Damning report says top police ‘lacked moral clarity’ to fix Gobbo mess

Commissioner Margaret McMurdo has delivered a damning assessment of Victoria Police's recruitment and management of barrister-turned-informer Nicola Gobbo, which helped end Melbourne's gangland war but corrupted the state's criminal justice system. In its final report, the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants identified entrenched cultural and organisational problems

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War crimes report a step on the path to justice

In early June 2018, The Age published extracts from a confidential defence inquiry into allegations of war crimes committed by cliques of elite Special Air Service Regiment soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The report, which described “unsanctioned and illegal application of violence on operations” compounded by a “disregard for human life

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