Legal

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 18, 2017

Allergy Bullying led to Home Education

Anonymous What I love about home education is that there is room for each and every one of us, in all our glorious uniqueness. We have the freedom to work out what is the best educational fit for each individual […]
May 21, 2017

The HEN guide to submissions

Not sure where to start with the submissions? Never fear, the HEN guide is here. Many of the submissions address the regs in a general way – start with  202 (HEN), 29, 339, 182, 370. For the proposed regulations of home […]
May 16, 2017

Regulations Submissions now public (again)

Submissions on the Education Regulations have just gone public (again) at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/legislation/Pages/responses.aspx (if the link doesn’t work, copy and paste it into your browser. Check your submission carefully to make sure DET have complied with your privacy requirements. If there […]
May 14, 2017

HEN-DET meeting 12 May

HEN reps were asked to attend a DET meeting at short notice on Friday allegedly to discuss our submission. We were told the regulations will be tabled in parliament soon. There will be no changes to the home ed section. Typically, […]
May 9, 2017

Regulations to be questioned and discussed in Parliament

Dr Rachel Carling Jenkins has given notice of the following motion to be put to the Legislative Council on Wednesday 24/5 Come along to Parliament to sit in the gallery of the Legislative Council and hear Rachel’s motion debated. Entrance […]
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 […]