An extraordinary meeting of Commonwealth, State and Territory Attorneys-General has progressed a number of key reforms focused on the Respect@Work report, the day before the Australian Human Rights Commission released a report offering guidance to corporate brands and investors on preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment.
Earlier this month, Commonwealth, State and Territory Treasurers decided to prioritise working together towards a common approach to document execution, which the Law Council of Australia fully supported.
Meanwhile, the Victorian Government has commissioned an independent review into the culture of Victoria’s prison system, partnered with the City of Melbourne to improve the safety of women and gender diverse people travelling into the city at night, extended the Royal Commission into Crown Melbourne and funded an integrated legal service for international students who experience exploitation and discrimination.
Finally, in the Courts, the Supreme Court has issued a new Practice Note containing COVID-19 information and, together with VCAT, delivered a myriad of decisions in relation to, amongst other things, the Judicial Review and Review of Medical Panel Determinations and decisions made pursuant to the Building, Crimes and Freedom of Information Acts.
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