuse. The Paper, available on […]

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WA adds child protection to registration standards, updates registration requirements

The Western Australia Government has effected reforms to the education system and non-government schools by passing changes to the School Education Act 1999 (WA) (the Act). For non-government schools, the reforms attempt to ‘streamline procedures, improve efficiency and fairness to schools, reduce regulatory burden and enable the registration standards for non-government schools to meet contemporary expectations’. There are also […]

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Jan 22: School Governance weekly news wrap

Australia  Cost of private schooling estimated at over $540,000 The Sydney Morning Herald has reported on modelling by the Australian Scholarships Group that forecasts the cost of private school in Sydney to be $541,275. This accounts for the cost of ‘transport, uniforms, computers, school excursions and sporting trips’. Federal government considers specialist primary education degrees According to news.com.au, the […]

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