Fairbridge Farm School
Slater and Gordon previously acted in a class action to obtain compensation for a number of former residents of the Fairbridge Farm School at Molong in the Central West of New South Wales. The claim was brought against the Fairbridge Foundation, the State of New South Wales, and the Commonwealth of Australia.
A settlement of the claim was approved by the Supreme Court of NSW on 21 August 2015. Before approving the settlement, the Court approved a notice about the resolution of this claim (PDF, 49KB), which was posted on this website, distributed to various mailing lists of former Fairbridgians, and was placed as a full-page advertisement in newspapers.
The settlement established a $24 million fund to compensate those victims of child abuse at the Fairbridge Farm School in Molong who registered in accordance with the Court's orders. That registration period has since closed and the distribution of the compensation fund has been completed.
The Court has previously ordered that the Statement Of Claim (PDF, 242KB), and the Defence of the Commonwealth (PDF, 5MB), the State Of NSW Defence (PDF, 1MB), and the Fairbridge Foundation (PDF, 2.6MB), are published here.