Education and the law


Broad responsibilities exist in relation to teachers’ duty of care to pupils, discrimination in schools, family law, copyright and privacy issues in schools. These responsibilities are governed by several laws at both the Commonwealth and state levels.

This section includes the following topics:


The law in this chapter is current as at 30 June 2016.

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