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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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19 Aug 2014

Victorian man, Mark Ronald Letten was sentenced to five years and eight months imprisonment on 14 August 2014 in the Melbourne County Court following prosecution by the CDPP). Read more

13 Aug 2014

Melbourne resident Brett Le Gassick, 43, was today sentenced to 11 years imprisonment with 8 years to serve for 25 child sex exploitation offences committed over the internet. Read more

1 May 2014

From 5 May 2014 the CDPP’s Sydney Office will relocate to Level 10, 175 Liverpool Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Read more