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Tax Fraud Case Report

When aged 62, a man who was bankrupt and on a disability pension based in Surfers Paradise in Queensland lodged 25 Business Activity Statements (BAS) with the Australian Taxation Office and fraudulently obtained a total over $140,000 in refunds.

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People Smuggling Case Report

A 43-year-old Afghani national was recently sentenced to eleven years and three months gaol for facilitating the smuggling of non-citizens to Australia who had no legal right to enter the country.

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Insider Trading Case Report

Former banker and ex Australian Bureau of Statistics worker were sentenced to significant gaol terms for their roles in what is one of the biggest insider trading cases in Australian history—worth over $7million in illegal foreign exchange trades.

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2013 – 14 Annual Report Released

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Annual Report 2013-14 is now available for download in PDF and ePub formats.

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Child Exploitation Case Report

A Queensland man was recently sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment for utilising a file sharing application and an internet transfer service to trade child pornography material via the internet.

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Witness Assistance Service

The CDPP recognises that victims of Commonwealth offending have an important place in the criminal justice system and has implemented a Victims of Crime Policy.

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The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (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. We prosecute offences designed to protect our borders, protect Commonwealth revenue, maintain the integrity of corporate regulation, and protect the Australian community.