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 October 3, 2010  Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Melissa Fyfe reports:

One of the Brumby government’s most vocal critics is taking it to court over what has been described as an ”astounding” breach of her privacy.

Jan Beer, who has led the fight against the north-south pipeline, will take her case to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal tomorrow, after conciliation with the government body Melbourne Water and the Victorian Privacy Commissioner failed.

In April this year, The Sunday Age revealed Melbourne Water and its private partners in the north-south pipeline had spied on, filmed, photographed and tailed the 62-year-old Yea farmer.

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