A BREAKDOWN OF THE COMPENSATION AWARDED FOR THE BLACK SATURDAY BUSHFIRES:
- Class action brought by 5000 residents won a $494.7 million settlement in December 2014.
- More than 1000 homes and properties destroyed; more than 1000 people injured.
- Survivors sued electricity provider SP AusNet, Utility Services Corporation Limited and the Department of Sustainability and Environment.
- Victims reached a $300 million settlement with AusNet and others.
- More than 380 personal injury claims and 1050 household damage claims made.
- A trial was due to start on February 4 this year but the claim was settled two days later.
- Fire consumed 1300 hectares of farmland and a large part of a dairy farm, leading to a $10 million settlement in 2013.
- Electricity supplier Powercor paid the victims 100 per cent of the losses, based on what the property was worth on the day of the fire.
- Victims won a settlement of $32.85 million on the opening day of a trial.
- Fire destroyed 38 homes, burned 32,000 hectares.
- Supplier SPI Electricity, clearance contractor Eagle, and the Department of Sustainability and Environment and Parks Victoria settled the claim in May 2012.
- Supplier Powercor had to pay victims of a Horsham fire 55 per cent of each claimant's losses, plus penalty interest, estimated to be more than 10 per cent.
- The power company had appealed a court decision awarding compensation, but the appeal was dismissed in May 2012.
- Victims also reportedly paid 55 per cent of their losses from electricity supplier Powercor.