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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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25 Mar 2015

Unsolicited phone calls have been reported to this Office by members of the public. Calls received claim to be from the Canberra Office of the CDPP. The call appears to be a pre-recorded message requesting people to contact ‘the office in relation to a tax fraud warrant’. Read more

17 Mar 2015

Former banker, 26 year old Lukas Kamay and ex Australian Bureau of Statistics worker, 25 year old Christopher Hill have both been 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. Read more

4 Mar 2015

A 31 year old Romanian man—a tech-savvy criminal— was sentenced to seven years imprisonment with a non-parole period of three and a half years for extracting cash from foreign bank accounts using cloned ATM cards and then arranging for $636,775AUD to be sent overseas. Read more