Welcome to Issue 83 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter.
Yet another fortnight dominated by COVID-19, with plenty of commentary on the National Cabinet’s COVIDSafe App and the related privacy protections, the LIV welcoming the changes to the requirements for the witnessing of documents during COVID-19 and increased funding by both the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments for frontline legal services in the wake of COVID-19. The Commonwealth public service has also released transition plans for the return to offices.
In non COVID-19 news, the Victorian Government will invest $20m in justice infrastructure across Victoria, the operator of the Hazelwood mine has been fined for breaches of the OH&S Act and the Commonwealth Government has released a style manual. The Commonwealth Parliament has also established a Committee of Enquiry into class actions.
In the Courts, the Federal Court was asked to consider issues relating to the removal of brumbies from Victoria’s high country and the Supreme Court of Victoria was asked to review a medical panel determination in relation to current work capacity.
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