In this edition, the Federal Government has allocated a further $67.7 million to the National Archives of Australia to preserve records and protect its systems from cyberattack.
As Australia’s vaccination roll out continues, issues have arisen as to vaccination data with unions rejecting a proposal allowing employers to access staff vaccination details and the Commonwealth Government introducing a Bill dealing with discrimination based on vaccination status.
In Victoria, concerns have been raised about systemic misconduct and corruption risks in Victoria’s public and private prisons. Also of concern, a report has found that people sentenced for threat offences in Victoria are strongly linked to family violence and are at high risk of reoffending.
Finally, following the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants, the Victorian Government has introduced new legislation to establish an independent body to oversee the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations and have appointed former Judge of the High Court, Justice Geoffrey Nettle AC QC, to consider whether criminal or disciplinary charges are warranted from matters uncovered by the Commission.
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