Corporate Crime Taskforce

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A Shorten Labor Government will commit $25 million to establish a Corporate Crime Taskforce, to equip the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions to respond to any referrals for criminal prosecution which stem from the Financial Services Royal Commission.

LABOR’S PLAN

The Liberals’ track record on corporate crime is woeful.

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions suffered significant budget cuts under this Liberal Government, resulting in a 23 per cent reduction in staff levels over the six years to 2016-17.

We need to make sure our CDPP has the resources it needs to take on the deep pockets of the banks, who have already spent millions in legal fees to defend themselves in front of the Royal Commission.

We must ensure that corporate criminals are brought to justice. Anything less would make a joke of the Royal Commission process.

If big corporates or their employees break the law, they need to know that they will be prosecuted by the best of the best.

We will pay for it by making multinationals pay their fair share and closing tax loopholes used by the top end of town.