School Governance

Queensland Child Protection – Changes in relation to Information Sharing

Queensland, like many other Australian jurisdictions, is in the process of reforming and strengthening its child protect...

A Stronger Blue Card System for Queensland

Queensland is currently in the process of strengthening and streamlining its blue card system.  A comprehensive review o...

Updates to the Queensland Non-State Schools Accreditation Review Program Guidelines

At least once every five years, the Queensland Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (NSSAB) assesses whether each non-s...

The Boarding Standard-Queensland Government Schools are Now Aboard. Will your School Miss the Boat?

There are currently 189 non-government boarding schools across Australia and the legislative and regulatory requirements...

The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce Report: Queensland Government Yet to Release Key Resources

The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce was established in February 2018 and the Taskforce released its report in Oc...

What Happened to the Proposed Cyberbullying Laws in South Australia and Tasmania?

South Australia and Tasmania have both introduced anti-cyberbullying Bills into Parliament, but neither state is yet to ...

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...