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Commission explores 2003 and 2004

May 14th, 2019 Tracey Matters

The third round of Commission public hearings, which begins Tuesday 14 May, will explore 2003 and 2004 with a focus on Victoria Police's Major Drug Investigations Division and the work of the Purana Taskforce.

Former Victorian Police Officers Charlie Bezzina and Terry Purton and Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill are expected to give evidence on Tuesday, with several other current and former members of Victoria Police, incl...

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Hearings resume to examine 1999-2003

April 29th, 2019 Tracey Matters

The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants will resume public hearings on Tuesday, 30 April 2019.

The focus of the second round of public hearings will be on Victoria Police's dealing with Nicola Gobbo between 1999 and 2003 with specific emphasis on Victoria Police's Drug Squad. The first witness will be ...

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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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