School Governance

First Progress Report Released on Northern Territory Royal Commission Reforms

On 17 November 2017, the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory (NT Ro...

Canteens and Tuck Shops - Promoting Healthy Food in Australian Schools

Schools and preschools have an important role in promoting healthy eating and physical activity to students and providin...

Religious Freedom and Inclusion: Challenges for Schools

On 19 November 2018, the Federal Senate Inquiry into "Legislative exemptions that allow faith-based educational institut...

Why Schools Cannot Wipe the Slate Clean on Child Protection

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) highlighted that historically...

Sexting as a Social Norm: How Schools Can Address the Legal and Social Risks for Students

On 29-30 October 2018, the NSW Government sponsored the NSW Anti-Bullying Conference, with guest speaker, Wendy Craig, a...

The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework: Safe, Supported, Included and Connected

On 19 October 2018, the Federal Minister for Education launched the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework (Wellbeing Fr...

Isolation Rooms, Dark Cupboards and Cages: Calling Time-Out on Disability Discrimination in Schools

Victorian Disability Discrimination Payouts The Age recently reported that, over the past few years, the Department of E...

Queensland Releases Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce Report and Recommendations

On 15 October 2018, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced via Media Release the release of the Anti-Cyberbullying Task...

Children with AD/HD: Best Practices for Promoting Positive Behaviour

AD/HD Awareness Month is celebrated every October, with events and activities happening all across the country and now, ...

World Mental Health Day (Part Two): Self-harm Explained

World Mental Health Day (10 October 2018) is a worldwide initiative dedicated to global mental health education, awarene...