November 1: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Adelaide to Host World Leading Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect According to a South Australian Premier’s Media Release, the SA Government has won a bid to host a world leading congress, with more than 1000 international experts set to converge on Adelaide in late 2020 to discuss new and innovative ways to prevent and […]

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October 25: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Ombudsman Reveals Failings in the Australian Capital Territory’s Response to Reportable Conduct According to The Age, a teacher accused of inappropriate behaviour towards a student sparked the first investigation by the ACT Ombudsman into the territory’s reportable conduct scheme. While ACT Policing did not press criminal charges, ombudsman Michael Manthorpe said the case had revealed […]

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October 18: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA WorkSafe Launches Action Against Australian Capital Territory Government Over School Assaults According to The Age, Worksafe ACT has taken action against the ACT Government after a two-year investigation into violence in public schools found it had failed in its duty of care to staff. Work Safety commissioner Greg Jones revealed it had slapped an enforceable […]

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October 11: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Reports Suicides Remain Lead Cause of Death in Young People – headspace Encourages the Education Sector to Consider the Impact of Suicides in Schools Head of headspace in Schools, Kristen Douglas, has commented on the release of the 2017 ABS statistics on causes of death. headspace has also written an article […]

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October 4: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA South Australian Government is Consulting Experts on whether to Toughen Laws to Prevent Bullying According to The Advertiser, schools could be required by law to have anti-bullying policies to prevent bullying behaviour and intervene in nasty cases as the State Government considers new legislation. Attorney-General Vickie Chapman will host a discussion with experts to explore […]

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September 27: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Landmark legislation paves the way to redress for thousands of Queensland child sex abuse victims A Qld Media Release has reported that Minister Farmer, who guided the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018 through Parliament, has hailed the legislation as a significant step in acknowledging and supporting those who had […]

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September 20: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Australia facing an “epidemic of child abuse and neglect”, according to experts According to ABC News, South Australia’s Department for Child Protection has opened its doors to the University of South Australia’s child protection experts, allowing them access to abuse notifications for the first time. What seasoned researchers like Fiona Arney found as they dug […]

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September 13: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA New advocate for Western Australian high school principals sends a clear message to badly behaved parents ABC News has reported that the new spokesman for WA’s public high school principals has a simple message for parents behaving badly at schools “Stop treating schools like they’re the enemy and start working with them.” Armando Giglia is […]

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September 6: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Smile kids! Schoolyard sins could ruin lives The New Daily has reported that some Australian schools are reportedly trialling facial recognition technology that takes the place of teachers doing the morning roll call. The cameras will know if each and every child is present. Dr Niels Wouters, at the Microsoft Research Centre for Social […]

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