Public Sector Newsletter – Victoria (Issue 16)

28 June 2017


Terrorism was front and centre this fortnight with the judicial and executive arms of government both commenting in relation to the sentencing of, and new laws being passed in relation to same.

The past fortnight also saw the announcement of a new approach to help keep victims of family violence safe, new laws announced to simplify legal process and a new appointment to the County Court.

Meanwhile, the judicial commission is about to commence and IBAC has announced hearings into the vocational education and training, and transport sectors.

Finally, the past fortnight saw the Supreme Court consider the right of self-represented litigants to use the bar table and the retrospective operation of the amendments to the thresholds for general damages prescribed by the Wrongs Act. The retrospective operation has previously been the subject of a case note we prepared and we would be happy to let readers have a copy of same on request.


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