It has been a less successful fortnight for those challenging Covid-19 restrictions, with the Victorian Supreme Court dismissing a challenge to Victoria’s curfew and the High Court of Australia dismissing a challenge to Western Australia’s border closure.
The Commonwealth Government has released consultation papers on a Federal integrity commission and a review of the Privacy Act.
IBAC has released its Annual Report and furthered its investigations into the public transport sector and planning and property decisions, and a Melbourne man has been the first person charged under foreign interference laws.
Other highlights include the Law Council of Australia’s response to the Royal Commission into Natural Disasters Arrangements Report, the introduction of legislation to remove the stigma of having to disclose minor convictions, the Law Institute of Victoria’s support for a bill preventing the disclosure of names of victims of sexual assault without consent and the appointment of two new Justices to the High Court of Australia.
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