Statement Of The Office Of Public Prosecutions Regarding The Royal Commission Into The Management Of Police Informants

Following the release of the submissions filed by Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants, enquiries have been made in relation to the role of the Director of Public Prosecutions in any potential future prosecutions of individuals.

The functions and powers of the Director are governed by the Public Prosecutions Act and the Criminal Procedure Act.  The Director’s functions are prosecutorial rather than investigatory.  As outlined in Part 5 of the Director’s Responsive Submissions to the Royal Commission, the Director would require a brief of evidence in admissible form before any prosecution could be considered.

The Director’s Responsive Submissions are publicly available on the Royal Commission’s website here.

The Director will not be commenting in relation to any individual cases.

For further information contact:
Matthew Sadler
03 9603 2603

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