NEWSLETTER: Victorian Public Sector – Issue 105

17 June 2021


We would firstly like to thank all of those in the public sector who have been working so hard over the past few weeks to contain the current COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria and keep us safe, it is appreciated.

In this edition, we highlight one of the more interesting decisions of recent times, Sharma by her litigation representative Sister Marie Brigid Arthur v Minister for the Environment [2021] FCA 560. In that case, the Federal Court of Australia found the Federal Minister for the Environment had a duty of care to protect young people from climate change. Hailed as a world first, should the decision stand it could have significant and wide reaching implications on the operations of government.

We would also like to draw your attention to a number of government inquiries open for submissions, including on criminal justice, the use of cannabis and sex discrimination in parliamentary workplaces.

We hope you enjoy this edition of our Public Sector Newsletter.

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