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NEWS RELEASE

ATTORNEY- GENERAL AND M IN ISTER FOR JUSTICE

The H o n . D aryl W illiams a m q c m p

5 February 1997 212 NEW DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS

I am pleased to announce the appointm ent o f a South A ustralian barrister in private practice, M r B rian M artin QC, as C om m onw ealth D irector o f Public Prosecutions (D PP).

M r M artin com es to the position after an extensive career in crim inal law and brings professional expertise required for the successful prosecution o f offences against crim inal law. .

In 1992 M r M artin assisted the W estern A ustralian R oyal C om m ission into C om m ercial A ctivities o f G overnm ent and O ther M atters (the W A Inc R oyal C om m ission).

M r M artin, 49, w as C row n Prosecutor for South A ustralia from D ecem ber 1982 to M ay 1985 after w orking as the S tate’s A ssistant, Senior A ssistant and D eputy C row n Prosecutor consecutively and appearing in South A ustralian crim inal trials as counsel for the prosecution since 1974.

T he new C om m onw ealth D PP holds a B achelor o f Law s degree from the U niversity o f A delaide. He is adm itted as a L egal Practitioner in the Suprem e C ourt o f South A ustralia and as a barrister in the Suprem e C ourt o f W estern A ustralia and is registered on the H igh C ourt R oll o f Practitioners.

T he appointm ent follow s the five-year term o f M r M ichael R ozenes QC. M r R ozenes served w ith distinction during a term w ith particular focus on the corporate area. I offer m y sincere personal w ishes to M r R ozenes for the successful continuation o f any career he m ay choose to follow.

T he D PP is responsible for prosecutions o f alleged offences including fraud against the C om m onw ealth, drug im portation offences and corporate w rongdoing, and is also responsible for recovering the proceeds o f crime.

Media contacts: M egan B onny (A ttorney-G eneral’ s O ffice) (06) 277 7300 Jack W oodforde (A ttorney-G eneral’s D ept.) (06) 250 6512

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