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