The parties to the Murrindindi Black Saturday bushfire class action agreed to settle on 6 February 2015, when the trial was expected to begin.

The application for the Court's approval of the Murrindindi bushfire class action settlement was heard before Justice Emerton on 13 and 14 May 2015, with her Honour approving the settlement application on 27 May 2015.

Judgment

The judgment of the Hon Justice Emerton approving the proposed settlement scheme can be accessed via AustLII.

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, Rowe v AusNet Electricity Services Pty Ltd, S CI 2012 4538, has no current 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 25 June 2015, 23 March 2016, 21 June 2016, 19 September 2016, 14 November 2016, 30 November 2016 and 30 January 2017 to supervise the settlement distribution process.

 

Listen to Justice Emerton approve settlement on 27 May 2015

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
    Murrindindi Bushfire Deloitte Access Economics Report
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  • 27/11/2018
    Murrindindi ALCG Report
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  • 27/11/2018
    Murrindindi Bushfire Settlement Final Report
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  • 24/09/2018
    MURRINDINDI Special Referee's Fourth Report (MDI)
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  • 21/03/2018
    MURRINDINDI Orders of Dixon J
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  • 02/03/2018
    MURRINDINDI Special Costs Referee Report
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  • 01/03/2018
    MURRINDINDI Affidavit of Andrew John Watson
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  • 20/10/2017
    MURRINDINDI Affidavit of Mr Martin William Dougall (KPMG Report)
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  • 22/06/2017
    MURRINDINDI Orders of Dixon J
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  • 06/06/2017
    MURRINDINDI Affidavit of Andrew John Watson
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  • 06/03/2017
    MURRINDINDI Orders of DIXON J
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  • 01/03/2017
    MURRINDINDI Costs Audit Report of Mr John David White
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  • 28/02/2017
    MURRINDINDI Affidavit of Mr Andrew John Watson
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  • 24/01/2017
    MURRINDINDI Affidavit of Ms. Brooke Wendy Dellavedova
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  • 07/12/2016
    MURRINDINDI Ruling of Dixon J
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  • 30/11/2016
    MURRINDINDI Orders of DIXON J
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  • 29/11/2016
    MURRINDINDI Affidavit of Mr Andrew John Watson
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  • 21/11/2016
    MURRINDINDI Costs Audit Report of Mr John David White
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  • 31/10/2016
    MURRINDINDI Affidavit of Mr Andrew Watson
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  • 17/10/2016
    MURRINDINDI Orders of Dixon J
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  • 04/10/2016
    Ruling of Justice John Dixon published on 29 September 2016
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  • 12/09/2016
    MURRINDINDI Affidavit of Andrew John Watson without exhibits
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  • 26/07/2016
    MURRINDINDI Order of Dixon J
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  • 26/07/2016
    MURRINDINDI Ruling (No 7) of Dixon J
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  • 30/06/2016
    MURRINDINDI John White - Special Referee Report (Redacted)
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  • 22/06/2016
    Orders of Justice John Dixon made on 21 June 2016
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  • 16/06/2016
    MURRINDINDI Affidavit of Mr Andrew Watson
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  • 06/05/2016
    MURRINDINDI Rowe - Order of Dixon J
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  • 19/04/2016
    MURRINDINDI Rowe - Authenticated Orders of Dixon J
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  • 01/04/2016
    Murrindindi Ruling (No 6)
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  • 16/03/2016
    MURRINDINDI Affidavit of Andrew J Watson (excluding Exhibits)
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