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Archive for August, 2009

Hearing Date Set

The directions hearing for the judicial review of Minister Madden’s decision was held on 25 August 2009. A timetable was made setting out dates on which the defendants will provide their affidavit material in response to our application, and then further dates on which we will provide our arguments, and the defendants theirs. The hearing has been set down for no earlier than 9 March 2010.

Thankyou so much to all those who have donated to our fund – we are on the way, but would greatly appreciate further donations.


Madden Decision taken to Supreme Court

Friends of Mallacoota, a member group of Save Bastion Point Campaign, on 4 August 2009 filed proceedings in the Supreme Court seeking judicial review of Minister Madden’s June 2009 decision to ignore the advice of his own Independent Inquiry, and allow the breakwater development to proceed.

This is the first time in Victoria ‘s history a community group has sought review of the Planning Minister’s Assessment under the Environment Effects Act in the Supreme Court.

Please see media releases from Friends of Mallacoota and ACF/VNPA. We would greatly appreciate donations to help fund our legal challenge.