Third Annual Schools Law on the Gold Coast Conference

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Thursday 29 & Friday 30 August 2019

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

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Our annual schools law conference (held in Melbourne in May every year) is one of our most popular conferences and that is why we repeat this event at the Gold Coast in August 2019 for all those who couldn’t get to Melbourne. This year’s conference examines some of the key regulatory and legal issues private school administrators face, including child safety, digital risks and financial governance. It also shines a spotlight on difficult employment law issues schools grapple with, including workplace investigations, managing underperforming staff and regulating social media use.

Thursday 29 August 2019

Looking After the Students

  • Managing Child Abuse Claims in the New Regulatory Landscape

  • Child Safety in the Digital World

  • Homestays, Child Safety and a School’s Duty of Care

Looking After the School

  • Anti-Discrimination Law: Minimising Your Risks in an Uncertain Landscape

  • Staff, Social Media and Misconduct

  • Good Governance and Protecting Funding Arrangements

  • Reputation Wars: Managing the Fallout When a Crisis Occurs

Friday 30 August 2019

Looking after the Staff

  • Effective Management of Under-performing Staff

  • Managing the Complexities of the Principal and Board Relationship

  • Conducting a Valid Workplace Investigation: A Practical Guide

Emerging Issues

  • Privacy and Data Breaches: Key Imperatives in the School Environment

  • The Parent Trap: Managing High Conflict Family Situations in the Playground


Dr Lynne Doneley, Executive Officer, Associated Christian Schools, Brisbane

Skye Rose, Principal, Moores, Hawthorn, Vic.

Annie Smeaton, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane

Trent Forno, Managing Partner, MinterEllison, Brisbane

Kristen Lopes, Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers, Sydney

Alistair Macpherson, Managing Director, Corney & Lind Lawyers, Brisbane

Clare Gleghorn, General Manager, Bastion RM, Melbourne

Nick Duggal, Partner, Moray & Agnew Lawyers, Melbourne

David Ford, Partner, Emil Ford Lawyers, Sydney

Melissa Scadden, Partner, Justitia, Melbourne

Ben Tallboys, Principal; Legal Consultant to the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia, Russell Kennedy Lawyers, Melbourne

Leah Mooney, Special Counsel, MinterEllison, Brisbane

Fiona Manderson, Special Counsel, Corney & Lind Lawyers, Brisbane

Ross McSwan, Barrister/Mediator, Inns of Court, Maroochydore, Qld

Elizabeth Jameson, Managing Director, Board Matters, Brisbane

  • Great content.Great delivery.Very impressed with the program content and delivery.

  • Speakers were very knowledgeable and made the content understandable and relatable.Exceeded my expectations.

  • All sessions purposeful, appropriate, well prepared and well presented.

  • The conference content & format was well suited to schools & the current climate.


Multiple registration discount?  If you would like to send more than one person from your company to this conference, please ask Jenna about the discounts available for multiple registrations:  The more you send, the greater the discount.  [email protected] or phone (03) 8601 7729. 

One-day only? We do accept bookings for attending one day only (either day 1 or day 2).  To organise a one-day booking, please contact Jenna Pickrell (details above).

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email: [email protected]

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