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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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17 Nov 2014

A 42-year-old Melbourne man who posed online as a teenage boy to groom young girls has been sentenced to six years imprisonment in the County Court of Victoria. Read more

17 Nov 2014

An Adelaide man who dishonestly obtained $130,143 from the Commonwealth has been sentenced to 2 years and 8 months imprisonment, following prosecution by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP). This matter was investigated and referred by the Australian Taxation Office. Read more

14 Nov 2014

Bangladeshi national, KH Faisal Alam, was today sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, to be released on recognizance after serving 10 months, for his part in a migration fraud, following prosecution by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP). Read more