In accordance with section 104Y of the Corrections Act 1986 notice is given that an award of damages has been made to former prisoner Arend Tjepkema in a claim against the State of Victoria. The award money, excluding medical and legal costs, has been paid into the Prisoner Compensation Quarantine Fund, where it will be held for an initial period of 12 months from Thursday 2 September 2021.

Creditors and victims in relation to criminal acts of Arend Tjepkema are invited to seek further information from the Secretary to the Department of Justice and Community Safety. To do so, please contact the Co-ordinator, Victims Register and PCQF, at Victims Services, Support and Reform on 1800 819 817.