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Sarah McNaughton SC resigns as Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

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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. 

Ms McNaughton, who served as Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) since May 2016, will resign as Commonwealth DPP effective from close of business 2 September 2022 to take up this appointment.

The Commonwealth Solicitor for Public Prosecutions, Mr Scott Bruckard PSM, thanked Ms McNaughton for her service.

“On behalf of the staff of the Office of the Commonwealth DPP, I congratulate Ms McNaughton on her appointment and thank her for the outstanding contribution she has made to our Office and to the broader criminal justice system in Australia,” he said.

Mr Bruckard will act as Commonwealth DPP.