Recommendations for prosecutions and updates

The Commission must seek the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on whether any prosecution should be commenced. The DPP determines whether any criminal charges can be laid, and conducts all prosecutions. The Commission provides information on this website in relation to the status of prosecution recommendations and outcomes as advised by the DPP. The progress of matters is generally within the hands of the DPP. Accordingly, the Commission does not directly notify persons affected of advice received from the DPP or the progress of their matters generally.

Due to the lack of admissible evidence, the Commission is not of the opinion that the advice of the DPP should be obtained with regard to prosecuting Messrs Freeman or Stepto for any criminal offence.