It has been a long time, but this Supreme Court Challenge, which began in April 2014, is finally over. The Supreme Court accepted the discontinuation of the case agreed to by both parties on Friday 17 July 2015.
This courageous case was enormously important in the community battle against the deeply flawed East West Link project.
On behalf of Residents Against the Tunnel, and presuming to speak on behalf of all community groups involved, our deepest gratitude goes to Anthony Murphy and his extraordinary, talented and community-minded legal team: Ron Merkel QC, Melinda Richards SC, Julian Burnside AO QC, Simona Gory Barrister, Meghan Fitzgerald, Hollie Golding and all the staff at Fitzroy Legal Services, Paula Shelton and others from Shine Lawyers, and the many other experts, volunteers and community members who helped behind the scenes. Continue reading Finally … The End Of The Road For Murphy v State Government Of Victoria
Apologies for the late update but so much has happened since our last update! The election of the new Labor government means that our fight to obtain the documents has been made much easier.
Here is how:
On 22 October Murphy returned to the Supreme Court for a hearing that centred on the question of disclosure of documents. The State pressed its claim for non-disclosure, arguing public interest immunity. Continue reading Murphy in the Supreme Court Update
The Age: Moonee Valley third council to launch legal action against East West Link. October 15, 2014, Nick Toscano, Workplace Reporter for The Age
A third lawsuit will be launched over the East West Link, with Moonee Valley Council vowing to challenge the government’s “irrational” planning process.
Councillors voted in favour of taking Supreme Court action to “protect the interests of the Moonee Valley community” at a special meeting held on Wednesday night. Continue reading Moonee Valley third council to launch legal action against East West Link