Legal: “Touchy feely” teacher’s dismissal was fair
A recent Fair Work decision reminds teachers of the dangers of even relatively innocent over-familiar conduct with students.02 June 2021 Read More
Legal - The student-teacher relationship: how close is too close?
Legal claims and allegations regarding student-teacher relationships are becoming more common, and it seems the taboo (for both parties) has done little to stop career-ending instances for teachers.11 March 2021 Read More
Legal: Mandatory reporting - if in doubt, report
Many cases and inquiries have demonstrated how important prompt reporting of knowledge or suspicion is to protecting children.11 November 2020 Read More
Legal: Just who exactly needs a blue card?
Who needs a card or exemption under the new blue card rules as they relate to schools and education centres across Queensland.07 October 2020 Read More
Legal: Blue cards - “no card, no start” starts now
Blue cards are to be more important than ever, as new laws tighten the child protection regime in ways that will have wide-reaching impacts on parents, teachers and school leaders.19 August 2020 Read More
Legal: "Justice" on tap
An innocent “tap” to the arm of a student from a teacher demonstrating proper behaviour to a class has eventually led to the member defending criminal charges of assault.07 July 2020 Read More