In the interests of keeping our supporters and members informed about the progress of this court case, the AVN Committee will be sending out regular updates.
Please be aware that due to the risk of prejudicing any outcome from this case, the information we can provide will, of necessity, be quite general.
To recap last week’s communication, we received a preliminary opinion from a barrister. Based on this advice, we are confident that we have a good chance of proceeding with our case in the High Court of Australia. Therefore, we are going to proceed with litigation.
Litigation of this type against the government is complex and will involve many hundreds of hours of work. There is a lot of preparatory and strategic work yet to be done before court papers can be filed.
This is why our appeal for sponsorship is vital to the success of this important case. The AVN feels strongly that not fighting against this discriminatory legislation is tantamount to giving the government carte blanche for further repressive and unconstitutional legislation…. [Read More]