Two months until Data Breach Laws take effect and breaches in the news: Is your school ready?

Recent devastating privacy breaches in the United States serve as a timely reminder for schools about the importance of practicing privacy every day and also being ready for compliance with the Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) Scheme amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) taking effect in February 2018. The Uber and Equifax incidents also raise important […]

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2017: The year of registration change: Is it time for national reform?

With just over a week to go until the curtain falls on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission), schools around Australia will likely remember 2017 as the year of child protection debate – marked by public criticism of organisations including schools, for their handling of allegations of child abuse […]

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Addressing liability for institutional child abuse: NSW leads the way in state and territory responses to the Royal Commission

Recently, the Civil Liability Amendment (Institutional Child Abuse) Bill 2017 (the Bill) was introduced into the New South Wales Parliament by Shadow Attorney-General, Paul Lynch. It is a groundbreaking step by NSW to update their liability for institutional child abuse before the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse (the Royal […]

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December 7: School Governance weekly school wrap

AUSTRALIA Tribunal bars teacher from teaching until 2023 over sexual relationship with a female student The Courier Mail reported about a teacher being barred from teaching until 2023 after having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old high school student.  The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) heard about how the teacher shared his sexual fantasies, declared his love […]

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