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Contents

LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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ABOUT THE CDPP

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DIRECTOR’S FOREWORD

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CHAPTER 1: OVERVIEW

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Australia’s Independent Prosecution Service

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A responsive national legal practice

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Prosecuting Commonwealth offences

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Prosecution services for partner agencies

8

Connecting with state and territory prosecution services

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Prosecution Policy of the Commonwealth

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Treating victims of crime with courtesy, dignity and respect

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Educating the community about our role

12

CHAPTER 2: HOW WE OPERATE

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Our organisation

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Our leaders

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CHAPTER 3: OUR NATIONAL PRACTICE

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National practice group model

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Commercial, Financial and Corruption

26

Human Exploitation and Border Protection

30

International Assistance and Specialist Agencies

36

Illegal Imports and Exports

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Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism

49

Revenue and Benefits Fraud

55

Legal Business Improvement

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Victims and Witnesses

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CHAPTER 4: PERFORMANCE AND REPORTING

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Annual Performance Statement

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Analysis of performance against our purpose

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Prosecution statistics

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Prosecution performance indicators

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Brief assessments

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Statistics about relevant legislation and partner agencies

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Prosecution appeals

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Examples of CDPP appeals

84

Statutory functions and powers

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CHAPTER 5: GOVERNANCE, AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

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Internal governance

90

Corporate governance

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CHAPTER 6: ENABLING SERVICES

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Enabling Services Group

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CHAPTER 7: FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Financial performance

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External scrutiny

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Legal service expenditure

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CHAPTER 8: FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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APPENDICES

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Appendix 1: Information Publication Scheme

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Appendix 2: Advertising and market research

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Appendix 3: List of requirements 2019–20

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Appendix 4: Partner Agency Survey 2020—methodology

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Appendix 5: Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance

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Appendix 6: Entity resource statement and expenses by outcome

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Appendix 7: 2019–20 Salary ranges and remuneration

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Appendix 8: Corrections to the 2018–19 Annual Report

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Appendix 9: Our people

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Appendix 10: Acronyms and abbreviations

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Appendix 11: Glossary

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Appendix 12: Publication details

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List of tables and figures

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Index

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