School Governance

Does a School Governing Body Member Need a Working With Children Check? It Depends on the Jurisdiction and Relevant Activities.

On 30 July 2020 we published an article about who in a school needs (or can get) a Working with Children Check (WWCC) an...

Supporting Transgender and Agender Students

Over the past five or so years a number of states and territories have changed their laws to allow people to change thei...

Updates to South Australian School Registration Standards

At the end of October 2019, the South Australian Education Standards Board updated its Standards for Registration and Re...

A New Framework for Education and Children’s Services in South Australia

The Education and Children’s Services Act 2019 (Act) was assented to on 8 August 2019. The Government is required to mak...

South Australia’s New Working with Children Check Scheme-in Operation from 1 July 2019

As part of the extensive reforms to South Australia’s child protection system, the South Australian Government has enact...

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 ...

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 ...

South Australia Child Protection Framework Starts: What are Your New Obligations?

Schools in South Australia should be ready for new child protection legislation which will significantly change the para...

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...

New WWCC Scheme in SA gets closer to taking effect

New draft regulations for the Working with Children Checks (WWCC) Scheme in South Australia have been released recently....