School Governance

School Violence: The Delicate Balance Between Staff Safety and Student Duty of Care (Part Two)

This is the second part of a two-part series exploring violence in schools. Part Two focuses on violence perpetrated by ...

School Violence: The Delicate Balance Between Staff Safety and Student Duty of Care (Part One)

This is the first part of a two part series exploring violence in schools. Part One focuses on violence against principa...

Family and Domestic Violence Leave 2018

From an employer point of view, giving staff yet more opportunities to stay away from work by providing more leave entit...

Inaugural Review of Australia's Model WHS Laws: What do Schools Need to Know?

In just over one week, written submissions will close on the first holistic review of the "harmonised" Work Health and S...

Transgender Teachers: A teacher is a teacher. Does gender really matter?

In response to this question, the answer is probably ‘yes’ in some circumstances but ‘no’ in most circumstances. 'Transg...

Tragic events lead to industrial manslaughter laws in Queensland

In October 2016, the Queensland Government declared an independent Best Practice Review of Work Health and Safety in Que...

WorkSafe Month: is your school ensuring the health and safety of staff?

This month is WorkSafe Health and Safety month. States and territories are regularly updating legislation, regulation an...

Health and Safety Month and OHS updates in Victoria

On 5 October 2017, Health and Safety Month commences across Australia.  As a part of Health and Safety Month, WorkSafe V...

Teachers and alcohol abuse: lessons from NZ

A New Zealand teacher has been suspended for two years after being caught smelling of alcohol at school.  Although the i...