Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA1014
Title: OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS
Start Date: 09 May 1986
End Date:
Description:

Institute and undertake criminal proceedings on behalf of the Crown and advise police on criminal prosecutions. The first Director was appointed on 7 July. (Previously the Solicitor-General had also been Crown Advocate.)

Information Sources:

Legislation Administered:

Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1973

Legislation Creating:

Crown Advocate Amendment Act 1986 (No. 42 of 1986).

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Functions Performed:
13 JUSTICE AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION [1]
Controlling Agencies:
TA373 LAW DEPARTMENT 15 Mar 1983 17 Jul 1989
TA921 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (1) 17 Jul 1989 18 Sep 1998
TA1535 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS 18 Sep 1998 01 Feb 2004
TA1646 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (2) 02 Feb 2004
Previous Agencies:
TA1013 OFFICE OF THE CROWN ADVOCATE 02 Jul 1973 09 May 1986
Series Created By Agency:
SGD13  CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FILES. 01 Jan 1858 31 Dec 1997
AE416  DOCUMENTS IN CASES IN CRIMINAL APPEALS. 01 Jan 1976 31 Dec 1989
AD771  RECORDS OF THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS REPRESENTING TASMANIA BEFORE THE COMMONWEALTH ROYAL COMMISSION INTO ABORIGINAL DEATHS IN CUSTODY. 18 Dec 1986 03 Oct 1989
AC723  FILES OF SOLICITOR BRIEFING DPP IN THE SUPREME COURT APPEAL AGAINST PUBLICATION OF THE REPORT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION INTO AN ATTEMPT TO BRIBE A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY 01 Jul 1991 31 Oct 1991