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.
Case Report : Maria DE FARIA and Sandra DE FARIA
Maria DE FARIA, with the assistance of her daughter, Sandra DE FARIA, obtained over $30,000 in social security benefits to which she was not entitled.
Maria DE FARIA claimed Partner Allowance, and later Age Pension, and falsely stated to Centrelink that she was not employed. She was, in fact, continuously employed throughout the charged periods, and engaged in that employment under the name ‘Manuela FARIA’.
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