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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.

What Neil Mitchell thinks police are ‘getting wrong’ in the crackdown on COVID-19 breaches [3AW]

Several examples of police taking a heavy-handed approach to dealing with COVID-19 breaches at the weekend have prompted Neil Mitchell to suggest police are “getting it wrong”.

Man stomped on during police arrest in Melbourne’s north in induced coma, lawyer says [ABC News]

A man is in an induced coma in a Melbourne hospital after his head was stomped on by a police officer as he was arrested on Sunday afternoon, his lawyer says.