- 1999-01-01 - (Creation)
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The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is the independent prosecuting authority for the State of Western Australia, responsible for the prosecution of all serious offences committed against State criminal law.
A separate body - the Commonwealth DPP - prosecutes offences committed against Commonwealth criminal laws.
The DPP acts independently of the Government in decision making on criminal prosecutions. The DPP is however responsible to the Attorney General for the operation of the Office.
The DPP does not investigate crime - that is the role of the investigating agencies such as the Police Service and the Corruption and Crime Commission.
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This series of records relate to material referred to as Investigative Working Papers of three Royal Commission Investigators Mr. Keith Utley, Mr. Ralph DeGeorgio and Mr. Kevin McGinnity. These officers were employed initially by the WA Inc Royal Commission, and then were transferred to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia (Royal Commission Prosecutions Division), to continue their work and assist the office in the prosecution of matters arising from the Royal Commission.
These working papers comprise material from both the Royal Commission and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.