This rather important position has been vacant since last December when Richard Refshauge took the promotion to the bench of the Supreme Court (so it’s not as if the gubbmint didn’t see that coming either).
He’s currently running the prosecutions branch of the Commonwealth DPP, so he sounds ready to roll.
UPDATED: Simon Corbell has now put up a media release making the announcement:
- “He is both an experienced trial advocate and manager, and has extensive experience in prosecuting complex cases for the Commonwealth.”
Jon White, 51, was born and educated in Canberra, graduating from the ANU with degrees in Arts, and Law with Honours.
He worked for a Commercial law firm in Sydney for some years before moving to the Sydney Office of the Commonwealth DPP. He then returned to Canberra to what was then the Canberra Office of the Commonwealth DPP.