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Lawyer X inquiry calls for sweeping change to Victoria Police, but is it enough to bring real accountability?

Few stories have rocked Victoria as much as the so-called “lawyer X” scandal, which revealed that high-profile criminal barrister Nicola Gobbo had been used by...

It triggered a royal commission into the affair, which after months of explosive evidence, has now released its findings.

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The Victorian Royal Commission into Police Management of Informants has revealed a gaping hole in police accountability.

It has also put a spotlight on a problematic police culture.

The police use of a criminal defence barrister as an informant against her own clients is a massive blow to the criminal justice system.

During the course of the…

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