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Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Agency Number:
Start Date:
09 May 1986
Institute and undertake criminal proceedings on behalf of the Crown and advise police on criminal prosecutions. The first Director was appointed on 7 July. (Previously the Solicitor-General had also been Crown Advocate.)~
Legislation Administered:
Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1973
Legislation Creating:
Crown Advocate Amendment Act 1986 (No. 42 of 1986).
Controlling Agencies:
Law Department (TA373)15 Mar 198317 Jul 1989

Department of Justice (1) (TA921)17 Jul 198918 Sep 1998

Department of Justice and Industrial Relations (TA1535)18 Sep 199801 Feb 2004

Department of Justice (2) (TA1646)02 Feb 2004
Previous Agencies:
Office of the Crown Advocate (TA1013)02 Jul 197309 May 1986