The parties to the Kilmore East Kinglake Black Saturday bushfire class action agreed to settle on 15 July 2014, after more than 200 court sitting days before Justice J Forrest.

The application for the Court's approval of the Kilmore East Kinglake Black Saturday bushfire class action settlement was heard before Justice Osborn on 24 and 25 November 2014. On 23 December 2014, his Honour approved the settlement.
 

The Settlement Distribution Scheme (SDS)

The SDS, which sets out in detail the process for assessing individual claims and the manner in which the settlement sum will be distributed, can be accessed below.


Case schedule

This matter, Matthews v AusNet Electricity Services Pty Ltd, S CI 2009 4788, has no further listings. The practitioners will advise the Court when the next case management conference will be required (around September 2018).

The Supreme Court Daily List should be referred to from 4pm the day prior to confirm hearing times and courtroom venues.
 

Court supervision of the settlement distribution process

Since the terms of settlement were approved, the Court has held case management conferences on 15 April 2015, 19 June 2015, 20 October 2015, 31 March 2016, 21 June 2016, 19 September 2016, 14 November 2016, 30 November 2016 and 30 January 2017 supervise the settlement distribution process.

Below are documents relating to the implementation and progress of the SDS, including rulings, orders, affidavits and reports.

Documents relating to the proceeding and settlement distribution scheme
  • 27/11/2018
    Kilmore Bushfire Deloitte Access Economics Bushfires Report
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  • 27/11/2018
    Kilmore Bushfire ALCG Report
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  • 27/11/2018
    Kilmore East Bushfire Settlement Final Report
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  • 18/04/2018
    KILMORE EAST Order of Dixon J
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  • 20/03/2018
    KILMORE EAST Order of Forrest J
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  • 01/03/2018
    KILMORE EAST Affidavit of Mr Andrew John Watson
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  • 20/10/2017
    KILMORE EAST Affidavit of Mr Martin William Dougall (KPMG Report)
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  • 01/09/2017
    Kilmore East Affidavit of Mr Andrew John Watson
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  • 22/06/2017
    KILMORE EAST Ruling (46) of Justice J Forrest
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  • 13/06/2017
    KILMORE EAST Orders of Justice J Forrest
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  • 09/06/2017
    KILMORE EAST Orders of Justice J Forrest
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  • 25/05/2017
    KILMORE EAST Affidavit of Mr Andrew John Watson
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  • 11/04/2017
    KILMORE EAST Ruling of Justice J Forrest
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  • 30/03/2017
    KILMORE EAST Orders of Justice J Forrest made
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  • 28/03/2017
    KILMORE EAST Supplementary affidavit of Mr Andrew John Watson
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  • 28/02/2017
    KILMORE EAST Affidavit of Mr Andrew John Watson
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  • 21/02/2017
    KILMORE EAST Orders of Justice J Forrest
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  • 23/01/2017
    KILMORE EAST Affidavit of Ms Brooke Wendy Dellavedova without exhibits
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  • 07/12/2016
    KILMORE EAST Ruling of Justice J Forrest
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  • 30/11/2016
    KILMORE EAST Orders of Justice J Forrest - Set 2
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  • 30/11/2016
    KILMORE EAST Orders of Justice J Forrest - Set 1
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  • 29/11/2016
    KILMORE EAST Affidavit of Mr Andrew John Watson
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  • 21/11/2016
    KILMORE EAST Costs Audit Report of Mr John David White
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  • 31/10/2016
    KILMORE EAST Affidavit of Mr Andrew John Watson
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  • 17/10/2016
    KILMORE EAST Orders of Dixon J
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  • 29/09/2016
    KILMORE EAST Ruling of Justice J Forrest
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  • 07/09/2016
    KIMLORE EAST Affidavit of Andrew John Watson (without exhibits)
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  • 15/07/2016
    KILMORE EAST Orders of Justice J Forrest
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  • 15/07/2016
    KILMORE EAST Matthews Ruling (No 42)
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  • 21/06/2016
    KILMORE EAST Orders of Justice J Forrest
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  • 20/06/2016
    KILMORE EAST Costs Audit Report of Mr John David White
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  • 17/06/2016
    KILMORE EAST Affidavit of Mr Andrew John Watson
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  • 16/06/2016
    kilmore east Affidavit of Mr Andrew John Watson
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  • 15/06/2016
    KILMORE EAST Affidavit of Carol Ann Matthews
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  • 19/04/2016
    kilmore east Matthews Ruling (No 41)
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  • 19/04/2016
    KILMORE EAST- Authenticated Orders of Justice Forrest
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  • 13/04/2016
    KILMORE EAST - Authenticated Orders of Justice Forrest
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  • 31/03/2016
    kilmore east Orders of Justice J Forrest made
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  • 18/03/2016
    KILMORE EAST Affidavit of Mr Andrew John Watson
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  • 03/03/2016
    kilmore east Orders of Justice J Forrest
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  • 05/11/2015
    KILMORE EAST Orders of Justice J Forrest - Set 2
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  • 05/11/2015
    kilmore east Orders of Justice J Forrest made - Set 1
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  • 20/10/2015
    KILMORE EAST Orders of Justice J Forrest
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  • 01/07/2015
    KILMORE EAST Settlement Distribution Scheme
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  • 19/06/2015
    KILMORE EAST Orders of Associate Justice Daly
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  • 17/04/2015
    KILMORE EAST Orders of Justice J Forrest
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  • 23/12/2014
    KILMORE EAST Orders of Justice Osborn
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  • 28/01/2011
    KILMORE EAST Second Amended Writ
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  • 05/08/2010
    kilmore east Amended Writ
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  • 16/02/2009
    KILMORE EAST Writ
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