selected articles from the Queensland Teachers' Journal
There are few certainties in this life. “Civilians” can rely on death and taxes. Registered teachers in Queensland, however, can rely on a third - every year they must pay an annual fee for teacher registration.
It’s a tabloid staple as reliable as death and taxes. For newspaper editors, violent students physically attacking teachers are the gift that keeps on giving.
If a teacher has refused permission for their image to be used, would that prevent the school from using the image?
The new Industrial Relations Act 2016 introduces new powers enabling the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) to deal with bullying in the workplace.
It is prudent early in the year to draw attention again to the importance of the first response made by a teacher or school administrator on important issues.
A brief update on the proposed introduction of the National Injury Insurance Scheme (the NIIS) in Queensland - QTJ Vol 121 No 6, 2 September 2016, p.25
On 20 July 2015, a New South Wales Supreme Court judge awarded a former student damages of $1.228 million against her former teacher for sexual abuse.
A Queensland teacher has had her WorkCover claim confirmed as valid - and a timely consultation with her doctor was a key factor in the decision.
It is vital for teachers to familiarise themselves with the employer’s rules and to comply strictly with them. It is also prudent to apply a cautious common sense approach.
A decision by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has thrown light on the principles determining the appropriateness of physical contact,which are sometimes unclear, and often misunderstood.
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 121 No 1, 5 February 2016, p.28
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 120 No 3, 24 April 2015, p.25
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 120 No 2, 13 March 2015, p25
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 120 No 5, 17 July 2015, p.28
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 120 No 4, 5 June 2015, p.29
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 120 No 1, 6 February 2015, p.27
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