Case Note – University of Queensland & Anor v Y [2020] QCA 216

The recent case of University of Queensland & Anor v Y [2020] QCA 216 provides an insight into the prospects of contractual obligations of learning institutions for students who have since left or graduated. The implications of this decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal extends widely to learning, religious and incorporated bodies and prompts … Read more

COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill 2020

Last night the Queensland Parliament passed the COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill 2020 (the “Bill”). The Bill gives the Queensland Government a broad range of powers to make a number of extraordinary regulations with respect to; Parliament of Queensland Act 2001 (the “Parliament Act”);  residential, retail and other leases;  attendance at places or meetings;  making and … Read more

Top 3 Strategies for Dealing With Unpaid School Fees

How to request parents or guardians to pay school fees? Parents frequently choose to send their children to private schools or colleges for a variety of reasons, including trust in the quality of private or religious education provided by the school. Unfortunately, the ability of a family to meet tuition fee payments can deteriorate very … Read more

Understanding and Navigating Informed Consent from Students and Parents

The following is a PowerPoint presentation delivered by Alistair Macpherson for school counsellors at a School Law workshop. Adapted for the World Wide Web. What is Consent? Affirmative and explicit acceptance by word or conduct; not merely an absence of objection (Bell v Alfred Franks & Bartlett Co Ltd [1980] All AR 356 Not necessarily … Read more