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Notice in relation to former Christmas Island class action

AS (by her litigation guardian) v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor − VIC Supreme Court – SCI2014/4423

On 26 August 2014, a group proceeding (class action) commenced in the Supreme Court of Victoria claiming compensation for every person who:

  • had been in detention on Christmas Island from 27 August 2011 to 26 August 2014 inclusive
  • was injured and/or pregnant during the relevant period while in detention
  • had, during the relevant period, suffered an injury or an exacerbation of an injury as a result of the Australian government's alleged failure to provide him, her or his or her parents with reasonable health care
  • had claimed that Australia owed him or her protection obligations under section 36 of the Migration Act 1958.

On 27 March 2017, the Court ordered that the proceeding no longer continue as a class action. This means that the case will now only concern the lead plaintiff, 'AS', and cannot result in compensation for or determine the rights of any other person.

The Court has asked the Commonwealth to prepare this notice to assist it to inform former group members of its decision.

For further details about the Court's decision in English and other languages, please go to the Maurice Blackburn Lawyers website, or contact Maurice Blackburn Lawyers by calling 1800 286 052 or sending an email to: christmasisland@mauriceblackburn.com.au.

You can inspect relevant documents about the case including the statement of claim and defences, on the Supreme Court of Victoria's website for this proceeding.