VCAT hears plea to destroy protest footage (ABC)

By July 19, 2012April 10th, 2018Forests, In the media

Thursday 19/07/2012 ABC Gippsland

A woman campaigning to have protest footage of her destroyed has had her case heard by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

Lisa Caripis, 25, was filmed by police during at protest at the Hazelwood Power Station in 2010.

Ms Caripis asked for the footage to be destroyed after the protest ended peacefully with no arrests.

Her solicitor, Nicholas Croggon from the Environment Defender's Office, says the case will help to clarify a complex area of the law.

The hearing as a whole went very well, he said.

We had a fair hearing from the tribunal and I feel confident that the tribunal is going to be thinking very carefully about the submissions that we made and that the Victoria Police made and I feel that the issues have really been drawn out and the complexity of the case has certainly been revealed.

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