School Governance

New Draft Victorian Information Sharing Regulations - Supporting the Child Information Sharing Scheme

Over the last decade, many independent inquiries and reviews have recommended reform to Victoria’s child information sha...

The Gonski Report: What can key stakeholders expect?

Much has been said of the Gonski Report of late, from the Federal Minister's media release lauding it "a blueprint for e...

New VIC Child Information Sharing Laws Passed - Do they really protect children?

The Victorian Parliament's recent passing of the Children Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Act 2018 (Informat...

New Victorian Bill to Require WWC Declarations from All Registered Teachers

The Education Legislation Amendment (Victorian Institute of Teaching, TAFE and Other Matters) Bill 2018 was introduced i...

Addressing liability for institutional child abuse: WA responds to Royal Commission recommendations

Recently, the Civil Liability Legislation Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse Actions) Bill 2017 (the Bill) was debated as an ...

Cyber Bullying in Schools Costs Teachers $85 Million in Lost Productivity

Last Friday 16 March 2018 was the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence and many states and territories a...

VIC School Registration on the Radar: VRQA Seeking Public Opinion about Evidence Requirements

The registration requirements for Australian schools can be confusing, time consuming and varied in their extent and the...

Armani, Socks and Shoe Heels – Why School Uniforms Continue to Attract Debate

Ever since schools have issued a dress code, the issue of school uniforms has been contentious. Every year as children p...

Changes to Reportable Conduct Scheme and Child Safe Standards in new Victorian Bill

The Heath and Child Wellbeing Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (Vic) (the Bill) proposes changes to both the Reportable C...

A New School Year - A New Approach to Discipline?

Detentions, suspensions and expulsions are all necessary by-products of students’ misbehaviour. But imposing a disciplin...