NEWSLETTER: Victorian Public Sector Newsletter – Issue 91

6 October 2020


As COVID-19 cases continue to increase again in overseas jurisdictions, we remain thankful our COVID-19 cases remain on a downward trend in Victoria.

In this edition, subject to Court approval, a record penalty of $1.3 billion has been proposed in conjunction with Australia’s Financial Intelligence and Regulatory Agency for a breach of anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing laws.

Privacy remains a focus of the community, with Australians remaining concerned about the control, collection and use of their personal data.  Of assistance, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released a resource to assist in determining when a government agency should conduct a privacy impact assessment. Also in this issue are a number of decisions concerning the operation of the Privacy Act 1988 and damages for breaches of that Act.

Finally, as always we have included links to a range of COVID-19 directions and information published by the Courts along with details and concerns raised in respect of the COVID-19 Omnibus Bill 2020.

We hope you enjoy this edition of our public sector newsletter.

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