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The recent case of Brindabella has prompted an urgent need for all independent schools to review and update their enrolment contracts and complaints policies. In that case, the Human Rights Commission highlighted the need to ensure that a school’s enrolment agreement and complaint

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The recent case of Brindabella has prompted an urgent need for all independent schools to review and update their enrolment contracts and complaints policies. In that case, the Human Rights Commission highlighted the need to ensure that a school’s enrolment agreement and complaints policies are consistent with the National Principles of Child Safe Organisations and the relevant Discrimination and the Education Act. To assist schools in their urgent review of their own documentation, this session will:

  • Explain the factual matrix of Brindabella, the rationale behind the decision and the potential broader ramifications on schools in other states
  • Outline how schools can ensure students and families are afforded procedural fairness and can participate in decisions
  • Provide an overview of relevant consumer law provisions applicable to schools and what standards need to be met
  • Workshop possible alternative wording for schools to consider for contracts and policy documentation to address the issues raised in this case

Presented By

Annie Smeaton
Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers Brisbane, Qld

Annie is a passionate advocate for her clients with many years of experience in all aspects of employment, industrial, anti-discrimination and school law.

Annie is a recognised expert in her field of law in both Doyle’s Guide and Best Lawyers.

Annie acts for large corporations and institutions as well as employers in the SMEs market, covering transport and logistics, manufacturing, energy, health and medical services and the professional services industries. Annie acts for a large range of independent schools, training institutions and institutions in the pre-university market. Annie also undertakes employment and regulatory law work in the health sector including for insurers of registered medical practitioners.

 

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is suitable for senior executives from private and independent schools, around Australia, along with their legal advisors. This webinar is for those with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

CPD Information

Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law. This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

WA lawyers – Please note that TEN is unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA. TEN is an accredited provider.

Enquiries/Assistance

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: [email protected]

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