May 7, 2017

Jump, Fall, Fly

From schooling to homeschooling to unschooling by Lehla Eldridge and Anthony Eldridge-Rogers Available at ebook £7.99 Reviewed by Susan Wills, Lorinna, Tasmania in Otherways issue 152 I jumped at the chance to read this book. The title spoke to […]
May 4, 2017

Don’t let DET silence you

By Sue Wight As home educators receive re-publication emails from DET about the republication of submissions, we’ve noticed that sensitive ones have had sections quietly redacted on privacy grounds. Agreeing to the publication of redacted versions means there will be no public […]
April 19, 2017

Privacy Breach Fallout

By Sue Wight The massive privacy breach by the Education Department (DET) demonstrates their continued disregard for children while simultaneously taking a ‘Father knows best’ approach to regulating an educational option they clearly do not understand. DET’s failure to properly […]
April 12, 2017

Submission privacy breach update

DET have issued the following notice 12/4/2017:   Submissions to the Education and Training Reform Regulations Review have been removed and are not publicly available at this time. The Department is contacting those affected by the inadvertent publication of personal […]
April 12, 2017

Shame on me. But worse, shame on them

By Keeping Mum What is there to say when a Government Department breaks people’s trust and, worse, their privacy? And, worse again, when vulnerable children are involved, who have been through more than any human should in their lifetime? Many […]
April 7, 2017

Regulations submissions now published

559 submissions were made on the draft regulations and have been published Friday 7th April on the DET website. However, several people noticed their submission is missing, published under the wrong name or includes their name despite being labelled ‘Name Withheld’. […]
April 4, 2017

Cold Process Soap-making Workshops

I would like to introduce my business…..Earthwise Craft….Cold Process, Palm Oil Free, Natural and Vegan Soap Making Workshops. I have been teaching around the Dandenong Ranges and eastern suburbs of Melbourne in Community Houses, for the last five years. In […]
March 23, 2017

Liberal National Media Release

  Media release today from the office of Nick Wakeling, Shadow Minister for Education: Liberal Nationals to protect right to home schooling Daniel Andrews is unreasonably targeting home school families, and failing to treat them with the respect they deserve. […]
March 17, 2017

Do You Really Want Quality Education?

By Bekah Carman The Victorian government is trying impose new regulations on home education in Victoria. These would create an ability to reject applications for home education as well as increase the power to cancel existing registrations.  Ostensibly, the reason […]
March 14, 2017

If it ain’t broke….

By Pavlina McMaster It seems that every day, the media publishes yet another story about the cracks in our school system. The fissures are many, and they’re ostensibly growing wider. They are so wide that children are falling through them, […]