Schools Law and Regulation: First Annual Gold Coast Conference
Thursday 12 October and Friday 13 October 2017
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Main Beach, Gold Coast
-225 DAYS
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Our annual schools law conference (held in May in Melbourne every year) draws principals and school business managers from across the country. It is one of our most popular conferences and that is why we are repeating this event on the Gold Coast in October 2017 for all those who couldn’t get to Melbourne.

Private school administrators and their advisors face a raft of legal and regulatory issues. The stakes have never been higher. This conference examines these challenging and robust issues, including teacher dismissal, bullying and financial governance.

Thursday 12 October 2017

School Liability and Managing Risk

  • The Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission:  Its Role in the Regulation of Schools
  • Lessons from The Royal Commission: What You Should be Doing Now
  • OHS in Schools – School Camps, Excursions and Recreational Activities
  • School Liability for Bullying

Enrolment and Employment Issues

  • Investing in Indigenous Students: Opportunities and Benefits
  • Workplace Investigations in Schools
  • Dismissing Staff as a Result of Poor Behaviour

Friday 13 October 2017

Governance and Finance

  • Running a Building Program – Construction Law Issues
  • Building Funds, Scholarships, Fundraising and Staff - Taxation Concerns in Schools
  • Financial Governance in Schools

Social and Ethical Issues

  • Social Media: Better the Devil You Know
  • Meeting the Challenges Facing Religious Schools

Lynne Doneley, Executive Officer, Associated Christian Schools, Queensland

David Locke, Assistant Commissioner, Charity Services, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Katie Clark, Special Counsel, MinterEllison, Brisbane

David Ford, Partner, Emil Ford Lawyers, Sydney

James Christensen, Senior Associate, McInnes Wilson Lawyers, Brisbane

Lesley Symons, Partner, Board Matters, Brisbane

Renee Coffey, General Manager – Strategy and Policy, Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, Sydney

Belinda Winter, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane

Victoria Hepburn, Partner, MinterEllison, Brisbane

Ian Gordon, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan, Sydney

John Somerset, Director, Somerset Education, Brisbane

Mark Fowler, Director, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers, Brisbane

Leneen Forde, Principal, Norton Gledhill, Melbourne

Alistair Macpherson, Director, Corney & Lind Lawyers, Brisbane

  • I thought it was one of the most professional and informative conferences I've had the opportunity to attend. Educational conferences can be notoriously tedious. This wasn't!
  • Excellent, knowledgeable presenters, great content.
  • Speakers were very knowledgeable, topics extremely relevant, the programme was kept tight.
  • Well organised, relevant content, quality speakers, nice venue. I felt this conference was a good use of my time and resources.
  • Vast variety of content and speakers. Fantastic resources to take away and share with colleagues and use to ensure best practice is in place.
  • All the sessions were relevant well presented. The conference was very well organised. Networking opportunities were appropriate and useful.
If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 9670 2055 or email:
Product Code: GSLOCT17
 Price:   $2,035.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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