The Victorian Bar’s concerns about provisions of the Omnibus Bill, tabled in Parliament on 17 September 2020, refer principally to the broad and generic criteria on which “authorised officer” appointments may be made under s. 30 of the Act. The proposed criteria potentially open the door for those who are not trained as health professionals to be appointed as “authorised officers”. This is of significant concern as it is imperative that the qualifications of these officers are relevant to the public health functions that they are intended to perform.
Victorian Bar and Australian Bar Association raise concerns about the COVID-19 Omnibus Bill 2020 | Victorian Bar
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