School Governance

The Development of Intimate Images Laws in a Digital Era

In an era of global technological development, there has been a change in the way that people, particularly children, li...

State and Territory Charitable Fundraising Laws — Recommended Harmonisation

How Much Do Schools Rely on Fundraising Activities? In a previous School Governance article “School fundraising: ‘When w...

Commencement of New Corporations Act Whistleblower Laws on 1 July 2019

Recent Media Focus on Whistleblowing Last Sunday 23 June 2019, non-government organisations across the world that advoca...

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...

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...

Student Coaches: What Are Their Child Safe Responsibilities?

As we move further into the colder months, schools are now well into the winter season of school sports: netball, rugby,...

Workplace Deaths: What the National Review of the Model Work Health and Safety Laws Says About Industrial Manslaughter

What is Industrial Manslaughter? Industrial manslaughter is a crime where the act or omission of an employer leads to th...

Helpful Resources to Mark National Boarding Schools Week 2019

It’s National Boarding Schools Week so, in acknowledgement, we have compiled a list of some valuable resources for board...

Australian Government Proposes Tougher Penalties to Protect Online Privacy

On 25th March 2019, the Federal Government announced plans to reform existing privacy laws and penalties in order to bet...

Royal Commission Response Update: 2018 Reports from Australian Jurisdictions and Major Religious Institutions (Part Three:  Religious Institutions)

Following on from past two weeks’ School Governance articles which summarised the key components of the 2018 Annual Prog...