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Public hearings announced

March 22nd, 2019 Tracey Matters

The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants will hold public hearings from Wednesday 27 March 2019 to Friday 29 March 2019.

The first witness will be Neil Paterson APM, Assistant Commissioner, Intelligence and Covert Support Command, Victoria Police.  The focus of the hearings will then be on Victoria Police’s dealings with Nic...

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Non-publication orders lifted

March 1st, 2019 Tracey Matters

Today, at 4.15pm, orders preventing the publication of Nicola Gobbo's name and image lapsed.

Nicola Gobbo can now be identified as the former criminal defence barrister who was, at various times between 1 January 1995 and 13 January 2009, acting as a police informant with Victoria Police. She was referred to ...

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Royal Commission calls for submissions

February 7th, 2019 Tracey Matters

Chair of the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants, the Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC, today invited members of the public and organisations to make written submissions relevant to the Commission’s terms of reference.

These include examining the number of, and the extent to which, cases may have been affected by the conduct of the informant known as ‘3838’ and, in recent court cases, ‘EF’––a form...

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