School Governance

Student Activism and a School’s Duty of Care (Part Two)

This is the second part of a two-part series exploring how student activism and protesting can impact a school’s duty of...

Students who are MIA at the Start of the School Year

A New School Year Dawns Students who fail to attend school at the commencement of the academic year because they have be...

Student Activism and a School’s Duty of Care (Part One)

Student Activism Principals and school leaders are often tasked with striking a balance between carrying out their respo...

The Cost of Being Compliant is Minimal Compared to the Costs of Being Caught Out!

For many organisations, especially those in highly regulated industries such as financial services, education and health...

Violence, Workplace Bullying and Stress - All in a Day's Work for a Teacher

Work health and safety laws around Australia impose obligations on schools to manage hazards at work and identify and co...

First Progress Report Released on Northern Territory Royal Commission Reforms

On 17 November 2017, the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory (NT Ro...

Religious Freedom and Inclusion: Challenges for Schools

On 19 November 2018, the Federal Senate Inquiry into "Legislative exemptions that allow faith-based educational institut...

Why Schools Cannot Wipe the Slate Clean on Child Protection

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) highlighted that historically...

The Dangers of School Sausage Sizzles: Peeling the Risk Onion

Bunnings recently introduced a new work health and safety recommendation that sausage sizzle stall holders place onions ...

Financial Literacy and the School Curriculum: ASIC Announces Review of School Banking

On 18 October 2018, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) announced a national review of school ban...