School Governance

Changes to the Tasmanian Guidelines for Re-registration of a Non-Government School Focus on Child Safety and General Compliance

New amendments have been made to the Tasmanian Guidelines for the re-registration of a non-government school (Guidelines...

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...

Amendments to Tasmanian Teachers Registration Legislation — Working with Vulnerable People

Teacher Registration and Registration to Work with Vulnerable People The Teachers Registration Amendment Bill 2019 (Tas)...

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 ...

Mobile Devices in Schools: Is Banning Connected Devices the Key?

The New South Wales Education Department will look to a French schoolyard ban on connected devices as it considers age r...

Student Consent: (Part One) – The ages of consent in child sex offences: How do they relate to schools?

This is the first article in a two-part series on issues of student consent in schools. In this series, Kieran Seed, Leg...

School Boards: Accountability, Governance and the School Community

One of the most problematic areas for school boards is drawing an appropriate boundary between the governance and strate...

2017: The year of registration change: Is it time for national reform?

With just over a week to go until the curtain falls on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual...

‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children’ – Do your students consider that your boarding community is a safe place?

This is National Child Protection Week - ‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children'.  This week, NAPCAN want to emphasise th...