Thankfully Victoria is continuing to move forward in the fight against COVID-19 with the numbers continuing to drop and regional Victoria’s restrictions easing.
In this edition, the Federal Government is looking at the issue of judicial impartiality, the Australian Public Service Commission has released guidance for the use of social media and the Australian Law Reform Commission has considered the issues of attributing criminal responsibility to corporations.
In another ongoing issue, there has been some continuing consternation about the proposed law to allow the Federal Government to cancel arrangements between Australian based institutions and foreign governments.
In the Courts which continue to operate, there have been a number of administrative law decisions, the most interesting of which is the decision in Ko v Hall & Ors  VSCA 224 which considered whether a determination of a Medical Panel made out of time makes the determination invalid.
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