A class action on behalf of persons detained on Manus Island from 21 November 2012 until 19 December 2014 (the Negligence Claim Period) and 21 November 2012 until 12 May 2016 (the False Imprisonment Claim Period) has been brought by lead plaintiff, Majid Karami Kamasaee.

His claim is in negligence and false imprisonment and is against the Commonwealth of Australia, G4S Australia Pty Ltd and Broadspectrum Pty Ltd.

On 14 June 2017, the parties announced to Justice McDonald that they had reached agreement. 

On 17 July 2017 Justice Macaulay approved the terms of a Notice of Proposed Settlement to be given to group members.

Notice of Proposed Settlement

The Notice of Proposed Settlement can be accessed via the following link:

Settlement Ruling - 6 September 2017

Watch Justice Macaulay approve the settlement (External link)


This is a list of current pleadings:

Case schedule

This matter, Kamasaee v Commonwealth of Australia & Ors, S CI 2014 6770, has no current listings.

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

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