School Governance

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...

New Queensland non-state school accreditation legislation receives assent

The non-state schooling sector in Queensland educates approximately one-third of Queensland’s school students (approxima...

Commonwealth and Queensland legal reform of ESOS laws

The Queensland State Government and the Federal Government have introduced Bills to their respective parliaments which, ...

What to do if your school receives a historical sexual abuse report?

It takes immense courage and strength for survivors of historical child abuse to come forward and discuss the behaviours...