It has been a busy fortnight dominated by the publication of the Final Report of the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants and the responses the Government and the legal profession made to that Report; the prospect of laws abolishing the crime of public drunkenness and conversion practices; and the legal profession’s responses to increased funding for justice in the State Budget.
Meanwhile, the Law Institute of Victoria has released a report advocating cultural diversity in Victoria’s legal profession, a report into Continuing Professional Development has made significant recommendations for change and Dr Vivian Waller and Kathleen Foley have been appointed to the Victorian Law Reform Commission.
In the Courts, judgments have been delivered in relation to, amongst other things, whether payphone cabinets are exempt from planning laws, the judicial review of Medical Panel Determinations and the cancellation of a teacher’s registration.
We hope you enjoy this edition of our Public Sector Newsletter, the last for what has been an extra-ordinary year. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a happy and safe holiday period and a healthy 2021. We will resume again in early February, with an edition summarising any significant news arising over the holiday period.View PDF