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Prosecution appeal sees insider trader sent to jail

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)

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Chris Craigie SC

9 Aug 2012

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Chris Craigie SC has announced that he will not be seeking an extension of his five year term, which expires on 13 October this year. In a statement released today the Director said: “I take considerable satisfaction in the achievements of the Office in my term as Commonwealth DPP and am particularly admiring of the service of the officers who ...

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Statement in the Matter of David Hicks

24 Jul 2012

On 19 July 2011, following an investigation and referral by the Australian Federal Police the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions commenced proceedings against Mr David Hicks, pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth). The proceedings were commenced by way of Summons in the Supreme Court of NSW. The Summons sought orders relating to publication of the book Guantanamo: My ...

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Fair Work Australia Report

3 May 2012

The CDPP last month received a report from Fair Work Australia (FWA) into the National Office of the Health Services Union together with related material.

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Fair Work Australia

4 Apr 2012

The CDPP has received a report from Fair Work Australia into the National Office of the Health Services Union. The report is over 1100 pages long and has been provided along with some other material. The CDPP is not an investigation agency. It does not have investigative powers and is not able to conduct a criminal investigation. In order for a matter to be assessed as to whether a ...

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Godwin Grech

3 Jun 2010

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has considered a brief of evidence provided by the Australian Federal Police relating to alleged unlawful conduct of Mr Godwin Grech. The allegations relate to an email that Mr Grech claimed to have received in connection with the “Ozcar” scheme as well as unauthorised disclosures of Commonwealth information. The Director has released the ...

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CDPP 25th Anniversary

6 Mar 2009

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Chris Craigie SC has announced that the Office celebrated its 25th Anniversary on 5 March 2009, saying: “In establishing the Office of the DPP, the Commonwealth Parliament recognised the fundamental importance to the criminal justice system of an independent and effective prosecuting service, a service capable of prosecuting the most complex ...

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ACCC and CDPP Outline Arrangements for Cartel Conduct Immunity

1 Dec 2008

In response to the Government’s proposal to amend the Trade Practices Act 1974 and criminalise cartel conduct in Australia, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions have today issued the final Memorandum of Understanding between the agencies. The MOU outlines the roles each agency will play from investigation of the cartel ...

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Chris Craigie SC

15 Oct 2007

Speaking after been sworn in today, the new Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Chris Craigie SC paid tribute to his predecessor Damian Bugg QC, describing him as “a distinguished lawyer and an outstanding servant of public justice”. Mr Craigie noted that during a record eight-year tenure, as DPP Mr Bugg had been “tireless, thorough and courageous in maintaining the independence and ...

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Dr Haneef

12 Oct 2007

A review of the role of the Office of The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions in the Dr Haneef case has been completed. The Director engaged counsel from the private bar to examine relevant material and speak to persons involved. The Director is appreciative that all persons involved co-operated fully. The Prosecution Policy of the Commonwealth provides that there be a prima facie ...

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Dr Laming MP

28 Sep 2007

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has considered material provided in a brief of evidence by the Australian Federal Police relating to Dr Andrew Laming MP.  Dr Laming’s matter related to the use of Parliamentary entitlements namely the Personalised Stationery entitlement. The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has provided advice to the Australian Federal Police in ...

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Vasta and Hardgrave

11 Sep 2007

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has considered material provided in briefs of evidence by the Australian Federal Police relating to The Hon Mr Gary Hardgrave MP and Mr Ross Vasta MP. The matters involved alleged conduct in relation to the use of Parliamentary entitlements. The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has provided advice to the Australian Federal Police in ...

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Dr Haneef

27 Jul 2007

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Damian Bugg QC today in explaining his decision to discontinue the prosecution against Dr Haneef said: I appreciate the importance of this decision and want to set out what has occurred. Let me say at the outset that there is an ongoing investigation against the backdrop of extremely serious and dangerous conduct of potentially great harm to ...

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Dr Haneef

25 Jul 2007

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Damian Bugg QC said that he is undertaking a review of all the available material in the Dr Haneef matter. “Clearly not every matter which is prosecuted by my Office is reviewed by me”, Mr Bugg said, “but there are matters which have developed as this case has progressed which I am examining and a broader review of the available material and ...

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Response to Senator Ludwig

23 Mar 2006

The Commonwealth DPP, Damian Bugg QC, today responded to a media statement from Senator Joe Ludwig issued yesterday in which the Senator raised questions about the decision of the DPP to not prosecute “four members of the mafia” over an alleged conspiracy to import large quantities of cocaine into Australia, suggesting that the DPP’s reasons for “writing off the prosecution” on the grounds ...

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Stephen Vizard

28 Jul 2005

The CDPP, Damian Bugg QC today explained the decision of his office to not prosecute Steve Vizard for criminal offences of insider trading. “It has not been possible to give any explanation before now” Mr Bugg said, “because the matter was before the Federal Court”. Commentators have questioned the DPP’s decision to not prosecute Vizard since the announcement on ...

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Commonwealth DPP seeks Corby lawyer cooperation

26 Jul 2005

The DPP has received a very general request for indemnities from the lawyers acting for Ms Schapelle Corby. The DPP has a power to grant indemnities under section 9(6D) of the DPP Act 1983. That section provides as follows: “The Director may, if the Director considers it appropriate to do so, give to a person an undertaking that the person will not be prosecuted (whether on indictment ...

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Wendy Abraham QC Joining CDPP

5 Apr 2005

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Damian Bugg QC confirmed today that Wendy Abraham QC will be joining his office in June this year to undertake a national in-house Senior Counsel role. Miss Abraham will be based in Sydney but will undertake senior prosecutorial work nationally, including a broad range of appellate work within the practice of the office of the CDPP. ...

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Jack Roche

11 Jun 2004

The Director of Public Prosecutions has decided to appeal against the sentence imposed upon Jack Roche in the Perth District Court on 1 June 2004. As this matter is before the court it is not appropriate to make further comment.

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Belal Saadallah Khazaal

3 Jun 2004

The Director of Public Prosecutions has decided to make a request to the Supreme Court of New South Wales to review the bail determination made in the Local Court in the matter of Belal Saadallah Khazaal. As this matter is before the court it is not appropriate to make further comment.

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