School Governance

Victorian Schools Now Part of Victoria’s Information Sharing Schemes

Victoria has two legislative schemes which permit, or in some cases require, certain organisations – called Information ...

Why Teaching Consent in Schools Matters

In 2021, brave voices have raised the country’s consciousness about the alarming prevalence of sexual violence in Austra...

School Governance and Accountability - The Times, They are a-Changing…

For those of you who have been involved in the governance or leadership of schools for several years, you will be aware ...

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment in Workplaces: A Wake-up Call for Australian Employers

IThe issue of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces has come into sharp focus over the past few weeks. When former ...

Can Schools Insist that Staff Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations?

I n the absence of any legislation or public health orders, the current advice from the Fair Work Ombudsman, as well as ...

Update about the Implementation of Child Safe Standards across Australia

In its final report, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) found th...

Education Ranked Third-most Likely Sector for Privacy Breaches

The Australian Privacy regulator, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), has published its bi-ann...

The Destructive Impacts of Grooming: What Schools Can Learn from Australian of the Year, Grace Tame

“Child sexual abuse and cultures that enable it still exist. Grooming and its lasting impacts are not widely understood....

How Should Schools Manage ‘COVID Sign-ins’ for Students at Venues?

While it would be hard to dispute that it is a good thing to be able to efficiently trace any contacts who may have been...

New Laws Criminalise Some LGBTQI+ ‘Conversion Practices’: A Summary for Schools

Victoria’s Parliament recently passed a Bill banning 'Conversion Practices', following similar legislation in Queensland...