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