School Governance

ATAR Assessments - Do the States and Territories Have it Right or are They Pushing Overworked Teachers to the Brink?

A recent article in The West Australian raised a number of issues that seem to be gathering interest across the country.

Work Experience: What Schools Need to do to Protect Their Students

What is work experience? An increasing number of young people are doing work placements as part of work experience progr...

What Happened to the Proposed Cyberbullying Laws in South Australia and Tasmania?

South Australia and Tasmania have both introduced anti-cyberbullying Bills into Parliament, but neither state is yet to ...

Weekly Wrap: June 20, 2019

The information in the Weekly Wrap is aggregated from other news sources to provide you with news that is relevant to th...

Survey Finds Regulatory/Legislative Change is the No. 1 Risk for 2019

The Governance Institute of Australia is an independent professional association that focuses on governance and draws it...

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: The Four Career Stages Explained

Are you a “Graduate” or a “Proficient” teacher? Perhaps you’re “Highly Accomplished” or even a “Lead” teacher. Does this...

Restraint – Abuse or Meeting a Duty of Care?

Corporal punishment continues to be a topic of international debate, with a third of schools globally still practising s...

Weekly Wrap: June 13, 2019

The information in the Weekly Wrap is aggregated from other news sources to provide you with news that is relevant to th...

Unfair Dismissal Case: Implications for Employers Seeking to Collect Employees’ Fingerprints

In Jeremy Lee v Superior Wood Pty Ltd [2019] FWCRB 2946, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission upheld Mr Lee’s appe...

Mandatory Reporting and the ‘Seal of the Confessional’: Is there a Conflict and What Does it Mean for Catholic Schools?

On 23 May 2019, the Western Australian Government announced plans to expand child protection reporting obligations beyon...