Criminal Law News & Current Affairs

By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates


Independent Overseer for DPP

It is a sad fact but our DPP is in desperate need of an independent watchdog to review its decisions. Time and time again the ACT DPP is running matters that have little or no prospect of success.

Ultimately these clients are acquitted but only after they and the community have incurred substantial, irrecoverable cost. On multiple occasions I have written to the Director’s Office highlighting the insurmountable flaws in various cases only to have them continue blindly with prosecutions doomed to fail.

No one in our community is well served by this zealous approach.

Peter Woodhouse, partner, Ben Aulich & Associates, Canberra City

Credit: Canberra Times, letters to the editor, 10 July 2015