What a year it's been and we're still in Term 1! Appreciating that you've thought of little else than COVID-19 and its impact on school life this term, I have resisted the temptation to write more about this in these Notes.

Rather, we have a note about the National Redress Scheme and a reminder that schools only have until 30 June 2020 to join the Scheme. The Scheme is one of the outcomes of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. In this issue, we look at two more outcomes in the form of new legislation in NSW and Queensland: the Children's Guardian Act 2019 (NSW) and changes to the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld), both of which commenced at the start of this month.

Finally, we include an article on one of the oldest pieces of legislation in the country of ongoing relevance to schools – the Inclosed Lands Protection Act 1901 (NSW). It continues to be a very useful tool in a principal's kit.

Enjoy the read and know that we are always here to support you through these difficult days.

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