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...

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