Crimes We Prosecute

Commonwealth criminal activity continues to evolve and expand reflecting changes in contemporary society and posing significant threats to Australia. Rapid technological development and the increasingly international nature of society enables innovative, highly coordinated and sophisticated criminal activity. A large part of the CDPP’s practice involves serious and organised criminal activity as offenders constantly look for vulnerabilities to exploit for criminal gain.

The prosecution of terrorism offences aims to deter those who seek to threaten to harm Australia and its people by politically motivated violence, attacks on Australia’s defence system and the promotion of communal violence.