NEWSLETTER: Victorian Public Sector Newsletter – Issue 87

11 August 2020


Another fortnight dominated by COVID-19.

Thankfully for all of us there is support for the Government’s requirement that Victorians must wear a mask or face covering when leaving their homes.

Meanwhile, National Cabinet deliberations, which will no doubt one day be a great chronicle of these times, may not be exempt from freedom of information disclosure. Additionally the Australian Federal Police have warned of the need for vigilance given the potential surge in on-line abuse as a result of Victorian students’ return to on-line learning.

In non COVID-19 news, the Law Council of Australia has opined the Council of Attorneys-General should prioritise nationally consistent Power of Attorney laws to mitigate elder abuse and the Government has sought Victorians’ views on reforms to allow vets and animal shelters to legally re-unite pets and their owners.

In the Courts, the Supreme Court has considered two applications for judicial review of Medical Panel determinations and the Court of Appeal has considered the power to re-open proceedings after judgment.

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

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