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Government Lawyers Conference – Half Day

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Format Webinar
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CPD Units 3
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
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Collaborating for a futureproofed public sector

From the catastrophic bushfires experienced across the country to the current COVID-19 crisis, the need for the public sector to come together and discuss futureproofed policies, processes and systems has never been more important.

Register for the morning half of the virtual Government Lawyers Conference and hear leading experts discuss the public sector response to these crisis', as well as the legal implications that may arise from policies being implemented for short-term relief.

Further details below. Interested in the full program? See the full-day Government Lawyers Conference program here.

NOTE: Online registration closes 12 hours before this event begins. To book after online registration has closed phone 03 9607 9473 or email register@liv.asn.au.

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Program Overview

  • WEBINAR | Government Lawyers Conference Half Day - Friday 19 Jun
    • 9:00 AM Conference Opening and Welcome
    • 9:05 AM Keynote – Opening Address by the Attorney-General, The Honourable Jill Hennessy
    • 9:35 AM Keynote – Rapidly Responding to Change: The public sector stepping out into a ‘Brave New World’ post COVID-19

      The United Nations recently stated COVID-19 presents a risk to key dimensions of national institutions including, ‘limiting transparency and access to information, eroding safeguards to accountability including integrity violations, fraud corruption, and restricting participation and engagement’.

      As the health and financial impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to unfold, public sector organisations have had to quickly adapt to rapid changes to their working and operational environments.

      These changes have accelerated opportunities for the public sector to innovate and evolve in order to minimise the impact of the pandemic and future emergencies on the community. These responses also raise issues for record keeping, access to information, information privacy and data security and government transparency during a crisis.

      This session will provide an insight into how the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner has adapted in order to continuing regulating how the Victorian public sector collects, uses and shares information. It will also provide practical insights to assist your agency or clients to comply with their statutory obligations, including under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) and Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law / Practice Management

      Keynote Speaker: Joanne Kummrow, Public Access Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, Accredited Specialist, Administrative Law

       

    • 10:15 AM Morning Tea Break
    • 10:30 AM Climate & Environmental Emergency & the Public Sector Response

      The impact of the summer bushfires continues for many Victorians. With the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (postponed from 1 July 2020 to 1 July 2021), the public sector will be better equipped than ever to meet the environmental challenges facing Victoria and prevent harm to the environment and public health.

      Discover how the Environment Protection Authority Victoria will work together with other key public sector departments and local councils to implement risk management strategies by issuing stronger sanctions and penalties.

      Also gain unique insights on the general environmental duty (GED) and the impact it will have on your clients especially as it is criminally enforceable.

      Compliance area: Substantive Law / Practice Management

      Presenters:

      • Louise Paech, Assistant General Counsel, EPA
      • Indra Soysa, Principal Solicitor, EPA

       

    • 11:15 AM Wellbeing Break
    • 11:20 AM Policies & Regulation in Action: Now and tomorrow

      An emergency is accompanied by considerable social and economic disruption, largely effecting people’s work and their finances. 

      In this session, we bring together representatives from Worksafe Victoria and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, where they will highlight their priorities over the coming months and what this means for you and your practice. This interactive session will also analyse the future issues and legal implications that may arise from the policies being implemented for the short-term and discuss how you might deal with it.  

      Compliance area: Substantive Law / Practice Management

      Presenters:

      • Tom Lynch, Legal Counsel, WorkSafe Victoria
      • Warren Day, Regional Commissioner – Victoria, Executive Director, Assessment and Intelligence, ASIC
    • 12:20 PM Webinar Close

Further Details

  • Full Description

    From the catastrophic bushfires experienced across the country to the current COVID-19 crisis, the need for the public sector to come together and discuss futureproofed policies, processes and systems has never been more important. Register for the morning half of the virtual Government Lawyers Conference and hear leading experts discuss the public sector response to these crisis', as well as the legal implications that may arise from policies being implemented for short-term relief.

    Interested in the full program? See the full day Government Lawyers Conference program here.

    Important Information

    Online registrations close 12 hours before this event begins. If you would like to book after online registration has closed, please contact the events team on phone 03 9607 9473 or email register@liv.asn.au

     

  • Presenters

    The Hon Jill Hennessy MP, Victorian Attorney-General, Minister for Workplace Safety & Minister for the Coordination of Justice and Community Safety: COVID-19

    Joanne Kummrow, Public Access Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, Accredited Specialist, Administrative Law

    Louise Paech, Assistant General Counsel, Environment Protection Authority Victoria

    Indra Soysa, Principal Solicitor, Environment Protection Authority Victoria

    Tom Lynch, Legal Counsel, WorkSafe Victoria

    Warren Day, Regional Commissioner – Victoria, Executive Director, Assessment and Intelligence, ASIC

     

  • Webinar – Important Information

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