What is the punishment for truancy in Australia?

10.55 The Western Australian Government recently released a School Education Bill for public consultation. The Bill allows for the imposition of a fine on parents who do not ensure that their children attend school. Under the proposal the student can also be fined $100 for non-attendance.

How many days can a child miss school in Qld?

10 consecutive school days
If the absence is more than 10 consecutive school days, an exemption is required. Infectious or contagious disease – It is a reasonable excuse for a child to be absent from school if the child is, is subject to a direction or order given about an infectious or contagious disease or condition.

What happens if you don’t go to school in Australia?

If you don’t go to school or take part in your agreed form of education or training, your parents can be fined and even taken to court. There are a few exceptions to this, like if you are home-schooled or you or your parents apply for and get special permission.

Can I call the police if my child refuses to go to school?

You can call the police if your child refuses to go to school. If they are in a public place, the police can take them back to school. However, if your child is at home, the police can just talk to your child and encourage them to go to school.

Can you get a fine for not sending my child to school?

You have up to 28 days from issue to pay the penalty notice in full, after which we are required to start proceedings in the magistrates’ court for the original offence of failing to ensure your child’s attendance at school. If proved, this can result in a fine of up to £2,500, plus costs.

Can parents go to jail for child missing school Australia?

Under new anti-truancy measures, the Department of Education will be able to force parents to enrol their children in school. If they disobey such orders, they could face jail as a last resort.

Is it illegal to not go to school in Qld?

Schooling is compulsory in Queensland for children from 6 years and 6 months until they turn 16, or they complete Year 10 (whichever comes first).