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Oakey Contamination Class Action

In 2017, Shine Lawyers launched a class action against the Commonwealth of Australia, specifically the Department of Defence.


It is alleged the Department of Defence contaminated soil and groundwater in and around Oakey due to the use of firefighting chemicals containing per- and poly- fluoroalkyls. It is alleged this contamination has negatively impacted land values in Oakey. IMF Bentham, one of Australia's largest litigation funders, is funding the Oakey case.

Property claims

Shine Lawyers' Class Actions Department has brought an action on behalf of over 450 individuals in the Oakey community who own, or have owned, residential and/or commercial property in the contaminated area.

Shine Lawyers are seeking compensation for the economic loss suffered from a decline in value of residential, agricultural and/or business land due to the contamination.

This action does not seek compensation for any personal injury claims.

Joining the class action

If you think that your property or business has been affected by the contamination in Oakey, you may have a claim.

Follow the link below to join the class action:

Register Here

Opt-out of the class action

The court-ordered deadline to opt-out of these proceedings is 5 July 2019. See below links to the Group Member Notice and current pleadings.

Group Member Notice

Amended Statement of Claim

Amended Originating Application

Defence

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 Oakey investigation team includes:

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