New Tasmanian Education Act and Registration System: The (Tassie) Devil is in the detail

In what is becoming quite the theme on School Governance recently, another jurisdiction has overhauled its framework for school registration. The Education Act 2016 (Tas) (the Act) commenced on 10 July 2017, replacing the previous Education Act 1994 (Tas) and completely restructures Tasmanian education law, in particular the registration of non-government schools. The new Education Regulations […]

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New Tasmanian child protection guidance and referral service

On 6 June 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Strong Families, Safe Kids Project Team released the Child and Youth Wellbeing Framework (CYW Framework) and the final model for the Children’s Advice and Referral Alliance (CARA).  This is part of the response to the 29 recommendations made in the Redesign of the […]

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New Mandatory Notification of Data Breaches – What does the scheme mean for schools?

On 22 February 2018, changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act) will take effect and a new Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) Scheme will be in force. This reform will affect the Privacy Programs of almost all non-government schools, and it is one of the most important reforms since the introduction of the 13 […]

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Mother claims Tas Education Dept failed to protect daughter

The mother of a six-year-old autistic girl allegedly sexually assaulted by another student at a Launceston school is threatening to take the Tasmanian State Government to the anti-discrimination commissioner, according to the Launceston Examiner. The mother said measures were initially put in place to protect her daughter after she reported the alleged sexual assault. But she told […]

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