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Archive for November 2020

Lawyer X Royal Commission Report

By Calvin Gnech, Criminal Lawyer and Legal Practice Director at Gnech and Associates30 November 2020 In March 2019, the infamous Lawyer X was revealed to be Nicola Gobbo, gangland defence barrister, who represented numerous Melbourne underworld figures whilst simultaneously a police informant.  Today, the Hon. Margaret McMurdo AC delivered a report of the Royal Commission’s…

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Commonwealth Integrity Commission

By Calvin Gnech, Criminal Lawyer and Legal Practice Director at Gnech and Associates6 November 2020 Australia’s Attorney-General Christian Porter has released draft legislation regarding a proposed Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC).  The legislation seeks to establish a powerful federal anti-corruption agency, a measure many believe is a much needed step towards strengthening confidence in the integrity…

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Voluntary Assisted Dying – Consultation Paper

By Calvin Gnech, Criminal Lawyer and Legal Practice Director at Gnech and Associates 3 November 2020 The Queensland Law Reform Commission has this month released a Consultation Paper entitled, “A Legal Framework for Voluntary Assisted Dying”. As the introduction to the Paper states, those seeking relief from prolonged intolerable suffering in Queensland through voluntary assisted…

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