School Governance

ACT Requests Feedback on its Response to the Royal Commission

As the ACT Government prepares to deliver its formal response to the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Instituti...

ACT Enacts New Grooming Offences: What do They Mean for Schools?

As one of its first legislative acts for 2018, the ACT Government has passed substantial amendments to its child protect...

Changes to ACT Child Protection: Reportable Conduct Scheme and New Grooming Offences

Prior to the conclusion of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) in...

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...

School Students on School Boards - Can they vote on the principal's employment?

According to a recent article in The Age, from 2018 Victorian government school students will have a say in hiring princ...

Information Sharing and Schools: Part Two – Teacher Obligations with Child Protection

This is the second article in a three-part series on the expanding issue of information sharing and how it relates to th...

Information Sharing and Schools: Part 1 - Balancing privacy obligations: how schools can ensure that 'sharing is caring'

This is the first article in a three-part series on the expanding issue of information sharing and how it relates to the...

What to do if your school receives a historical sexual abuse report?

It takes immense courage and strength for survivors of historical child abuse to come forward and discuss the behaviours...

Reportable Conduct Round-Up:  Vic and ACT schemes commence, Qld likely to follow

Less than a week ago, substantial amendments to the child protection systems in Victoria and the ACT commenced. From Sat...

Revenge on image-based abuse: Will schools be caught in the crossfire?

One month on from Privacy Awareness Week (PAW), information privacy and technology-facilitated issues remain an ongoing ...