The role of Director of Public Prosecutions for the ACT will shortly be advertised with the appointment of Director of Public Prosecutions Jon White SC ending later this year.
Mr White has been extended in his role until 31 December 2018 while an open and transparent selection process is advertised.
Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay said the Director of Public Prosecutions leads a busy office which responds to increasingly complex cases, including family violence matters.
“An extensive recruitment search over the coming months will ensure the ACT attracts suitable and competitive applications,” Minister Ramsay said.
“The DPP in the ACT is unique, with the office performing more functions than any other DPP State and Territory.
“This makes the role incredibly appealing to legal practitioners who want to work closely with victim and police to achieve justice on behalf of the community.
“I’m pleased that while time is taken to ensure an open and transparent selection can occur, Mr White will continue to lead the Office of the DPP.”
The appointment can be made for up to seven years.
- Statement ends -
Section: Gordon Ramsay, MLA | Media Releases