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August 9, 2017

Notice of Disallowance Motion

The Liberal Nationals have given notice of a disallowance motion in the Legislative Council and reads: MRS PEULICH — To move — That in accordance with section 5.10.2(5) of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 the following clauses of […]
August 1, 2017

Member benefits

Access to HEN’s public liability insurance Advertise home education events you are organising in Otherways and/or by email notification to members Access to the HEN community Access to Australian Mathematics Competition & Australian Informatics Competition with HEN as your ‘school’. […]
July 25, 2017

A Thin Veneer of Consultation

By Sue Wight The government has announced a Home Schooling Advisory Committee and is hoping that will be enough to see off the threat of a disallowance motion on their 2017 Education Regulations. So, how real is this committee? Not […]
July 14, 2017

HEN-DET Meeting Report

HEN met with DET representatives on 30 June and we were asked to submit our report to DET for comment prior to publication. We expressed reservations, but DET were concerned about the possibility of being “misrepresented” and insisted refusal would prevent a […]
July 1, 2017

Home ed on SBS The Feed

Home schooling and ‘un-schooling’ on the rise and the results look promising This program aired on SBS 28/6/2017 “When you think of home schooling, you may picture religious conservatives, fringe-dwelling hippies and sheltered, un-socialised kids. But the face of home […]
July 1, 2017

Privacy Breach Report

The report with findings of the Independent Inquiry into the Privacy Breach around submissions to the Education and Training Reform Regulations Review is now available with DET’s statement available here.
June 26, 2017

Merlino’s ‘Light Touch’ Bulldozer

Letter to the Minister 26/6/2017
June 23, 2017

Are the Regulations now law?

By Sue Wight The Education and Training Reform Regulations have now been ‘made’ but there is no need to panic. Here, we provide the department’s Fact Sheet and answer the questions it doesn’t cover. So, are the Regulations now law? […]
June 21, 2017

VRQA Hostility is not ‘Light-touch’

Anonymous The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) is well known within our community for its hostility towards home education. It’s the authority which handles registrations and, more frighteningly, is set to receive free rein over home education next year […]
June 21, 2017

What DET doesn’t want you to see

By Sue Wight Redacted In making submissions on the Education regulations, people told the personal stories that led to their home education. The purpose of telling these stories was to illustrate the need for unobstructed access to home education. These submissions […]