Welcome to Issue 98 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter.
We acknowledge the passing of the former commissioner of the NSW Independent Commission against Corruption and NSW Court of Appeal judge, the Honourable David Ipp AO QC.
In other news, the various courts continue to update their practices and procedures in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This includes that in the Land and Environment Court of NSW, the use of the online Court has been expanded to include the adjudication of notices of motion that are listed for return before the Registrar. Parties can now request to have a notice of motion listed for adjudication using the online Court if considered appropriate.
There is a new part to Part 2B of the Electronic Transaction Act 2000 which took effect on 28 September 2020 and provides that witnessing of a signature required under an Act or another law to be witnessed may be witnessed by audio visual link. The new part is in forced on a pilot basis until 31 December 2021.View PDF