The ‘secret life’ of national uniform legislation and pandemic management

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Abstract

Until late 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic was mostly managed through the legislative instruments of the chief health officers. In December 2021, the Parliament of Victoria enacted the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Act 2021 (Vic), and other jurisdictions are sure to follow. Calls for harmonisation have already been voiced. How will the jurisdictions follow? Will each jurisdiction become a state laboratory or, if harmonisation is pursued, will this path lie through intended, spontaneous or secret harmonisation?
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationRegulation Policy & Practice Monthly
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2022

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