Issues around COVID-19 and integrity remain central to the public discourse and our newsletter this week.
The health department has been ordered to release the details of confidential lockdown briefings in a ruling from the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner. In the Courts, there have been several decisions over the COVID-19 restrictions, most recently the decision of Baker v Department of Health and Human Services.
In integrity matters, a New Office of the Special Investigator was established to examine potential criminal conduct and disciplinary matters raised by the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants. Further recommendations have also arisen from the Crown Casino Royal Commission.
In positive news, a new Victorian Bar Pro Bono Court Referral Scheme has been established to facilitate the provision of pro bono assistance from barristers to unrepresented litigants in family law proceedings.
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