NEWSLETTER: Victorian Public Sector Newsletter – Issue 80

22 April 2020

Publications

Welcome to Issue 80 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter.

We would again like to use the forum of this newsletter to thank those in the Government and the public service whose efforts appear to be having a real impact on reducing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping Victorians safe.

In this issue, there is a focus on considering the privacy and human rights impacts when putting in place measures responding to COVID-19. To that end, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner have provided some guidelines to assist with handling personal information during the virus response. More generally, the Australian Government has put out a guide to regulatory impact analysis to assist with policy making.

In the Courts, the Victorian Bar has put out a helpful guide to the Victorian and Commonwealth Court and Tribunal Protocols in response to COVID-19.

In other significant news, the High Court handed down its judgment in Pell v The Queen [2020] HCA 12.

We hope you enjoy this edition of our Public Sector Newsletter.

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