On this page you will find a listing of the latest news stories from the OPP.
The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) is Victoria’s largest criminal legal practice.
The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, delivered the keynote speech at the Modern Prosecutor Conference in Melbourne on Thursday 13 April, 2017.
Fisheries Victoria has presented an award to three OPP solicitors for their contribution to the prosecution of 13 people involved in a major abalone trafficking syndicate.
In a landmark outcome for Victorian law enforcement agencies and the Victorian Asset Confiscation Scheme, almost 25,000 bitcoins confiscated from a convicted drug trafficker were sold last week at auction.
Victoria is believed to be the first jurisdiction in Australia to confiscate and liquidate this form of digital currency under confiscation laws.
The July 2016 edition of OPP's external newsletter for stakeholders, The Prosecutor, has been published.
Bruce Gardner says he wants to further raise the OPP's profile in the legislative and law reform space in his new role as Senior Legal Advisor to the DPP. Read more in the latest edition of The Prosecutor.
Barristers Sharn Coombes and Jeremy McWilliams have been appointed Crown Prosecutors for a three-year term by the Governor in Council.
The latest edition of The Prosecutor has been published by the Office of Public Prosecutions.
Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. has congratulated Crown Prosecutor Brendan Kissane on being appointed Senior Counsel for the State of Victoria.
A speech by the Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. to OPP staff and Crown Prosecutors mark 20 years since the Office of Public Prosecutions was formed.
A one-day conference for barristers briefed by the Office of Public Prosecutions will be held on Monday, 28 April 2014.
A new strategic plan setting out the goals and strategies of the Office of Public Prosecutions has been finalised.
Crown Prosecutors Peter Kidd S.C. and Mark Rochford S.C. have been appointed Senior Crown Prosecutors.
Directors of Public Prosecutions from across Australia have gathered in Melbourne for the biannual Conference of Australian Directors (CADS).
Office of Public Prosecutions solicitor Bruce Gardner received his Public Service Medal from the Governor of Victoria, His Excellency the Hon Alex Chernov AC QC, at a formal ceremony at Government House recently.
Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. has outlined the process behind settlement negotiations and discontinuances in a speech to the Law Institute of Victoria’s Criminal Law Conference. “It is only when you understand the process that underpins the decision to prosecute or not, can you best address the issues with which we are presently concerned,” he told lawyers at the annual conference on 27 July.
Applications opened today for the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) Legal Traineeships Program for 2013.
Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) solicitor Bruce Gardner was awarded a Public Service Medal in the Queen's Birthday 2012 Honours List for “outstanding public service to criminal law reform”.
More than 300 lawyers and police members involved in sexual assault matters have so far registered to undertake the online component of the Sexual Offences interactive legal education program (ilep).