School Governance

New laws on bullying: Schools under increased pressure to do more

Even if you subscribe to the controversial school of thought that bullying is an 'inevitable' interaction, that it is 'p...

Tragic student death prompts Senate inquiry into the adequacy of cyber bullying laws

The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (the Committee) is holding a public inquiry into the ef...

South Australia's revolutionary approach to child abuse and forced marriage

As reported in the news, a Melbourne man is set to be the first person convicted under Federal forced marriage laws desp...

SA Registration Standards come into effect: What will this mean for schools?

The first half of 2017 has been marked by multiple ongoing overhauls to school registration systems. So far this year, t...

Child Protection Overhaul: another piece of SA's new child protection framework finalised 

A few months ago, School Governance reported on the introduction of the Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2017 (th...

New Mandatory Notification of Data Breaches - What does the scheme mean for schools?

On 22 February 2018, changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act) will take effect and a new Notifiable Data Breach (...

South Australia Finalises its Registration Standards: Key Issues for Schools

In a previous School Governance article, we reported on the introduction of draft Standards for Registration and Review ...

South Australia to replace Child Protection Act: which jurisdiction will be next?

In the final reporting year of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Commission),...

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...

Gender identity in schools: School uniforms and dress codes: Are your policies discriminatory? (Part Two)

This is the second article in a two-part series on issues surrounding gender discrimination and identity in schools. In ...