Shine Lawyers is continuing investigations into chemical contamination of soil and groundwater in and around Darwin. Shine Lawyers are investigating whether contamination is due to the use of firefighting chemicals by the Department of Defence containing per- and poly- fluoroalkyls (PFAS).
The potential class action would be on behalf of members of the Darwin community who own, or have owned property in the contaminated area. Shine Lawyers are investigating whether the contamination by PFAS has negatively impacted land values in Darwin.
The Department of Defence are undertaking investigations to determine the extent of land and groundwater contamination from the use of PFAS chemicals on the RAAF Base Darwin. Click here for the map of the contamination investigation area.
For more information on the investigations, visit the Department of Defence website.
Am I eligible to participate in the Class Action?
The Department of Defence is currently undertaking long-term environmental investigations into the contamination of soil and groundwater in the Darwin area. As part of this investigation, the Department of Defence has released a map identifying the investigation area. A copy of the investigation area map can be accessed on the website of the Department of Defence.
At present, to be eligible for the potential Class Action, your property must be located in or around the investigation area.
It may be that the eligibility criteria for the Class Action will change, depending on legal advice. If the criteria changes, we will let you know.
Who is Shine Lawyers' Class Action team?
Shine Lawyers' Class Action team includes some of the firm’s most experienced special counsel, solicitors and support staff, including law clerks and paralegals. The Darwin investigation team includes: