In this edition of the public sector newsletter, we see more COVID-19 measures put in place by the State Government to reduce community transmission including a move to mandate the wearing of a mask when leaving home. A helpful one page factsheet on using a mask has been published by the Department of Health.
Victoria’s public sector also continues to adapt to the changing situation, including Courts which continue to operate in an online environment although the recommencement of jury trials has been delayed for the time being.
In other news, the State Government has announced a review of sexual harassment, prevention, support, enforcement and education in all Victorian Courts and Tribunals and across the legal profession.
In the Courts, there have been some recent decisions in the Victorian Supreme Court regarding the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988, the Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004 and the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002.
Finally, with much interest the correspondence relating to the dismissal of the Australian Government in 1975 between the Australian Governor General and Her Majesty the Queen have been made public following the High Court’s decision.
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