School Governance

The Royal Commission’s Recommendations on Redress and Civil Litigation — Update

The Royal Commission’s Redress and Civil Litigation Report In several previous articles, we have discussed the responses...

NSW Government’s Proposed Changes to the Reportable Conduct Scheme

Royal Commission Recommendation for Nationally Consistent Reportable Conduct Schemes In its final report, the Royal Comm...

“Persons in Religious Ministry” in Victoria Will Soon Be Subject to Mandatory Reporting Laws

Recent legislative changes in Victoria mean that “persons in religious ministry” will soon be subject to mandatory repor...

Podcast: Safe Physical and Online Environments

CompliSpace and Bravehearts have partnered to create a new podcast series about the National Principles for Child Safe O...

‘Failure to Protect’: Jurisdictional Responses to Royal Commission’s Recommendation

In August 2017 the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) released its C...

Social Media and Your School: Are You Managing the Risks? Part One

It is apparent that the days are long gone of insisting that a school’s duty of care to its staff and students ends when...

How to Create a Compliance Culture that Protects Students, Staff and School Reputation

During the last decade, there has been an inordinate amount of research conducted into what determines culture in organi...

Queensland Child Protection – Changes in relation to Information Sharing

Queensland, like many other Australian jurisdictions, is in the process of reforming and strengthening its child protect...

A Stronger Blue Card System for Queensland

Queensland is currently in the process of strengthening and streamlining its blue card system.  A comprehensive review o...

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...