The NSW Government claims data collection and unclear definitions of bullying are major obstacles to implementing systems that would monitor bullying in education.
The inquiry's report into best practice approaches to reducing bullying, issued in late 2009, was responded to last week by the NSW Government.
The inquiry made 25 recommendations including that the Department of Education and Training (DET) be obliged to annually collect data, surveys, audits and systems to monitor bullying at schools and TAFE institutions.
However, the government said that there was "obstacles to centralised data collection" and that efforts would be hampered since there was no universally agreed definition of bullying would pose a problem.
"A clear distinction needs to be made between bullying and peer violence," it said.
The same argument was made for the call for schools to mandatorily submit annual reports on bullying, and developing a system of sample surveys for schools to assess the incidence, type and impact of bullying as well as the effectives of anti-bullying campaigns.
The government said it would consult with relevant principals associations on the last matter, and develop a protocol for reporting, which schools would be able to use to report in 2011 school year.
Random bullying audits may be on the cards, but this would be assessed in the coming three years, it said.
DET will however investigate the feasibility of allowing schools access a student's personal history, whether they were a victim or aggressor.
Whether more police are brought into the school system will however be left up to the NSW Police, the government said.
The government appeared to be cool on the idea of providing advice on the possible legal ramifications of bullying.
"Any detailed statement of this kind would need to be heavily qualified. Otherwise, such a statement could lead to perverse or unintended outcomes," it said.
It also argued that posting anti-bullying policies on all school websites would be difficult since not all parents had access to the internet and not all schools had a website.