School Governance

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...

Work Experience: What Schools Need to do to Protect Their Students

What is work experience? An increasing number of young people are doing work placements as part of work experience progr...

Workplace Deaths: What the National Review of the Model Work Health and Safety Laws Says About Industrial Manslaughter

What is Industrial Manslaughter? Industrial manslaughter is a crime where the act or omission of an employer leads to th...

How Teachers and Staff Can Practise Self-Care over the School Holiday Break

As the 2018 school year draws to an end, some teachers and school staff may feel like they are hurtling towards the brea...

The Cost of Being Compliant is Minimal Compared to the Costs of Being Caught Out!

For many organisations, especially those in highly regulated industries such as financial services, education and health...

Violence, Workplace Bullying and Stress - All in a Day's Work for a Teacher

Work health and safety laws around Australia impose obligations on schools to manage hazards at work and identify and co...