School Governance

William Kelly

William Kelly
William is a Legal Research Coordinator at CompliSpace. He assists with drafting and reviewing policies and procedures, as directed, for CompliSpace clients as well as writing regular articles for the School Governance blog. William is a lawyer and an officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Recent Posts by William Kelly

Hit Lists, Murder Plots and Death Threats: Violence in Schools

Recently, school violence has dominated the news - here and overseas.  Media reports of students planning, preparing and...

Armani, Socks and Shoe Heels – Why School Uniforms Continue to Attract Debate

Ever since schools have issued a dress code, the issue of school uniforms has been contentious. Every year as children p...

New Data Breach Privacy Laws in Effect – What Does This Mean for Schools?

Today marks the commencement of the Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) Scheme under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). ...

The Religious Freedoms Review and what it means for religious schools

Recently The Guardian reported on how Christian Schools Australia (CSA), in a joint submission with Adventist Schools Au...

A New School Year - A New Approach to Discipline?

Detentions, suspensions and expulsions are all necessary by-products of students’ misbehaviour. But imposing a disciplin...

AFP Initiative to Teach Kindergarten Children Online Safety

Recently the Sydney Morning Herald reported that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and their state and territory colle...

Royal Commission Recommendations: Where to From Here?

After five years, the handling of 42,041 calls, sorting through 25,964 letters and emails, holding 8,013 private session...

QLD schools must have detailed Complaints Handling Program by 2018

Queensland non-State schools have seen significant changes to their accreditation requirements in 2017. The new Educatio...

Tragic events lead to industrial manslaughter laws in Queensland

In October 2016, the Queensland Government declared an independent Best Practice Review of Work Health and Safety in Que...

The ten commandments of good governance

Due to the constant pace of legal and regulatory reform at state, territory and federal levels in Australia (which shows...