Public Sector Newsletter – Victoria (Issue 17)

6 July 2017


In another busy fortnight, and in an Australian first, the Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Act 2017 will establish certain religious and government organisations owe a duty of care to protect children in their care from sexual abuse.

The Government’s overhaul of the bail system has also passed parliament, the Government has established a Parliamentary Budget Office and the Government has announced a review of the laws available to prevent, investigate, monitor and respond to terrorism.

Meanwhile, three Federal Ministers avoided contempt charges over comments made in relation to the Supreme Court’s sentencing of those convicted of terrorism offences.

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