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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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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

23 Oct 2013

Three terrorists had their convictions and jail sentences affirmed today in a judgment delivered by the Victorian Court of Appeal. Read more

7 Jun 2013

Former NSW tax consultant, Nicholas Glynatsis, was today sentenced to jail following an appeal in a case investigated by ASIC and prosecuted by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) Read more