DPP is more concerned with ‘end-of-year statistics’ and avoids complex cases, says David Ipp

A former New South Wales judge has warned that prosecutors are so hesitant to take on corruption cases they should not be relied upon by a federal integrity commission to take criminal proceedings to court.

The Coalition’s current proposal for an anti-corruption commission, released late last year, does not allow it to make findings of corrupt conduct. The government’s model would only be able to make findings of fact, which would then be referred to prosecutors to decide whether to push forward with criminal proceedings.

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