School Governance

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Schools: What are Your Options?

The effects of the COVID-19 Delta variant are placing increasing pressure on schools as some states begin the return to ...

The Importance of Staff Mental Health Support and a New Law in Victoria

Managing the mental health of staff in the workplace is a growing issue in size and importance from before, as well as d...

COVID-Sick Employees and Notifying Workplace Safety Regulators

While generally it is a medical practitioner who notifies a state or territory health department that a person has contr...

How Does GHS7 Impact Hazardous Chemicals Used in Schools?

In a previous School Governance article, we reported on the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification...

Transmission of COVID-19 in Schools: Health and Safety Law Requirements

During the last week, several independent schools in Sydney have had to shut their doors and send students and staff hom...

WA: Welcome to the Harmonised Work Health and Safety Laws (Almost)

Background Many observers were caught by surprise when the WA Government tabled the 277 page Work Health and Safety Bill...

Review of the Model Work Health and Safety Laws — Introduction of the Offence of Workplace Manslaughter in Victoria

There is increasing pressure on governments to enact stronger Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) laws that give higher pr...

Why Recording Safety Incidents Leads to a Safety Culture

Schools in all states and territories must notify their safety regulator and keep records of the most serious of safety ...

Industrial Manslaughter: Soon to be an Offence in the Northern Territory

As discussed in a School Governance article earlier this year, there is a growing push across Australia for stronger wor...

Managing Unwarranted Parent Demands: How Does Your School Manage Parent Expectations?

As discussed in our School Governance article last week, a new education-related Act has been assented to in South Austr...