NSW: Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020

The full text of the most recent order is available in the NSW Government Gazette. The substantive rule appears to be rule 5(1), referring to reasonable excuse. That term is not expressly defined. Schedule 1 (page 13) provides a list of what is included in reasonable excuses, which seems to imply that other reasonable excuses …

Abuse: Vicarious liability for incidents after student leaves school

Andrew Morrison SC has drawn attention to the decision in London Borough of Haringey v FZO [2020] EWCA Civ 180 (available on BAILII) in which the claimant had succeeded against a school (vicarious liability) at trial in an action which extended to sexual abuse by a teacher when he was at the school and also …

Disability Royal Commission calls for urgent action regarding COVID-19

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has issued a Statement of Concern about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with disability. The Royal Commission called on all Australian governments to ensure that responses to COVID-19 include dedicated strategies and take all necessary measures to protect and …