OPP Statement

The Director has carefully considered the sentence imposed on Steven Cleary. In light of all of the relevant sentencing considerations, there is no reasonable prospect that the Court of Appeal would consider the sentence to be manifestly inadequate. Those sentencing considerations include the application of the Verdins principles, the utilitarian...

OPP Statement

The Herald Sun recently published an article entitled ‘Tradie demanding answers over failed rape trial’ authored by Mark Buttler and Andrew Rule. The article reports the views of the acquitted man, Phoenix Cooper, namely that the OPP failed in our obligations of disclosure to him, and that the case ought...

New tools for navigating the prosecution process

The Attorney-General, the Hon. Jaclyn Symes has launched the Office of Public Prosecution’s new website and a new video series aimed at helping victims, witnesses and the broader community gain a better understanding of what to expect during the prosecution process. The OPP engaged with focus groups made up of...

New OPP Crown Prosecutor Appointed

Daniel Porceddu has been appointed as a new OPP Crown Prosecutor. The Director of Public Prosecutions Kerri Judd QC and Chief Crown Prosecutor Brendan Kissane QC welcomed the appointment. "We are pleased to welcome Mr Porceddu as a Crown Prosecutor. He has a wide range of experience to bring to...

New Crown Prosecutor for the OPP

Jane Warren has been appointed as a new OPP Crown Prosecutor. The Director of Public Prosecutions Kerri Judd QC and Chief Crown Prosecutor Brendan Kissane QC welcomed the appointment. Ms Warren signed the Bar Roll in 2011 when she was a regional Solicitor for the OPP. Prior to that she...

Award recognition for SPP Abbey Hogan

Solicitor for Public Prosecutions Abbey Hogan has been recognised as a Victorian Public Sector Established Leader in the 2022 Public Sector Women Awards. The Public Administration Australia delivers these awards, which recognise exceptional women leaders in the Victorian public sector and their contributions to their teams, organisations and communities throughout...

New Crown Prosecutor Appointed

Erin Ramsay has been appointed as a new OPP Crown Prosecutor. The Director of Public Prosecutions Kerri Judd QC and Chief Crown Prosecutor Brendan Kissane QC welcomed the appointment. “I congratulate Ms Ramsay on her appointment. Her experience and knowledge of Criminal Law will be of ongoing benefit to Crown...

Caroline Boult Appointed to Magistrates’ Court

The OPP’s Caroline Boult will take up an appointment to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. Caroline has made a significant contribution to the OPP and is held in high regard by those she has worked with, including Crown Prosecutors, counsel at the Victorian Bar, OPP solicitors and staff, Victoria Police,...

Caroline Bould appointed to Magistrates’ Court

The OPP’s Caroline Boult will take up an appointment to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. Caroline has made a significant contribution to the OPP and is held in high regard by those she has worked with, including Crown Prosecutors, counsel at the Victorian Bar, OPP solicitors and staff, Victoria Police,...

New Crown Prosecutor Appointed

Stephanie Clancy has been appointed as a new OPP Crown Prosecutor. The Director of Public Prosecutions Kerri Judd QC and Chief Crown Prosecutor Brendan Kissane QC welcomed the appointment. “Ms Clancy has a wealth of experience having practiced law across a wide range of areas, and we are pleased to...

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