NEWSLETTER: Victorian Public Sector – Issue 109

11 August 2021


The Federal Court has found an artificial intelligence system is capable of being an “inventor” under Australian patent law in a decision that looks to have wide ranging implications.

The first official report has been released into the operation of the COVIDSafe app, which indicates the app has been rarely used because of low community transmission and strong manual contract tracing.

In the Courts, a former senior education department official has been sentenced to jail following an IBAC investigation and guilty pleas to charges of conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to attempt to pervert the course of justice.

In other Court decisions, the Supreme Court of Victoria has considered when an injury manifests under the Transport Accident Act 1986.

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

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