The novel coronavirus is having a substantial impact on all aspects of Australian life. We have created several resources to assist you stay up-to-date with the effect of the pandemic on the legal system.
Coronavirus Jurisprudence tracks the developing impact on common law, whether it be in the area of bail, sentencing, the decision to grant a trial by judge alone, or otherwise. This collection is designed to help judicial officers and legal practitioners approach these issues in an informed way, to ensure the consistent application of the underlying legal principles to these novel circumstances.
Coronavirus Emergency Act Summary provides a concise overview of the temporary emergency measures affecting the justice system that were recently passed by the Victorian government.
Coronavirus and the Courts looks at the nationwide operational impacts of the virus, such as limits on in-person hearings and security and hygiene measures, and is intended to help courts and court users understand the different practices that have been put in place across the jurisdictions.
These resources are updated regularly. We welcome further suggestions on cases to add to this collection or the latest information on courts. Feel free to let us know by email.