School Governance

Students Sending Nudes: The Tension Between Online Offences, A Teacher's Legal Duties and Reasonableness

In 2009, the boyfriend of a 13-year old schoolgirl became the first person in Australia to be prosecuted in relation to ...

Slavery Alive and Well in Australia: NSW Modern Slavery Bill Set to Pass

In the modern era, slavery should be a concept relegated to history, a grim reminder to many nations of the checkered pa...

Teacher Accreditation Shake-up: NESA Publishes Revamped TAA Guidelines

To balance out an increase in regulatory activity for child protection over the last few months, schools in NSW have rec...

Culture is an Ephemeral Concept - So Should Board Members be Responsible for a Bad Culture?

At a recent University of Sydney presentation at ASIC the question for debate was: "Are directors liable for seriously f...

Addressing liability for institutional child abuse: WA responds to Royal Commission recommendations

Recently, the Civil Liability Legislation Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse Actions) Bill 2017 (the Bill) was debated as an ...

Cyber Bullying in Schools Costs Teachers $85 Million in Lost Productivity

Last Friday 16 March 2018 was the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence and many states and territories a...

NSW Proposes New WWCC Changes to Complement Existing Child Safe Principles

The Child Protection (Working with Children) Amendment (Statutory Review) Bill 2018 (the Bill) was introduced into the L...

National Review of Teacher Registration Announced: Royal Commission's Recommendations to be Taken into Account

Coinciding with the first meeting of The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) for 2018, the Federal Government has l...