The NSW Parliament has granted new powers to the Office of the Children’s Guardian, including the introduction of a new reportable conduct scheme intended to protect children from abuse and exploitation.
Certain Victorian health service establishments have been exempted from requirements to hold a permit under the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic). Read on to find out if your organisation is captured.
Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse have been implemented in Tasmania, creating new requirements for reporting suspected child abuse.
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (SA) has repealed now outdated whistleblowers legislation to implement new protections for persons making public interest disclosures.
New laws in WA have made immunisation a condition of enrolment in childcare services, community kindergartens and schools.
The Working With Children scheme in QLD has been amended to clarify certain terminology, streamline existing processes and to bolster protective measures in relation to children.