School Governance

ACT Registration Requirements: Last Updated Four Years Ago

The ACT Education Directorate last updated the Registration of Non-government Schools in the ACT Manual (2015 ACT Manual...

Australian Capital Territory Child Protection Requirements for Non-Government Schools – Update 2019

Background Since the release of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commissio...

Violence, Workplace Bullying and Stress - All in a Day's Work for a Teacher

Work health and safety laws around Australia impose obligations on schools to manage hazards at work and identify and co...

Why Schools Cannot Wipe the Slate Clean on Child Protection

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) highlighted that historically...

Isolation Rooms, Dark Cupboards and Cages: Calling Time-Out on Disability Discrimination in Schools

Victorian Disability Discrimination Payouts The Age recently reported that, over the past few years, the Department of E...

National Apology to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Made by Federal Government

At 11am on the 22 October 2018, the Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered an historic apology to survivors of institut...

Addressing Liability for Institutional Child Abuse (Part Two)

This is the second part of a two-part series exploring the responses from the states and territories to the Redress and ...

Addressing Liability for Institutional Child Abuse (Part One)

This is the first part of a two-part series exploring the responses from the states and territories to the Redress and C...

The Teacher-Student Relationship: Where Do the Boundaries Lie?

Teachers are considered to hold a unique position of trust, care and authority due to their influence on children and yo...

ACT Government Responds to the Royal Commission and Commits to Ongoing Amendments

The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) made 409 ...