NEWSLETTER: Victorian Public Sector – Issue 108

22 July 2021

Publications

IBAC has concluded its investigation into Victoria Police’s apprehension of a mentally ill person in Epping in September 2020, with the findings drawing media criticism from one Plaintiff lawyer who specialises in Police Tort claims. Meanwhile, the Government has appointed two new Deputy Commissioners to IBAC.

A reminder to all Briefing Entities that have adopted the Law Council’s Equitable Briefing Policy, annual reports are due by 30 September 2021.

The Supreme Court has issued Practice Notes for the Employment and Industrial List and in relation to Transcript in Civil Proceedings, which is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain.

There have been calls for submissions in relation to the Criminal Justice System, the Use of Cannabis in Victoria and the Management of Child Sex Offender Information.

The Victorian Wage Inspectorate has released a kit to communicate new laws making it a crime for a Victorian employer to dishonestly withhold wages and other entitlements.

Finally, in the Courts and Tribunals, the Supreme Court has reviewed a Medical Panel Determination made under the Wrongs Act 1958 (Vic), the Court of Appeal has considered the issue of who has standing to bring a claim in relation to alleged unlawful logging operations and VCAT has considered, amongst other things, its jurisdiction to hear an application for review of a decision that involves the interplay between the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) and the Commonwealth privacy legislation.

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

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