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Supporting schools' focus on education

The purpose of schools is to educate their students, yet we know that countless other daily operational issues compete for school principals' time and attention. School Boards can also be distracted from their core focus on governance. The significant demands on schools to develop staff, make commercial decisions, manage risk and respond to contenious issues – all while delivering the highest quality education – are disrupted by adverse consequences when things go wrong.

Every school needs trusted advisors

Mullins works with many of Queensland's religious and other leading independent schools and university colleges. We take a practical approach to assist our education clients to operate successfully. Our accessible Mullins team helps schools manage day-to-day issues (at both operational and governance levels) and avoid risk, while ensuring regulatory compliance obligations and commercial interests are met. We advise schools and colleges on:

  • Anti-discrimination
  • Bullying
  • Complaints resolution
  • Construction and development (including planning advice)
  • Enrolment procedures
  • Enterprise and industrial negotiations and agreements
  • Governance and statutory compliance
  • Liability and duty of care issues
  • Management of staff conduct and performance
  • Recruitment and employment contracts
  • Safeguarding and incident management
  • Staff and student discipline
  • Work, health and safety
  • Workplace investigations

Religious education specialists

Mullins has an understanding of the particular role of the religious schools in the mission of the Church. This entails meeting and coordinating various responsibilities under both canon and civil law. Our experience working across Church bodies, religious orders and congregations places Mullins in a unique position.

Mullins maintains long-standing relationships and supports education authorities with ongoing training and professional learning on legal and commercial issues.