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R v Humphrys

Filed in Media releases by on June 29, 2018 • views: 1964

Link to PDF statement – 2018 06 28 DPP Media Statement (R v Humphrys) (461 KB)   I have considered the recent amendments to the Sentencing Act, 2017 and reviewed all relevant material with respect to Mr Humphrys. Having done the above, I have resolved to make an application for reconsideration of Mr Humphrys’ release on […]


R v Humphrys

Filed in Media releases by on June 25, 2018 • views: 1883

Link to full PDF statement – 2018 06 25 DPP Media Statement ( Humphrys) (145 KB) This morning the Full Court dismissed the appeal against the order releasing Mr Humphrys on licence. As a consequence of an application made by me this morning, the Full Court also ordered that Mr Humphrys’ release occur in 14 days. […]


R v Humphrys

Filed in Media releases by on April 6, 2018 • views: 2063

Since the grant of Mr Humphrys’ application to be released from detention, I have given careful consideration to the judgment. Today I filed a notice of appeal. I will not be making any further comment. Adam Kimber SC Director of Public Prosecutions RV Humphrys – media statement (PDF 134KB)


Media Enquiries re events at the Youth Court on Tuesday 22 August

Filed in Media releases by on August 23, 2017 • views: 2521

My Office has been contacted by a number of media outlets today with respect to what occurred at the Youth Court yesterday afternoon. Staff from my Office were not present, so I cannot comment on what took place at Court. It might be helpful if I explain the role of this Office when a person […]


Sentence imposed on youth for Cause Death by Dangerous Driving and other offences

Filed in Media releases by on July 4, 2017 • views: 2986

On 15 June 2017 her Honour Judge Tracey of the District Court of South Australia sentenced a youth for offending that involved the death of Ms Nicole Tucker on 6 October 2016. Her Honour imposed an effective head sentence of 3 years, 4 months and 1 week. A non-parole period of 18 months was fixed. […]


R v WALSH – 19-08-2016

Filed in Media releases by on August 22, 2016 • views: 4403

Today the prosecution advised the Supreme Court that it will not oppose the court finding Mr Cy Walsh was mentally incompetent at the time of the death of Mr Phil Walsh. The prosecution’s position has been reached after reviewing all relevant material gathered by SAPol in the course of its investigation, the reports of the […]


ODPP Review

Filed in Media releases by on June 28, 2016 • views: 4612

Link to full PDF statement – 2016 06 28 DPP Review Media Statement (PDF, 147Kb) With my support, the Attorney-General’s Department (“AGD”) will release today a Review of some aspects of my Office’s work and its funding (“the Review”). The Review took place at my request. I was committed to an independent examination of opportunities for improvements […]


R v Haines

Filed in Media releases by on June 20, 2016 • views: 4674

Link to PDF version – R v HAINES (20-06-2016) (48KB) Today the prosecution of Ms Haines with respect to the death of her partner was discontinued. Following legal argument, on Thursday 16 June 2016 the trial judge ruled that evidence upon which the prosecution proposed to rely was not admissible. As a consequence, it was necessary […]


Media Statement – 13-11-2015 – R V Keogh

Filed in Media releases by on November 15, 2015 • views: 5285

Link to PDF Version – Media Statement – 13-11-2015 – R V Keogh In December 2014 the Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia set aside Mr Keogh’s conviction for the murder of Ms Cheney. On 1 May 2015 I asked that the matter be relisted for trial. I was satisfied that there […]


Media Statement – 04-02-2015 – R v HOY

Filed in Media releases by on July 27, 2015 • views: 4496

Today the Director of Public Prosecutions, Adam Kimber SC, issued a media statement, following the considerable public debate in the matter of R v Hoy. “Criticism of a decision made by my Office is never inappropriate provided that it is done in a balanced way” Mr Kimber said. “It had been my intention not to […]


Media Statement – 20-03-2015 – R v KEOGH

Filed in Media releases by on July 27, 2015 • views: 3348

Following today’s Directions Hearing for R v Keogh, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Adam Kimber SC issued a brief media statement. “I understand the significant public interest in this matter” Mr Kimber said. “However, it is not appropriate that I make any public statement other than to confirm that this morning a date was set for a […]


About the Office

Filed in Page 3 sub cat by on April 14, 2015 • views: 3326

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) is the State’s public prosecution service.  Established in 1992 by the Director of Public Prosecutions Act, 1991, the ODPP provides an effective, fair and independent criminal prosecution service for the people of South Australia. We are committed to the highest ethical and professional standards and strive […]