School Governance

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...

Playground evangelism: Should schools restrict student discussion of religion?

A recent review into religious instruction in government schools in Queensland has suggested that religious instruction ...

Reportable Conduct Round-Up:  Vic and ACT schemes commence, Qld likely to follow

Less than a week ago, substantial amendments to the child protection systems in Victoria and the ACT commenced. From Sat...

School fights and teacher assaults: Round 1 goes to …

Scarily, teacher assaults are a growing trend around Australia.  Media reports highlight an ever increasing rate of teac...

Queensland introduces Bill to replace school accreditation legislation

The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Bill 2017 was introduced in the Queensland Parliament on 9 May 2017 a...

Royal Commission research symposium: Creating child safe institutions

On 1 May 2017, The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) hosted a resea...

Professional boundaries and teacher suspension: lessons to learn from Qld cases

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) recently made two decisions, decided four days apart, to impose ...

Royal Commission Report critical of inconsistent school registration requirements in Australia

Recently, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse shifted its inquiries away from the no...