October 9, 2020
Legal actions underway
Challenging lockdowns in the High Court
1. Hotelier appeals to High Court to end Melbourne’s lockdown
2. Dean of Law at Swinburne University (Mirko Bagaric) who is a criminal justice specialist and is pushing the idea of HCA rejections of lockdowns (https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/high-court-likely-to-free-covids-political-prisoners/news-story/68b63c9c4fe6a7bb78a0cba04ff294e5).
Class Action: Challenging Disproportionate Response to SARS-COV-2 – the National State of Emergency & Victorian State of Disaster
Advocate Me Lawyers
A class action being run by Serene Teffaha as well as push backs against the Omnibus Bill.
QCs who have penned a letter re:Omnibus Bill
Opposing the curfew
Michael Wyles QC.
Curfew ‘invalid’ and everyone can ignore it, says Michael Wyles QC
Prosecution under OHS legislation
Self Employed Australia
There is also legal action afoot by Self Employed Australia (Executive Director Ken Phillips interview at: https://youtu.be/WsrSSpmDF3o) for prosecution under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
Case against closed borders in Australia and mandatory vaccine
Nathan Buckley of G&B Lawyers. https://twitter.com/Laura36944183/status/1320854443538092032
Opposition to paying fines
G&B Lawyers, NSW
G&B Lawyers, which has offices in Sydney and Wollongong, wrote on Facebook that Victorians in the metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire areas should not wear masks — and if fined $200 they should fight the fines in court.
“Free legal advice to all Victorians,” the firm wrote on Facebook on Sunday afternoon.
“Don’t wear a mask. Get a $200 fine then elect to have it determined in Court. Every single one of you 6.359 million Victorians can challenge the fines in Court. The Victorian Government won’t fight you in Court. It is far too expensive for them to do so.” [Source]
PCR tests being contested internationally
International team that claims PCR tests are a fraud
Dr Reiner Fuellmich is one of 4 members of the German Corona Investigative Committee, now working with a network of international #lawyers claiming PCR Test is a Fraud. [From LinkedIn] – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr04gHbP5MQ&feature=emb_logo
Carbone Lawyers: Representing Jim’s Mowing + other workers
“This week a Melbourne legal firm, Carbone Lawyers, filed a claim on behalf of workers who had lost income or suffered psychological damage due to strict social distancing laws. The managing partner, Tony Carbone, told Guardian Australia more than 100 plaintiffs had signed on prior to Wednesday.”
“Mr Penman and Carbone lawyers have agreed to a ‘no-win-no-fee’ contract with the law firm getting a 10 per cent fee of any payout”.
“Carbone Lawyers has filed a writ in the Supreme Court on behalf of Victorians who have lost their jobs.”
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
“The Sydney-based law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan launched a class action against the state government last month on similar grounds, representing Melbourne businesses closed or had their income seriously damaged following the state’s second wave.”
“Damian Scattini, a partner at global law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, has served the Victorian government with an open class-action lawsuit alleging unreasonable failures in containing the coronavirus led to thousands of small businesses losing their livelihoods.”