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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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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

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