Dennis Miralis is a leading Australian defence lawyer with over 20 years of experience. Dennis is a Partner at Nyman Gibson Miralis and specialises in international criminal law.

Mutual assistance treaties

How can mutual assistance treaties be improved?

Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) is the formal process of sharing evidence about criminal investigations or prosecutions between countries. Once evidence is identified overseas, law enforcement agencies make a request to their central authority (in Australia this is the International Crime Cooperation Central Authority). If the central authority approves the request, it is sent to the…


What is digital currency?

In our increasingly technology-reliant world, almost everything is developing an online presence. In some cases, the online identity takes on its own set of rules and requirements – and even lexicon. This is certainly the case for digital currencies, which are both similar to and, in some ways, completely different from “traditional” money. In June…


ICAC objectives

What are the objectives of the NSW ICAC?

    The NSW Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC), active since 1988, was established in order to prevent and deal with acts of corruption in the public service. As such, it performs an essential social function, and it is vital that the ICAC continues to operate to maximum efficiency now and into the future.  …


Why is Cyber Crime Regarded as a Borderless Crime

Why is cybercrime regarded as a borderless crime?

  As technology has evolved to be used in all aspects of our private lives and across government and business, the scope and reach of cybercrime has dramatically increased. Cybercrimes can be committed from anywhere and have global impacts. Cybercrime is considered to be “borderless,” meaning it can be extremely difficult to investigate and prosecute.…


AUSTRAC Information Sharing What Safeguards Apply

Australia’s FIU information sharing safeguards

  The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) is the domestic watchdog which polices Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism measures, and acts as Australia’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). It is responsible for ensuring compliance with key legislation, particularly the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth) and the Financial Transactions Reports Act 1988…