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Legal: “Touchy feely” teacher’s dismissal was fair
2 Jun 2021, 1:12 pm
A recent Fair Work decision reminds teachers of the dangers of even relatively innocent over-familiar conduct with students.
Legal - The student-teacher relationship: how close is too close?
11 Mar 2021, 1:27 pm
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.
Legal: Mandatory reporting - if in doubt, report
11 Nov 2020, 12:28 pm
Many cases and inquiries have demonstrated how important prompt reporting of knowledge or suspicion is to protecting children.
Legal: Just who exactly needs a blue card?
7 Oct 2020, 4:18 pm
Who needs a card or exemption under the new blue card rules as they relate to schools and education centres across Queensland.
Legal: Blue cards - “no card, no start” starts now
19 Aug 2020, 1:01 pm
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.
Legal: "Justice" on tap
7 Jul 2020, 10:17 am
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.
Legal: Disciplinary action against principal set aside
24 Mar 2020, 5:06 pm
A principal is back at school after the Department of Education’s attempt to discipline her for allegedly “talking abruptly” to a member of staff was set aside by the QIRC.
Legal: Partial long service leave payment denied after almost 10 years’ service
7 Nov 2019, 1:30 pm
A recent case before the Industrial Court has prompted the state government to look at removing a legal “anomaly” that can put employees’ entitlement to a long service leave payout at risk.
Legal: The need for sensitivity in public statements
1 Oct 2019, 1:45 pm
Issues relating to speech by employees both in the discharge of their duties and in their non-work lives are currently featuring very much in public debate, in court cases and in proposed legislation.