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Tuesday, 15 July 2014
In the news - ABC
Black Saturday bushfire survivors secure $500 million in Australia's largest class action payout Survivors of Victoria's devastating 2009 Black Saturday bushfires have secured a $500 million payout, in what lawyers have called the biggest class action settlement in Australian legal history.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
In the news - The Age
Black Saturday victims win $500m settlement Survivors of Black Saturday's worst fire will receive a share of a record $500 million settlement with electricity provider SP AusNet and the state government in about a year.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
In the news - The Age
Maintenance history 'lacking' - engineer A former SP AusNet engineer says that in the lead-up to Black Saturday the company did not keep records about power poles and lines he considered ''imperative'' to deciding how maintenance should be performed.
Monday, 4 March 2013
In the news - The Age
Black Saturday blaze 'entirely preventable' Electricity company SP Ausnet's failure to prevent a damaged power line from collapsing negligently caused Black Saturday's deadliest blaze, a court has heard.
Thursday, 28 February 2013
In the news - ABC
Bushfire survivors demand justice in record civil case The infernos of Black Saturday were the worst bushfires in Australia's history. They killed 173 people and destroyed more than 2,000 homes.