19 May 2017

DPP appeals sentence for murder of Kenneth Handford

The Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on a man for the murder of 89-year-old Victorian war veteran Kenneth Handford.

18 May 2017

DPP appeals sentence

The Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on a man for multiple sexual offences against children under the age of 16.

10 May 2017

Sentence for murder of Kenneth Handford under consideration by DPP

The DPP has issued the following statement regarding the sentence of Jonothan Cooper, who was jailed for the murder of 89-year-old Victorian war veteran Kenneth Handford.

03 May 2017

Appeal leads to significant increase in sentence

The jail term imposed on a man for a violent, unprovoked attack on another man has been increased following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

17 February 2017

News publisher convicted of contempt of court

A major news publisher has today been fined $300,000 and convicted of contempt of court following a civil proceeding brought by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

15 December 2016

Journalist and news publisher found guilty of contempt of court

A journalist and major news publisher have been adjudged guilty of contempt of court by the Supreme Court of Victoria following a civil proceeding brought by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

07 December 2016

Director's appeal allowed by High Court

The Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. today welcomed the High Court’s decision to allow his appeal against the sentence handed to a man who doused his then girlfriend in petrol and set her on fire.

23 November 2016

Appeal leads to increased sentence

The jail term imposed on a man who violently invaded a home has been increased following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

09 November 2016

Guilty outcomes at a record high: OPP Annual Report

About 90 per cent of serious criminal matters prosecuted by the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) in 2015/16 resulted in a guilty outcome according to the OPP’s annual report tabled in State Parliament yesterday.

10 October 2016

Good behaviour bond sentence appealed

The Director of Public Prosecutions has appealed a two-year good behaviour bond handed to a man who was found guilty of having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

27 September 2016

OPP Principal Solicitor Advocate appointed a Magistrate

Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) Principal Solicitor Advocate Simon Zebrowski has been appointed a Victorian Magistrate, Attorney-General Martin Pakula has announced.

02 September 2016

Nanette Rogers S.C. appointed Senior Crown Prosecutor

The Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. has congratulated Nanette Rogers S.C. on her appointment as Senior Crown Prosecutor on September 1.

08 August 2016

Extra jail for backpacker rapist

A man who raped a backpacker multiple times in a Melbourne hotel over a six-week period has had his jail term increased by six years following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

03 August 2016

Kerri Judd QC appointed Senior Crown Prosecutor

The appointment of  Kerri Judd QC as a Senior Crown Prosecutor  is an outstanding outcome for the prosecution of serious crime in Victoria, Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C.said today.

28 July 2016

Leave for High Court Appeal in Kilic granted

The High Court today granted the Director of Public Prosecutions special leave to appeal against the sentence handed to a man who doused his then girlfriend in petrol and set her on fire.

06 July 2016

Director's Appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions against the sentence given to a man who stabbed and killed a Hastings jewellery shop owner during an armed robbery in July 2013.

06 July 2016

Murder jail term increased on appeal

The jail term imposed on a man who murdered his wife by stabbing her repeatedly in her bed has been increased following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C.

04 July 2016

Modernised work place for OPP

About 80 people from across the criminal justice system gathered to celebrate the completion of a $12.9 million project to modernise the Office of Public Prosecutions work place.

 

27 June 2016

Trafficking heroin sentence appealed

A prison term handed to a man convicted of trafficking a commercial quantity of heroin has been appealed by the Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C.

02 June 2016

Sentences for Dangerous driving causing death inadequate

The Court of Appeal has agreed with a submission by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) that sentences for dangerous driving causing death are inadequate and should be increased.

17 May 2016

CCO Increased to prison term

A man who initially received a Community Correction Order (CCO) for aggravated burglary and false imprisonment has been re-sentenced to imprisonment following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

16 May 2016

CCO's Increased on DPP Appeal

The Court of Appeal has substantially increased the length of Community Correction Orders (CCOs) imposed in two separate matters following appeals by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

03 May 2016

Dangerous driving causing death: Sentence unchanged

The sentence imposed on a P-plate driver  found guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of a 19-year-old woman will remain unchanged, following a Court of Appeal's ruling.

 

04 April 2016

Rape sentences nearly doubled on appeal

The prison sentences of two men found guilty of the multiple rape of a 14-year-old girl have been nearly doubled following a successful appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C.

01 April 2016

Appeal leads to increased sentence

The Court of Appeal has significantly increased the sentence imposed on a man who subjected his long term domestic partner to a terrifying ordeal over a nine-hour period.

01 April 2016

Director's Appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a Director's appeal against a five-year Community Corrections Order imposed on Stephen Borg.

01 April 2016

Murder sentence Appeal dismissed

A Director’s appeal against the sentence imposed on a man who pleaded guilty to murdering his former partner has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal.

31 March 2016

Director's Appeal increases fines

Two companies fined and convicted over the death of a workman at a building site have had the fines significantly increased to a total of $1.5 million following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C.

23 March 2016

New OPP legal structure to achieve more efficient prosecutions

A new Legal Practice structure that  came into effect this week at the Office of Public Prosecutions is aimed at achieving a more streamlined, efficient prosecution service.

16 February 2016

Senior Crown Prosecutor appointed

Victorian barrister Christopher Boyce S.C. was today appointed a Senior Crown Prosecutor.

08 February 2016

Sentence appeals for unsafe work practice matters

Fines of $40,000 and $30,000 imposed on two Melbourne companies for unsafe work practices that resulted in workplace accidents will be appealed by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

29 January 2016

CCO Sentence Appealed

A five-year Community Correction Order imposed on a man convicted of aggravated burglary and false imprisonment is being appealed by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

29 January 2016

Appeal against sentence for outlaw motorcycle gang member

The Director of Public Prosecutions is appealing a sentence  imposed on  a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang who pleaded guilty to making an explosive device and possessing firearms, ammunition and ecstasy.

14 January 2016

DPP appeals sentence for intentionally causing serious injury

The sentence imposed on a man who repeatedly hit another man in the head with a large garden stake, causing life threatening injuries, will be appealed by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

13 January 2016

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 Yavaz Kilic.

13 January 2016

DPP appeals sentence in baby shaking case

A two-year jail term handed to a man who negligently caused serious injury by shaking a four-week-old girl has been appealed by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

07 January 2016

DPP appeals sentence

The Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on a man found guilty of aggravated burglary, theft and causing injury recklessly to two men.

03 December 2015

Murder and arson sentence appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions against the sentence of Michael O’Neill for murder and arson.

26 November 2015

Sentence appeal for dangerous driving causing death

The Director of Public Prosecutions has filed an appeal against the sentence imposed on a man found guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of a 19 year-old girl.

17 November 2015

Prosecutions to proceed

Criminal prosecutions subject to the baseline provisions of the Sentencing Act 1991 will proceed in accordance with today’s Court of Appeal judgment, the Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. said today.

16 November 2015

DPP appeals sentence

The Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on a man who murdered his wife.

16 November 2015

John Cain begins in new role

Senior executive and lawyer John Cain today begins in the role of Solicitor for Public Prosecutions (SPP) in Victoria. Mr Cain brings to the role his combined experience in law and public sector management.

22 October 2015

DPP appeals sentence

The Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on a man for multiple sexual and indecent assault offences against a child under 16.

24 September 2015

DPP appeals sentence for murder

The Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on Isac Ayoul Daing for the murder of Maryanne Sikai in her home in March 2014.

18 September 2015

Increased sentence for former Christian Brother

The Court of Appeal has increased the sentence imposed on former Christian brother Ted Bales (formerly Edward Vernon Dowlan) following an appeal on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

08 September 2015

Senior Crown Prosecutor appointed Chief Judge

The Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. today welcomed the appointment of Peter Kidd S.C. as the Chief Judge of the County Court of Victoria.

 

28 August 2015

DPP appeals baseline sentence

The Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. has lodged an appeal against the first sentence handed down for a baseline offence in Victoria.

15 July 2015

Father pleads guilty in first matter to be sentenced under baseline sentencing laws

A father pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court today to charges involving multiple sexual offences against his daughter in what will be the first matter sentenced under the baseline sentencing scheme enacted last year.

03 July 2015

DPP appeals sentences

The Director of Public Prosecutions has filed appeals against the sentences imposed on Daniel Miftode for rape and Ross Stefan Jurj for rape and sexual penetration of a child under 16.

26 June 2015

DPP appeal dismissed in murder case

An appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions against the sentence imposed on a man who murdered his former wife was dismissed by the Court of Appeal.

25 June 2015

DPP appeals backpacker rape sentence

The Director of Public Prosecutions has filed an appeal against the sentence imposed on Alfio Anthony Granata for raping a backpacker multiple times in a Melbourne hotel over a six-week period in 2012.

23 June 2015

DPP appeal dismissed in home invasion rape case

An appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions of sentences imposed against two men who raped a mother and daughter in a home invasion has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal.

26 May 2015

Sentence increased for 'glassing'

The Court of Appeal has allowed a Director's appeal against a sentence handed down for a 'glassing' offence, doubling the jail term for recklessly causing serious injury (RCSI)  from 18 months to three years and six months.

22 May 2015

Sentenced increased for stabbing offence

A man who stabbed his friend 27 times and left him in a critical condition has had his sentence increased to six years' imprisonment by the Court of Appeal.

15 May 2015

Longer CCO imposed

A woman who pleaded guilty to intentionally causing serious injury after stabbing her partner, has had a longer Community Correction Order imposed by the Court of Appeal.

15 May 2015

Appeal leads to increased jail term

The Court of Appeal has increased the sentence handed down to a woman who was found guilty of murdering her daughter-in-law.

12 May 2015

Senior Crown Prosecutor appointment

The Director of Public Prosecutions, John Champion S.C., has congratulated Brendan Kissane QC on being appointed a Senior Crown Prosecutor.

12 May 2015

OPP Solicitor Advocate appointed a Magistrate

Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) Solicitor Advocate Julian Ayres has been appointed a Victorian Magistrate, Attorney-General Martin Pakula has announced.

01 May 2015

DPP appeals sentence

The Director of Public Prosecutions has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on Ted Bales (formerly Edward Vernon Dowlan) for indecent assault and gross indecency.

22 April 2015

New Solicitor for Public Prosecutions Announced

Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. announced today he has appointed senior legal executive John Cain as Solicitor for Public Prosecutions (SPP) in Victoria.