17 October 2018

Crown Prosecutor appointed

Victorian barrister Neill Hutton has been appointed a Crown Prosecutor.

14 September 2018

DPP applies to High Court for special leave to appeal decision

The Director of Public Prosecutions has applied to the High Court for special leave to appeal against a Court of Appeal decision in the matter of Akon Guode v The Queen [2018] VSCA 205.

06 September 2018

New review process for discontinuances

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Kerri Judd QC, has introduced a new process to give victims an additional say before decisions are made to discontinue a prosecution.

23 August 2018

A statement from the DPP in relation to the matter of Brandon Osborn

The Acting Director of Public Prosecutions Brendan Kissane QC has indicated the judgment delivered by the Court of Appeal 

22 August 2018

DPP appeals sentence for manslaughter

The Acting Director of Public Prosecutions Brendan Kissane QC has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on a man for manslaughter.
21 August 2018

DPP appeals sentences for robbery and intentional injury offences

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Kerri Judd QC has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on a man for intentionally causing serious injury and other offences.

10 August 2018

A statement from the DPP in relation to the matter of Shannon Grant

The Director of Public Prosecutions Kerri Judd QC has carefully considered the decision of the County Court

31 July 2018

DPP files direct indictment in perjury matter

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Kerri Judd QC, has filed a direct indictment in the County Court against Nick Stevens on a charge of perjury.

17 July 2018

DPP appeal leads to increased sentence for child sex offences

The sentence imposed on a man for committing multiple child sex offences against his stepdaughter has been increased following an appeal by the DPP.

13 July 2018

OPP launches new victim and witness going to court videos

New videos to help victims and witnesses going to court were launched today by the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP).

10 July 2018

Senior Crown Prosecutor appointed Supreme Court Judge

The Director of Public Prosecutions Kerri Judd QC today welcomed the appointment of Andrew Tinney S.C. as a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

09 July 2018

DPP appeal allowed

The sentence imposed on a man who intentionally caused injury to a police officer by punching her in the face three times has been increased following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

09 July 2018

DPP appeals sentence for armed robbery

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Kerri Judd QC, has appealed a five year and five months’ sentence imposed for armed robbery.

04 July 2018

DPP appeals sentences for sexual offences

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Kerri Judd QC, has lodged an appeal in the Court of Appeal against sentences for sexual offences following an attack on a young female visitor to Melbourne.

03 July 2018

Two Crown Prosecutors appointed

Two Victorian barristers, Kevin Doyle and Melissa Mahady, have been appointed as Crown Prosecutors.

03 July 2018

New Senior Crown Prosecutors Appointed

Two Senior Crown Prosecutors – Fran Dalziel and Ray Gibson – have been appointed to Crown Prosecutors Chambers.

02 July 2018

Crown Prosecutor Appointed

Victorian barrister Angela Ellis has been appointed a Crown Prosecutor.

27 June 2018

DPP appeals against two rape sentences

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Kerri Judd QC, has lodged appeals with the Court of Appeal against two sentences for rape, on the grounds that they are manifestly inadequate.

22 June 2018

DPP appeal leads to increased sentence for child sex offences

The jail term imposed on a man who was found guilty of having sex with a child under the age of 16 has been increased following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

25 May 2018

A statement from the DPP in relation to the matter of DPP v Warren and Underwood

The DPP Kerri Judd QC has carefully reviewed the decision of the County Court in DPP v Warren and Underwood and has determined that this decision was within jurisdiction and is not otherwise amenable to judicial review.

14 May 2018

DPP appeal leads to increased sentence for dangerous driving convictions

The sentence imposed on a driver who killed a man walking a dog and seriously injured another man has been increased following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

08 May 2018

Two Crown Prosecutors appointed

Two Victorian barristers, Kristie Churchill and Robyn Harper, have been appointed as Crown Prosecutors.

24 April 2018

DPP applies to High Court for special leave to appeal decision

The DPP Kerri Judd QC has applied to the High Court for special leave to appeal against a Court of Appeal decision that a trial judge could invite a jury to reach a not guilty verdict before the conclusion of a trial.

29 March 2018

Crown Prosecutor appointed

Victorian barrister Patrick Bourke has been appointed a Crown Prosecutor.

29 March 2018

Mark Gibson S.C. appointed Senior Crown Prosecutor

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Kerri Judd QC, has congratulated Mark Gibson S.C. on being appointed a Senior Crown Prosecutor.

06 March 2018

Chief Crown Prosecutor Gavin Silbert QC retires

One of the most experienced criminal barristers in Victoria, Chief Crown Prosecutor Gavin Silbert QC, retires today after leading Crown Prosecutors’ Chambers for 10 years.

06 March 2018

New Director of Public Prosecutions appointed

Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Kerri Judd QC as Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

06 March 2018

New Chief Crown Prosecutor Appointed

Attorney-General Martin Pakula has today announced the appointment of Brendan Kissane QC as Chief Crown Prosecutor.

01 March 2018

DPP appeal allowed

The sentence imposed on a man for committing multiple child sex offences against his stepdaughter has been increased following an appeal by the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions.

 

23 February 2018

DPP appeals sentence for assault on police officer

The Acting Director of Public Prosecutions has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on a teenager for assaulting a police officer at a shopping centre in Melbourne's west.

14 February 2018

DPP appeals sentence for workplace injury

The Acting Director of Public Prosecutions has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on a Shepparton-based packing company for failing to provide a safe work environment.

13 February 2018

DPP appeal leads to significant increase in sentence

The sentence imposed on a man for the murder of 89-year-old Victorian war veteran Kenneth Handford has been significantly increased following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

07 February 2018

DPP appeals non-conviction sentence

The Acting Director of Public Prosecutions has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on a man for sexual assault and drug possession.

24 January 2018

Acting DPP appeals sentence for multiple child sex offences

The Acting Director of Public Prosecutions Gavin Silbert QC has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on a man for multiple child sex offences.

19 December 2017

DPP John Champion S.C. appointed Supreme Court Judge

Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) John Champion S.C. as a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

15 December 2017

Joint Statement by Australia’s Directors of Public Prosecutions

Australia’s nine Directors of Public Prosecutions have welcomed the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

24 November 2017

DPP appeal leads to increased sentence for rape

The sentence imposed on a man who raped a woman in her sleep has been significantly increased following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

24 November 2017

DPP appeal allowed

The sentence imposed on a tired, drug-affected driver whose negligence led to a collision where a motorcyclist lost his leg has been increased following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

16 November 2017

Guilty outcomes at a record high: OPP Annual Report 2016/17

Guilty outcomes were achieved in more than 90 per cent of serious criminal matters prosecuted by the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) in 2016/17, according to the OPP’s annual report tabled in State Parliament today.

10 November 2017

Senior Crown Prosecutor Peter Rose QC retires

One of Victoria’s most experienced barristers, Senior Crown Prosecutor Peter Rose QC, retired today after 10 years in Crown Prosecutors’ Chambers.

27 October 2017

DPP statement on media reports relating to Jason Roberts case

There have been media reports over the past 24 hours suggesting that the Director of Public Prosecutions ordered a review into the Jason Roberts case.

The DPP John Champion S.C. has today confirmed that he did not order any review of the case.

21 September 2017

DPP appeal leads to significant increase in sentence

The jail term imposed on a man for the cold-blooded murder of his friend has been increased by six years following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

18 September 2017

OPP launches a new website for victims and witnesses

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) has launched a new website to help victims, witnesses and bereaved family members navigate the Victorian criminal justice system.