June 20, 2017

Context for the existing regulations

By Sue Wight The 2007 Regulations, The Guide to Home Schooling in Victoria and Support Materials for Registration were finalised under consultation with experienced home educators on a Home Schooling Advisory Committee (HSAC), in recognition that unreasonable regulations in other […]
June 19, 2017

Regulatory Spin

Let’s take a look at the spin being put on the Regulations through the Minister’s Media Release
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 […]
June 7, 2017

Concerns re plans and reviews

Another submission made to DET published here by permission Anonymous I am very concerned about the proposal that the VRQA will be responsible to approve home lesson plans and conduct reviews on home educators and how that would impact on […]
May 30, 2017

How to deal with a privacy breach

By Sue Wight Are you a public servant with an embarrassing privacy breach to clean up? Consider yourself a knight in shining public service armour and read on! Our guide covers the essential steps involved in saving face and carrying […]
May 26, 2017

‘Consultation’ Merlino-style

HEN’s Sue Wight and Pavlina McMaster met with Minister Merlino yesterday. The meeting ran for 20 mins. Mr Merlino did a lot of talking and almost no listening. We almost had to talk over him to get a word in. […]
May 26, 2017

Merlino’s Gambit

Friday 26th May 2017 Dear Mr Merlino Until yesterday, I viewed you with an element of compassion. It is in my nature. I felt for you, because I thought that as a man with a lot on his plate, you […]
May 22, 2017

I didn’t trust DET enough to make a submission

Anonymous In the current hostile atmosphere with the Victorian DET towards homeschoolers, I would be too scared to be honest about my family’s experiences if they were to know my name. So, I’m only prepared to tell my child’s story […]
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 (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 […]