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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 5 Hansard (7 April) . . Page.. 1637..


How many cases of bullying of (a) students by students, (b) teachers by students, (c) students by teachers and (d) teachers by teachers were referred to and/or investigated by the Department of Education and Training in (i) 2002-2003, (ii) 2003-2004 and (iii) 2004 to the end of February 2005.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(a) students bullying students

Schools investigate and resolve instances of bullying in the context of their student management and welfare protocols and policies.

Schools are not required to label incidents or to report day to day management issues to the department.

(b) students bullying teachers

This is dealt with as for (a).

(c) teachers bullying students

This is generally managed at the local level or through the department's complaints process. The department does not have aggregated data on bullying however the following are the recorded investigations into teacher conduct that might be considered by some as bullying:

(i)

2002-2003 - 2 (two)

(ii)

2003-2004 - 1 (one)

(iii)

2004 - 28 February 2005 - 2 (two)

(d) teachers bullying teachers

The department does not have aggregated data on bullying however the following are the recorded investigations into conduct that might be considered by some as bullying:

(i)

2002-2003 - 1 (one)

(ii)

2003-2004 - 1 (one)

(iii)

2004 - 28 February 2005 - 0 (zero)

Schools—bullying

(Question No 282)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 10 March 2005:

How many cases of bullying of teachers by teachers were referred to and/or investigated by ACT WorkCover in:

(a) 2002-2003,

(b) 2003-2004 and

(c) 2004 to the end of February 2005.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(a), (b) and (c) - ACT WorkCover does not collect such specific data.


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