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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Statement from Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Wednesday, December 30, 2015

    Statement from Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath

    I have been advised that the Director of Public Prosecutions has advised the Dickie family this morning that he will be making an application to the High Court seeking special leave to appeal the recent Court of Appeal decision that saw Gerard Baden-Clay's murder conviction downgraded to manslaughter. This has been the result of the DPP finalising his decision yesterday.

    I have been advised that the DPP intends to file the application when the High Court registry opens on Monday 4 January 2016. The process then provides the DPP with 28 days to lodge an outline of argument with the High Court. The defence will then have a further 21 days to do the same.

    Subject to these processes being finalised, the High Court will then schedule a date to hear the applications.

    Given this legal process is underway, I will not be making any further comment in relation to this matter.

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