Victorian Public Sector Newsletter – Issue 68

19 September 2019

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Welcome to Issue 68 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter.

New laws have passed compelling religious and spiritual leaders to report child abuse to authorities, even if disclosed during confession.

Victoria Legal Aid has reported Centrelink has wiped the debt at the centre of a second test case against its controversial robo-debt scheme.

Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass has criticised the solitary confinement and isolation of young people in prisons and youth justice centres.

Meanwhile, applications are now open for the Government’s Community Safety Fund designed to facilitate local community crime prevention projects.

There have also been new appointments announced to the County Court of Victoria and IBAC’s Risk Management Committee.  Congratulations to Her Honour Judge Rosemary Carlin and Ms Jennifer Johnson.

Finally, VCAT has considered whether it has the power to amend and/or consider a version of a Development Plan that differs from the version of the Plan that formed the basis of the responsible planning authority’s decision.

We hope you enjoy this edition of our public sector newsletter.

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