Fourth Annual Schools Law & Regulation Conference - ASBA member rate
Thursday 2 & Friday 3 May 2019

Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

-20 DAYS

Private school administrators face a raft of legal and regulatory challenges. Our 2019 conference examines some of these key issues, including child safety, digital risks and financial governance. It also shines a spotlight on difficult employment law issues schools may face, including workplace investigations, managing underperforming staff and regulating social media use.

This conference is supported by the Association of School Business Administators.

Thursday 2 May 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

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

  • Financial Good Governance, Related Parties and Protecting Funding Arrangements

  • Managing the Maelstrom: Legal & Reputational Fallout When “an Incident” Occurs

Friday 3 May 2019

Looking After the Teachers

  • Effective Management of Under-performing Staff

  • Staff, Social Media and Misconduct

  • Conducting a Valid Workplace Investigation: A Practical Guide

Emerging Issues

  • Managing the Complexities of the Principal and Board Relationship

  • 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.

Cecelia Irvine-So, Principal, Moores, Hawthorn, Vic.

Leah Mooney, Special Counsel, MinterEllison, Brisbane

David Ford, Partner, Emil Ford Lawyers, Sydney

Elizabeth Aitken, Partner, Moray & Agnew Lawyers, Melbourne

Clare Gleghorn, General Manager, Bastion RM, Melbourne

Libby Klein, Consultant, Prolegis Lawyers, Melbourne

Melissa Scadden, Senior Associate, Justitia, Melbourne

Alistair Macpherson, Director, Corney & Lind Lawyers, Brisbane

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

Elizabeth Jameson, Managing Director, Board Matters, Brisbane

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

Annie Smeaton, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane

Paul Ronfeldt, Partner, Thomson Geer Lawyers, Melbourne

  • The content was excellent, the presenters were knowledgeable and approachable to ask questions and the organisation of the conference was exemplary.

  • All the issues were relevant to what schools are facing. It was good to have information given by experts who are knowledgeable in their fields.

  • This conference provides a range of relevant information that is well presented with excellent papers to refer to both during and following the conference.

  • The conference was very well organised, with materials sent in advance.The presenters were exceptionally well organised and their content and advice were very impressive.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email:
Product Code: MSXMAY19
 Price:   $1,930.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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