Human Rights Charter of Human Rights Newsletter Kracke v Mental Health Review Board & Ors (General)  VCAT 646 April 2009 Introduction On 23 April 2009, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the Tribunal) handed down its decision in the matter of Kracke v Mental Health Review ...
VGSO Seminar Series April 2009 Contract – Probity and Procurement in Government Sue Nolen Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor Commercial and Property BranchPage 2 Table of Contents Introduction . What probity means.Why probity is important to government procurement .
VGSO Seminar Series April 2009 Contract – Probity and Procurement in Government Confidential Information Management: FAQS Andrea Hassett Director O’Connor, Marsden and AssociatesPage 2 Table of Contents What documents are confidential? .3 How do I know if a document is confidential?
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On 23 April 2009, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the Tribunal) handed down its decision in the matter of Kracke v Mental Health Review Board & Ors.
The recent High Court decision in Stuart v Kirkland-Veenstra, handed down on 22 April 2009, casts an illuminating spotlight on the powers of Victoria Police in its dealings with the mentally ill and those at risk of self-harm. It also underscores that at common law there is no general duty to rescue.
This newsletter considers a recent High Court decision where the Court upheld a landlord’s substantial damages claim against a tenant for breach of the covenant not to make substantial alterations to the leased premises without consent.
In a recent decision, the Victorian Court of Appeal found that a breach of confidence claim can give rise to compensatory relief where the plaintiff suffers distress and humiliation but suffers no other loss.
Increasingly, government is dealing and transacting with private sector companies in relation to provision of goods, services and, in the current phase of the economic cycle, the delivery of major public infrastructure projects.
In this newsletter, we examine the administrative and planning law issues in the Court of Appeal's recent ruling on the Hilton Hotel case, including the pitfalls for decision makers in how they express the reasons for their decisions.
The Victorian government is committed to managing environment issues when it leases buildings and has developed ‘Green Lease Provisions’ to be incorporated into government leases.
Stuart Morris QC was the President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and a Supreme Court judge between April 2003 and May 2007. During his term as President, he oversaw substantial changes in the operation of the Tribunal.