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The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions, pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.
Information on Caretaker Conventions can be found on the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

Deferred prosecution agreement scheme — Draft code of practice

Consultation paper

Publication date

In 2018, submissions were invited on the draft code of practice, developed in consultation with key government agencies. The draft code provides guidance on the intended operation of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) scheme and outlines the DPA process for industry, from the point of entering into DPA negotiations to fulfilling the terms of a DPA.