School Governance

The Link Between Ineffective Complaints Handling and the Use of the Whistleblowing Protections (Part Two)

When developing a complaints handling policy, schools have been finding that there are a variety of factors to consider....

The Link Between Ineffective Complaints Handling and the Use of the Whistleblowing Protections (Part One)

As discussed in our previous School Governance article, an unmanaged complaint or internal grievance can escalate into a...

Australian Government Proposes Tougher Penalties to Protect Online Privacy

On 25th March 2019, the Federal Government announced plans to reform existing privacy laws and penalties in order to bet...

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...

Photographing and Filming Students: Is Your School Getting it Right?

In a warning to parents, the NSW Department of Education has said that information published on public websites and soci...

Unauthorised Verbal Disclosures a Major Privacy Risk in Latest OAIC Quarterly Report

According to the latest quarterly report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), the educatio...

Listening Devices and Surveillance: The Fine Line Between Student Safety and Teacher Privacy

The Facts In a recent case in the United States, a mother became concerned about her elementary school son after he did ...

Non-Financial Governance Reporting: What Does a School Board Actually Need to Know to Make Effective Decisions?

This article covers information in the white paper Non-Financial Governance Reporting for Non-Government Schools, prepar...

Human Resources Firm Security Incident Exposes Data From Coles, Telstra, CBA and More: Is Your School at Risk of a Data Breach?

Just under four months ago, the Australian Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) Scheme commenced. The NDB Scheme requires organi...

Effective Permission Slips: Part Two

This is the second part of a two part series on permission notes. The first part dealt with the purpose of permission no...