School Governance

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...

QLD schools must have detailed Complaints Handling Program by 2018

Queensland non-State schools have seen significant changes to their accreditation requirements in 2017. The new Educatio...

Clubs and associations for children – do they comply with child protection laws and principles?

Recently in the news, an Opera Australia singer was charged with historic child sex offences in NSW and a Scouts leader ...

Review of mandatory reporting laws in NSW prompts wider discussion

A new discussion paper released by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) in NSW, Shaping a better child...

Tragic events lead to industrial manslaughter laws in Queensland

In October 2016, the Queensland Government declared an independent Best Practice Review of Work Health and Safety in Que...