National School Chaplaincy Program Held Invalid

The High Court has today struck down the legislation that supports the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (the Program). In a unanimous decision, the High Court found that the laws purporting to give effect to the funding of the Program were invalid. In effect, the Court found that the Commonwealth did not have the constitutional power […]

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Suspension exacerbates problem behaviour: Research

Non-violent misbehaving students should be referred to a psychologist rather than be suspended, according to research undertaken at the Australian Catholic University. The Herald Sun has reported that a PhD student from the university, Daniel Quin, found suspension could exacerbate problem behaviour, from his study of 304 high school students. “We should instead be trying to […]

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