School Governance

Supporting Transgender and Agender Students

Over the past five or so years a number of states and territories have changed their laws to allow people to change thei...

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Year 12 Students

For secondary school students across Australia, Year 12 should be a time of focused study and education but also a time ...

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...