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Judge insists government must share its legal advice on keeping curfew – The Age

Supreme Court judge rejects bid to withhold legal documents that discussed whether extending the curfew was a violation of Victoria’s Human Rights Charter.



The government tried to claim the advice, 10 individual assessments by the Legal Services Branch of the health department, was subject to lawyer-client privilege and should not be provided.
Nine of the assessments were not provided by the government, who claimed privilege over them.
But Justice Ginnane found that because the advice was mentioned in Associate Professor Giles affidavit and influenced her “state of mind”, a fact at issue in the case, they had to be given to Ms Loielos lawyers.

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