School Governance

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...

The Dangers of School Sausage Sizzles: Peeling the Risk Onion

Bunnings recently introduced a new work health and safety recommendation that sausage sizzle stall holders place onions ...

Hidden Risks of Asbestos in Schools

For many schools, asbestos is a hidden hazard, subsumed by other more important issues critical to the day-to-day functi...

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...