Fifth Annual Schools Law and Regulation Online Conference

Conference,Schools law and regulatory,Fifth Annual Schools Law and Regulation Online Conference
Thursday 30 April & Friday 1 May 2020
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Given the current restrictions this year's annual conference will be held online. 

  • Delegates will be able to login from anywhere with internet access to attend the conference via our link.  
  • There will be the ability to ask questions at the conclusion of each session via the online question portal. 
  • As well as online attendance, all delegates will receive recordings of each of the sessions after the conference that can be viewed again at any time or shared with other colleagues.
  • One registration will allow for multiple people from your school to attend the online conference.

The legal and regulatory challenges facing private school administrators and their advisers have never been greater. Religious freedoms are well and truly under the spotlight and this year’s conference unpacks what these significant reforms will mean for schools. It also examines other issues which are front of mind for school administrators, including conducting child safety investigations, staff wellbeing issues, and strategies for effective complaint handling within schools.

Thursday 30 April 2020

  • Governance and Regulation Challenges
  • All on Board: Best Practice School Boards
  • How Watertight is your School Enrolment Contract?
  • He Said, She Said: Strategies for Effective Complaint Handling in Schools
  • Need to Know? Allowable Disclosures and Exemptions under the Privacy Act

Student Management, Welfare and Rights

  • Reasonable Adjustments for Students with a Disability
  • Student Gender and Diversity: Care and Compliance in a Shifting Landscape
  • Families and How to Survive Them:  A Family Law Guide for Schools

Friday 1 May 2020

People and Performance

  • Staff Employment and Religious Freedoms: A New Era?
  • Staff Wellbeing in the Coronavirus Pandemic Environment
  • Sorry to See You Go: Terminating Long Standing Staff

Child Safety

  • Conducting Child Safety Investigations in Schools
  • Sexting: Approaches for Schools

Philip Battye, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Melbourne

Elizabeth Jameson, Executive Chair, Board Matters, Brisbane

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

Amanda Ryding, Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Sydney

Helaine Leggat, Managing Partner, ICTLC Australia, Melbourne 

Annie Smeaton, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward, Brisbane

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

Rebecca Dahl, Partner, Nicholes Family Lawyers, Melbourne

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

Skye Rose, Principal, Moores, Hawthorn, Vic.

Nick Duggal, Partner, Moray & Agnew Lawyers, Melbourne

Melissa Scadden, Senior Associate, Justitia, Melbourne

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

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

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

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

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

  • Informative, interactive and beneficial.


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).

One registration will allow for multiple people from your school to attend the online conference.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Manager, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 8601 7729  or email:

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Product Code: MSLMAY20
 Price:   $2,145.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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