Due to the breadth of Commonwealth criminal legislation, the CDPP is also responsible for prosecuting a range of offences that do not fall within the areas addressed in the categories listed earlier. General prosecutions may include crimes such as:
- copyright offences;
- failing to vote;
- offensive behaviour; and
- unlawful disclosure of information.
- s.142.2(1) Criminal Code – abuse of public office
- s.70(1) Crimes Act 1914 – disclosure of information by Commonwealth officers
The maximum penalty for abuse of public office is 5 years imprisonment.
The maximum penalty for unlawful disclosure of information by a Commonwealth officer is 2 years imprisonment.
The CDPP provides sentencing data to the Commonwealth Sentencing Database (CSD). Permission to access the CSD can be obtained at http://njca.com.au/sentencing/.
- Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
- Criminal Code
- Copyright Act 1968
- Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
- Crimes Act 1914
- Marriage Act 1961
- Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
Practice Group Instructions (PGI)
PGI IASA No. 2 – Computer browsing offences under the Criminal Code