Peter Mericka – Lawyer (Retired) and Whistleblower

“Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it. Ignorance may deride it. Malice may distort it. But there it is”
Winston Churchill

This personal website was initially established to give clients and colleagues some insight into the person they were dealing with on a day-to-day basis. It was also established to counter some of the negative material posted by detractors who sought to thwart my efforts to change the real estate industry for the better. Over the years it has also become an important vehicle for combating corruption.

The corruption I speak of began with officers in the department of Consumer Affairs Victoria who, instead of working to protect consumers, saw their role as protectors of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) and its real estate agent members. Like a cancer, corruption metastasises and spreads to other organs.

Eventually the corruption became political, resulting in my being named in the Victoria State Parliament by Bruce Atkinson MLA. I believe that The Mericka Case became inevitable from this point, and that the outcome of The Mericka Case was equally inevitable.


This website should be seen as an ongoing, open investigation into a culture of corruption that has developed over a long period of time, culminating in The Mericka Case but with consequences well beyond. I will present the facts, all of which will be supported by documents including emails, letters and audio recordings. Readers can then determine for themselves as to whether or not the facts support my assertion that a culture of corruption has developed within the office of an important state government regulator and then spread through the Victorian justice system.

My Qualifications

I am aware that readers will want to know how I am qualified to identify corruption, criticise the conduct of various parties and identify flaws in the investigative procedures employed by those whose role it is to prevent, confront and eliminate corruption in its various manifestations.

I have two sets of credentials that qualify me to investigate and present evidence of corruption.

As a victim of corruption

The first, is that I am a victim of corrupt officers. Over the years I have lodged complaints about the conduct of various public service officers. Complaints I made direct to supervisors and department heads. Nothing came of a formal complaint to the Victorian Ombudsman either, but I then became the target of an ongoing campaign of harassment and intimidation. Those involved include the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner and even my own professional association, the Law Institute of Victoria.

This campaign has lasted years, and has brought me to the point of commencing my own investigation into the corrupt culture that now exists.

As a qualified VicPol detective and corruption investigator

The links below provide details of my knowledge and experience in areas of criminal law, forensic investigation, internal investigation and ethics through my service as a member of Victoria Police and as a Legal Practitioner. My expertise in forensic investigation and the investigation of complaints against police has also been recognised by way of commendations, details of which are also provided via the links below.

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