School Governance

Final State Responds to the Royal Commission: Victoria Provides Official Response and Hints at Further Reform

At the February 2018 meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), all states and territories committed to pu...

Victorian Commission for Children and Young People Updates Child Safe Organisation Guide to Reflect Royal Commission

Last week the Victorian Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) released a new version of the Guide for Creating...

School Vision and Mission Statements Should Not be Dismissed as Empty Words

Kelly Allen, The University of Melbourne and Peggy Kern, The University of Melbourne This article was originally publish...

Mudslides, Saws and Metal Slippery Dips: Should Schools Bring Risk Back into the Playground?

Risk-taking Should be Encouraged Risk-taking can be healthy. Wrapping children in 'cotton wool' and scrutinising their e...

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...