Until 2001/2 there appears to have been no Government controls over most Private Schools. Known as “Accreditation of Non-State Schools”, until the introduction of the 2006 Act, all that appears to be available was the ‘Education (General Provisions) Act 1989 (Qld)’. Memories of Buchanan and Bradley seemingly rubbing the noses of their victims, in BBC’s non-inclusions of the 1989 Act were experienced by many. Each of these Victims do have NRS Compensation-Support-Apologies available to them (minimum).
Of particular note in Qld Gov’s Objectives of the 2017 version: “to maintain public confidence in the operation of non-State Schools”. How much does this seem defensive, of the decades + decades of abhorrent ‘kiddie-fiddling’ which ran riot in our ‘Elite Schools of Excellence’?
The following processes, must now be provided to all students:
- a. the reporting, by a student to a stated staff member, of behaviour of another staff member that the student considered inappropriate
- how the information reported must be dealt with
- the reporting, by a staff member to the School’s Principal, of harm of which the staff member is aware, or the staff member reasonably suspects to have been caused to a student under 18 years
- the reporting of harm or suspected harm by the Principal to a relevant State Authority.
Available via LIBRARY (pdf) …
CARC. (2017). Case Study 34: INQUIRY INTO THE EXPERIENCE OF BRISBANE GRAMMAR SCHOOL AND ST PAUL’S SCHOOL IN QUEENSLAND.
Education (General Provisions) Act 1989. Queensland Parliament. The Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel.
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006. Queensland Parliament. The Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel.
Education (General Provisions) Act 2017. Queensland Parliament. The Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel.