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Abolition of corporal punishment

In 1992, a decision was made by the Department of Education to phase out corporal punishment within three years. This was due to the increased support by teachers and parents for the total abolition of corporal punishment in schools and also as corporal punishment had become incompatible with the policies of the Department and the Government.

As part of the reform of student behaviour management, each school community including teachers, students and parents, was responsible for the development of a code of behaviour.

As planned, at the beginning of the 1995 school year, corporal punishment in Queensland state schools was abolished93.

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Last reviewed
10 January 2013
Last updated
10 January 2013