VIC lawyer wins national award for leadership in COVID crisis [ALA]

Victorian lawyer Jeremy King has been awarded the 2020 Australian Lawyers Alliance’s (ALA) Member of the Year.

Officer charged, dozens disciplined over alleged leak of Dani Laidley image [The Age]

Laidley was arrested on May 3 and within hours her mugshot was shared broadly on social media, along with a photograph taken inside the police station – shot through the glass wall of an interview room – which showed her being questioned by two uniformed officers.

More than 95 per cent of Victoria’s COVID-19 fines have not been paid [3AW]

New data shows that more than 95 per cent of fines issued for breaches of the Chief Health Officer’s directions have not yet been paid.

Body-worn police camera laws in VIC need urgent revision for use in civil matters [Australian Lawyers Alliance]

Laws surrounding body-worn police cameras in Victoria need urgent revision so that access to video footage cannot be denied in civil proceedings, says the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).

Police camera ruling ‘denies courts critical evidence’ [The Age]

Victoria Police officers cannot be compelled to release footage from body-worn cameras in civil proceedings following a County Court decision last month which has prompted calls for urgent reform of the laws that regulate their use.

‘Go to your room for two weeks’: lockdown toll on aged care residents [The Age]

The residents of a Melbourne aged care home with no active coronavirus cases have been told that if they leave to visit a doctor, they must stay in their rooms for a fortnight upon their return.