Ed Qld blasted for teacher sex probe

EDUCATION Queensland’s ethical standards unit has come under fire over its dealings with primary school students who complained about a teacher’s inappropriate sexual comments.

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) this month revoked the registration of teacher Steven Paul Jones, 59, following evidence he told Year 5 and 7 students to kiss him.

The tribunal heard allegations Mr Jones told female pupils in mid-2007: “Come here baby, I love you, I want to have sex with you, give me a kiss.”

But Mr Jones, whose employment at an undisclosed school was terminated last year, denied he had talked about having sex with students. He argued he was “joking around with them”.

The Queensland Police Service and Education Queensland both investigated the matter.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Whitsundays wins at Australian Tourism Awards

Ocean Rafting takes the gold in the Major Tour and Transport Operator category at the 2018 Australian Tourism Awards.

Best in the tourism business, Whitsundays wins gold .

Airlie Beach PO boxes on the move to Jubilee Pocket

Airlie Beach post office boxes situated at the Whitsunday Shopping Centre will move to Jubilee Pocket.

Cannonvale PO boxes on the move to Jubilee Pocket.

Sharks, sharks and more sharks

DOUBLE HOOK-UP: Japanese fishing guru Takuma Hata reels in the big barra at Lake Proserpine at the weekend with ABT champion angler Craig Griffiths.

Sharks, sharks and more sharks.

Local Partners