School Governance

The Boarding Standard-Queensland Government Schools are Now Aboard. Will your School Miss the Boat?

There are currently 189 non-government boarding schools across Australia and the legislative and regulatory requirements...

The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce Report: Queensland Government Yet to Release Key Resources

The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce was established in February 2018 and the Taskforce released its report in Oc...

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 ...

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...

Queensland Releases Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce Report and Recommendations

On 15 October 2018, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced via Media Release the release of the Anti-Cyberbullying Task...

Police Officers in Schools: New NT Program Targets At-Risk Children

The Northern Territory (NT) government has announced a reintroduction of school-based policing. The new “proactive” mode...

Breaking School Rules? That’s a Paddlin’

Every school has, or should have, rules in place for their students, staff, and the occasional visitor to school grounds...

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...

To Enrol or Not to Enrol: If This is the Question, Can it be Discriminatory?

While children are of compulsory school age, they are legislatively required to be enrolled in some kind of education pr...

Addressing liability for institutional child abuse: WA responds to Royal Commission recommendations

Recently, the Civil Liability Legislation Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse Actions) Bill 2017 (the Bill) was debated as an ...