COVID-19 and the Law of Australia, written by Emrys Nekvapil, Maya Narayan and Stephanie Brenker, is an online textbook, organised by subject area, providing guidance on the laws made by the legislature, executive and judiciary (and administrative tribunals) of the Commonwealth and each State and Territory in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chapter 1 provides an overview of the text and the methodology used by the authors.
Chapter 2 addresses the constitutional context in which law relating to COVID-19 is made.
Chapter 3 deals with issues of substantive law. As published, this chapter includes summaries of decided cases in the areas of commercial law, criminal law, family law, guardianship and administration, human rights, industrial law, migration, planning, property, regulatory law/professional discipline and tort. It also provides observations about areas of substantive law that will inevitably be the subject of judicial consideration and decision. As the courts (and tribunals) determine the numerous issues that have arisen, and will continue to arise, in relation to COVID-19, this chapter will consider those decisions in further detail.
Chapter 4 deals with issues of practice and procedure. It provides a survey of the measures implemented by courts and tribunals to respond to COVID-19, including consideration by courts and tribunals of procedural issues arising in the context of litigation.