School Governance

Public Health Laws are Changing: Is your School Up-to-Date?

The last two years have seen a flurry of activity in relation to public health laws across Australia. In this article we...

Queensland Child Protection – Changes in relation to Information Sharing

Queensland, like many other Australian jurisdictions, is in the process of reforming and strengthening its child protect...

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities – Part Three

There is a multitude of laws and guidelines that schools are required to factor in when planning an excursion. 

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities - Part Two

In the first part of this four part series, we discussed the background to the changing excursion landscape and the infl...

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities - Part One

Schools have a legal duty to take reasonable care to protect students, and court cases show that this duty can extend ou...

Banning Mobile Phones in Schools: Positive Progress or a Misguided Solution?

Mobile phones are ubiquitous in modern society and schools are in no way immune to the phenomenon. Across the world, fro...

The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce Report: Queensland Government Yet to Release Key Resources

The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce was established in February 2018 and the Taskforce released its report in Oc...

Work Experience: What Schools Need to do to Protect Their Students

What is work experience? An increasing number of young people are doing work placements as part of work experience progr...

What Happened to the Proposed Cyberbullying Laws in South Australia and Tasmania?

South Australia and Tasmania have both introduced anti-cyberbullying Bills into Parliament, but neither state is yet to ...

Overseas Students and Mental Health – How Can You Support Them?

Overseas Students International Education in Australia has experienced substantial growth in the last decade resulting i...