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The CDPP is Australia’s Federal Prosecutor

The CDPP is an independent prosecuting service established by the Parliament of Australia to prosecute Commonwealth criminal offences.

The CDPP plays a vital role in achieving a fair, safe and just society where the laws of the Commonwealth are respected and maintained and there is public confidence in the justice system. We prosecute offences designed to protect our borders, protect Commonwealth revenue, maintain the integrity of corporate regulation, and protect the Australian community. Offences including the importation of drugs, tax and social security fraud, people smuggling, slavery, online child exploitation and terrorism form part of the wide and varied practice of the CDPP. We aim to deliver justice in relation to all offences we prosecute by ensuring prosecutions are conducted fairly, consistently and justly.

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16 Sep 2014

CDPP’s Deputy Director and head of Commercial, Financial & Corruption practice group will join a panel at the Federal Court of Australia to discuss ‘Commercial Transactions in an Insolvency Context’. Read more

10 Sep 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has published its updated Immunity and Cooperation Policy for Cartel Conduct. Read more

8 Sep 2014

A Sydney man has had his gaol sentence for bribing Australian Customs Officers increased following a successful appeal by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP). Read more