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Let’s make it mandatory to teach respectful relationships in every Australian school

Media reports of findings from the latest National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey caused a stir in recent days, with some highlighting the importance of education programs to teach young people about gender-based violence. The survey of young people, aged 16-24, revealed some concerning findings. Nearly one-quarter of respondents agreed that women tend [...]

If your kid is bullied and hurt on school grounds, can you sue the school?

The Victorian state government was recently reported to be investigating whether it could make it easier for bullying victims to sue schools. This was prompted by the case of a 13-year-old boy who had to undergo surgery after being bullied at a private school in 2016. All forms of bullying have the potential to create [...]

By |2019-06-03T13:42:24+10:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Bullying|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

NSW schools face ‘unprecedented’ levels of disability

Schools in NSW are facing "unprecedented pressure" due to soaring disability rates, with the number of students with autism increasing by almost 15 per cent per year and those with mental health needs growing by more than five per cent. Yet there are fewer staff trained to support them as the number of special education [...]

By |2019-02-25T14:36:05+10:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Disability|Tags: , , , |0 Comments