In this issue transparency in government is in focus with articles on various government agencies and the release and access to information.
Human rights is also in focus, with a new report from the Australian Human Rights Commission calling on the Australian Government, businesses and institutional investors to take more action to prevent business-related human rights harm.
We would also like to draw your attention to the Occupational Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 which has received Royal Assent and places greater health and safety obligations on public sector employees to ensure they consult, cooperate and coordinate with labour hire agencies on health and safety matters. These changes mean public sector employees may need to review labour hire contracts and the processes they have in place to engage with labour hire businesses.
We hope you enjoy this edition of our Victorian Public Sector Newsletter.View PDF