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The Director of Public Prosecutions (Cth) Raelene Sharp KC confirmed that on 1 June 2024, Warren Day will join the CDPP on secondment for 6 months, as the Director’s Executive Officer. 

On 5 March 2024, CDPP staff acknowledged the 40 year anniversary of the Office being established.

The CDPP’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2024-26 is now available.

The CDPP has launched a range of branded cultural elements which were designed by

Federal Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, today announced the appointment of Ms Raelene Sharp KC as the next Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.
The CDPP 2022-23 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament on 18 October 2023.

The CDPP’s Corporate Plan 2023–27 is now available.

The 2021-22 CDPP Annual Report was tabled in Parliament on Friday 28 October 20

The CDPP recently received an overall satisfaction score of 86 per cent from its biennial 2022 Partner Agency Survey.

The CDPP's 2022-26 Corporate Plan is now available.

The Attorney-General of New South Wales today announced the appointment of Ms Sarah McNaughton SC as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW. 

The CDPP’s Library and Research Services team has won the 2022 Legal Information Service of the Year award announced at the Australian Law Librarians’ Association (ALLA) conference in Hobart on Thursday 26 August.

Serious Financial Crime Taskforce

The Serious Financial Crime Taskforce (SFCT) was set up on 1 July 2015 and builds on the success of Project Wickenby. 

While Project Wickenby focused on tackling offshore tax evasion and crime, the SFCT has a broader remit to target the most serious financial crimes, including technology-enabled tax crime (cybercrime), offshore tax evasion, and illegal phoenix activity.

The SFCT brings together the knowledge, resources and experiences of federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies to identify and address serious and complex financial crimes.

Results

The following is a snapshot of results to 31 March 2024*:

2,152
audits and reviews completed
38
people sentenced
over $2.182 billion
in tax liabilities raised

$842 million
collected

*results are updated quarterly

Partner agencies

The SFCT is led by the Australian Taxation Office and also includes the:

  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
  • Attorney-General's Department
  • Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution
  • Department of Home Affairs, incorporating its operational arm, the Australian Border Force.

Further information is available from the Australian Taxation Office.

Significant Cases

  • Xiao v R [2018] NSWCCA 4
  • DPP (Cth) v Pratten (No 2) [2017] NSWCCA 42
  • Conklin v R [2017] NSWCCA 275
  • Dickson v R [2017] NSWCCA 78
  • R v Issakidis [2018] NSWSC 378

About the Taskforce