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Tax cheat who defrauded the Australian Community over $332k has sentence increased

12 Feb 2015

39 year old Perth man has been resentenced and his term of imprisonment increased to three and a half years with a requirement to serve twenty one months in custody for defrauding the Australian community of $332,646. The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) successfully argued on appeal that Mr Craig Host’s previous sentence of two years with release after eight months, was ...

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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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2013 – 14 Annual Report

17 Oct 2014

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Annual Report 2013-14 was tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament on 17 October 2014. The report is now available online in PDF and ePub formats and will soon be available in HTML format. Section 33(1) of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983 requires that the Director of Public Prosecutions shall, as soon as practicable after 30 June each ...

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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

19 Nov 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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