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Court approval of the settlement

In March 2021, Mr Idris Hassan and Ms Hawa Warsame (the plaintiffs) commenced a class action against the State of Victoria to challenge the ‘lockdown’ of people in the nine public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington listed below between 4 July and 18 July 2020.

  • 9 Pampas Street, North Melbourne
  • 159 Melrose Street, North Melbourne
  • 76 Canning Street, North Melbourne
  • 12 Sutton Street, North Melbourne
  • 120 Racecourse Road, Flemington
  • 126 Racecourse Road, Flemington
  • 130 Racecourse Road, Flemington
  • 12 Holland Court, Flemington
  • 33 Alfred Street, North Melbourne.

The plaintiffs and the State of Victoria have agreed to resolve this class action so that money is paid to eligible Group Members of the class action. This is called a settlement. On 17 August 2023 the settlement was approved by the Supreme Court.

Annexure A - Settlement Distribution Scheme, sets out how the settlement scheme will operate, including how the settlement sum will be distributed.

See Settlement Distribution Scheme in your language.

The time to register to participate in the settlement has now closed. Group Members who register to participate in the settlement may be contacted to provide further information to verify their eligibility.

Payments will only be made to eligible group members when the eligibility of all registered group members has been reviewed and determined.

Translated versions

Settlement Distribution Scheme

Reviewed 04 September 2023

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