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Accommodating difference - discrimination in schools and universities: what reasonable adjustments does the law require?

Access to Education is considered a basic human right and education providers across Australia strive to support students of all abilities. Unfortunately, issues continue to arise where students believe they have not been adequately accommodated and subsequently initiate action against a service provider.
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Discrimination Policies – Implementation is as important as Intent

Discrimination and harassment are currently under a worldwide spotlight and a significant issue with workplaces and service delivery organisations, including education providers
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2018 Premier's Teacher Scholarship for Health and Wellbeing has been awarded to Darren Lang

On behalf of Hicksons we would like to congratulate Darren Lang, a teacher who is the head dean of PDHPE and Sport at a Sydney High School, who last year was awarded the 2019 Premier’s Teacher Scholarship for Health and Wellbeing - a scholarship that Hicksons proudly sponsors.
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Creation of the Robert Horton Memorial Scholarship

Hicksons is honoured to announce the creation of the Robert Horton Memorial Scholarship.
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The final report into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was tabled by the Royal Commission on 15 December 2017

After five years, 1,300 witness accounts, 57 public hearings and more than 8,000 personal stories from survivors the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse officially concluded on 14 December 2017. 
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Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

On 26 October 2017 the Federal Social Services Minister introduced two bills facilitating a Commonwealth redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse.
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Education for a Changing World Symposium

Hicksons is proud to support the department’s Education for a Changing World Symposium on 9-10 November 2017 that will bring together experts in education, industry and innovation to explore and debate AI and its potential impact on education.
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Limitation period changes for child abuse actions may lead to spike in claims

In New South Wales (NSW) there is no longer any limitation period for past, present or future child abuse actions.

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