School Governance

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...

Queensland Releases Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce Report and Recommendations

On 15 October 2018, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced via Media Release the release of the Anti-Cyberbullying Task...

Police Officers in Schools: New NT Program Targets At-Risk Children

The Northern Territory (NT) government has announced a reintroduction of school-based policing. The new “proactive” mode...

Breaking School Rules? That’s a Paddlin’

Every school has, or should have, rules in place for their students, staff, and the occasional visitor to school grounds...

The Teacher-Student Relationship: Where Do the Boundaries Lie?

Teachers are considered to hold a unique position of trust, care and authority due to their influence on children and yo...

To Enrol or Not to Enrol: If This is the Question, Can it be Discriminatory?

While children are of compulsory school age, they are legislatively required to be enrolled in some kind of education pr...

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...

The Religious Freedoms Review and what it means for religious schools

Recently The Guardian reported on how Christian Schools Australia (CSA), in a joint submission with Adventist Schools Au...

COAG Focus on Child Protection, Early Childhood Education and Cyber Bullying in First Meeting for 2018

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) met for the first time this year on 9 February. A key focus of its discussi...