Father to face court for letting kids miss school The West Australian 5th July 2009
A father of six who believes youngsters should be set free from schooling has become the first parent in WA to go to court and face a fine for not sending his children to school.
Mr Meier, also known as One, seems to be quite a character. But Australia does have some oppressive home education requirements.
Under the School Education Act, children of compulsory school age have to attend school or training or take part in a home school program run by a registered home educator. Home schooling imposes rigorous expectations on parents and includes regular audits by a moderator to make sure students are making appropriate progress.