NEWSLETTER: NSW Public Sector – Issue 94

26 August 2020


Welcome to Issue 94 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The report on the Special Commission of Inquiry into the voyage of the Ruby Princess from the 8th – 19th of March 2020 and the subsequent efforts to diagnose, treat and contain the community transmission of COVID-19 was released on 14 August 2020 and can be accessed here.

In other news this fortnight, the NSW Parliament became the first jurisdiction in Australia to pass legislation to reform defamation law in order to unclog courts from trivial claims, to rein in massive payouts for non-economic loss and to support public interest journalism. The Australian Human Rights Commission released new guidelines for public transport operators setting out disability access standards and The High Court of Australia has published the High Court (2021 Sittings) Rules 2020, which set out the Court’s sitting schedule for 2021.

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