Social Media and Defamation

SASSLA’s Chief Executive, John Gregory, featured in The Advertiser and 5AA Radio on 22 August 2017 regarding the rise in defamation of leaders and teachers on social media. To view the article click here

Your SASSLA membership gives you prompt support if you have evidence of defamation on social media. Remember to take screen shots of the offending material and do not engage publicly with the offender. DECD and Crown Law are often slow to act, but SASSLA can give you immediate access to a lawyer to have a concerns letter written to the offender to have the material removed. There are also avenues to pursue damages if the material is detrimental to your reputation and career. Our legal team can give advice on what actions to take.

Why SASSLA?

  • Protect your career, reputation and wallet with fully funded legal support. Neither DECD nor the AEU can be relied upon to support you when something happens. Join now and let SASSLA be your safety net!
  • What would happen if a staff member and you both needed representation from the AEU on the same matter? We provide a voice and uncompromising advocacy for school leaders.
  • Membership fees are $28.87 per fortnight and are tax deductible. Far more cost effective than the AEU.
  • We maintain our independence from political parties and DECD to ensure we represent your views.
  • Free conferences and seminars dedicated to school leadership issues throughout the year.
  • Regular e-news, web and social media updates about leaders' work and legal matters affecting education.
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Testimonials

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Without the support of SASSLA I would not have stayed connected to and be continuing in my chosen and much loved career.  It is so important that Principals have the full support and confidence of the DECD.  My very public legal case highlighted the fragility of the system when support and confidence dissipates in the face of political interference, media attacks and intolerance.  SASSLA gave me support and encouragement during a very difficult time and when it seemed that no-one else would listen