The past fortnight has seen the Government pass laws in relation to discrimination in Victorian schools and workplaces and the pandemic, with the Law Institute of Victoria welcoming amendments to the Pandemic Management Bill.
Legislation in relation to spent convictions and the ability for the Magistrates’ Court to resolve disputes involving an interstate party that VCAT cannot has also come into effect.
The Government has also announced a review into the State’s police oversight system, which IBAC has welcomed.
In the Courts, a number of Practice Directions and Notes have been issued relating to our emergence from Covid. The Supreme Court has also considered the issue of what questions experts should be asked when briefed.
We hope you enjoy this edition of our fortnightly Victorian Government Newsletter, the last for 2021. We take this opportunity to wish all readers a happy and safe holiday season and a 2022 filled with excitement and prosperity.View PDF