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GST fraud leads to gaol

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.

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Two years in gaol for migration fraud

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).

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Bankrupt gaoled for disposal of assets

13 Nov 2014

Prosecution by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) results in eight months gaol for Hobart man who dealt with $55,000 before filing for bankruptcy.

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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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