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THE PROFESSIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL VOICE OF QUEENSLAND’S TEACHERS AND SCHOOL LEADERS IN STATE SCHOOLS AND TAFE FOR MORE THAN 130 YEARS.

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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.
Legal: Naming and shaming in a classroom anecdote is not a valid reason for dismissal
22 Aug. 2019, 12:33 pm
The Fair Work Commission has ordered TAFE Victoria to reinstate a vocational education teacher terminated for naming a prominent local farmer when providing students with an educational anecdote.
Legal: Teachers, professionalism and occupational discipline law
9 Jul. 2019, 4:01 pm
When allegations are made against teachers, a variety of legal proceedings can follow.
Legal: Imagine life without Snapchat...
31 May 2019, 1:47 pm
If social media is a ticking time bomb for teachers, Snapchat is a meteor hurtling towards Earth. It can destroy your world.
Legal: Slop, slap, slip on a hard hat?
14 Feb. 2019, 2:05 pm
SCHOOL leaders are usually quite willing to have construction works at their schools. But how far does their responsibility go?
Legal: Seeking a presumption of innocence
5 Nov. 2018, 4:26 pm
The presumption of innocence is a cornerstone of law, a principle that has been relatively uncontroversial since it was introduced by third century Roman jurist Julius Paulus Prudentissimus.

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