School Governance

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...

Court imposes record fine for school Christmas event tragedy

The Ipswich Magistrates’ Court (the Court) fined a chair-o-plane (swing ride or chair swing ride (sometimes called a swi...

Online Predators and Cyber Grooming: Does your school know how to respond?

Justin Bieber impersonator incidents: a disturbing trend Recently a Brisbane based law professor was charged with over 9...

Ministers of religion now mandatory reporters in Queensland

On 21 March 2017, the Queensland Government introduced a Bill proposing to amend Queensland child protection legislation...

Bullying in Schools - The 2017 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Schools across the country have been invited to 'take a stand' against bullying and violence next Friday 17 March 2017.

Grooming the Institution: Is grooming preventable in schools?

A new research report commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Commi...