George Rounis

I had the pleasure of working with Matthew for 5 years whilst at Australand. During this period,I worked closely with Matthew and the senior executive team in my role as Acquisitions Manager, responsible for acquiring land for development by the NSW Residential Land and Housing Division. With Matthew’s support,guidance and leadership we were successful in securing numerous projects,including various Joint Venture partnerships with Government. Matthew always made himself available to assist and provide advice when required. He was inspirational in managing people and excelled in establishing key business relationships. As an individual I have always found Matthew to be professional, courteous and friendly. He deserves the opportunity to clear his name bring his family back home.

George Rounis

George Rounis2020-08-24T00:38:12+00:00

David Rundle

Whilst I have not seen my old school friend Joycey for several years one thing I would like to say is that he is and has always been an affable man of the utmost integrity. With this quality It was no surprise to me to see him achieving great success in his chosen profession in the property industry. With this in mind it is been most alarming following his and his family’s plight in Dubai. Given I have not been in direct contact with Matt for many years it is important that he understands that his nightmarish situation does not go unnoticed by many of his old friends and acquaintances. He can rest assured knowing that upon his eventual return to Australia he will always be welcomed and not judged. The esteem in which he has always held amongst his peers will remain unquestionable One would hope that the Federal government, namely Bob Carr and Julia Gillard, recognize the travesty of Matt Joyce and his family’s predicament and make the strongest representations to the UAE to expedite his release from house arrest and allow him to return to Australia.

David Rundle

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John Fiocco

Until I read the article in ” The Australian” Magazine today, I was unaware of the continuing distressing situation facing Matt, Ange & their family. I came to know Matt through Ange, when she was pursuing a promising documentary film career in Western Australia and I was acting as the Lawyer to the Production Company. I was immediately struck by Matt’s warmth, sincerity, intelligence & obvious deep affection for Ange. We had many common interests and my conversations with him revealed a committed, professional & obviously ethical approach to property development. The evidence & findings of the Victorian Supreme Court are a compelling vindication the allegations against Matt are completely without foundation. In these circumstances, the Australian Government must respectfully request the UAE to reconsider its continued house arrest of Matt & allow him & his family to return to Australia without further delay.

John Fiocco LL.M Barrister & Solicitor Principal Fiocco’s Lawyers

John Fiocco2020-08-24T00:37:10+00:00

David Jamieson

The interview by Jon Faine of Jack Rush QC should be listened to by all.  It shows the difficulties and the complexities of the legal system and the world we live in today.  Matt and his family have maintained an extraordinary ability to maintain sane and positive throughout this ordeal, due to the differences in opinions of state, legalities, governments and judicial systems in foreign countries, contributions from all walks of life need to realise, innocence, honesty, and loyalty will always prevail.  The Joyce family are by no means out of the woods, a number of leading interviews and articles have been posted before, with very little reflection on the case in Dubai.  I would encourage all to contribute and fight for the right of justice, in particular for the Joyce family, but also reflect on the other families that have been exposed to a similar upheaval.

David Jamieson

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Ross Biancato
Former General Manager Australand

I was one of Matthew’s direct reports at Australand. He is a man of the highest integrity and I found that he applied that standard to all of his business dealings and expected nothing less from those around him. The recent decision by the Victorian Supreme Court demonstrates that he could only find himself in this situation as a result of the deceit of others who have made a bad business decision and tried to cover it up. These people have no regard for Matt, his family or the others wrongly implicated by their incompetence and inability to accept responsibility. I trust that the Australian Government will make every effort to convince the UAE to right the wrongs that have been done to Matt and his family and secure his, and his colleagues, immediate release.

Ross Biancato

Ross Biancato
Former General Manager Australand
2020-08-24T00:28:09+00:00

Matthew Vincent

Matt is my friend and I want him to come home now, enough is enough. As you can see by the many important people who have contributed, this bloke is of decent moral fabric and anyone who cannot recognise that has rocks in their head. If others had as much courage and honesty as Matthew Joyce has in his little finger on his left hand they would be war heroes. Time to come home Matt.

Matthew Vincent 

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Dale Alcock

I first met Matthew in the late 1990’s when he joined Australand in Perth, as General Manager of Australand Holdings, Western Australia. Matthew always demonstated excellent leadership characteristics, high integrity and gained an excellent reputation within the land development and housing industries. Following Matthew’s departure from Perth to advance his career, I subsequently lost contact with him, however I have followed his career with interest and noted his obvious character and skills provided him the opportunity to pursue his professional career aspirations. This eventually leading him to a senior position within Nakheel Corporation in Dubai. Upon learning of Matthew’s plight and following his story with interest, I have and will continue to lobby media and Government to ensure that Matthew’s situation is treated with urgency and that he has the best possible opportunity to return home as soon as possible.

Dale Alcock

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Yu Hon Nam (Paul Yu)

I was the former colleague in Waterfront of Nakheel, and that time I was the construction manager for Omran and I was under Shehad and Conrade group. I meet Matt in the ceremony for the completion of Omran Labour accomodation. Matt is very kindly and warn to the staff. But after financial fall down in Dubai we have to force to separate. Suddenly today I found Matt’s web site and I hope we can meet and again together. Right now I was worked in Xiamen of China and my contact is (86)18606932833.

Paul Yu

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Shaun Wildey

I got to know Matt in Dubai when the family moved into the villa behind us. In fact, I was stood on my balcony half-dressed when Ange yelled over “how’s it living here?” as she was being shown around for the first time. The answer was that once the Joyces had moved in, living there was fabulous. Our backdoors were always opened to each other and the adjoining gardens were as one property as we would to and fro trading frosties and endless evenings just talking all sorts of rubbish. We had never lived so close to anyone ever, but being neighbours with Matt, Ange and the kids it was the most natural thing to pass life in close proximity. Throughout the year we lived in the villas we got to know their friends and relations and having moved from Dubai, we miss that a lot. I know that there will be many people dying to see them all when Matt can finally leave Dubai, but as I’ve always said to him, there’s a frosty in my fridge in England and I hope they come over to claim it!

Shaun Wildey

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Wendy Jamieson

I have always known Matthew as “Joycey” and he is one of my oldest friends. Our families lived in the same rural community and have shared friendships that now span several generations. Joycey and I went to school together, shared a house in Melbourne for a short time after leaving University and then both ended up in Sydney where we started our families. I look forward to another generation of friendship between our families as our children grow up. In all my dealings with Joycey over the years, as an adolescent and as an adult I have always found him to be reliable, generous, thoughtful, considerate, dependable and hardworking. He is the type of person you would always want on your team. I echo Cullen Gunn and Charlie Gubbins sentiments about his loyalty, common sense and maturity. Joycey is an admirable and honorable person and I am proud to call him my friend.

Wendy Jamieson

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