DAVID MARK: A former Chief Justice of the Family Court says schools and parents should be held legally responsible for bullying by students.
Alastair Nicholson says the current laws don’t work, and a national approach is needed to clarify the law around bullying in schools.
He spoke to our reporter Liz Hobday at a conference to discuss bullying in Melbourne today.
LIZ HOBDAY: The chairman of the National Centre Against Bullying, Alastair Nicholson, says the laws around bullying aren’t keeping up.
ALASTAIR NICHOLSON: There are gaps, there’s a mishmash and I think the states and the Commonwealth have a duty to do something about it.