About us

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

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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 […]

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Careers and student placement

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Working in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions A career in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) will provide you with  a rewarding experience working in an interesting, challenging and diverse environment. As an employee of the ODPP you have an opportunity to assist in the preparation of, and/or prosecute […]

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Our history

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The ODPP came into operation on 6 July 1992.  South Australia was the last State or Territory in Australia to establish an independent Director of Public Prosecutions. Prior to the creation of the Office, major indictable criminal offences were prosecuted by the Crown Prosecutor’s Office, under the guidance of the Attorney General’s Department. When the […]

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Our organisation

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Our organisation

The Director The Director of Public Prosecutions  is a statutory officer, independent of the Attorney-General’s Department, who initiates and conducts criminal prosecutions in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of South Australia. The Director of Public Prosecution also initiates and conducts appeals in the Full Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia. […]

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Our role in the criminal justice system

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Our role in the criminal justice system is to represent the State in the prosecution of the most serious crimes that occur in South Australia. These are referred to as ‘indictable’ matters. In performing this role, a prosecutor must play his or her part in securing a fair trial for persons accused of criminal offences.  The […]

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What we do

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What we do

We are responsible for prosecuting people who have been charged under South Australian laws with serious criminal offences, namely, major indictable offences.  We also conduct summary trials in complex or sensitive matters and appeals from the Magistrates Court on indictable offences. Matters typically referred to the ODPP for prosecution in the Courts include: murder, attempted […]

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Who we are

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Adam Kimber SC is South Australia’s Director of Public Prosecutions.  Appointed as Director in April 2012, Mr Kimber is the ODPP’s third Director of Public Prosecutions .  He leads an Office of some 140 staff with the support of two  Deputy Directors, Ian Press SC and Sandi McDonald SC. The Office consists of solicitors and […]

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