School Governance

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...

2017: The year of registration change: Is it time for national reform?

With just over a week to go until the curtain falls on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual...

Student duty of care obligations: Where does a teacher's duty end?

Recently in the news was the case of a child found unresponsive in their mother's car in Victoria, after the mother assu...

Falling tree branch injures two in Victoria: a reminder to schools about Tree Management

A falling tree branch has injured two people on the grounds of a school at Bendigo North, in central Victoria when the b...