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13yo & 15yo not attending school

Do children have to attend the school? My partner has 2 children that just won't go.

One child sleeps all day and the other one stays in her room.

They have been in QLD about one year.

How do I find out if I am liable, being the partner of someone that does nothing about this probleam? O_o
I think these questions are really outside the scope of what the Family Law Web Guide covers, however the following may be pointers:
EDUCATION LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1995 said
Section 60 of the existing Act provides that every parent of a child of the age of compulsory attendance who does not attend a State or non-State school because of a reason prescribed in section 58(2)(d) must cause that child to be enrolled with the School of Distance Education or
any other State educational institution offering distance education. The amendment provides for the term "to be enrolled" to be defined to close a loophole in the Act.
The above was found at http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/qld/bill_en/elab1995306/elab1995306.html, note that it is for QLD.

In the explanatory notes it says :-
EDUCATION LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1995 said

OBJECTIVES OF THE BILL


Queensland Curriculum Council

  The main objective of the Bill is to provide for the establishment and operation of a new curriculum management structure to be known as the Queensland Curriculum Council.

  The Council will be an intersystemic Ministerial advisory body comprising representatives from major stakeholders. Its primary role will be to advise the Minister for Education on preschool to year 12 curriculum development.

  Although the Council will have a statutory basis it will not be a statutory body within the meaning of the Financial Administration and Audit Act 1977 or the Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982.

   The Bill provides for the required legislative provisions to be inserted into the Education (General Provisions) Act 1989 and for the more detailed operations of the Council such as meeting procedures and similar matters of an administrative nature to be prescribed in the Education (General Provisions) Regulation 1989 or if not prescribed to be decided by the Council.
Although this may still be in force you should check the Education (General Provisions) Act 1989, to see if the Act is current. You should also check the sections regarding attendance, in case they have been changed. With regard to you being affected, you should check to see what the definition of parent is. You could also perhaps look to see if you can find any judgments with regard to non-attendance and what action was taken. You may be able to get an overview free from a solicitor, I believe that some give an initial appointment for free, although that may be state specific (I think that some are issue specific). Hopefully some will expand upon what I've provided, especially as this is not an arear in which I have much knowledge and no experience.
At the risk of a severe tongue lashing from the other site moderators - YES! is the simple answer. What do they do all night if one sleeps all day? Hardly an exciting lifestyle is it? The other staying in her room all days is really a real problem and risk of serious lack of social contact with her peers will impact long term. You have a serious issue that you need to get immediate help with. Speak to the local school Headmaster for advice. Expect prosecution if you don't get this sorted out. I almost can't believe I am reading this and even more that I am even replying.

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Do children have to attend the school? My partner has 2 children that just won't go.

One child sleeps all day and the other one stays in her room.

They have been in QLD about one year.

How do I find out if I am liable, being the partner of someone that does nothing about this probleam? O_o
 

Do you mean your ex-partner or your current partner, in other words one you still live with?

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