PFAS are manufactured chemicals that can cause widespread environmental and health concerns when leached into soil and groundwater. Shine Lawyers' Class Actions team are pursuing justice for landholders whose land value has been impacted as a result of PFAS contamination in their area.
Justice for Oakey and Katherine communities
On the 26th of February 2020, Shine Lawyers reached an in-principle agreement with the Department of Defence, successfully achieving justice for the Oakey and Katherine communities. The settlement of $212.5 million will be divided amongst the impacted landowners, with the details of a distribution scheme to be approved by the court in the coming months. For more information on what this means for landholders in those communities, click through to the pages below:
PFAS Contamination Class Actions
PFAS chemicals were present in firefighting foam used by the Department of Defence in training facilities across Australia since the 1970’s. The chemicals have contaminated local environments - including known contamination in Katherine and Oakey; negatively impacting residents, their land and their livelihood. The Department of Defence have commenced investigations into other sites across Australia.
Following the successful Katherine and Oakey PFAS Contamination Class Actions, Shine Lawyers' Class Action team are seeking justice for landowners whose properties are located in a number of other Defence contamination investigation areas across Australia.
If your property is located within one of the contamination investigation areas listed below, you are encouraged to register your interest in the class action.
Unsure if your property is in an impacted area? A list of the contamination Investigation Areas are below:
New South Wales
Jervis Bay Territory
Who is Shine Lawyers' Class Action team?
Shine Lawyers' Class Action team includes some of the firms most experienced special counsel, solicitors and support staff, including law clerks and paralegals. The PFAS contamination investigation team includes: